Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday's Off The Wall Blog: I'm Going Home Edition

I was so close to not posting this week, school work has been kicking my ass of late. However, I've got three hours of downtime 'til my next class and I have enough material so I figured why not waste some time and computer space writing this weeks "Off The Wall" blog before I'm off to Sweet Home Chicago where I'll see my one true love. Nope, not a girlfriend---the Cubs! I'll be catching game two (weather permitting) of the three game series against the Reds. My boy Rich Hill goes Saturday at noon at Wrigley Field. Why is "Richie Rich" my boy? Dude racks up strike outs like crazy, wins ball games, is left handed and has a wicked curve ball. And he's on my fantasy team. Now to this week's blog:

  • The first story of the week comes from Saudi Arabia, where a man's two wives attacked him after he joked that he would marry a third wife. Islamic law does allow men to have up to four wives. It reminds me of a quote (which I will paraphrase) "One woman is a problem, having two is two problems." Again, it's a story like this that makes me think: "it's hard enough to land one girl---how do people land two...or three?" I just am perplexed that the two wives don't have issues with each other. Whatever.
  • In other marriage news, more than 7 percent of the 59 million marriages are between interracial couples. I might have mentioned it before, but I did learn that it is the 40th anniversary of the legalization of interracial couples. That's interesting to note that our generation isn't too far removed from that time period, in fact that is our parents generation. It's good to see that some of us have moved forward and have come together.
  • However some of us haven't. Don Imus, the radio personality that referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos" was fired yesterday which also coincided with MSNBC removing the simulcast of Imus's show from its morning viewing. Imus did apologize to the Rutgers women's team at the Governor's mansion in New Jersey, and the apology was accepted. In other news from that story, the New Jersey governor was in an automobile accident. Reports say he wasn't wearing his seatbelt.
  • China's back in my news radar again. First it was the story about the story of there being 30 million more men of marrying age than women, now this. The Chinese government is going to great lengths to crackdown on online pornography because it has "perverted China's young minds." I kinda feel bad for the Chinese kids, first they're resigned to the fate that there aren't enough women to satisfy their "man needs" and now the government's trying to take away the women they fawn over online. Poor kids....stay over there and don't come over here thinking you're gonna take our women. When are they building that wall again? Just joking people, I don't feel like catching fire from my own blog.

FRIDAY'S FIVE. Five of the songs about baseball!
  1. Take Me Out To The Ballgame as performed by Harry Caray
  2. A Dying Cubs Fans Last Request by Steve Goodman
  3. Centerfield by John C. Fogerty
  4. Cheap Seats by Alabama
  5. You're My Cubs by Alan Barcus
FRIDAY'S FIVE. Five songs, not about baseball---but that's cool.
  1. Everybody Know Me by Paul Wall featuring Snoop Dogg
  2. Put It Down by Redman
  3. Make Me Better by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo
  4. What I've Done by Linkin Park
  5. Read My Mind by The Killers
Hope everyone has a good weekend without me!

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