Monthly Archives: August 2010

Can’t Make This [Bleep] Up

William Shatner, of S#*! My Dad Says.

The new TV show based upon a book with the same title is set to air on CBS this fall, and it stars William Shatner. [Bleep] My Dad Says, which will air on Thursday nights starting in September, uses a set of incongruous symbols rather than “bleep,” and it’s got many people talking. And not in a good way, either.

The Parents Television Council last week sent over letters to over 300 advertisers insistng they steer clear of the show until the name is changed. I will repeat that. The name of the show has a cuss word. The “s” word. But do parents really care about profanity?

It’s like when Lewis Black was to perform at the Kennedy Center but was turned down because of the gratuitous use of the “f” word.

A recent Rasmussen Reports pollster indicated the waning effect on parental concern about foul language on TV. This has nothing to do with religion, but a cuss word sends the parents shaking in their galoshes. The same goes with sex and violence. But seriously, people, deal with it. You get offended when you hear someone say “bleep” (it could be any expletive), yet you go around and use that kinda language around you kids. You, my friend, are a Hypocrite with a capital “H”! Besides, most young kids wouldn’t even be allowed to watch [Bleep] My Dad Says, as it will be aired at 10 p.m.

Tebow Hair-Don’t

This is why you don’t let your friends give you a haircut. Especially Dez Bryant.

Courtesy: US Presswire.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (pictured above) became the victim of a team hazing when his teammates gave him a haircut that made him look like a friar. I’m surprised Greek Week came early in the NFL season. Apparently, what happens in college does NOT stay in college — and that includes hazing.

Weiner’s and Losers

If you watched the debate on the construction of Ground Zero Mosque, you’d probably be familiar with the tirade spewed out by New York congressman Anthony Weiner, a Democrat. The Senate outweighed the pros and cons on building a mosque where a terrorist-hijacked plane collided with the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.  But it was Weiner’s verbal jab with fellow Republican congressman Peter King.

Moreover, Anthony Weiner pulled a Bill O’Reilly (during his “We’ll do it live!” days) and tore his opponents a new one. His colleagues wouldn’t touch that with a 10-foot pole as the bill to provide long-term medical benefits to 9/11 first responders was defeated (See video below).

No Gay Marriage Ban in Calif.

A federal judge just overturned a California ban on same-sex marriage. Proposition 8, which prohibits members of the same sex from exchanging vows, is deemed unconstitutional. Same-sex couples are now free to marry in the state of California at any time of their choosing.

I think the article on MSNBC’s website speaks for itself.

Fast Food Worth the Weight

Friendly's Grilled Cheese Burger Melt.

With more than 60 percent of Americans either overweight or obese, some of the major fast food chains entice us with irresistible goodies that can send your cholesterol flying.  The arrival of Connecticut’s first Sonic Drive-in came without a hitch, and just in time for the new Footlong Quarter Pound Coney hot dog.

Used to be McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are the only fast food restaurants where you could get a burger. But times have changed.

Sonic's SuperSonic Cheeseburger.

Last month, Friendly’s introduced us to the new Grilled Cheese Burger Melt and Carl Jr’s unveiled the Footlong burger. Then there’s Sonic’s SuperSonic Cheeseburger. The Grilled Cheese Burger Melt from Friendly’s takes the grilled cheese sandwich and uses it as a bun. Between the four cheesy slices of bread lies an all-beef burger patty. It is topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Sonic’s SuperSonic Cheeseburger takes a spin on drive-in food with two seasoned all-beef patties, two slices of American cheese, crinkle-cut pickles, slivered onions, shredded lettuce, and two juicy tomatoes. That will run you 898 calories, 473 calories from fat, 53 grams fat (22 of those are from saturated fat), and that’s without mayonnaise.  Pepto anyone?

At Carl Jr’s (California), you can get a footlong cheeseburger starting at $4, but that’s too much burger for me. The humongazoid gargantuan of a burger contains 1,400 calories and 47 grams of fat. Got enough liquid to wash that all down? As for the Friendly’s, if you want to sink your teeth into that Grilled Cheese Burger Melt, you better have a big appetite. It comes in a whopping 1,500 calories, 97 grams of fat (yes, ninety-seven), and 2,090 milligrams of sodium. Yikes! I can hear my stomach exploding already.

Ah, but it is America. Even as I speak, we’re gettin’ fatter and fatter by the minute. Deal with it.