Monday, April 23, 2007

They're Piling Up Like Cordwood

Dead authors that is. I saw a report on ESPN, of all places, that Pulitzer prize winning author David Halberstam was killed in a car accident today. If that's not true, well, uh, sorry about that Mrs. Halberstam.

I can't say I read a lot of his books. Apparently he wrote very good books about sports. I don't read books about sports. Except that crazy Chip Hilton. Remember him from back in the day? Clean-cut Chip always led his high school team to victory in football, basketball and baseball. None of that gay-ass soccer shit for Chip. And from what I recall, he did it all without getting drunk or laid in all four years of high school. What a loser.

I also managed to get through all four years of high school without getting laid, but then, I wasn't exactly a three-sport star. Or a one-sport star. Or frankly even a match for your average Mongoloid, assuming he or she was properly motivated by some shiny object.

Seriously, those Mongolians love metal. What, you didn't think I was making fun of the retarded did you? I would never do that. Nor would I schedule a softball game against them, unlike some people, (cough-Zoe-cough), have done. Mostly becuase they'd totally kick my ass.

None of this has anything to do with David Halberstam, by the way, but I just had a stream of consciousness moment and you got sucked along down the stream. You poor bastards. But to get back on topic, I did relatviely recently read what I think is Halberstam's first book "The Best & The Brightest", which is very long and has small print and no pictures. Also I had an old copy and it literally fell apart as I read it. But I will recommend it to anyone who's interested in what's going on in Iraq and comparing it to how we got sucked into Vietnam and what the people in government said about it then compared to what they say about Iraq now.

You'll be mainlining heroin by Chapter 6.

18 Comments:

Blogger Melanie said...

i've mainlined heroin...it's fun;)

9:10 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I'd not heard of Halberstam's death. Stream of consciousness worked for the beat authors. However, I have problems staying awake long enough to be a conscious writer.

10:09 PM  
Blogger tysgirl said...

Assuming the email that shows up on my blog stats is correct...your interview questions have been sent to you.

By the way, I'm impressed you can read without pictures- doesn't that leave you over qualified to be a well hung pornstar?

11:23 PM  
Blogger Rat In A Cage said...

Just plain fuck as far as sports tonight went.

I am going on record:

A-Rod will hit .345 68 HR 178 RBI

& the Yankees will finish 15 games out. All the more reason to get rid of him now.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Groovy Lady said...

Well I won't be reading any of his books. I burned up enough of my brain cells long ago. I need the few I have left.

11:53 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

A book that makes you mainline illegal substances. Sounds marketable to me.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Party Girl said...

Well, Viginia Woolf, thanks for that stream that I lovingly swam down.

I think I need a room of my own, now.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Zoe said...

For the record, we don't get to schedule our own games. And the tought of you getting your ass kicked by Special Olympics did inspire an interesting thought, Special Olympics vs LARPers. LARPers in full costume of course. Now that would be a game I'd almost pay to see. I'd totally put my money on Specail Olympics.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

I've heard of Halberstam....but never read any of his work.

I like your stream of consciousness posts.

They're fun. ;-)

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl said...

mainlining heroin?
excellent.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Sugar Smacks said...

Man, you really had me going on that Mongoloid fork-in-the-road.

I agree, the stream is fun even without a paddle!

I'm glad I stumbled upon this, er, bomb shelter. Thanks!

12:06 AM  
Blogger little sister said...

dang, dude, your post really coughed up some bloody comment fodder!

too funny!

2:36 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

Mel, when you're not mainlining, do you still have a blog?

Nick, amen to that staying awake thing.

Tysgirl, I have to read the scripts don't I?

Rat, the Yankees will be fine once everyone stops getting hurt. Jeter left after getting hit with ANOTHER pitch last night.

Groovy Lady, brain cells are highly overrated.

Eclectic, I hear a patent application brewing!

PG, Right back at you Mrs. Dalloway.

Zoe, that clip was hilarious. The guy yelling "Lightning bolt" over and over is the best!

BP, thanks, easy to write too.

RSG, almost but not quite as good as margaritas.

Sugar smacks, welcome aboard. As long as you have a canoe, who needs a paddle?

Lil Sis, it did didn't it? Must be the stream of consciousness.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

"Bring out yer dead. Bring out yer dead."

6:55 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

"I feel happy"

8:59 AM  
Blogger Lil Bit said...

NOT LAID IN HIGHSCHOOL?!?!?!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

Lil Bit, not until college. An all guys high school probably didn't help. Neither did being a total tool.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Lil Bit said...

not buying that last part for a second. LOL

12:12 PM  

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