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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Blog, Rants and Raves | 2 comments

Rant: What Idiot Tries to Change the Channel of a Bears-Packers Game?


Idiot on the left in white t-shirt grabs the fucking remote and tries to change the channel during the Green Bay-Chicago game. This man is about to be dealt a savage beating.


I’m having trouble breathing right now.

Some selfish-ass motherfucker just stormed into the lobby of the hotel, and tried to change the television channel.  No big deal, except the program a few of us were watching was the game between NFL rivals Green Bay and Chicago!!!

What a jerk!!!

Doesn’t this clown have a television set in his hotel room?  And, what fucking show would you dare turn to when there’s an NFL game on???

Let’s back up.  Begin story.

I’m sitting here working on my laptop in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Internet connection is strong here, so I’m camping.  It just so happens there’s a big screen television with the Green Bay-Chicago game being shown.  Nice!

So, there are perhaps 3-4 people watching the game, minding their own business.  Then, out of nowhere — this middle-aged jerk barges into the lobby and grabs the remote.  He starts flicking through the channels like he’s standing alone in his underwear at 3 am, totally oblivious to the danger he is putting himself in.

“Heeeeeeyyyyyy, wooooaaaahhhh!”

I thought the man was pulling a bad joke.

But no.  He starts flicking the channels and I am sitting there speechless.  Finally, the words come.

“Hey, we’re watching that game, man!” I say.

“Yeah, I just want to check out something else for a minute,” he says.

So, the prick starts with the remote and like watches each channel for 30 seconds before flicking to the next channel.  I’m not believing what I am seeing.  Does this man have a death wish?

I’m like shaking by this point.  I decide to grab my cell phone and take a picture of this prick (see above) because this might end up as the lead story on the 11 o’clock news.

I decide to give the idiot another 3-4 minutes to get his rocks off.  That passes.  He’s still channel surfing!!!

“What in the hell are you looking for?” I ask.

“I don’t know,” he says.  “I just wanted to see what else was on!”

Are you fucking kidding me????????????

By this time a few others have mustered up the courage to run this lout out of the room.  One of the guests insists that we were all here first, so we have control of what gets shown on TV.  If he wants to pick the show, he needs to get here earlier and stake out his territory.

Finally, the man sitting to the right (in the photo) simply walks over and grabs the remote out of the fool’s hand.  He shifts the TV back to the game.

The snake slinks away like the loser he is and now all is right with the universe.

No lead story about a homicide on the 11 o’clock news.  But it was close.





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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Blog, Movie Reviews, Politics, What's Left | 3 comments

Thank You Clint Eastwood, For Making My Day — “The Bad, The Worse, and The Ugly”


Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry Photo


“Dirty Harry” has finally run out of bullets.

He went 13 minutes instead of only five, he got unlucky, and ended up looking like a punk on national television.

If Clint Eastwood’s act last night would have instead been an audition, his movie career might have been over in an instant.

Yes, it was that bad.

Eastwood’s appearance at the critical moment of the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention was quite possibly the most painful moment in any political theater within the past twenty years.  Reminiscent of Admiral John Stockdale’s cringe-inducing verbal drool in the 1992 Vice Presidential debate, the iconic 82-year-old actor took last night’s stage at the very twinkling of what was supposed to be national coronation.  Instead, his stammering speech ended up as such a distraction, he made a totally incoherent Stockdale seem like William F. Buckley, by comparison.

No one could have possibly seen it coming.  In fact, the buildup was right on schedule.

For the better part of two hours, the Republican Party establishment had to be creaming all over themselves.  Their presidential nominee had largely been humanized for the very first time (no small feat) to tens of millions of viewers and voters — many tuning into the political season for the first time.  This was largely achieved by roasting up the all-too-familiar emotional chestnuts manipulatively designed to somehow transform a cold-hearted venture capitalist who made hundeds of millions busting up companies and outsourcing jobs into a warm and fuzzy stuffed teddy bear – you know, an electable human being.  Sort of like a political Frankenstein.

Misson largely accomplished, next one of Hollywood’s most revered film legends — particularly to right-wing gun nuts — took the grand stage and then went completey fucking bonkers batshit crazy.   Watching the ad lib act and witnessing the carnage of a cherished actor and director who has given society so many memorable roles and memories, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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