The Winter Bob LoBlaws


From what I have read, the geniuses at FOX put the last episodes of Arrested Development up against the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.  It isn’t enough for these glue-sniffing mouthbreathers at the network to kill an outstanding, as well as  award-winning show. They have to ram a stake through its heart, and bury it at the crossroads at midnight as well.  Good going jackasses.  Can’t wait for you to start showing your new shows,  Ice Skating with Retards or American Karaoke Goes Wild or Who Wants To Marry A Serial Killer or whatever crap you monkeys fling at the programming schedule.

The other end of this fecal viewing equation  is the Winter Olympics.  It is a testament to the stupidity of the American people that anyone gives two skid-marks about this dreck.  I’m not one to hardly ever agree with Bryant Gumbel.  But he made a good point on his HBO program.  Other than his idiotic non-sequitur that there aren’t enough blacks participating, ergo, they must not be the finest athletes ( hey, haven’t white guys been pilloried for saying the same thing?), I have to give him credit for calling out the Winter Olympics as a colossal waste of time and money:

 Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them. In fact, I figure that when Thomas Paine said that “these are the times that try men’s souls,” he must’ve been talking about the start of another Winter Olympics. Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the winter games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won. And try to blot out all logic when announcers and sportswriters pretend to care about the luge, the skeleton, the biathlon and all those other events they don’t understand and totally ignore for all but three weeks every four years. Face it — these Olympics are little more than a marketing plan to fill space and sell time during the dreary days of February. So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin.

Poor Bryant.  Can’t be satisified with the Jamaican Bobsled Team, can he? 


2 Responses to “The Winter Bob LoBlaws”

  1. Exador Says:

    A black guy not interested in curling? Say it ain’t so!Although Gumbel is about as black as I am, so guess it’s still news.I guess I’m turning into a fuddy duddy because I too have a problem with all these new flavor-of-the-month sports that they are including, especially in the snowboarding area.

  2. tutularue Says:

    Rose and I are watching the Westminister Dog Show tonight. The only animal show that doesn’t make us cry. Your dad seems to be fascinated by the curling. Olympics, not dogs.

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