Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wisence and Wegistwation Pweeeze!

This is actually pretty amazing. The new story to shock this guy is the one that broke yesterday about a troubled 14 year old boy in chicago who decided to play cop. This 14 year old had originally taken part in a youth program called "police explorers", put on by a division of the chicago police department that allowed interaction between said youths and what we would have hoped were slightly more intelligent police officers. Well yesterday this 14 year old walked in to the police department dressed from head to toe as a cop. The only thing he appeared to be missing were his police stars, an actual gun in the holster, and he had newspaper in the place of a ballistic vest (which was covered by a real vest). Everything else was straight up police-issued. 

Now I give the kid credit for having the balls to dress up like a cop and then walk right into the belly of the beast. But it gets better.....................HE WENT ON PATROL. Yes, not a single police officer figured out this kid did not belong. Or maybe they just were too busy or lazy to actually look into their gut suspicion. His reason for being the new guy was that he was transferred for the day from another precinct. Nevertheless, this 14 year old checked out a police radio and a ticket book and then was assigned to another police officer as his "partner" for the day.  While he apparently never got behind the wheel or had a chance to write any tickets, he did participate in a full day of traffic stops AND got back to the department to end his shift before anyone finally caught on to his shenanigans.  

I don't know what to say about this one. I have the utmost respect for the police (S. Florida cops excluded), but they severely dropped the ball on this one. And as for the 14 year old....I want to say that he made some egregious lapses in judgement, but what he was able to pull off here is pretty amazing. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Beg of You Hollywood, Please Don't Do it

Name some good movie sequels......I dare ya!  Yeah, I can think of only a few as well. Alien 2. Terminator 2.  Maybe a few others. 

Ok. Now name good remakes of classics!  Psycho with Vince Vaughn? I don't think so. The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu?  While it was perfect for him as an emotionless alien, it too was nowhere near as good as the original.

So what would you say if I told you that they are ALREADY thinking of remaking one of the finest movies ever to hit the big screen.....The Karate Kid.  

Is Ralph Macchio coming back? No of course not, that would be as ridiculous as remaking the movie.  Right now they are thinking about Jaden Smith for the role. That's right, Will Smith's 11 year old son.  And who would play Mr. Miyagi for the deceased, but brilliant Pat Morita........I am ashamed to even say it.......they are thinking of Jackie Chan.

I could go off on how hollywood has run out of creative ideas, or the many ways in which this would soil the classic version of the movie, but there is no need. So now that I have brought it to your attention I ask you to pray with me for this remake to NEVER be made. 

Just to add to this, here are the comments from the karate kid himself today from IMDB:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

He is so Cute.....Oh Dear G-D He is Eating My Legs!!

  If anyone has read CNN.com this morning there is a story about Beijing Zoo's own Gu Gu the Panda attacking yet his third victim.  Honestly, I do not blame the panda at all.  The first two victims are what I like to use as examples of social darwinism. The first attack occurred when a 15 year old climbed into Gu Gu's pen to "get a closer look."  Now if this was a toddler, or even a child 10 years old, then I could maybe understand how the panda was only seen as a cute and cuddly teddy bear urging their presence for a long needed hug.  However, this was not the case. The second attack came when a drunken tourist decided he wanted to give the panda a hug. No comment needed on this brilliant move.  The final attack, of which the article is reporting, came when a father actually just fell in while trying to grab a toy that his young son had been tossing back and forth with him. The toy..........wait for the irony..........a stuffed panda.  Like I said, I don't blame the panda as apparently the Beijing Zoo needs to do something more than a five foot barrier to keep people out. Maybe even put some security guards in the area.  The most amazing thing about all of this was how the father reacted once he fell in the pen. Since Panda's are considered a national treasure and icon for the country, he didn't want to disgrace himself by hitting Gu Gu or fighting his way out of its clutch. Instead he just sat there and watched as the panda started eating one leg..........then the other.......all the way until zoo authorities used tools to open its jaws and free the poor man.  Now that's some national pride.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A little Bit Ironic, Dont Ya Think?

A colleague of mine, posted this article on facebook for all to see and I could not believe what I was reading. To summarize, there was a pro-palestinian rally held in Ft. Lauderdale in which members of the organization known as ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) was calling for another holocaust. They dont wan't to end racism, or stop war. They want to become the second coming of the nazi party and exterminate the Jewish people and destroy Israel as a whole.  

Now I may not be an intelligent guy......Oh wait, Yes I am............but that does not seem to be the sentiment of peace and love. In fact, it's the actual definition of Hypocrisy. It's also a good definition for evil, racism, hatred, and stupidity.

So let's talk about the Hamas-loving, pro-palestinians that these people are throwing their support to. These are people who are shooting rockets off from schools, knowing that any retaliation will be directed back at children.....at their own people.  These are people who are using these same children as human shields.  These are people that are sending rockets into Gaza hoping it will hit Israelis, even if it just kills more palestinians.  If you feel this strongly that you and your country are doing the right thing, then move there......stand on the front lines.......look around at the "Peace" you claim you are working towards.  

Obviously I want the fighting to stop. I think everyone in the region needs some serious air conditioning, a cold beer, and a cease fire, but to start calling for the complete extermination of the Jewish people equates you with Hitler. And must I remind you that while he may always be remembered in history, it was not for something noble. Germany, his own country, is ashamed of what happened. And you should be too.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places!!

Since I have been single for way too long, and I have no idea why, I am posting this next piece in hopes that you women come to your senses. If you are one of those ladies who has always dated the wrong guy.....the bad boy......the hottie with nothing upstairs.......than I have the solution to BOTH of our problems......

The Top Nine Reasons Why You Should Date A Nerd!!!

To see said reasons why you should be dating me: click here

I know, I know, you are thinking to yourself, "This guy does not seem that nerdy."  I get that a lot. I think its my boyish good looks, but believe me I am a nerdy medical student who loves to learn the sciences.  So there.  I will be taking applications shortly.