So the first thing you heard this morning, courtesy of the brave people at NPR. How they do stuff like this every day is truly admirable.
These are the rules. Write a story.
- Seven sentences of seven words.
- Each sentence begins with the successive word of the first sentence.
Broccoli and My Feelings for You: A Breakup Story
“I don’t think I want broccoli tonight.”
“Don’t starting making demands—you’re not deserving.”
Think first, he mused, and then speak.
“I am tired of you saying I’m unworthy–”
“Want to argue this now?” she responded.
“–Broccoli is a metaphor for our relationship.”
Tonight, he thought, this thing finally ends.
Will they use helmets?
The Vast Right-Wing Brain Trust is speckalatin’ that Vince McMahon sold $100 million of his WWE stock in order to resuscitate something like the disaster that was the XFL. I saw this news in the Charleston Post and Courier, but being the hard-digging journalist that I am, I followed up on Breitbart.com to get my finger on the pulse (Result: there is one at the wrist, but the carotid pulse was barely detectable–methinks the brains aren’t getting enough oxygen).
Apparently, there are a core of genius nuts out there that think that hatred of free speech, unquestioning love of the police, bigotry, and a desire to see more on-field violence, jingoistic half-time displays, and I can’t even imagine the lewd sexism of the cheerleading squads will be enough to sustain a football league. I’d say they were wrong with 100% certainty, but then again, Orange Mousselini did get elected. (When one commenter stated that the games should be filled with nationalistic demonstrations, I couldn’t resist saying that first downs should be followed with mandatory prayer, and I actually got up-voted twice. )
“I couldn’t be happier, now that I’m playing for the Memphis Grand Wizards!”
I’m scratching my head trying to think who would play in this league? Say someone doesn’t make the NFL draft. Say this someone is African-American, as are 68% of the players in the NFL. How many of those players are going to want to parade themselves in front of a half-full stadium where most of those in attendance are Black Lives Don’t Matter crackers? Maybe with $100 million they can get enough guys to field a team. I wouldn’t blame a guy who spent all of his effort trying to make pro, didn’t make the NFL and doesn’t have many other options from taking a job, but this sure doesn’t seem like a sustainable business model.