Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Gui...

Apparently Jimi Hendrix's soul jumped inside of Prince

The Weight - The Band (lyrics)

To A.C.

Monday, December 03, 2018

New England's Tom Brady reached the 1,000 yards rushing milestone in his 19-year career. That averages to just over three yards a game. 

There are glaciers that rush for more yards a game.

Since you asked:

The Kevin Hart dust-up over homophobic tweets in his past has brought to mind a group of ten guys one year behind me in high school. They were thicker than thieves and inseparable. Most were on the football team. Their leader, I’ll call Wade, was a handsome, wavy brown-haired guy and a great football and basketball player. Dated the prettiest cheerleader in school. 

But Wade was far from the sharpest tool in the shed. Oh, hell, he was a dolt.

They all drove muscle cars, dated cheerleaders and they liked to get in fights in bars in Wisconsin and at rival school parties. One guy, I’ll call Gary, was called out by the biggest and toughest guy in my class, Lamont Henderson, and Gary broke Lamont’s jaw with one punch. 

One snowy night after making the winning basket against our dreaded rival, Evanston, Wade got in his forest green Camaro and did 360’s in the snow in the street next to the gym while blasting Springsteen’s “Born To Run” with his gorgeous blonde cheerleader, Christy, by his side. The fans from the game spilled out on the sidewalk cheering him on. 

At the time I thought if it get any cooler than that, I don’t know about it.  

What do these knuckleheads have to do with Kevin Hart? They were homophobic to the point of being obsessed. If they even thought a guy was gay, they were looking to beat the crap out of him.  Why would you hate someone based on with whom they want to have sex? It makes no sense. 

Well guess what? It turns out Wade and his squad - as the kids say - were mostly closeted leather bar-type hard-core homosexuals. 

Some even ventured into the gay porn business with the help of one of our ex-wrestling coaches, a world class moron I will call Ray Moore.  Four of them passed way before their time in drunken car accidents or of AIDS. 

Wade died in a drunken fall from a roof and landed on a fence in a gruesome manner. 

What these guys did was give me a lifetime suspicion of anyone who is outwardly homophobic. Thou doth protesteth too much me thinks.

Now I do not know anything about Kevin Hart, comedian rumor wise, but . . . 

The nakedly ambitious people around Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, Rudy Giuliani, Kellyanne Conway, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, were able to discern Trump is about 50% as smart as he thinks he is and he has a seemingly unlimited capacity to accept and reward ass-kissing. And they use it. 

The few actually smart people around Trump, John Kelly, Rex Tillerson, for example, find those traits repulsive.