Monthly Archives: March 2011

Revenge Best Served Cold

Clevelanders and the “former” fans of LeBron James got exactly what they wanted — seeing their beloved Cavaliers beat LeBron and the Miami Heat. Though they’ve got a long way before they can make it to the NBA Playoffs, set to begin on April 16, they did take LeBron down.

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New Word Order

We Americans are getting stupider — or  smarter — by the minute, and for good reason, too. Oxford English Dictionary just added some new words to its circulation, including the “heart” symbol, OMG, and LOL. Can you say WTF?

FYI (for your information), here are the new words and what they mean:
OMG = Oh my god
LOL = Laughing out loud
IMHO = In my humble opinion
❤ = love, as in I “heart” the new words
BFF = best friends forever

The addition of these new words were adopted into our English language because the character limits in texts and tweets (referring to Twitter) affected the way we speak.

Cold Shoulder

Dear Mother Nature,

GROW… UP. I’m sick and tired of your foolish games. I know it’s not nice to fool you, but whenever you fool us, you get away with it, and NOBODY got on their high horse and started bitching about it. First, you trick us with 70-degree weather on two days. Then, you hit us hard with a cold dose of reality… and I do mean cold. When is this s**t going to stop?!

Don’t get me wrong, we look forward to winter ’round Thanksgiving and thoughts of sugar plums were dancing in our heads. But we’ve put up with your relentless continuity of storms dumping as much as two feet of snow. After a long, cold winter, we need a reward. And how do you repay us? With yet another snow storm.

Well, enough is enough! Stop c**k-blocking me already. The ground is supposed to be green, not white. Spring is made for the outdoors, as well as barbecues. I for one cannot afford to be cooped up inside for another… month.

And as for YOU Old Man Winter, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, oh Hell yeah, Good-bye! And don’t come back till Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,

Winter-weary Citizen

AT&T Buys T-Mobile

It’s like a match made from heaven. Phone heaven, that is.

AT&T

T-Mobile.

AT&T recently bought T-Mobile for $39 billion to become the largest wireless communications company in the U.S. But for every winner, there is a loser.

Among the winners is, of course, AT&T. It could mean better coverage and give soon-to-be former T-Mobile customers the option to upgrade to the Apple-manufactured iPhone and iPad without having to sign a new carrier deal. This is good news.

On the down side, though, there is the possibility of layoffs for T-Mobile employees. In a dog-eat-dog world, or in this case, bigger-dog-eat-very-little-dog, the bigger dog triumphs and the little dog gets slaughtered, to put it kindly.

Good-bye, Aflac Duck?

Yes, it’s true… voice-wise, anyway.

The Aflac Duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried who’s been recently fired from Aflac due to his insensitive remarks about the tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan he made via Twitter. What you need to understand about Aflac is it has operations in Japan along with the United States.

Aflac’s The Aflac Duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried who’s been recently fired from Aflac due to his insensitive remarks about the tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan he made via Twitter. What you need to understand about Aflac is it has operations in Japan along with the United States. As for who will replace Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of the Aflac duck, we’ll just have to stay tuned.

Snoopy-Snoopy-Poop Dogg!?

Tooooooo good to make this mess up.

In a Fox News interview, co-chairman of President Obama’s deficit commission Alan Simpson tried to ostracize the elderly on Monday. Lawmakers warned against touching Social Security to solve the federal debt crisis. Simply put, he poked fun at Snoop Dogg and Eminem referring to both of them as “Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg” and “Enema Man” respectively (see vide0 below).

That reminds me of an ’80s Bill Cosby comedy skit.

Free Speech or Hate Speech?

The Supreme Court voted 8 to 1 in affirming the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to protest against homosexuality in military funerals last Thursday. But where do we draw the line when it comes to free speech? What have we learned from Don’t Ask Don’t Tell — a policy that prohibits homosexual or bisexual soldiers from serving openly in the military?

Westboro, a Topeka, Kans. based “church”, is known for spewing

Westboro Baptist Church protesters.

controversial signs held by their protesters. Signs such as “God Hates Fags,” “You’re Going to Hell,” and the like are just a few that raise more questions than they answer when discussing the freedom of speech. They’re supposed to be a “church”, yet they spread hate rhetoric like peanut butter on toast.

Does God hate anyone? No! While I cannot argue with the Supreme Court’s decision to green light Westboro on protesting against homosexuality, I think the free speech should stop when it hurts someone.