Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rant #353: Random Thoughts

I have a bunch of random thoughts today, nothing really that could fill up an entire entry, but noteworthy nonetheless.

Chilean Coal Miners Rescued: This is a great story, but let's see what happens now that the miners are out and about. You can bet that lots of offers will come their way, like movie deals, TV appearances, books, etc. And you just know that there will be squabbling between the principles.

This reminds me of what happened to the survivors of a plane wreck in the Andes ... remember, they had to resort to cannibalism to survive. There was that famous book, "Alive," that purported to show their story, and there were at least two movies, but there were murmurs that a lot of what was featured in the book and movie was actually fictional.

Let's hope that these miners don't lost their heads over their new-found fame.

Cliff Richard Turns 70: This is a big thing in most parts of the world, but not in the U.S. Over here, he had a couple of hit records in the 1970s and that was pretty much it.

However, worldwide, and especially in England, Sir Cliff is to the Brits what Elvis is to us. He is their all-time hitmaker, and nobody is even close. His musical resume spans the last 50-plus years, from rock to pop to standards to religious music.

He is one of the few celebrities who have pretty much kept themselves off the gossip pages for years, because he got on them years ago when he said he was celibate. And the rags just left him alone, as opposed to ...

Gavin Rossdale Admits to Gay Fling: Rossdale admits he had a sexual encounter with gender-bender Marilyn years ago, but he is now married to Gwen Stefani. Why anyone cares about this at this juncture is beyond me, but yesterday, the media was ablaze with headlines about this.

Don't you think it's now between him and his wife, and nobody else?

Paladino Loses Rabbi's Support: This was splashed all over the New York papers yesterday. Carl Paladino, who is running for governor of the Empire State, said the other day that kids were being brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality was a good thing, and then he recanted.

Well, one of the Hasidic rabbis who participated in this news conference, and supposedly wrote part of Paladino's speech, is incensed over Paladino's recanting, and has stopped supported the Republican candidate.

Paladino sticks his foot in his mouth every time he opens it. Even some Republicans are distancing themselves from this guy. Personally, I don't know what to think of him, but governing with foot-in-mouth disease leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Yankees to Face Rangers in ALCS: Now we're talking. This should be a great series, and it might even go seven games. I think the Yankees will win out, but the Rangers have a terrific team and I wouldn't overlook them at all.

My prediction: Yankees in seven, and they will go to the World Series against ...

The San Francisco Giants. This will be a matchup of the teams that played in the 1962 World Series, and it will be a good one.

Let's see what happens.

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