David, Tom, W and the Titanic

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Good Tuesday...

So, David Blaine...was the stunt a success or a failure? He spent 177 hours underwater in a sphere outside Lincoln Center. Then he was to be wrapped in chains and try and escape as he attempted to break the world record for holding his breath under water. He managed to hold it for 7 minutes and 8 seconds before being hauled out of the water. He spent the night in the hospital but was released this morning...It was reported by his medical team that he was suffering from liver failure but still refused to come out... So, success or failure...you be the judge.

Tom Cruise's new movie Mission: Impossible III was not the box office sensation studio honchos hoped for, only bringing in $48 million last weekend. Now, I know kiddies, $48 million is a ton of change for a weekend, but when the movie costs $150 million, you expect more. Is this a backlash at Tom for all his weirdness the last year? The couch jumping on Oprah...His backlash at South Park for their satire of Scientology (and Cruise's sexuality), his blasting of Brooke Shields regarding her taking anti-depressants, acting as OB for Katie Holmes during her pregnancy (buying a sonogram etc.) and his argument with Matt Lauer...all in all a year most would cringe at, yet he seems to be in a perpetual "happy" state...This was a guy who had the world by the throat and seems to be slipping into weird-world.

So, George W. is being interviewed by the German newspaper Bild. Reporter says "Mr. President, name the most wonderful moment of your presidency." Even if you do not agree with it, gee...let's see...toppling Hussein could be one..OK, help me here folks.. wonderful memories of the W White House... see , now you know why THIS was his answer...
"I don't know, it's hard to characterize the great moments. They've all been busy moments, by the way. I would say the best moment was when I caught a 71/2-pound largemouth bass on my lake." It is reported he seemed to be joking -- you need to catch at least a 15 pounder to brag in Texas--but after the stumble, why would a sitting President say that to a reporter from another country!
I guess if they asked what was the worst moment he could have reeled off...the war, CIA leak, attempted sale of the ports to Dubai, Hurricane Katrina...ah so many missteps, so little time...

Did you hear that Lillian Asplund, 99, passed away at her home on Saturday? She passed in her sleep peacefully it was reported. Who is Lillian Asplund? She is the last American survivor of the Titanic! She is the very last survivor with memories of the sinking, but has always shunned publicity and rarely spoke of it. There are two remaining survivors living in England, but they were infants at the time of the sinking and have no memories of the event. (At right, Asplund at 5 after Titanic tragedy... At Left, Asplund in the 1940's)

Tonight ...American Idol...the four finalists do ELVIS! Song spoilers have Taylor Hicks doing Jailhouse Rock and In the Ghetto...we could have a true Idol moment tonight if he does to Ghetto what he did to Something last week. My full review tomorrow kiddies...

Has Barry Bonds retired yet? No? Too bad. AVG. .262 HR 5 RBI 12 SB 0
Babe...even when he passes you, you are more about baseball then he ever will be. Hank, he will never catch you...never.

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

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