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Sunday, August 06, 2006

There was a rumor that Indy race car driver Danica Patrick was going to defect to NASCAR next year. It turned out not to be true as she signed with the Andretti team and left Letterman-Rahal. She gets a lot of press for someone who appears to be average at best at what she does. Is it because she is a woman race driver and that is considered unique? Is it because she had a chance to win the Indianapolis 500 a couple of years ago and the fame from that is still carrying over? Whatever it is, she seems like a sharp lady and I hope she does well without injury in what is a very dangerous sport.....Mel Gibson joins the list of Hollywood stars to be nailed on the 101 or the Pacific Coast Highway. He joins Robert Downey, Jr., Nick Nolte, Shannen Doherty, and Bridget Fonda among others to have incidents on that road. It doesn’t help that Mel was going 87 miles per hour with a bottle of tequila between his knees at 2:30 in the morning. Once again the question pops up: "What was he thinking?".....MTV is now 25 years old! I used to really enjoy that channel when it debuted with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles" in 1981. They had VJ’s like Martha Quinn, J. J. Jackson, and Mark Goodman playing all the videos to the hits of the day, great stuff. Now, it all seems immature and silly and I don’t think it is because I have gotten older. I think they have bad programming.....

1 comment:

The Celtic Contessa said...

Hi Jim!

Mel, Mel, Mel! Where did your mother and I go wrong?? HaHa! Where to begin?

I think he has good intentions and is an excellent actor.

I thought the execution scene in the movie, "The Passion" was drawn out way too long! Even though I realize that the point had to be driven home I believe this scene was way overdone. My teenager daughter who loves horror movies came out of the theater crying uncontrollably. I was pleased that she was aware of Christ sufferings, but it was very hard to watch that scene.

I believe that Mr. Gibson was drunk when he said the things he said about Jews and didn't mean it. I believe that some of Mr. Gibson's family (the older members) may have felt that way as they were part of the WWII generation.

I think Mr. Gibson needs help, and it sounds like he is finally getting it. Detox, AAA, and community service at a Temple sound to me like good therapy for him.

I would have to say that I am not as devout as Mr. Gibson is with the Catholic faith. I don't know many who are, i.e. building one's own church and hiring a priest! I appreciate his devotion, but I think he is dealing with many demons who are getting in the way of it.

Best wishes!