It was a busy week this past week. Not too busy though to keep track of what was goin’ on in the world. As usual, there was a lot of bad news. There was some that made you stop and wonder WTF. Then there was some that was just outright hilarious.
The oil continues to flow. Allegations are beginning to surface that BP cut corners in both safety and procedure (for the sake of profit )that ultimately contributed to the hellish Deepwater Horizon explosion. There’s a shocker…a big business cutting corners to pad the bottom line at the expense of everyone else. That never happens! (Please insert sarcasm into the previous two sentences) No survivors would have been ideal for BP. Dead men tell no tales. I believe once the immediate task at hand of containing and cleaning up oil is accomplished, much more will come to light in this department. (http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/08/oil.rig.warning.signs/index.html)
Stedman Graham, aka “Mr. Oprah Winfrey”, showed this week just how big of a skirt he really wears in his relationship. It appears he also doesn’t like to wear underwear under his skirt as he showed his ass repeatedly in a recent Fox News Chicago interview. In this interview, Mr. Graham bashed Chicago residents by suggesting they don’t appreciate Oprah and what her show brings to the Chicagoland area. Blinded by Oprah’s supposed grandeur, Mr. Graham also suggested Oprah was a “prophet” that gets no local respect for all the international good she has done.
Mr. Graham, with all due respect, Oprah is no prophet. You are just as delusional as the legions of masses that support the hype that is Oprah. To suggest Oprah walks among those that are truly prophets is pompous. However, this gives hope to others that aspire to be a prophet in today’s day and age. You too can be a prophet if you have money, manipulative advertising, and an inflated ego…just like Oprah! (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/08/stedman-graham-chicago-doesnt-appreciate-oprah/?hpt=T3)
If you live in or around the Bellevue, Washington area and haven’t already heard, Top Pot doughnuts makes a killer maple bar. Just ask Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. Mr. Tate, who lives in the same building as the doughnut shop, knows first-hand just how dangerous those maple bars can be. In a moment of weakness, Mr. Tate succumbed to the doughy succubus located just a few floors beneath him and paid the shop a 3 a.m. visit. Overcome by glazed lust, he proceeded to sample a few of the just freshly baked wares. This earned Mr. Tate a warning for trespassing and free advertising for Top Pot. (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Seahawks-WR-Golden-Tate-warned-after-doughnut-incident-060810?GT1=39002)
While wrong in principle, I got a great laugh out of this. With so many NFL’ers today tryin’ to be thug wannabees, the fact that this man got busted ’cause he was fiendin’ for some doughnuts is crazy funny. Lawd knows I’ve been tempted a time or two while passin’ by a Dunkin’ Doughnuts at o’dark thirty in the mornin’, so I feel Mr. Tate’s pain. The best part about this story is folks didn’t lose their minds over it. Top Pot could have sued him for the bazillion bucks he’s worth…they didn’t. The cops could have made a big issue about it…they didn’t. The Seattle Seahawks could have reprimanded him publically and privately…they didn’t. Just goes to show life is good for all when cooler heads prevail.