Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's Hard Being Rush

OK, it's been kind of a busy week here. Yeah, I could have blogged Rush Limbaugh's Viagra situation but that was just too easy. I don't want to "raise" any issues; drug addiction is no laughing matter. It's "hard" enough being Rush without me "busting his balls." If a guy wants to "go down" to the Caribbean and have a fun weekend of sex what do I care?

But seriously, when I heard this story the first thing I thought of was: how'd security know? Why'd they check the pill bottles in his bag? What "tipped" them off? Maybe it was that pesky 48 hour erection.

"Ladies and gentlemen, isn't that always the way? You take an entire bottle of Viagra to an exotic Caribbean island and you end up with one of those 48 hour erections and you have to get on a plane and try walk past security..."

On his radio show Rush did ponder how Bob Dole's pills got in his bag and told customs that he bought them at Bill Clinton's Library gift-shop. Though detained for three hours Rush "got off" clean and was not charged.

I found out Al Gore is really, really hated. Wired magazine's article about him received a ton of hate mail--stuff like defaced pictures of Gore and sending back the magazine cover shredded. Wow. I could see regarding him with pity or contempt, but hatred? I thought hatred is reserved for people like George Bush, Karl Rove, and Subway's Jared. Eh, what do I know?

Speaking of Jared, did you notice John Lovitz ("Subway, eat fresssh!") is moving in on his turf? I feel an old fashioned East Coast / West Coast gang fight coming on with Jared taking it in the end. He just has way too much to "lose.” Et tu, Jared?

Have you seen the new Superman commercials replete with thrash rock music? I'm not into it.

I saw Pearl Jam and Tom Petty in concert the other night, that was pretty cool. Petty pranced around like a blue-jeaned pixie, and Eddie Vedder looked like a homeless guy they brought in through the back door. The dude can sing though, wow. Advantage? Vedder.

The DJ on the radio was talking about famous National Anthem / Seventh Inning Stretch bombs. Of course this is right up my alley. What discussion of "worst national anthem renditions" could be complete without Rosanne Barr's crotch-grabbing number? Alanis Morissette’s 2005 NBA finals performance was also mentioned due to its extreme length. I went to youtube to rummage for a clip but I couldn't find it. I did, however, find this, one of my all-time favorites.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July. Fireworks, while cool, can also maim. Don't light them off in your hand, no matter how much you've had to drink. My friend, Dave, learned that lesson the hard way.

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