Tuesday, August 12, 2008
5811: Awarding Medals For Stupidity.
• Olympics controversy! It was revealed that a 7-year-old girl scheduled to sing during the opening ceremony was nixed for not being pretty enough—and she was replaced by a lip-synching cutie. “The audience will understand that it’s in the national interest,” explained an Olympics official. Wish they’d apply the same thinking to a few of the athletes. And announcers. Can’t wait to see the Olympics-related Dove commercial that’s surely being executed at this moment.
• Activist groups are organizing boycotts of the movie Tropic Thunder, arguing the film demeans people with intellectual disabilities. The lead character, played by Ben Stiller, is named Simple Jack; plus, the film makes frequent use of the word retard. Which means it will ultimately make stupid money.
• A judge ruled that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick did not violate his bond by visiting his sister over the weekend. The potential issue involved the assault incident that occurred last month, which Kilpatrick’s sister witnessed. An order prohibited Kilpatrick from having any contact with witnesses in the affair, but the judge decided such restrictions did not include the mayor’s family. Kilpatrick is now free from jail, although he’s wearing an electronic tether and can’t travel outside of Michigan. Every day, this scenario seems to grow more ugly and retarded.