mel bigotson gibson

Mel Gibson is just the latest Hollywood star arrested for a DUI and then making an ass of himself. It is said that during his arrest, he made anti-Jewish slurs which seemed to reinforce earlier accusations that he is anti-Jewish. He emphasized it to Barbara Walters that it was "against his faith" to be anti-semetic...making those comments while presenting himself as deeply faithful (read non-drunk and world loving)while promoting The Passion. Is it just the alcohol talking or do such outrageous statements reveal the true ( dimming ... dimwitted ?)star?

Floyd Landis -Say It Aint So Joe becomes Say it Aint Roids Floyd

Floyd Landis

I just wish I hadn't cared. I frankly do not care about the tour de france unless a great american cancer survivor is winning it every year ...sticking it to the french who keep accusing him of but can't prove that he ever cheated. This sucks...completely ...because I actually cared .... Landis was another great story ..completely bum hip and miraculously came from 8 minutes behind to contend for the lead that he eventually overtook ..with a little help.

"The Swiss-based Phonak team said it was notified by the UCI on Wednesday that Landis' sample showed "an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone" when he was tested after stage 17 of the race last Thursday." "Testosterone is included as an anabolic steroid on WADA's list of banned substances, and its use can be punished by a two-year ban."

I mean.... if it proves out that he did it ...HE HAD TO KNOW HE WOULD GET CAUGHT. And ... A MENNONITE !!! The French would almost plant the evidence... but wait you think that might be the thing ? I doubt it bad as the French want to shed an American in this shameful light, I doubt they would risk exposing themselves as trying to cheat a "cheater" ..cause...OF COURSE THEY WOULD KNOW THAT THEY WOULD GET CAUGHT.

Bigger implication here is that in the worlds eye ...this would tarnish Lance Armstrong as well by association ...terrible door being opened here.

Biggest from hero to zero story in a very long while if its true ..wait for the B sample and then.... Landis...give us at least a Jimmy Swaggert lip quiver

Violence on TV in Family Time

This is a gripe to pick with whomever .... I am a father of a 4 year old.
I am not NRA but I am also not anti-gun ...I need to make that clear ...I realize that kids will see guns, kids will play with guns (I did) and that it is not only fictional guns in books, movies (bambi) and tv (everything) that I am bitching about. It's just this ...I would prefer to do the most I can at this impressionable age to shelter my son from violence...mostly fictionalized violence on tv. Now ... there is reality... we are fighting on several fronts ..and so are other countries ...and the news is on and my son occasionally pays attention. I have a feel for when its about to be "too real" for his eyes I think and I will divert his attention or even pause the DVR. My son does know that soldiers fight and tanks shoot things that explode ..four year olds perspective. MY GRIPE is kinda with the other stuff I see ALL THE TIME.

See..I think its a good and wholesome thing to watch the game, the race, the golf etc with my son. Those things are great is the network promo's for whatever show or movie they are trying to get everyone who is watching the game, race, or golf to tune in to. AM I THE ONLY father who has noticed HOW MANY of these promos feature someone (my beloved Jack Bauer ..hero but NOT for four year olds) pointing a gun at someones head ...or someone squaring to face the camera with a close up of a pistol ???? I personally believe these are traumatic images ...fictionalized violence presented as more horrifying than even the "real" war violence we see everyday. My son may have to fight a war someday ... a given ... but I doubt he will be looking down the barrel of a magnum in such over dramatized situations.

I know as much as anyone about the economic importance of good ratings ... promote your shows ...but DONT ...NETWORKS...PLEASE STOP PICKING THE MOST VIOLENT MOMENTS to promote these shows within family times. I truly belive that the good of watching the game, the race, the golf will outweigh the bad of the violence of the promotionals within ....but ...I cannot help but feel someoen needs to cry out and take notice of the harm being my humble opinion.

That's Nascar Racin ?? Really ?

Hamlin won the race in Pocono 7/23/06 but the story was the heated tempers. Clint Bowyer knocks Stewart into the wall, so Stewart pushes Bowyer back which spins him into Carl Edwards. NOW Carl is pissed and holds his arms up (family friendly finger I guess) to Stewart ...Stewart shows his not so family friendly finger to Carl and then Edwards spins Stewart and calls him names. Now...I guess "that's just racin." BUT Stewart says something very interesting I want you to take note of... He says he wishes that Dale Earnhardt was around to police the younger guys to let them know when it's ok to push and shove and when it's not so ok ...Stewart says that #3 would be able to teach the newcomers a thing or two. My point is this ... Earnhardt actually died in exactly that style of driving. These guys are getting pissed ...but its not the same as punching someone in the nads on an NBA floor ... this is WRECKING INTO SOMEONE AT ... WELL ... NOT FAR FROM 200 MPH. Black flags, fines, stern talkin to's in the Principals Office ...what have you ...something has to be done or someone is going to get more hurt than just the feelings from having the bird flipped at you .

Is Oprah the L word or not ? apparently not ...but ...

This is from Oprah Winfrey has hit back at ongoing reports she's gay by insisting she would have already told fans if the rumors were true. The media mogul has often been linked romantically with best friend and business partner Gayle King, but both claim they wouldn't have kept an affair secret. In the August issue of Winfrey's lifestyle magazine O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk show accepts that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King, but insists they are not a lesbian couple. She says, "I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it: 'How can you be this close without it being sexual?'" King adds, "The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there's nothing wrong with being gay." In the article, Winfrey and King chat about their 30-year friendship, admitting they often speak four times a day on the phone when they're not in the same city. Winfrey states, "Something about this relationship feels otherworldly to me, like it was designed by a power and a hand greater than my own. Whatever this friendship is, it's been a very fun ride."

I know of Rosie O'Donnell fans who were among the type who frown on the "Ellen Degeres's" of the world who absolutely quit watching and, frankly, quit loving Rosie when she came out ... so I am not surprised that if she IS that she would not tell anyone. Oprah has ..excepting her diets ... avoided scandal for the most part in her rise to and stronghold on the top ... Absolutely someone to avoid controversy at most all costs. war III eh ?

It's one thing when some alarmist on a radio talk show says its WW III ..yet another when a neighbor says it over the fence ..which happened today. Whatever is happening ...we (the US) have proved we will fight by going through the Iraq experience ... now who have we always hated even more ...Iran ..who is complicit on many fronts and may exemplify current axis of evil connotations by any definition. We sure will do something about them ... we have proven there is indeed a middle east policy ..and there seems to be no asian policy ..but we'd better get one in a damn hurry. Quit blaming whomever or whatever and deal with whatever is going on and call it WWIII or whatever you want. Makes no difference what it is named or becoming or not just must be dealt with. Bummer ? sorry

This and That

What was Zidane Thinking when he head-butted Materazzi???This question will be asked in France for 20 years won’t it be ?

There Really Is MLB Funeral Merchandise ??? Really ?It's MLB All Star Time ...that means we need to talk again about Pete Rose .... for whatever reason he is left out of the Hall's time to put him in. Qualify that its as a player, NOT as a manager. Whatever you have to do...its time to end this atrocity.

TMZ claims to have obtained a copy of Suri Cruise's birth certificate.

And here is the page that shows us all…and I do mean all ..i mean I think all …probably at least MOST of Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos. Date Movie is funny at the start … weak at parts and not funny but appreciatively sarcastic within itself …and should be most noted, not for the nice Alyson Hannigan’s self deprecating humor..but for the Barbara Streisand impression by Jennifer Coolidge which was so dead on I thought it WAS Babs.

Johnny Depp has been good for a long time

No matter what you think of the performance of Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest and Jack Sparrow being portrayed by Johnny Depp and it's record shattering box office have to be impressed that Depps career and it's roller coasters despite the commitment to excellence has brought him to thgis place. Starting humbly in 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street , most didnt become real familiar with him until 21 Jump Street as Officer Tom Hanson, and then've got to prove it on the big screen, and Depp did in Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon and a fantastic What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His acting diversity is shown with good performances in Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, the Hunter S. Thompson inspired pic. Probably the least I have liked was Sleepy Hollow, and way understated in Chocolat followed by the overstated Blow, He comes wayyyy into his own with Secret Window (If you missed this you missed ALOT). He took Charlie and the Chocolate Factory beyond what anyone else could have, and watch out for another Hunter S. Thompson inspiration scheduled in 2007, The Rum Diary ! He's on top ... and frankly, aren't you glad that America's favorite movie star is NOT Brad Pitt and NOT Tom Cruise ?

Oops the Lost Monkey

OOPS the Monkey is missing in Roanoke still as of this writing. I was trying to think of all the places that OOPS could be ...having a Hot Dog at the Roanoke Millionaires Club known as the Texas Tavern ?? Or perhaps taking a few laps around Victory Stadium (he was spotted nearby)...maybe just lost in the chroma key of a Robin Reed weather forecast on WDBJ TV - 7 , or traveling the valley in costume as the old Kids Club Chicken from TV-27 when it was Family Television. Down 581 and trying to catch a flight from Woodrum Field or going to the Mall ? OOPS could possibly be just hanging around the Blue Ridge Parkway checking out the rest stops.Oops is likely to stroll back into Mill Mountain Zoo without being noticed ... feed himself, and head back out to the real world.

Has anyone noticed that the new show called Kyle XY has some of the same techniques used on Lost ??? the Bogus commercial and website are going to provide clues to what the heck is going on like the Hanso group for Dharma on Lost.

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Has a Birthday BASH

If there were ever proof of the baseball pixies doing there just work, it was July 4, 2006 when, on George Steinbrenner's birthday ...the Yankees were beaten by the Indians 19-1. It would only be better if it were the Red Sox

A Life Lesson Sent

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbl es rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a coup le of cups of coffee with a friend."

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