Monday, July 17, 2006
I've got five on it
You've got to go to over to CNN.com and check out the clip of the "candid, open, uncensored" conversation between Bush and Blair at the G8 summit. For those of you who live under a rock or have a strict IT policy, Bush and Blair were having what they thought was a private conversation... cameras were rolling, but the mics were supposed to be off. In the conversation, Bush says "...See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over." I've put the word shit in a font face because shit is such a bad word. Bad, awful.
Come on, he's the leader of the free world (and a former baseball team owner) - do people honestly think that he never uses "colorful" language when speaking to other world leaders? I can't stand the coverage of this because it reminds me how damn puritanical the U.S. still is. I wish he had have dropped "the f-bomb" during the conversation - now that would have been awesome. Even better would have been if he paraphrased Samuel L. Jackson's line from "Snakes on a Plane" and said "...what they need to do is get mother fucking Hezbollah out of mother fucking Lebanon....". Now that would have been awesome. It would be more awesome if Samuel L. Jackson was president.
It reminds me - although how I don't know - of a conversation I had once in Fort Myers. I was having dinner with Quack and Pat - they were still in grad school at Florida Golf Coast University, and I had come over for some reason. It was probably to go to the Fort Myers Ale House for chicken wings and five for $5 Bud Lights. Oh how I miss five for $5. We're having dinner and we're talking about work, and one thing leads to another and we start discussing the advantages and disadvantages of FedEx vs. UPS. Seriously. About ten minutes into this conversation, Pat breaks in and remarks - "You know what the problem is - we used to talk about fucking, and now we're talking about FedEx..." It was a sobering moment - although once again, i'm not sure why. It could have been because it was one of the first moments that I realized we were all really out of university and working in the real world. But that is garbage - it was funny and memorable because both subjects of that sentence start with the letter F - and that is just funny. It wouldn't have been nearly as funny as if he had of used UPS or DHL. That just goes to show you, throwing in a curse word every now and then can be funny.