Thursday, December 11, 2008

"I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden, and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it."

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich uttered from his home, and the good people at the FBI were nice enough to tap his phone, and allow the world to see just how corrupt he and i'm sure a host of others were. Apparently this declining economy has driven this particular politician to use his already powerful position to make a little cash on the side, by selling Senate seats. Not a bad gig if you can get it.

By the way, I don't know if Jesse Jackson Jr is guilty of throwing his hat in the Senate seat ring or not. But what he IS guilty of is having a horribly outdated haircut. If he was about 15 years older, I'd let this slide, since we've already established that older men sometimes lose sight of what is and is not cool. But Jesse Jr is 43, and he's had this haircut for quite some time. He and Derek Jeter need to get together and decide on something better.

I guess the thing that blows my mind about all this, is that the above quote is something a prostitute would say to customer who is a little shy about paying. Or its something I will say one day to someone who wants me to write something for free. Or its something I will be saying to anyone who thinks they are staying at my house for free during the Inauguration. So you see its the versatility of this quote that is so [expletive] golden.

I also have to add that anytime someone uses the expression "golden" (except R Kelly who throws showers in there) it makes me laugh. I wasn't even aware that this expression existed until last year when I heard it on television. My main man Ryan uses it a lot when he likes something that I've written, and he's the one who truly helped me incorporate it into my lexicon. In fact it is not unusual for me to call my lady and say, "Dude, you're so golden". This whole paragraph is an inside baseball situation, so feel free to skip it.

The ONLY thing that bothers me about the reporting of the above quote is the "expletives" that are inserted in the place of the actual curse words. Kids and adults can hear cursing on the radio, on television, and on the internets, so it blows my mind when folks all of a sudden get squeamish about a politician cursing. Me personally, I think it just adds to the humor of it all, because every now knows that a "respected" elected official was dropping f bombs like an angry Ice Cube in his prime. How golden is that? If I wasn't on my work computer, I'd surely drop some myself.

Anyway tonight is the biggest game of the season for me, since the world champion Boston Celtics play the Washington Wizards tonight. I missed the Lakers last week because I was out with a back, this will be the highlight of the young season. So in honor of the Celtics, I shall post this postgame interview from June 17th, when the Celtics won.

If you don't like basketball, and this bores you, just go to the 1:39 portion of the video, for the funniest part


maxwellsmusze said...

i never get tired of them sexually harassing michelle tafoya. HAHAHA! and it looks like she quite enjoys it as well.

michelle you look good girl!

sixfive said...

Big night, I might try to get to the game myself.

msblue said...

You called that right with the haircut. I wasn't familiar with Jesse Jackson Jr until this recent news. But when I turned on the tv the other day and the news conference was on, I thought I was watching a rerun of an old show until I flipped the channel to see it was live news on another channel. He had me in a time warp!

Your golden story reminds me of the first time I heard someone say, "now that's a heater." only they were talking about a song. Now I just say it because I think it's funny, but usually about a bad song. Ha.