Maybe it's me (it probably is) but I don't get this whole Borat thing. I understand that it's hip to do comedy that makes people look like jackasses - and even name the TV shows and movies such - but really, if this is the most creative thing we as a society can conjure, maybe it's time to go back to scrawling on the cave wall.
Of course, owing to my credo of not seeing movies alone, I haven't seen this one. However, I will quote Tom Smothers, who once said, "I'm an American - I don't have to see something to know it's stupid."
The guy is in the middle of a 12-year contract that pays him $112 million dollars. $112 Million. So, I'm expected to believe that he couldn't take care of his family without this cheezy clothing line? And people wonder why there is a disconnect between athletes and the fans.
While preparing Saturday's dinner, I came to the grim realization that I purchased creamed corn on my last shopping trip. I can't read a can. Why would anyone do something as stupid as creaming corn? Or buying it?
I'm a fan of Lance Armstrong, but now that he's doing commercials for Bristol Myers-Squibb, I think it kind of cheapens his "beating cancer" experience, although I'm sure it does not cheapen either his bank account or the coffers of his charity.
Upon receiving an MTV Award in 1997, Apple announced that "this world is bullshit." You go, girl.
There's a lot of hand-wringing going on around here with the demise of the Sands Casino in Atlantic City. One customer will miss his trips there, and the $1,000 he would spend gambling. Lost in the equation is the fact that someone has $1,000 to piss away on such things. I'd like to have such problems. Here's an idea: Find 10 people and give them each a hundred bucks. Ultimately, you'll feel better - and they will, too.
So, it turns out that Pastor Ted Haggard is a big scumbag. Go figure. Face it, we're just big lumps of protoplasm wandering around, with all the temptations and faults that everyone has. To prop someone up on a pedestal and make them bigger than the rest of us only lets the door open for disappointment. Rely on yourself, blame yourself for your lot in life and stop thinking that you are any better or worse than the person next to you.
We'll all be better off.
"You have a kind of cult of personality that confuses the faith with a particular individual," said Balmer, author of "Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America." "I just think it's very difficult to recover from this sort of thing."