Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shame on me!

Ken just read my most recent entry, and he said, "Hey, you didn't mention Blacky!"

He's right, and fair enough. Slick is a 2005 Mustang. Blacky is Ken's Mustang, a 2006 GT convertible. Wish I had a picture, but I don't. Mustangs are always fun, but it is a special feeling to cruise around in a convertible on a warm, sunny day.

What's for dinner tonight? Mmmm...enchiladas. They are baking right now.

Looks like Michael Richards (i.e., "Kramer") pulled a Mel. He's apologized, but you know what? It's one thing for black comedians to use the "N" word--although even then, I still don't find it funny--but for a white comedian to use it repeatedly, even against a heckler? Nope. No way, not even one iota funny, and just not acceptable. What's the deal with these people lately? Like Barbra Streisand and her anti-Bush harangue and dropping the F-bomb on an audience member. Are they really that bigoted and intolerant of other opinions? Being famous does not excuse you from bad behavior, and it does not mean that you dictate what we believe or choose to do. Since when did being a celebrity confer deity status, or even any kind of authority on a subject? Not on my planet.

This doesn't mean that I think bad behavior on the part of fans is acceptable, either. It is rude to harass anyone. If you don't like it, why did you go see them, or why didn't you walk out? It's all about choices--every electronic device has an off button, and you have a right to walk out of anything that you don't care for.

Why is this so hard for people to understand?

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