Monday, December 11, 2006

dissappointed to say the very least

This is like Pete Rose all over again. As a Kid Pete Rose, also known as 'Charlie Hustle' was one of my biggest heroes. I had posters, I had cards,

and pictures........

and pictures of cards.......

As a baseball player, I tried to hit like him. I tried to run like him. I tried(usually unsuccessfully) to slide like him. Pete Rose was to say the least, the man!

Finding out he had been betting on baseball and compromising the integrity of the game was and is a serious dissapointment. Now, I am whole heartedly in the 'he should NEVER EVER be allowed into the hall of fame' category.


This is O.J simpson all over again. Again, as a kid I idolized this guy. Again, more posters, again more cards, hell I even loved his commercials, and his movies even if his acting left more than a little to be desired. I did a post back in October titled "I am walter Payton." To sum up my thinking on "the juice" as a kid I can only say.......IF that story had happened before that whole circus show it would have been titled "I am the juice" instead.

I won't get into a debate about whether he did or did not kill his wife. I think that argument is fairly(though certainly not completely) split down racial lines and I would much rather not go there. He faced his day in court, and won.....As far as I am concerned end of story as far as murder charges go. However, during that trial we also found out with ZERO doubt(in my mind at least) that at the very least he is/was guilty of beating the shit out of his wife.

I rank anyone that abuses their spouse or children(especially my fellow man but women as well) a few rungs down the ladder from pond scum.

It amazes me how many people(read men) try to justify this. Memo to all my fellow men out there.

If the building is on fire ......

If your wife or child is in such a panic that the ONLY way to help them is for you to literally knock them out and carry them to safety, by all means do what you have to do.

If a crazy woman is trying to kidnap your children or holding your wife hostage and you get the chance to knock her ass all means, do what you have to do.

Other than that or another reallllllly extenuating circumstance take your justification and shove it up your arse.

Don't give me "she made me do it."

Don't give me "I was drinking".

Save your excuses,It is pretty simple 2nd grade playground education.......Boys don't hit girls.

In the case of you O.J. , no thanks I don't want your autograph, your picture, or an autographed picture. Some where in the world there is a dump with plenty of pictures,posters and such of you and Pete making what I can only hope is at least a good compost heap. Hope yall keep each other company....


And then the latest,

Anyone who knows me, or has even read my blog for any period of time knows that I am a big Seinfeld fan.
Anyone who has known me for more than two minutes knows that the above statement is a HUGE understatement.

I have every dvd that has come out so far. Before that, I had EVERY single episode in the history of the show taped manually,

on vcr tapes,

edited without commercials, and re-recorded onto other tapes IN order from the first to the last.

I have seen every episode several times over to say the least. Whats that? I have too much time on my hands? guilty your honor, what can I say.

Former co-workers of mine used to play a 'lets see just how wierd BD is' game while pretending to be impressed. They would put an episode on one of the televisions at work(no sound) point to it and ask me what was going on. More often than not I could watch for a few minutes, and not only tell you the gist of the episode, but likely quote almost word for word what lines the actors were going through at the time. Weird? I know, but like I said, guilty your honor.

Phrases like 'yada yada yada',,,,,,,'master of my domain',,,,,and 'there was shrinkage!" are all regular parts of my vocabulary. To say the least I am a big Seinfeld fan. That fandom took a big hit for me in the last week or so.

By now most people have probably heard all about the big racial outburst by Michael Richards(who plays Kramer on the show). I too had heard about it, but hadn't actually heard the details until recently. I had seen something about Jesse Jackson of all people coming to his defense and was relieved to think something along the lines of 'phewwwww,,,,,well this must have been something that got misquoted or blown out of proportion after all Jesse has his back.' Then I heard and saw the outburst myself the other day and can't help but wonder what the HELL is Jesse doing? All I can say is wow. WOW. As a white male, I was offended, and more than a little dissappointed.

Congratulations Michael,
Perhaps I will still enjoy Seinfeld the show eventually, but Cosmo Kramer will never be quite as funny to me again. If worst comes to worst and you end up on the same compost pile maybe you Pete, and Orinthal will be able to keep each other company.



LaLa said...


I knew I never liked that show for a reason.

Seriously, if I had friends like that I would have to kill myself.

But, you? You can stay.

mist1 said...

Are you suggesting that he write a book called, "If I Said It"?

Bice said...

Couldn't agree with you more. Huge Seinfeld fan here too. I saw the tape of Richards outburst the day after. Robbed me of the innocence, the joy I once had in watching that show, and especially his character.

Never the same.

Michael Thomas said...

I was absolutely dying this morning when I read your comment at the Cardiac ER. I am/was really NOT upset. And before you question your sanity too deeply, or think you've really gone off the deep end this time, you did have the link there. It probably got lost in the shuffle of reorganization. I do appreciate the link - those of us with less than 10 readers can always share them so no one gets left out LMAO, but please don't feel obligated just because of the whips.


James Burnett said...

See ever since that Richards stuff blew up I haven't been able to watch Seinfeld. I feel guilty. And Kramer damn sure won't look the same ever again. Creepy thing: I was channel surfing the other evening, looking for other stuff to watch in that Seinfeld rerun time slot, and I gave in to temptation and flipped to the show. What episode was on? The one where Kramer overtans and shows up to his new black girlfriend's parents' home looking like an old Vaudeville actor wearing blackface makeup. That weirded me out. I changed the channel quickly.

briliantdonkey said...

Lala: you don't like seinfeld????!?????? A week ago that may have gotten you blocked from briliant donkey but now you are okay. lol just kidding...

actually it may have been more like two weeks ago. Oh and you may not want to say anything about 'friends' just to be safe.

Michael: is THAT what the whole 'bd are you pissed at me?" thing a while back was about? I had NO clue what you were talking about at the time. I did do some rearranging so that probably is what happened.

Bice: I presume you also like C.Y.E (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as well. Larry David is a hell of a writer.

James: I totally know what you mean. Oddly enough I was channel surfing and came by that very same episode the other night. I only stayed long enough to think " You said you were bringing a white boy home, I don't see no white boy I see a dayummmmmmed fool!" I still giggled a bit but the belly laugh was gone.


Anthony J. Rapino said...

Hey, just dropping in. Merry Christmas.

Michael Thomas said...

BD, you are formally invited, (with witnesses present) to be a Guest Bloggger at the Cardiac ER. Let me know.


briliantdonkey said...


I would be honored and more than happy to do so. It is just a matter of when.


christine said...

As a fellow Seinfeld groupie, I share your sentiments. It wasn't even as if it was a temporary moment of insanity, it was a loooooooooong and obviously heart-felt. There's no taking that back. Celebrities really need to be more careful, they forget that they are idolized by others, and what they do or say can cause a ripple effect.