Thursday, February 24, 2005

A Travashamockery...

I don't have the time to talk about BC-Villanova. BC lost and now they're apparently in danger of losing their No. 1 seed according to the yahoos on ESPN. I think that its fairly ridiculous that BC can lose two games in the past three weeks and all of the sudden they're not one of the top 4 teams in the country. Seedings should be based on your entire body of work throughout the year, not what you did in February and March. If thats not the case, why don't we just hold a conference tournament and take the top finishers regardless of record? BC does deserve a No. 1 seed in the tournament, though they may not deserve to play their first round games as close to home as Worcester, MA.

I know that everybody already thought Barry Bonds did steroids and that we've all seen his bizarre press conference but one thing, in particular, about the press conference stuck with me. When Bonds was defending/explaining the use of steroids, he unleashed this classic (I'm paraphrasing), "Alcohol is the number one killer in America, why don't we make that illegal? Tobacco is the number two or three killer in America, why don't we make that illegal?" That argument is the same exact argument, nearly verbatim, that every pot/coke/pill head that I've ever met uses when defending the merits of their recreational drug of choice. Believe me when I say that I know more people who either still use or once used drugs on a daily basis than most of the American population. At one point or another, I've heard every last one of these people use this tired argument as a means of legitimizing their drug use. Shit, I've used this argument to defend my once mind-boggling drug habit. While what Barry said about alcohol and tobacco is certainly true, it doesn't change the fact that it is a flawed argument to begin with, that is nothing more than a tool to rationalize the use of illegal substances. I always knew that Barry Bonds was juicing more than a mexican immigrant in Fellsmere, FL but if I ever had any doubts, those two sentences certainly sealed the deal.

Oh yeah...If you ever get the chance to watch the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode that is based on Larry meeting a smut peddler...drop what you're doing and check it out. Basically, Bob Odenkirk (of Mr. Show w/ Bob & David or more famously the presidential candidate from the Miller Lite "President of Beers" campaign") invites Larry and his wife over to a dinner party in the valley. Sounds nice enough, the only problem is that Bob is a former porn star who proceeds to regale the entire party with stories of his sexual prowess and abilities, including a tidbit about tabasco sauce and its magical erectile powers...funny, very funny like imagining Dikembe Mutombo telling you to bring his lotion to the bus.

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