*Caught a few minutes of “The Simpsons” and was reminded of Ali vs. Berbick. The show is so past its prime it’s not even funny. Literally.
*Greta Van Susteren creeps me out. Her questions are rambling and incoherent, she likes Sarah Palin way too much and she has that penetrating glare endemic to Scientologists (like when Katie Holmes insists to an interviewer, “I’m happy. I’m happy”).
*Barry Manilow, who looks a lot like Greta, scares me almost as much. Has there ever been a more unnecessary CD than “Barry Manilow Sings The 80s”? (see clip below)
*What is it about Islam that breeds the kind of malevolence on display last week in Mumbai? I don’t intend to impugn an entire religion or people, but if we’re going to address the problem we should – in a serious manner – ponder its origins.
*Further plumbing the depths of humanity, there’s this from Friday’s stampede at a Long Island Wal-Mart:
Witness Kimberly Cribbs said shoppers acted like “savages.”
“When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, ‘I’ve been on line since Friday morning!’” Cribbs said. “They kept shopping.”
Officials say criminal charges are unlikely because it would be difficult to identify individual shoppers in surveillance videos. Difficult, but not impossible — these “savages” need to be prosecuted.
*I admit it: I’m glad my alma mater lost to Tech. I’m not much of a college football fan, and I enjoy seeing grown men demand “accountability” of college kids they’ve never met. Plus, the Rev. Richt reminds me too much of his mentor, Bobby Bowden.
Now here’s Manilow covering Astley, a CD probably bought by one of those cows who trampled the Wal-Mart worker.