A conversation held this aftenoon with my niece who's currently sleep-visiting us:
SETTING: Kitchen 6pm. I'm in from running.
ME: Where's everyone?
HER: I don't know.
Did you see anyone pass by?
I don't remember.
Do you know where the exits are in case of emergency?
Right there. (10 feet from the TV)
Good. Do you know where the other one is?
Over there. (20 feet from the TV)
So you can see the doors?
Did anyone you recognize pass through them?
I don't know.
Did anyone you didn't recognize come through?
I don't know. Hey, is there a storm coming or is it getting dark out?
It's 6pm in summer. The darkness combined with wind and heavy clouds would suggest a storm.
Well, I can't see the clouds.
Are you tied down to that spot? We have windows and doors.
No...Oh yeah, it's a storm.
What did you do today?
Nothing. Watched Shaun of the Dead. That was the highlight.
That's something. Ready for bed? You must be exhausted.
I don't want to miss dinner.
What time did you wake up.?
Was the internet working today?
What time were you on it?
11:30. There's a storm, ya know.
Are the steaks done?
Been. God, you're so sucked into your work.
That's why we're eating steak tonight.
Phony media outrage is like Mexican smugglers. One dies, two more take it's place. John Karr's DNA doesn't match the crime scene and no one in Boulder DA is remotely interested in pressing charges. Goodbye, scumbag. Go kill yourself.
Only a week ago we were hearing all the Atlanta connections being made as the local news media took the cue and helped along the vicious killer's story. Such chemistry and cooperation between the two scummy groups honed by decades of sympathizing with a nation's enemies.
"That's right Scott Slade, I'm standing here in the parking lot of a convenience store that John Mark Karr allegedly stopped at once when he allegedly lived in Conyers. It's a key clue in this case that is rapidly coming together here in the newsroom. We'll have more as the role-playing and water cooler speculation continues."
But in it's place arise: Conan O' Brian, Shock Emmy Host...uh...gate, and Survivor Sets Back Race Relations 150 Years....gate.
NBC and Conan had the audacity to run an opening skit on the Emmy's featuring a plane crash. Well, you can imagine how this played in Lexington, KY where a small commuter plane crashed earlier that day. How can NBC do something so insensitive when tens of people are in mourning while watching the Emmys in Lexington, KY? It's their 8/27. It's just a good thing they didn't incorporate any knife or gun humor in the Emmy presentation. Hundreds of people would have complained. I'm going to write a mean letter to them and the producers of "House," while I'm thinking about it. They aired an episode a few weeks ago showing a guy dying in a hospital, and that happened to my uncle two months ago.
Tim Andrews is calling the KY station manager as we speak pretending to be Conan apologizing. We will find the results on tomorrow's show.
If the white tribe doesn't win on the new segregated season of "Survivor," than how can they call themselves a reality show? Let's be honest, because that's what everyone wants isn't? America craves a good "honest conversation" on race, unless, of course, people start to get honest. But in a game called "Life" that's played outside of television, the whites have been the most successful bunch on the planet to date. Of course, that may change in the future, given as how the whites have an enormous appettite for self-flagellation and public apology and the Chinese are making some significant inroads toward common sense and commercial appeal.
The bet with our phone screener Kelly Brown is thus:
If a black person wins on Survivor, I'll pay her $50.
If a white person wins, she has to do my laundry until it's neatly folded. I'll put it away, because I don't want her touching my personal stuff anymore. The last time resulted in a toilet seat that was no longer tenable.
Jeff Francouer will be visiting us at about 8:50 tomorrow morning. I'll be up late making Rice Krispies Treats. Also, a guy who has a website that gets free breast implants for women.