AI stupid producers, Cruising, Facebook, Anna And the Hoyts

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, April 20, 2006

Bye Ace…time for those acting lessons dude…

The producers over at American Idol sure are sadists…I hope this is the last year they put a contestant in the horrible position as they did to Taylor Hicks last night. They have done this before, but last year when they asked Bo to select the group of three he belonged in, he had NOT been told he was safe. Taylor knowing he was safe had to select either the group with his roommate (Elliott) or the group with a friend (Chris). He looked so uncomfortable, but tried to be a diplomat, shaking Chris’ hand in a gesture of “You don’t belong here”, before moving across the stage to the other group.
Nice thing is the group of fans for Chris on the AI site knew it was the producers way of trying to start a little war between the Tribe and the Patrol and we are having none of it…

Congrats to Katie Holmes and Mr. Scary on the birth of their daughter. Do you see the cult look Cruise has in his eyes all the time now? Word is, he bought an Ultrasound machine and had been doing ultrasounds on Katie at home. Incredible that all you need to be is a Scientologist and you are qualified to do medical procedures and to spew your views on others without remorse.

Note to all you college and high school students out there…Administrations across the country know about and, so STOP POSTING PICTURES OF YOURSELF AND FRIENDS DRINKING AND DOING DRUGS AND OTHER THINGS ILLEGAL.
Students at Princeton University are upset that University Public Safety has gone online and joined These geniuses think it is unfair for them to do it. DOH...being on the Internet puts you in the public domain folks…One student commented “I think it is pretty deceptive of campus police to use and not tell anyone beforehand that they are using it.”

From the “ah…the world can rotate again” files…Anna Benson has withdrawn her petition for divorce after some “soul-searching”. Guess the thought of never “doing it” on a pitchers mound in a baseball stadium again got too much for her…or was it that without being married to a professional athlete her star-quality would suffer?

The feel good story of the day is one that Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated brought to my attention last year and I was reminded of after seeing an article regarding the Boston Marathon. Dick Hoyt and his son Rick have been racing since 1979. They have participated in over 900 events since then, including Ironman Triathlons. This past Boston Marathon was their 25th together. Dick is 65 and Rick is 44 and they are proud they have never finished last. Nice story as it is…what makes it so special? Rick was born with Cerebral Palsy and is in a wheelchair and cannot talk. He communicates through a special computer. In 1979 a charity race was run to support a lacrosse player who was paralyzed in an accident. Rick told his dad he wanted to go to show support and that life goes on. They finished second to last that day, but that night Rick wrote to his dad “When I am running it feel like my disability disappears. 25-years later they are still running…and everytime I read this story a tear comes to my eye. This is what athletics and love is about...Not self and ego... HEAR THAT BARRY?

Has Barry Bonds retired yet? No? Too bad. - BUT you have to love these stats so far for 2006: AVG. .174. HR. 0. RBI. 1. SB. 0

Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

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