GRAFFITI POINT-COUNTERPOINT OF THE WEEK: Seen above the urinal in the mens’ room of the Staten Island Ferry terminal:
POINT: “I’m angry that the black and white working classes won’t join together and realize that it’s all an issue of class!”
COUNTERPOINT: “That’s right. People with class don’t write on walls.”
WHAT’S WRONG WITH “THE WEST WING”?: For the answer, check out my latest contribution to BlogCritics, linked here.
HAVANA BODY: In the kind of move that an elected official can only even consider when he’s not running for re-election, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura arrived in Cuba today to visit with dictator Fidel Castro and argue in favor of expanded trade with the isolated island nation.
The only way in which I would’ve approved of this course of action would be if Ventura had revisited his wrestling career and pulled a “heel turn” on Castro, perhaps smacking the dictator over the head from behind with a steel chair and then cutting an anticommunist “promo.” I certainly can’t think of a more patriotic or dignified way for the Guv to have ended his four years as a political figure than that.
AND IN OTHER CUBAN NEWS…: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got married over the weekend in Barbados. Perhaps his new wife will demand he finally buy furniture for his heretofore empty 24-room mansion.
NEW YORK SPORTS RADIO CALLER QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Vinny Testaverde is currently the fifth-best quarterback in New York, behind Kerry Collins, Chad Pennington, Drew Henson, and Charlie Ward.”
BADDER THAN OLD KING KONG…: Say hello to Junkyard Blog. Not only the best blog name ever, but a damn fine blog too.
LYRIC CHANGE SUGGESTION OF THE DAY: Perhaps Outkast should change the words of “The Whole World” to “catch a beat running down a traffic cop like Randy Moss.” Get on it, Big Boi and Dre.
CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Lots new today: I have added links to several of my past writings at the lower left-hand corner of this blog (the red part). Also, after a weeks-long blogger snafu, all of the archives since May have finally been restored. Enjoy, and don’t forget to comment.