Ben Affleck — a good actor but a crummier Batman than Val Kilmer and even Adam West — went on Simmons’ show and took a sledgehammer to the NFL over its handling of Deflategate. …
Affleck’s mad-as-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore harangue was over the top, biased, profane and outrageous. I kept waiting for the men in the white coats to rush in with a straitjacket. Yet Affleck was spot-on. …
The rantings of a madman? Maybe. The passionate speech of a dedicated fan? Absolutely.
But that doesn’t mean he is wrong. …
And that is the crux of the issue right there. It is Goodell’s ego that is getting in the way. It is his ego that won’t allow him to let it go, to just move on. …
[T]he NFL doesn’t want to lose. It doesn’t want Brady suspended because justice would then be served. It wants Brady out because its egomaniacal minds cannot stand the thought of losing to those equally egomaniacal Patriots. …
He’s right. The NFL is wrong. I was wrong.
I’ve finally seen the light. It’s as plain as the Bat Signal.
I’ll be honest with you. When I first started reading this and Tom Jones started throwing hella shade at the great Adam West, I just assumed he was the worst kind of trolling, clueless hack. Blind to the obvious talents of Mr. West, blind to the colossal stupidity of the NFL’s crusade against the Patriots on Deflategate.
And no sooner had I braced myself for his case against Ben Affleck and Tom Brady that he threw me completely for a loop. The guy confesses to being a devout Deflategate Truther and an anti-Patriots zealot, then admits Batfleck changed his mind. Seriously. I had to read the column twice and scan it for sarcasm, and I found none. Which means that Affleck’s profane (and drunken, if you believe the Internet buzz) tirade actually won hearts and minds.
Granted, I would have preferred guys like this changed their minds due to evidence, logic, what we know about the NFL’s way of handling things and middle school science instead of what Oscar winners tell them on premium cable. But it’s not about arriving at the destination, not how you got there. If Ben Affleck can use his bully pulpit to sway people to the cause of justice, it’s a pure good. And proves actors can be role models.
But no more hating on Adam West. The man is a treasure.
I’m not here to tell anyone how to live their life. Just because I live in a town that has celebrated nine championships in 15 years with duckboat rolling rallies doesn’t mean every city has to do it that way. If Clevelanders would rather eat fistfuls of police horse poop off the street when their teams win, that is not for us to judge. I’m just glad for this guy’s sake that Cleveland only wins a title every 52 years or so. Because if he did that in Boston, he would’ve died of Ecoli by like 2004.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is having a devastating ripple effect on the world economy. Stocks are dropping. Exchange rates are in chaos. It’s too soon to tell if the EU and possibly the United Kingdom itself will unravel.
And the reasons behind Brexit are a complicated, volatile cocktail of socio-economics, immigration, security, politics and fear that I can’t begin to make sense of. Which is why I do what I always do at times like this.
Check with Lindsay Lohan.
Fortunately for those of us seeking reason amidst the chaos, LiLo was live-tweeting the entire situation as Brexit unfolded. From bed. America’s former sweetheart-turned-softcore porn star/cosmetic surgery addict managed to make sense of it all as only she could. In 22 Tweets that have since been deleted, Lindsay gave us a master class in international economics. Fortunately they were all preserved so we can all be smarter about this complex and nuanced dynamic:
#Remain small shops should pay more attention
#REMAIN Sorry, but #KETTERING where are you&why is this woman @BBCNews speaking on people rather than TELLING us what happens if UK LEAVES?
i was referring to #sarahpalin #REMAIN #LoveIsLove
i love the #shetlands @BBCNews thank goodness we have pure hearted people our side #besmart #ShetlandsVSSunderland #BringItOn
#bury what’s wrong with you manchester??????
i lived in manchester!! be conscious! #fauxpaux @MaxGeorge @DannyCipriani87 #bury has left manchester WHY?
#remain #REMAIN @standardnews #remain #REMAIN @Telegraph unlike OBAMA’s recent setback @BBCWorld i have not been hacked
#remain #IAMIRISH #iloveuk #iloveEu #iloveusa #onelove #freetrade don’t let me down in the UK as a loving member of your beautiful country during #hermajestythequeen ‘s birthday time
good luck with the pound.. will take you about 15 years to get it back up #REMAIN instead
#OXFORD #EXETER #lambeth Workplace fatalities in the UK have reduced by half sinceEuropean safety directives were introduced in 1996.
for the love of #themajestyherqueen can we please #REMAIN and READ BEFORE WE SPEAK?
for the love of #hermajestythequeen ..the #leave #youcantsitwithus FELLOWS @SMP WE SHOULD ALL BE SITTING TOGETHER #LOVENOTHATE we can be 1
dropping by the second… one dollar and forty nine cents.. dropping as we breathe..#REMAIN
I especially appreciate Lindsay confirming right in the middle of this that she had not been hacked, just in case any of us read these 140 character insane ramblings and thought maybe some diabolical tech genius was putting words in her mouth.
“Mean Girls” could not seem further away. God have mercy on your soul.
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
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Wisconsin – A Greenfield couple called police to tell them they are being held hostage by their cat. …
“This is gonna sound like a strange question but we have a cat and it’s going crazy and it attacked my husband and we’re kind of hostage in our house and we’re just wondering who we should call to do something, get rid of the cat or help us,” said 911 caller.
The cat was captured and turned over to MADACC. No one was seriously hurt.
Laugh at this couple if you must, but they’ll get no such ridicule from me. You might question how a critter so small could terrorize two grown adult humans, but I understand that there is no limit to the evil that a cat is capable of. Those little buggers are monsters, every last one of them. Demonic entities in the body of a plush toy, outfitted with razor sharp weapons fore and aft. And they will stop at nothing if they’re hellbent on destroying you.
We’ve seen it time and time again. A dog will protect its master through anything. Stay with you when you’re injured. Fight off attacks from other animals. Even stay by your side for days after you die. If you croak with a cat around, you’ve got 24 hours at most before you are Tender Vittles.
So I can definitely sympathize with this couple who came under attack, looked into the soulless, infinite evil possessing those feline eyes and decided it was better to head to the panic room and call in the professionals to vanquish the furry little Satan. And if these two decide to replace the cat, they deserve the horrible, screaming death that awaits them.