April 5, 2010

Dumb of the Day

I'd trademark that if I could. So much dumbness to be noted, so little time.

I just read a headline that said 'Tiger's Toughest Test: The Media'. Really? I don't think so. So Tiger Woods is going to play golf again. So? So there will be a huge press conference and apparently, the toughest thing for poor Tiger will be handling the press questions.

Ferchristsakes, people. Who cares? He's a golfer! Where he puts his club matters little to me. When a guy has been boffing strippers and hostesses with abandon, I would think the only person who should really care is his wife, who thus far has shut her mouth, which makes me love her. Her silent treatment is perfect. That stupid bastard must be roasting on hot coals morning, noon and night.

But in the fallout of all of this nonsense, I'm again left wondering why anybody else cares. Tiger Woods' behaviour is not the butterfly wing flapping across the world that causes a tsunami in my world. It just isn't. And even if you love golf and idolize Tiger, does any of this even matter? Unless he stopped playing for good (golf), this is a zero impact thing. I mean, if Elin had managed to connect a little more effectively with the club she was brandishing, and Tiger was missing an arm or something, then, yeah, I can understand this being an issue.

But as far as I know, she didn't even remove the part that led him into all this. He will still play, he will still be good, he will still make lots of money, and she will hopefully relieve him of much of it. But I still won't like golf, I still won't be sleeping with Tiger Woods, and I still won't care.

The front page of my paper has Tiger above the fold. Garbage. Beneath the fold? Real stuff. Food banks running on empty, while our green bins and garbages are still heavy. Give that a think, people. The National Parole Board apparently pardoned the pig who sexually abused young hockey players, including Sheldon Kennedy and Theoren Fleury. PARDONED. And in keeping with the sex criminals theme, lots of people are fine with letting the Vatican scoot around the vexing problem of priests who believe young boys are part of their per diem, or whatever they call it in Religionworld.

Make Tiger Woods private life go away.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Tiger Woods is just too hot a story in terms of selling copy for media to ignore. The PGA needs him to stem the loss of revenue from dropping viewership. It's sad on so many levels. In another life, I was in the golf club busines in the good old pre Clublink days. I miss it dearly when I read about Woods and his ilk. Visited the old club recently after Clublink took it over...soulless, tacky, expensive and full of ass hats.

April 05, 2010 1:38 PM  
Blogger marcelleqb said...


The quality of media has gone down. It's much easier to report on gossip (very little work involved) than to report on things that really matter. It's more about making money than making a difference in the world (thank you Rupert Murdoch).

April 05, 2010 2:42 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Putting Woods way off to one side, I have been seething all day; Graham James and the Catholic church. First off, how on earth can this individual be pardoned, excused if you will? What he did was reprehensible and, now there are others coming out from under the duvet? And as for the Vatican; do they really believe that they played their cards right?
'Petty gossip' is how the repeated and reported abuse of minor boys is being spoken in the once hallowed halls of Vatican City.

Words truly fail me...

April 05, 2010 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee hee, love it when you're on a rant.

Tiger Woods - put it to bed, figuratively not literally - he did that already.

Pedophile Pig - string him up - in the words of my father.

The Vatican Scandal-beyond words. They all seem to be either taking part or watching. eeeewwww.


April 06, 2010 10:16 AM  
Anonymous B1 said...

Yah. My former paper has a four-col colour shot on A1: "All Eyes on Tiger at Masters".

Once again, found myself saying "who the hell cares?" Another wealthy young man who can't keep his whatsit in his pants. Not. News.

April 07, 2010 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the juxtaposition in this piece: Tiger and the Pope - both totally irrelevant.

April 16, 2010 3:33 PM  

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