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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mel Gibson, Monkeys on a Train, and a Naked Flag Waver

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The worst thing that's ever happened in history happened friday when a drunken Mel Gibson began an antisemitic tirade after being pulled over for driving under the influence. The second worst thing ever was the same night, when Gibson asked a female police sergeant, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"

Completely unimportant was the fact that Gibson blew 0.12 when given a sobriety test for blood alcohol and could easily have killed someone. California's legal limit is .08.


Can we move on now? The Gibson story's in regular rotation in the broadcast news outlets, along with Cuba's Fidel Castro temporarily stepping down, Israel's bombing of civilians at Qana, the eastern US in the midst of a record setting heatwave, and the Army National Guard stretched beyond its limits.

Should one mean drunk be among those headlines - or among these?

India tries to chase monkeys from trains, Hillary Duff performs free concert, 22-month old baby loves to waterski, and naked flag waver arrested.

Don't we have other things to freak out over?


1 comment:

Dr. Ryan Maynard, NewsBlog 5000 said...

I was so inspired by your blog entry, I made my staff write a second story about Mel Gibson. I will get around to the Castro thing eventually, but we have another Mel Gibson story to write.