Tim Russert of NBC News died suddenly yesterday. Normally, I'm not remotely interested in keeping up with politics and glued to the missives of any given political reporter, but Russert touched a nerve out of the political circus with such books as Big Russ and Me: Fathers and Sons: Lessons of Life and Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons. Particularly sad that Russert died Father's Day weekend, just days after seeing his own son graduate from college and enjoying a much-needed vacation in Italy with his family.
Should I go to the cemetery to visit my father's grave tomorrow for Father's Day? I haven't done so for the last 24 years he's been gone, but now since there's finally a shiny, engraved headstone, I feel like I am somehow obligated. But it goes back to my much blogged-about opinion that being buried in a cemetery is a huge waste of time and finances when it's just as easy and just as valid to simply acknowledge your loved ones in your heart and mind. Thank you. I have just answered my own question.
I endured the newly released "Don't Mess with the Zohan" last night featuring Adam Sandler, John Turturro and Rob Schneider. Apart from a handful of well-timed gags, it stunk to high heaven. Totally a guy's movie that guys go to in a group so they can laugh about dumb guy stuff.
My boyfriend owes me one.
Scanned the online news this afternoon to read that the complete sleaze ball pedophile pig, rapper R. Kelly, was acquitted on all 14 counts in his child pornography case. Equally sickening is how Kelly murmured the proverbial "Oh, thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!" upon his acquittal. You're not thanking Jesus because justice was served. You're thanking Jesus because a lax legal system has saved you from being ass-raped by a sweaty cellmate named Bubba for the next decade. I'm embarrassed to share Chicago air with you, R. Kelly, but thanks for perpetuating the notion that assholes with enough money and clout can continue to take advantage of underage children. Way to go.
Happy Father's Day.