I have a lot of hair. Some of you might disagree, but I've had the same hairline since college. I turn 40 this year. If you ask anyone who knew me in 1989 they would swear I would have been bald by now. I'm not, I just have a giant forehead. So comparatively, I'm doing quite well. I shouldn't really talk about it for fear of jinxing it.
Here's the thing: it is true that I thought I would be bald, but I was also pretty confident that they would have found a cure for baldness by now. Honestly, I can't believe we can't make hair grow, but we can clone someone. That's right, they can make another Joe Robinson if they want, but they can't make the new Joe grow hair. Don't you find that mind-blowing? They can make a brain, but they can't make the brain's house hairy?
Meet the press, they suck:
Last Friday Barack Obama chose his running mate, Senator Joe Biden from Delaware. I was watching the news the morning of the announcement and the man who was ''reporting'' on this mentioned that Obama informed his supporters via text. The man ''reporting'' also mentioned that HE received his text that morning.
Ugh. Please tell me people understand why this is a problem. This is Journalism 101. Yes, I sleep with a journalist, but I'm pretty sure I knew in the 6th grade that a reporter's job is to report the news. We are not supposed to know his political lean. When we do, we can't trust what we hear. This is a building block of this country. It is the very first amendment in our constitution. If you are going to explain to me that Fox does the same thing, but in the other direction, I know. It's wrong whoever is doing it.
Bryiam's great team, and other fantasies:
My friends and I had our fantasy football draft this weekend. It's a 12-team league and we've been doing this for over a decade. My friend Bryiam is one of the worst fantasy football players in the world. There is really nothing wrong with being bad at a fantasy sport, but not if you are dedicating 5 hours nightly to research. Bryiam had the ''wraparound'' pick which meant he was picking 12th, but also had the first pick in the second round (13th). With the 12th pick he took Marshawn Lynch. Now, truthfully, that is not a horrible pick.
Lynch is a top back and it's not like he left Ladainian Tomlinson on the board. Arguments could legitimately be made on him being the best available back. However, he left Larry Johnson on the board. Again, not horrible, but I prefer Johnson over Lynch. When I told this to Bryiam, he fake laughed for about 40 seconds (there were many eyewitnesses), he told me that there were no magazines in existence that ranked Johnson over Lynch. My friend, Le Gare, immediately picked up the fantasy magazine right next to him and it had Johnson 4 spots ahead of Lynch. Here's the rub: