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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sometimes humor is unappreciated


Today is Tuesday and I sit here, staring at a blank page in WordPad (yeah, I use that... what's it to you?) and wondering what to chat about. This is chatting, isn't it? Just you and me... with me doing most of the talking, just like in Real Life.

I am back in rehab (no, not the Charlie Sheen or Robert Downey kind) again. The old knee is still in a bit of trouble. Still hurts when I do something unusual like.. I don't know... bend it. My doctor rightly figured I needed to build up the thigh muscles on that leg. And he also rightly figured I wouldn't do it on my own, that someone had to force me to do it.

You see, we tend to do the wrong thing when we feel pain in these cases. Pain is a warning from your body that whatever you are doing is probably bad for you. However, in some circumstances it means you did something wrong previously which left you with these pain reminders. In my case, the previous thing I did wrong was falling over that hassock back in March. I would like my body to stop reminding me of that.

Anyway, back to rehab where, this time, I will actually build up that needed muscle tissue. If for no other reason than I am getting tired of doing rehab.

The really strange thing about this injury is that it has not affected my golf game. I still play as badly as I did before it happened.

I understand Ricky Gervais got into some trouble over his jokes at the Golden Globe Awards show. It seems he offended the overpaid Hollywood elites with some mean spirited jokes at their expense. What a surprise! Hollywood stars getting offended when someone doesn't treat them like the Demigods they believe they are.

Here, judge for yourself:



I happen to like Gervais. He's not the funniest guy I have ever seen but he is good. But insult is his schtick, like Don Rickles...



We like to see the Hoity-Toity skewered from time to time but this dust up over Gervais' performance shows some people cannot handle it.

6 comments:

Sightings said...

Good old Don Rickles. He was funny in his day. He's still alive, I think, tho' I don't know if he's still performing. Haven't seen him in a while. How he got away with all his insults is kind of puzzling, except I guess it was obviously a schtick, and he always insulted himself as well as everyone else. And ... he was funny! Whereas Ricky Gervais has more of an edge, like he really means it. Maybe it's a sign of the times? We're less jokey now; and a lot edgier.

Btw, they just don't make 'em like Johnny Carson anymore, do they.

Douglas said...

Sightings, I think it is dangerous to take jabs at people with inflated egos. Well, except at Roasts where it is expected and among friends. Gervais is not a Hollywood "insider" and I think that why it was seen as mean-spirited.

Shaun said...

It looked like the audience had an idea of what to expect from Gervais. And it brings in the ratings. Wouldn't be surprised to see something similar next year.

T.C. said...

Rickles kills.

The way I see the Gervais thing is how I see sports.

When a sports team continously fires a coach they hire, it's not the coach (in some cases) that's necessarily the problem. Rather, it reflectts poorly on management for doing the hiring in the first place.

Same here. You can't tell me they didn't know what they were getting in Gervais. The "controversy" is lame in this instance.

It seems we just complain for nothing these days.

T.C. said...

Rickles kills.

The way I see the Gervais thing is how I see sports.

When a sports team continously fires a coach they hire, it's not the coach (in some cases) that's necessarily the problem. Rather, it reflectts poorly on management for doing the hiring in the first place.

Same here. You can't tell me they didn't know what they were getting in Gervais. The "controversy" is lame in this instance.

It seems we just complain for nothing these days.

Douglas said...

Sightings, I think it is dangerous to take jabs at people with inflated egos. Well, except at Roasts where it is expected and among friends. Gervais is not a Hollywood "insider" and I think that why it was seen as mean-spirited.