Golf is Better Than Hollywood, and then some.
I am sitting here watching the Oscars and I am super impressed by the stunning pretension and arrogance of these pinheads. They seem to believe that they ARE the characters they portray, rather than the dropouts, dope fiends and deviants they actually are. Ocar’s has gone “green?” Are you kidding me? They arrive in hybrids leaving their G5’s on the runway.
They make movies, a few hours of diversion for me, but they don’t inspire, enlighten, or move me as they would like to believe. While I am sure there are some fine people in Hollywood, collectively their self serving belief that we “need” them, or they make a “difference” in my life is sheer poppycock. Their pompous tone of lecturing on what we “ought” to do, or “should” do to make a “difference” is just so much nonsense. Everyone of us make a difference every day we go to work, take care of our friends and families, and create. Making a movie isn’t making a difference, showing up in life is. If someone can tell me how Kill Bill, Get Shorty, Pulp Fiction, or Dirty Harry all movies that might be considered entertaining and well produced inspired me other than to forgo my career as a hired killer, let me know.
If Hollywood were to make the Tiger Woods story, I can see it now. Tiger would be born of a poor black welfare mother, with a father of questionable background. Raised in East LA, he would arrive in juvenile hall where he would be rescued by Denzel Washington, his mentor and coach. It would be this coach that would help him relearn to speak the King’s English after a terrible auto accident left him autistic and speechless (having previously spoken Ebonics). From there, we would get a scholarship from Stanford due to affirmative action. He would drive a Prius, not a Buick. He would have tea with Al Gore, and worry about Global Warming ruining golf courses. Tiger’s tenacious will to win would be to vindicate his race, not his personality or individuality. He would be an outspoken critic of the white dominance in the world of golf which remains to this day.
In fact, we know that early on in Tiger’s career, black leaders were pressing for Tiger to become an “advocate” of the black experience in America, yet he avoided that label. He let his play speak for itself.
So, I ask you? Is golf more compelling than movies and Hollywood? I would say yes. I really missed seeing Tiger progress this week in the matchplay format, but the final match of what’s his name and the other guy was classic golf. And oh, by the way, the difference in coverage between the Golf Channel and NBC and Johnny Miller was like the difference between Hollywood and reality. Nick and Kelly need serious help. They seemed almost to be auditioning for Johnny’s role, but he already has it. They don’t. And they were so weak that at the end of the broadcast God stepped in and killed their feed. It was almost merciful. Hollywood couldn’t have scripted any better.
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Could not agree more re hollywood would be's!!
Howooever, referring to the current US Open champion as "What's his name (have some respect)
it is quite offensive, not only to we Aussies, but to all former obscure winners of the
Particularly those not as well known now as in the past such as Jerry Pate and Andy Andy North etc.
For what it is worth Henrik Stenson is a very bloody good player as is "what's
It is about time the punters and you so called experts in the US realise that
apart from the usual suspects Woods and Michelson etc. the rest of the world
are bringing a game that has been fine tuned in either regular bad weather
conditions (Euro tour) or hard fairways and fast and hard greens.
It requires imagination. if you think last year was good for the internaitonals and particularly the Aussies just wait!!!because ayou may see all three US majors
go to O'seas players.
CB my point is just show a bit of respect because apart form Woods and a
select band of others, you may see the Fedexcup go OS.
mentally for the "rigures" of the all exempt gold gravey train tour and have golf
games that has been developed
I am a huge Olgilvy fan. My comment was meant as a bit of sarcasm as he and Stenson are hardly household names and as we know, TV ratings for golf are so low, you can't find them published anywhere. I am with you, it is clear that the European and Australian players are stronger in the match play format as proven by the results of this last week.
I don't want to nitpick, but you should have written "to us Aussies."
Most knowledgeable US golf fans are well aware of and appreciative of all the excellent golfers from Down Under. I know that I am.
Incidentally, we have some good friends from Perth.
When they start making movies that inspire and make me feel good about
what I've just seen or experienced, then maybe I'll get out to a movie
theatre to purchase their product. (And if they stop acting like looneys, so much
In the meantime, I'll keep my Blockbuster card handy, and save my hard-earned
money for club membership and greens fees....
By the way, I never watch the Oscars and have never desired to do so. I always found pretentious, plastic people with facades over their faces to be the epitome of banality.
When she got home , she discovered that one of her staff, I believe it was her chauffer, had used her bathroom. She called the police and expressed a strong desire to have the man arrested. The policeman told her that while she could indeed fire the man and deprive him of his livelihood, using her bathroom was not a crime, even in Malibu.
She fired the man.
And she still doesn't have any homeless persons living in any of her twenty-room mansions.
I have no doubt that your story is true. Leftists are "Do as I say, not as I do" types; they will give you the shirt off someone else's back. They are vice-ridden, blind to their own faults and convinced of their own inerrancy and sanctified status. They score others for their lack of charity, and then turn around and treat their fellow man like dirt.
It reminds me of a fellow who was fired by Kruschev because he spilled the communist's tea. He made the point that if he'll fire you for spilling a cup of tea, what would he visit on someone for doing something worse?
Then, you should hear what the secret service has to say about their experiences with the Clintons and Gores.
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