Friday, December 04, 2009

T'is the Season for Oversharing and this year jolly Saint Schadenfreude delivered a real "OMG" present to those less fortunate.

Yes this year ubiquitous Billionaire-Boy-Scout-Brand Tiger Woods went to naughty from nice and now he is having his nuts roasted on a very open fire.

Billionaire celebrity Eldrick Tiger Woods may be the best golfer that ever played the game, but why does the great unwashed expect guys like him to be perfect role models too?

Our society's ridiculous slathering worship of professional celebathletes, which should NOT include f*cking Golfers anyway, is just plain stupid. 

I am totally bewildered that our culture rewards genetically gifted entertainers with such ludicrous amounts of money and adulation. Hello, they are playing games? They should pay US to go watch them! 

Sports is much more than a substitute for War. Sports is a slick spectacle designed to distract the great unwashed from their mundane work-a-day lives.

Sports is supposed to replace the randomness of LIFE with a nobler more honest version that has universal rules that apply to all of the players...Yes, a level playing field.

Not to mention that there are referees and judges who, unlike our assortment of gods, actually interfere in the moment and hand out cautions, penalties, evictions, and even suspensions. There are Rules.

Owners, Agents, Employees, and the plethora of Merchants 
all really just want to make money by selling us tickets, beer, and salty snacks, it's a business. 

Unfortunately for young boys it's a real-life hero psychological imprinting mechanism. A role model factory of dreams.

But in the end, it's just a game, and now, another prefabricated "hero" has just shanked a few too many in the bush.


  1. Anonymous1:26 a.m.

    Nothing changed since Riefenstahl's days, except the equipment is smaller.

  2. I never really got the whole sport obsession. The fact that we pay soldiers less than sportsmen boggles the mind. There is just SO MUCH MONEY in sport. And when you get right down to it, it's just a bunch of people playing games.

  3. i was going to write something really witty about mr. woods and his indiscretions but i just saw a big black spider on the wall in this room so i've lost my train of thought....

    ... er tiger is an idiot. like a lot of celeb/sportsmen/women/people with too much money. or not enough.

    sorry, that will have to do for now. lost sight of the spider.

  4. I don't know enough about golf to know if Mrs Woods used the correct club on him, given the lie.

  5. Tiger has admitted he's a cheetah.

  6. Anonymous11:28 a.m.

    I've always wondered why people who play games and pretend to be someone or something else get paid big bucks. My kids should be getting $5M every day they wake up then!!

  7. ...oh, MJ how funny!
    H.E. I watched a bit of "news" at my sister's the other night. There was this story and a couple of others,(party crashing at the White House, and global warming e-mail hacks) and then, I found I couldn't watch anymore. Stupid, stupid, stupid non-news hyped to the max. Gag!!!
    The sky is falling, the sky is falling!
    I have a sneaking feeling this will matter little to me in fifty years...hehhe!

  8. I often feel revulsion over the kind of adulation we get as bloggers...

  9. Apparently, Tiger isn't satisfied with a hole in one!

  10. It's a funny coincidence that this Tiger scandal came out when it did, because I had just read a post of yours from back in 2006 wherein you mentioned how Mr. Woods had an unsullied reputation. Wow! Maybe it's kind of like a twist on the movie "Knowing": if we read your old posts, the opposite thing will happen. :)

  11. Hey, this is totally apropos of nothing, but since you're the only Canadian I know: how do you feel about milk in bags?


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