A MOST APPROPRIATE REACTION
Regular readers are already aware that I was in a quandary about how I would react to Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron's career home run record. I had narrowed my choices down to yawning, farting or scratching my balls (or any combination of the three), but I inadvertently came up with an even more ingenious response last night—I slept right through it all! And slept well, I might add. Just an observation here, but ain't it amazing how whenever Bonds hits a home run, the Giants usually lose the game?
Okey fine—Barely Bonds is now officially the home run king, but I still say Hank Aaron is the real home run king. I even had the honor of seeing him hit one of his 755 home runs in person. It was on June 11, 1976 (easy to remember--my 12th birthday) at Royals Stadium during Aaron's final season with the Milwaukee Brewers, and "The Hammer" jacked one into the left field corner seats.
JUST TELL ME WHAT TIME THE GAME STARTS, OK?
The NFL announced that my hero John Mellencamp will perform during the pre-game show at Opening Night next month in Indianapolis, along with Kelly Clarkson and Faith Hill. Yes, I know there's the Indiana connection there and all, but jeez Louise, couldn't they come up with someone better than this simple-minded hillbilly? I'd sooner listen to the vocal stylings of David Letterman. Even Bobby Knight crooning "It's Hard To Be Humble" would be a step in the right direction...
EDITOR'S NOTEIf you're looking for the "Tony's Kansas City" blog link formerly featured on this here blog, I deleted it. I used to think this guy was just a harmless crackpot with far too much time on his hands, but his insulting remarks about Elton John fans (I'm a lifelong fan—if you have problem with that, fuck you, Tony!) and gay people (I'm not one of them, but I have no quarrel with them) revealed him to be just another ignorant bigot, and I refuse to associate my blog with that crap.
CLASSIC MISHEARD LYRIC #45
"Miss America"--STYX (1977) Not a lyric here, but it took me about 20 years to catch on that Dennis DeYoung was "borrowing" the "There she is..." bit on the synthesizer throughout the song. I'm a little slow, sometimes...
THIS IS REFRESHING...Not just the photo, but the fact that the girl in it has actually made something of her life after being a child star and hasn't wound up dead, on skid row or reality TV (same thing), or worse—tabloid fodder like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, et al. Seems that our little Winnie "Super" Cooper from "The Wonder Years" has grown up with her head on straight, and just as I predicted when I first laid eyes on her on that show back in the late '80s, Danica McKellar is an absolute hottie now. Pretty AND smart—what a concept! At the risk of sounding like Tyra Banks—you go, girl!!