Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The press conference that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave in New York yesterday in front of the local, national, and international press, had the feel of a star athlete speaking to the media. The only difference? Ahmandinejad actually had some witty retorts for the media, but two of them in particular stick out. Someone asked him if he provided weapons and money to terrorists, and the person asking him this question told him to say yes or no. Ahmadinejad, through a translator of course, responded by saying, "How are you going to ask ME a question, and then tell ME how to answer it". When I heard that I knew instantly that I would use that in an argument somewhere down the road. That's just brilliant. The second humorous exchange occurred when a reporter asked Ahmadinejad(we need to get this man an abbreviated last name) why he hated and persecuted gays in Iran. Mahmoud chuckled a bit, and he started responding by saying something to the effect of, "You see sir, in Iran, we don't gave gays running wild like you do in the United States". Some members of the audience chuckled, and I know I laughed out loud (a grown man should NEVER type LOL...it is on page 5 of the guy handbook). Its no so much that I agree with him, but the way he calmly sonned the media is something I never get sick of seeing. Although he never really answered the question directly. But on a serious note, that also gives some insight as to why other countries can't stand the United States. They view as a controlled anarchy that isn't based in faith at all. Its something worth debating in a forum..not here though. Not today at least.

So my friend and I were reading a brochure in the box of condoms yesterday, and they were going down the alternative methods to using the condom, and how likely a woman was to get pregnant with these methods. They conveniently left out the threat of diseases in this chart, but for the purposes of this discussion I'll let that slide. What struck me is that on this list they still listed the sponge and the diaphragm. Who the hell is using these things still? Is it women over 40? Amish women? I really would like to know, because I have never been with a woman who uses these things, and I've never known a man who was involved with a woman who uses these either. But clearly someone is using them, because you go to your local drugstore and there they are. According to this brochure, withdrawing is a more effective method of preventing pregnancy than the sponge, the diaphragm AND the female condom(which is WAY too tedious to be fooling with anyway). But again, that chart was making the huge assumption that everyone is clean and disease free...

Speaking of which, Mike Tyson is facing more jail time. And that really isn't surprising. He also admitted that he was addicted to cocaine, marijuana and other addictions, but he had successfully completeed an 8 month rehab. That wasn't surprising either. What WAS surprising to me was how overweight Mike Tyson looked. One of the things that always amazed me about Tyson up until now, was how he remained in incredible physical shape, no matter how high his personal problems stacked up. Yesterday, it looked he's finally given up on that too, although if he's headed for jail, that could change and quickly. I just wish he could find a friend, a happy place or something, because the look on his face yesterday said otherwise. Then again, if I blew $400 million in my lifetime, spent time in jail for rape and other offenses, and couldn't do the one thing I was good at for a living, I'd be feeling a little downtrodden too.

Maybe Your Baby - Stevie Wonder

2 comments:

hadassah444 said...

I thought the president of columbia was rather rude with his opening remarks. And Ahmadinejad called him on it too...

I swear that next time I'm conversing I will be using this too..."How are you going to ask ME a question, and then tell ME how to answer it".

lex said...

i have no idea who is using the sponge...or diaphragm.

im thinking its the same people that eat spam