Welcome back to the booster, where we agree that the world likely ended in 1994…
– Made a strange discovery this week: For years, I couldn’t
remember the name of the cartoon in which there was a post-apocalyptic Earth in
which you had two characters named Ariel and Ookla. The other day, someone
posted a link to this on Facebook, which helped me figure out it was “Thundarr
the Barbarian.” If that’s not a weird enough moment, I went to IMDB and found
out that Thundarr was voiced by Robert Ridgley, who played the Colonel in
“Boogie Nights.” This gives things a whole new meaning when Thundarr yells
“Ariel! Ookla! Ride!”
– Last week was an interesting one during a round: Three
judge panel and we split 2-1, for the negative side. The guy who was the “1” is
your prototypical guy who needs to get laid. He’s probably one year out of
high school, still thinks he’s debating and is of the opinion that he’s smarter than
anyone else. The woman on the panel and I saw the same thing, namely, the affirmative
didn’t undermine enough of the negative attacks to hold the fort. The guy,
however, in disclosing his decision voted on some bizarre theory argument that
a) didn’t make sense, b) got muddled in the middle of the round and c) wasn’t
called a voter by either team. In leaving, the guy was glaring at us and said,
“If you UNDERSTOOD things better, this round would have gone the other way.” I
replied that if the woman and I both saw the same thing, obviously we weren’t
out in left field on this. I also noted that we didn’t “squirrel” (vote in the
minority on a technicality). “Well, sometimes you need to squirrel when
everyone else is in error,” he sniffed.
Without missing a beat, the woman piped up with, “Or when you’re a
horse’s ass.” Have I mentioned how much I love debate?
– From the “Can’t we get more creative?” file: Apparently
“You Lie!” has become the new “yada yada yada” or “Where’s the beef?”
Seriously, are people even trying any more?
– From the “Seth Rogan: Surgeon General” department: Apparently,
there is a movement afoot to convince people that “pulling out” is an effective
form of birth control. OK, I’m as big of a fan as anyone of Mr. Miyagi’s “best
way to avoid punch is to no be there” school of thought, but the last time
anything that started in a bar had the level of concentration required
to make withdrawal an effective methodwas here. I imaginethis kind of thing
going on if you’re practicing the old “pull and pray” method. In reading
through the lit on this, there is a “hey it’s better than nothing” sense about yanking before cranking.
Sure, that’s probably true, but that’d be like saying “if a cactus happens to be near by, insert that
into your partner’s vagina and it will act as a more effective barrier than not
using anything.” Gimme a break.
– And finally, if you didn’t have ENOUGH reasons to hate St.
Louis sports, here you go…
Thanks for letting me share your air. Be back next week.