First of all, I must rant:
Tis The Season For The Weather People To Drive Me Crazy
One of my biggest pet peeves is weather related. I love snow, and I always get excited to hear about a good snowstorm that will cancel school. So today, the ‘teaser’ on the news was “accumulating snow coming tonight, details in 10 minutes”. I waited the ten minutes and the “meteorologist” then revealed that we are expecting about half an inch of school overnight.
Now, our school has a pretty liberal closing policy, but I don’t think half an inch will force the school to be closed. Why would you define half an inch of snow as ‘accumulating’. I think I would call that a ‘dusting’. Anything for ratings I suppose…
Does Fame Reduce Brain Cells?
I want someone to conduct a study that tests brain function before and after someone becomes famous. Of course, it would hard to know who was going to become famous before it actually happened, but you could start by testing high potential athletes and and anyone on reality TV.
Let me discuss some recent examples of stupidity:
- Ndamukong Su, Detoit Lions. How many stupid penalties does one football player have to commit? I am sure athletes get frustrated when getting smacked around, but that is part of the game. Su stomped on someone’s arm, got suspended for a couple games, and then decided to drive around recklessly while on his NFL-imposed ‘break’ and smacked into a tree. Thank God nobody was killed, but people easily could have been. Passengers in the car also state that Suh lied to police about the accident and described how they were being tossed around like rag dolls in the car while Suh was driving. It will be interesting to see if Suh learns any lessons, or continues his “I can do whatever I want” type attitude.
- Rima Fakir, Former Miss USA. Ms. Fakir is also from the Detroit area, and she allegedly drove around with an uncorked bottle of champagne, weaved in and out of traffic, and got pulled over. When the police asked for her driver’s license, she instantly stated she was “Miss U.S.A.”, which I assume she figured would get her off the hook. Well, even beauty queens can get in trouble when they have a blood-alcohol that is two times the legal limit and decide to drive around with open alcohol in the car.
- Alec Baldwin, TV and Movie ‘star’, possible future Canadian. So Alec Baldwin enjoys playing the scrabble-like game Words With Friends on his smartphone, and he doesn’t think airline or FAA regulations should stop him! He delayed a flight an hour and was eventually booted from the plane when he refused to stop playing his game, and he then went on to Tweet negative things about the airline and also included very insulting comments about the flight attendant. It is also reported that Baldwin was very rude during the whole ordeal. My question is, what exactly makes Baldwin think he does not have to adhere to standard rules? It is so hard for me because I love how he plays his character Jack Donaghy on ’30 Rock’, but I am not a fan of Alec Baldwin, the person. (He finally apologized for the uproar, although the apology did not state he would stop acting like a petulant child in the future.)
I recognize that there are many famous people out there that are well-behaved. However, I just shake my head over the antics of those that do absolutely stupid things, and put their entire future at risk. Most famous people (with the exception of a Snooki) probably work incredibly hard to get to where they are- don’t they realize it could all disappear in the blink of an eye?
What do you think? Are you a big Alec Baldwin fan? Do you know anyone that fell off their pedestal over something stupid and preventable?