Monday, November 29, 2010

Football Player Blames God For Dropped TD Pass

I was at a restaurant tonight that had sports channels on all their TVs, and I saw this story, even though the volume was off on all the TVs. There was a football player, Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills, who dropped a perfect pass right in the endzone. They played the dropped pass clip on ESPN maybe eight or nine times right in a row.

Then they had a tweet from Mr. Johnson on the screen that said: "I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM HIS?? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."

I had no idea that had anything to do with God -- I just wondered who he'd be praising 24/7 -- but a few minutes later I glanced over at one of the other TVs and the headline had him blaming God. They even showed a clip of him doing a religious type of gesture, like, "God, here's to ya!", before a play, perhaps this play.

I read a later story online since I got home that he's walking back some of this, saying: "No I Did Not Blame God People! Seriously??!? CMon! I Simply Cried Out And Asked Why?" And "I AM HAPPY & THANKFUL 4 YESTERDAY! w/out Sunday i Wldnt have grew closer w/The Lord!!"

It does seem like if you say, "I praise you 24/7 and you did me dirt" essentially, that you were expecting some kind of quid pro quo for all the praising.

That's a silly way to think.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Spare The Rod, That Toy's A Video Camera

For old fashioned parents, who happen to be young enough to have kids, but they're old enough to believe the line about "Spare the rod, spoil the child," this blog has a cautionary note for you.

I was at the store the other day and saw a Barbie doll with a video camera built into the chest. Everyone needs cleavage like this! Boob, camera, boob.

So, let's say you're getting ready to discipline Junior (for his or her own good, of course). The little monster whips out a toy, videotapes you, you end up in jail, and Junior's at the home for rescued children.

You dismantle Barbie. The last file in her system shows your angry face trying to get her back opened to get the camera out. You carefully put it back together so no one notices. Junior comes home and starts acting up, since he or she knows they can. But you know better...

"Come here, you little brat!" you scream as you catch them once again in the act. Spank, spank, spank, for their own good, of course. The little brat then holds up the Barbie again. "I got that all on camera!" he shouts, the first coherent thing he's said basically in his life. But you know better!

The police show up and examine the Barbie, having no camera and hence no evidence. But Junior isn't finished yet. There's a Fisher Price mobile over the bed that's videotaping everything ... in 3D.

Thursday, November 04, 2010