Yes, again. I said that artist Chuck Close, after a paralyzing event, painted with his mouth. That is not the case. He has some use of his arms, so he straps a brush to his hand and paints that way. His paintings are now on the “pixelated” side when viewed up close, but from a distance…Wow!
James On Coke Bottles Got Me Thinking Of Presidents
I usually buy a couple/few 20 oz bottles of Coca-Cola a week and recently the brand has been putting names on the bottles. First names. And I found a bottle with James on it. Well, of course, I bought it. My name is James after all.
That somehow got me to note to the cashier that James is the most common first name of the American Presidents. There were six named James (one is more commonly called Jimmy, but he’s still a James).
That got me talking about Grover Cleveland and other aspects of the American Presidency. My mind goes in interesting directions.
Then I mentioned finding a couple names that matched part of the name of the alternative rock band Pixies’ lead singer’s real name: Charles Thompson. I thought that was cool and I asked the twenty-something fellow behind the counter if he had heard of the Pixies. He hadn’t. Damn kids.
It’s Not True: Buzz Aldrin And Pres. Trump
Recently, a story has been making it’s way through social’s media stating that the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, praised himself for not punching the President. Aldrin made a few humorous looks, but he didn’t punch the Commander in Chief, at a press conference, as our first child President gave his book report on a book he hadn’t read. The book this time was about space, something about which Aldrin knows a good deal more than the President.
After listening to the most powerful man in the world’s meandering and clueless statements, Aldrin claimed his greatest life achievement was refraining from an act of physical assault. And it’s not true. Aldrin said nothing of the sort. A satirical website, wishing it was The Onion, made the whole story up. That didn’t stop the internets from believing it and spreading it like wildfire.
I had started into doing a skeptical examination of a recent big claim, but I sidetracked myself by going on an unplanned rant. The rant was about a couple annoying cheers, I guess that’s what you’d call them, at sporting events that get under my skin.
One has been around for some time now. It’s the asinine “get in the hole” cry every time a golfer attempts a shot that has even the remotest chance of getting in the cup. Every time I watch golf on the TV some dipshit is there to yell it out. Thank you so very much, Caddyshack. (Doing some research, I thought I might have to blame Happy Glimore, but Adam Sandler never says the phrase in that movie.)
The other cheer is a newer phenomenon. It’s the Ric Flair woo. Flair was some pro wrestler who made that woo sound as part of his gimmick, but it has gained traction among all sorts of sports fans. It’s been creeping into sporting events and the dipshits who do it at football or baseball games just do it to hear themselves do it. I mean, there isn’t a reason to woo many of the times I hear it. Most of the time there hasn’t been a big, cheer-worthy play, they just like to shout, “Wooooo!”. Thank you so very much, Ric Flair.