Friday, May 25, 2018

The nfl is stupid

I have to say that the kneeling thing served it’s purpose; it brought attention to the plight of African Americans, and generated discussion on broad topics related to race.  That’s essentially what Kapernick wanted to do.

But it had run its course, and IMHO continuing to kneel only serves to worsen the relations that it originally intended to call out.  In short, it is time for something new and different.

But the nfl is being stupid on this topic.  Goodell’s words came off as an old white guy telling black youth what to do, and his threat to fine them if they didn’t comply is silly.  And then adding that they had a vote among owners, and that it was unanimous made it sound even worse - you mean all 31 rich white old guys, and the one who is not, agreed with you?

Then of course we find out that there was no vote.  Because of course there wasn’t.  That just makes Goodell come off as an even bigger douche.  Several owners came out and said they didn’t agree, and others said they would pay the fines for players.  Hardly unanimity. 

I sincerely hope players find new ways to fight injustice, whatever that may be. And that some of them take on this rule.

And while we’re at it, kapernick is better quarterback, by all quantitative measures, than probably half of the league.  Why isn’t he playing?  Teams will take chance after chance on players, even ones that have actually committed crimes.  But standing up for social issues is too much.  That’s just nonsense. No question in my mind: he’s been blackballed.

So, here’s what I plan to do, and my proposal to you: don’t boycott the nfl.  I say watch their games, but don’t buy their merchandise, or tickets to games.  Consume it, essentially, for free.  And where you feel it’s approproraite, tell their advertisers what you think and/or why you choose not to buy their products. Record games, and watch them after they end, fast forwarding through commercials. Watch red zone that doesn’t have commercials. Find ways to make money on the nfls brand for yourself.  Gamble on it, if that’s your thing.  But don’t give the nfl money directly.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Publix Supermarket Doesn't Want 'Cum' on Graduation Cakes

Publix Supermarket Doesn't Want 'Cum' on Graduation Cakes

Publix Supermarket Doesn't Want 'Cum' on Graduation Cakes

A mother in Charleston, S.C., thought she was getting a high-school graduation cake for her home-schooled son who had the honor of graduating "Summa Cum Laude," but to her shock and dismay, the cake she received was censored.

Cara Koscinski figured she'd surprise her son Jacob with a graduation cake, and ordered one online from Publix. When she started typing "Summa Cum Laude" into the online ordering system, the word "cum" was censored. It was then she left an additional comment in the ordering field explaining what the phrase meant, in hopes of getting what she paid $70 for.

Well, Cara thought!

On Sunday, when Cara's husband picked the cake up from Publix, and brought it home for the graduation party, Cara was shocked to see that the cake read "Summa —- Laude".

"The cake experience was kind of frustrating and humiliating because I had to explain to my friends and family like what that meant. And they were giggling uncontrollably. At least my friends were," said Jacob Koscinski told ABCNews4.

Although the family received an apology from Publix and a refund, the store offered to remake the cake, but Cara declined, stating "you only graduate once." But if you're lucky, you cum many times. Well no, she didn't say that. I did.

Photo: Facebook

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain CNN: This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. Read the full story