Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

Sometimes, I think the fact that the end does not justify the means is used as an excuse to be reckless. A squirrel that gets run over is just as dead whether he was killed by accident or on purpose.

Do you find it disturbing that people often mention honesty as if it was the exception instead of the rule? It's not uncommon for people to preface comments with, "To be honest with you," or "Truthfully," or "I'm telling you the truth."

I have to admit, every time I hear about Hurricane Arthur, I picture an angry, bitter nerd who wants to get revenge on the bigger, more powerful storms that made fun of him.

Just after proposing to his girlfriend, Nathan's Hot Dogs eating champ Joey Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth championship. Congratulations, Joey. Oh, by the way, she said yes!

The police in Casselberry, Florida, didn't have to work too hard to catch the two twenty-somethings accused of breaking into, and burglarizing, parked cars at a condo complex; the pair were found sleeping in their car parked at the scene of the crime, with the stolen goods in the trunk. I guess no one told them about the importance of the getaway?

Note to the scientists who recently announced that social media is to blame for an increase in infidelity: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not responsible for infidelity; people who cheat with people they contact trough Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are responsible for infidelity.

According to one of (!) his Hollywood agents, alleged gangbanger Jeremy Meeks, whose mug shot went viral and captured a staggering amount of media hype, reports that Meeks has accepted a modeling contract were premature and incorrect. While a contract was indeed offered, Meeks' management people (!) are reportedly hoping to get him into reality TV. Why am I not surprised?

A Washington pet store owner has promised to eat nothing but dog, cat, and bird food for a month to prove that pet food is as nutritious as food for humans. While I admire her conviction to prove her point, that is just crazy!

Note to Shia LeBouf: not every publicity is good publicity. Ask Robin Thicke.

Note that may be meant for someone in particular: I know people think that a flashy car means you're over-compensating, but no, I don't think that assumption works in reverse just because your car's a piece of junk.

Agape' -- P