It’s Thursday night and it’s time to blog! No whining, no bitching and moaning about not knowing what to write about. Not tonight. No sir. Tonight I know exactly what I am going to write about. Tonight I am going to ask some hard-hitting questions. And I want answers! From you. Maybe you won’t be able to answer each and every one of them, but I would like you to answer the ones that you can. Please.
Could somebody please tell me why some people have a problem with athletes making millions of dollars and don’t seem to mind that entertainers earn similar amounts doing what they do? Even no talent bums like Kelly Ripa.
Could somebody please tell me why the Three Stooges were so misunderstood?
Could somebody please tell me why the British don’t acknowledge the letter Z? They spell realization – realisation. They even call it zed. Are we even really speaking English? I wonder how they spell pizza…
Could somebody please tell me why baseball managers and coaches wear full uniforms? In football the coaches typically wear team athletic apparel but they don’t wear helmets and shoulder pads. In basketball and hockey coaches wear suits and ties, yet baseball forces men in their sixties like Lou Piniella to wear snug form fitting uniforms. It just doesn’t make any sense.
While we are on the subject of sports, could somebody please tell me why Robin Yount was named to only three All-Star games during his illustrious 20 year Hall of Fame career? The Milwaukee Brewer star was selected as the American League MVP twice and the second time he didn’t even make the All-Star game! Pretty weird stuff.
Could somebody please tell me if there were ever any TV shows better than The Wire, The Sopranos or Northern Exposure? I’m not talking about sitcoms, so Leave It To Beaver doesn’t count.
Could somebody please tell me why I cry every time I watch the movie Bang The Drum Slowly? Keep in mind that I have seen it at least ten times.
Could somebody please tell me why some people insist on pronouncing Italian – “Eye-talian”? You certainly don’t hear them saying “Gee-erman” or “Pee-olish”.
Could somebody please tell me why people talking about professional wrestling feel it necessary to make it clear that they now it’s fake?
Could somebody please tell me why the only good radio shows on WGN are on after 11:00 pm? And no, Garry Meier isn’t cool anymore, even when he refers to the station as the “G”.
Could somebody please tell me why so many chefs on reality cooking shows smoke cigarettes? You would think that it would mess up their palette.
Could somebody please tell me why someone with purple hair, a plethora of piercings and tattoos covering every inch of their exposed flesh would ask, “What are you looking at?”
Could somebody please tell me why most people from Illinois have such a problem with ketchup being put on a hot dog?
And finally, could somebody please tell me why I liked Drew Carey on The Drew Carey Show, didn’t care for him as host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and now enjoy him again on The Price Is Right? I just don’t get it.
There you have it, fourteen questions that I need answered. I would appreciate your responses as soon as possible so that I can discuss them in an upcoming blog. Thanks in advance! Until next time…from the booth.