My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by going on a very long walk and simply talking. Its something we used to do without consideration when we were dating. But today, it requires scheduling the time and getting a sitter. From the time we leave till we return, it feels like we fill each other in on the details of our lives. I love it.
Today is day 12 of my 90 day writing challenge. For the most part, I’ve got nothing. But a little voice inside my head paid attention to a sports story about an umpire touching Magglio Ordonez after calling him out on strikes. When I read about it, I didn’t understand what the fuss was about. After seeing the video, I still don’t understand.
The umpire touched his back, in a manner that suggested he made the call, so move on . Its not like he was giving him a frickin massage or a pat on the butt. Never the less , the sports commentator experienced this as a severe boundary violation. In addition, the manager, Jim Leyland, almost gave himself a heart attack, screaming at the umpire. What the F@#!K?How homophobic are these guys? So homophobic that the umpire immediately issued an apology, followed by Mags and his manager doing the same.
If baseball players are interested in making an amends for physical contact, then do so to the entire nation, for the number of times we have to witness players scratch their balls in high definition tv.
When my kids came home yesterday, they screamed out “mom, took us to old mcDonald’s to eat.” Yikes! And then they showed me the happy meal prize. It was a “Kidz Bop” Cd. I’m not an expert on kids music, but I know that label means any descent song will be completely destroyed. And then to my surprise, I heard the beautiful voice of Cobie Callat, singing the opening to “Bubbly.” I took a sigh of relief until I was assaulted with the sound of a bad childrens choir repeating her words after she sang them. It was so horrible, my sons continued to play it over and over just to see me annoyed.
Trust me, the rest of the CD is not worth listening to. In fact, I would listen to ten repetitions of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Funky Town, before listening to the Kidz Bop version. So imagine my surprise when I heard a lead in for the news, suggesting that parents were not happy with the latest Happy Meal CD.
It appears The Kidz Bop CD No. 6, song 1 is a cover of the song “I Don’t Wanna Be,” originally by Gavin DeGraw. Some jamoks think the guy says “fucking” instead “looking” around. I read this in one of the Hillbilly Newspapers, “When asked if she was concerned about the song being a bad influence, the grandmother said, “If my little grandson is going to go to school and sing it, it’s going to be terrible because if they listen to the CD, they can hear what we hear.”
Let me get this straight, McDonalds is going to put their reputation on the line by having a song for kids with the word, “fucking” on it? You’ve got to be “fucking” Kidzbopping me!
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