With almost sincere apologies to my spiritual advisor, Oprah.
1.Ear-rings on men are no longer statements of protest. Now they've become accessories, designed to get a guy laid. And that's why I'll stop wearing mine.
Back when I pierced my left ear, I did it to demonstrate a personal evolution. Once in a while I'd wear a small hoop ring, but almost all the time I wore a simple stud. It wasn't the jewelry that was important anyway; the bling mattered much, much less than the meaning the piercing held for me.
2. The West Virginia state legislature is working on amendments to the Human Rights and Fair Housing Acts that would prohibit employment and housing discrimination against homosexuals. Many citizens and some state politicians cite religious belief as the basis for their aggressive stance against the proposal.
If Jesus was the manager of the Cracker Barrel, I doubt strongly that he'd ask an applicant if he or she was gay prior to making a decision about hiring that individual (which is currently a possible and legal scenario in this state). Although it's presumptuous to attempt to speak for any deity--real, or otherwise-- I can't help but expect Jesus would look mostly for honesty, dependability and job skills during the interview.
3. Chuck Taylor's rock!
The John Lennon Peace Chuck Taylor's, which I get to wear too rarely but have on today, rock even more!
4. Scheduled days off aren't really that when you have to go into the office for a couple of hours.
5. Brett Favre, the newly retired football player, was never as good as his reputation. A handful of terrific seasons during a 17-year career gets him in the "Top 10 QB's Of All Time" debate, for sure. But the best ever?
Nope. Too inconsistent, and too reckless with the pass.