Monday, January 8, 2007

Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!

Topic: similarities

A new Rocky movie was just released. I haven't seen it and despite what I've been told, I think it has to be absurd. The artistic or entertainment value of the movie is not my point. The premise is that Rocky, at 60, fights a 20 something. With the exception of maybe George Foreman (the boxer not the grill), no one age 60 is stepping into a ring with a pro boxer in his prime. Stallone hasn't stepped into a ring, at any age, even though next to Ali he's probably the most famous boxer in the world.

Bill O'Reilly settled a sexual harassment suit filed by to Andrea Mackris, who recorded the lascivious telephone conversations she had with O'Reilly.(the transcripts are really gross, especially when you consider it's O'Reilly) Despite his immorality he wrote "Culture Warrior" a book about morality and values.

When most think of the ultimate soldier, "Rambo" is the name that comes to mind. Rambo was played by Sylvester Stallone, who never served in the military. One of the loudest voices calling for war in Iraq was O'Reilly, who also never served.

You get my point. At least Stallone is entertaining. Sometimes.

Non Sequitur: Is it wrong that I care about the Baseball Hall of Fame, but couldn't care less about the Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame? This despite the fact that I care just about the same amount for baseball as rock-n-roll. Jim Rice better get voted into Cooperstown this year.

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