One gun available; recently pried from cold, dead hands

7 Apr

heston.jpeg>> As you know by now, Charlton Heston died late last week. I just did a quick Technorati search and found that I am the five millionth person to make a joke out of his (in?)famous “you can take this gun from my cold, dead hands!” speech. Yay me. But, in all seriousness: RIP Charlton. Your badass acting skills just barely outshined your nutty gun-loving attitude (you were old and possibly senile at that point anyway, so you’re forgiven some crotchety weirdoness). May you steer clear of the damned dirty apes, in heaven, forevermore.

>> Debate of the day, started by intrepid sports blog The Big Lead by using some very intriguing photographic evidence: is Jake Peavy a cheater? My pitching experience leads me to lean towards that of an affirmative vote, since I and every pitcher I’ve ever played with (including – name drop alert! But only because it helps my argument! – Pat Neshek) would never want such grimy hands while trying to grip a baseball … but then again, I sit at a desk for a living while Peavy dominates on the mound. Maybe getting dirty is the way to go. Can’t see why, though.

>> Eerily strange story of the week: Many years ago, a man received a heart transplant from a suicide victim. He then married the widow of the man whose heart was beating inside him, and then, just recently, committed suicide himself. Now that is the creepiest bit of news you’re going to hear all week. It reads like a nightmare experienced from someone who’d just seen Untamed Heart. Which is a kind of nightmare in itself.

>> Debate of the day, volume 2: Why did David Letterman repeat his monologue, virtually word for word, two nights in a row? Clearly the number of writers on his staff wouldn’t all simultaneously go lose their short-term memory Memento-style, right? Vulture (one of my top three favorite sites on the planet) is right: this has to be some sort of meta experiment. I just wish someone would explain the joke.

OK, that’ll do for today. Check back tomorrow for more news, and (to steal a joke from an old pal) possibly some downloadable candy for the kids!

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3 Responses to “One gun available; recently pried from cold, dead hands”

  1. MJ April 8, 2008 at 9:32 am #

    hmmm. . .where have I heard that title before?

    http://www.theonion.com/content/from_print/charlton_hestons_gun_taken

  2. B. April 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm #

    [Hanging head in shame.]

    Yes, but by admitting upfront that I made the easy joke, that negates any negative impact of said easy-joke-making, right?

    I have no idea what I’m trying to say right now.

  3. MJ April 9, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    it’s ok, not a big deal. sometimes i just turn into a nerdy asshole when im bored at work

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