Monday, March 2, 2009
No Cussing Allowed
Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Not much going on in the world of Dr Love. Talked to my niece Kairi on the phone over the weekend…and she's cute as hell. Really starting to form sentences and stuff too. She really wants to come to Denver to ride the "alligator" (elevator) and see her Uncle $teve…but it'll probably be a while before that happens.
LA's No Cussing Week - 15-year old McKay Hatch of South Pasadena High School has a quite ambitious goal. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to issue a proclamation by supervisor Michael Antonovich making the first week in March, No Cussing Week for the 10 million residents of LA County. That would mean no choice language ("moist" is still in shady territory) where there's a lot of f**king people and the air smells like a** but the motion carries no penalties (no sh*t). Hatch & his No Cussing Club meet Wednesdays and proposed the idea to Antonovich. "Next year I want to try to get California to have a cuss-free week. And then, who knows, maybe worldwide," said the 10th grader, who believes if people treat each other with more civility they can better work together to solve bigger problems. He said his campaign began to form about the time he hit seventh grade when he noticed his friends beginning to swear, something his family didn't allow. He formed the No Cussing Club and invited others to join. Soon the group had a Web site, bright orange T-shirts, a hip hop theme song (courtesy of Will Smith?) and inquiries from all over from people interested in joining. He estimates 20,000 people have formed similar clubs. "It's not about forcing anyone to stop, just to bring awareness. If you can do a week without cussing, maybe you can do two weeks. And then maybe a month." I like the idea. Good luck with the implementation though. For example, I started off the month of March yesterday…and lasted about four seconds as I got out of bed, walked towards the bathroom…and promptly stubbed my pinky toe pretty good on an oak dresser. I went into a pretty good tirade where I used every curse word except the C-Word. I'm pretty sure that I threw in a Mekrob. Anyway, I really try to watch what I say around kids…but yeah, I slip up. Maybe we should all try to watch what we say a little bit…or at least save it for when it's really funny.
Forty-seven years ago today...was a magical day. In Hershey, Pennsylvania, the legendary basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single NBA game. Basically, it's one of the greatest accomplishments in sports. Nobody has even really came close in the nearly half-century since. Funny little thing about that…is that for the season, Wilt averaged over 50 points & 25 rebounds a game…but didn't win the MVP that year. Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals averaged a triple-double (basically 30 points, 10 boards & 10 assists) for the entire season…something else that hasn't been done…and he didn't win it either. The award went to Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics. Why? Because he won the championship…like he did 11 of his 13 years in the league.
Anyway, another thing about that magical day 47 years ago…was nearby in the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey…where former Playboy bunny Carol Sharkey gave birth to a healthy baby boy, John Francis Bongiovi. He would later go on to become a rock & roll legend, actor and owner of the reigning AFL champion Philadelphia Soul…but being in show business, changed his name to Jon Bon Jovi. Happy birthday buddy!!! Sorry that the AFL decided not to play this year…but you'll just have to defend the title next year. Wanna know who else has a birthday today? Well, Daniel Craig is 41, Mikhail Gorbachev is 78, Desi Arnez would be 92 and Dr Seuss would be 105.
Wow, other than that, really nothing else to report…or anything that particularly caught my attention over the weekend. Maybe tomorrow I'll have something to report. One can only hope. Have a great day everybody!!!