I love Chicago. I’ve been there twice and can’t wait to go again
Chicago has everything – Art, music, culture, you name it. Chicago is a great town. It is a great college town. If I have to name something I like best about Chicago, it has to be the food. You can eat in a gourmet restaurant every night, and never eat in the same place twice.
It is also a great sports town – one of the best. Until recently, you could argue this point by saying, “But their sports teams haven’t won any championships lately.” That has never mattered. Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston are also great sports towns. Win or lose, sports in these towns is not just entertainment for its people. It’s a religion.
As far as not winning any championships lately, the Cubs have changed all of that. They’ve always been the darling of all professional sports, and not just baseball. For years, everyone loved the Cubs. Now, everyone loves the Cubs even more.
Over the years, the fans of all the Chicago teams supported them, even when they lost. The Cubs were proof of this.
The Chicago Cubs are an inspiration to anyone struggling with life. They showed that patience will be rewarded.
To the Chicago Cubs – WELL DONE!
About four years ago, the Chicago Tribune named the Chicago Cubs as the most profitable team in baseball.
This came as no surprise. Everyone loves the Cubs. Over the years, they’ve gotten a lot of exposure, since their games have been on cable and satellite for as long as anyone wants to remember.
At one time, the Cubs were so loved because people felt sorry for them. Now, people feel sorry for the teams that have to play them.
The Chicago Cubs – The biggest sports story of the decade – Go Cubs!
Did the Kentucky Wildcats steal Tennessee’s logo?
You’d think that a team like the Kentucky Wildcats, a perennial national power in basketball, would at least have enough imagination to be original. There aren’t many fans of the Tennessee Volunteers who are happy about their rival doing this.
That’s the way it is with some of these so-called national powers. Alabama has been stealing ideas from Auburn for years. They stole the idea of the famous Tiger Walk, and called it the Elephant Walk. Auburn was the first college to have car tags, and others followed, including Alabama. Auburn stole an idea from Alabama in 2010. They won a national championship, and Alabama didn’t like it. WOW! If this isn’t the ultimate double standard, I don’t know what is.
But where did the Tennessee Volunteers get the checkerboard idea?
Without question, the checkerboard logo belongs to the Tennessee Volunteers. But if you want to get technical, you can form an argument that they stole the idea from Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Once known as the Football Capital of the South, the stadium hosted some home games for Alabama and Auburn when they played the high profile teams, because their on-campus stadiums were not large enough. Birmingham also kept the stadium available on the back burner, for that NFL team that they never got.
Legion Field introduced the checkboard end zones in the early 60’s, and Tennessee followed in 1964. The Volunteers resumed the famous end zones in 1989, and have had them ever since. But the checkerboard logo has become such a part of Tennessee, that it’s safe to say that the famous logo belongs to the Volunteers.
As for the Kentucky Wildcats, give up the checkboard logo. Do something more original, like winning a championship. You seem to be having problems doing this lately.
Of course it is. What’s the point of going to all the trouble to create a Facebook Page if you’re not going to like it? It’s yours. You better like it, otherwise, you’re not playing with a full deck.
Let me ask another question. If a guy is running for President, isn’t he going to vote for himself? My two points are,
Don’t run for President as a Republican and vote for the Democrat.
Don’t go to the trouble of creating a Facebook Fan Page if you’re not going to like the damn thing.
Email from a Merjeo reader:
The first thing I did was shake my head, and then shouted, “Girl, are you crazy!” Then, I told her I love her, and that nothing she could do will ever change that. I also reminded her that I’m not just pissed. I’m passed pissed.
Then, I reminded her that she’s going to be in for a rude awakening. When born, the baby will be mine, not hers, and I will adopt it myself. She won’t have custody regardless.
Finally, I’ll hunt down the father, and politely explain to him that for the next 18 years, his paycheck is mine, or he’ll go to jail. At first, I thought about killing him and hiding the body, but I don’t want to go to prison. I have a kid to raise. I’d rather make him wish he were dead, which is exactly what I intend to do. For the next 18 years, I own him. His ass is mine!
Response from Merjeo:
Calm down. There’s a solution to this problem.
Find her a future husband. Find a good man you know, like and trust. Since she’s only 14, you have time on your side. And don’t rule out the father. Sit down with him and have a friendly discussion. He may not be a gad guy. He just screwed up. She may give you a hard time and say something like, “Daddy, you have no right to interfere with my life!“
Your response to this should be, “BULL SHIT! You’ve tried it your way and you’ve messed up. Now, we’ll try it my way!“
Take the father’s paycheck. He is responsible.
The child is what’s most important. This way, the child can grow up in a healthy family environment. Who knows? Your daughter may turn out to be a good mother.
Rolling the Dice – Here are the rules
Every time you roll the dice you get $3 million.
If the dice lands on double sixes, you will go to jail for 30 years, but you still get the $3 million.
Would you play? Is so, how many times would you roll?
Here’s some alternatives
Negotiate! Don’t negotiate money. Negotiate years. Ask for 10 years jail time. If you’re in your twenties or even your thirties, you’ll still be young when you get out, and you are set for the rest of your life. And just think about the interest you will earn while you are in jail. Also, consider that you might get lucky and never land on double sixes. If so, how many times would you roll?
If you can’t get the years down, don’t roll, unless you are over the age of 70. At least you will spend the rest of your life with someone else taking care of you, and your family will be set for life.
If you can’t get the money up and the years down, consider playing, but on one condition. You can use your own dice.
Finally, Don’t play at all, which is my best advice. The House Always Wins!
Be careful who you follow
This does not apply to Twitter or Facebook. Although, following the wrong people on these platforms could get you in trouble, it’s not likely. I’m talking about the real world, brick & mortar, face-to-face, or whatever you want to call it.
Last Friday evening, I watched the TV Special on ABC, Truth and Lies: The Family Manson. This made me think about choosing the right people to follow as role models. Granted, Charles Manson is not exactly a role model, but the people in his crime family thought he was God.
When you follow someone, here’s what can happen
The people who followed Charles Manson ended up with life sentences in prison.
The people who followed Richard Scrushy when he was the CEO of HealthSouth ended up with 5 to 10 year sentences in prison.
The people who followed Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of the Enron Corporation, ended up with much longer sentences in prison.
Finally, the people who follow Bill Gates, co founder of Microsoft, end up in the top 5 on the Fortune 500 list.
Be careful who you follow.
Are zippers better than velcro?
Why are the buttons on men’s shirts on the right, but on women’s blouses, on the left?
Do parents spank their kids enough?
Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?
If croutons are stale bread, why are they stored in cellophane?
Does the hot dog qualify as a sandwich?
Why do people press harder on a remote control when they know the batteries are getting dead?
Why do banks charge a fee for insufficient funds when they know there is not enough money in the account?
Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
When people look for something they’ve lost, why do they look in pockets of clothes they haven’t worn in years?
Should the Pope start wearing a different style hat?
Could Sarah Palin whip President Obama in a street fight?
Should Medicaid cover breast implants?
Are sagging pants genuinely fashionable attire?
And the number one question is: Could you survive for 30 days without your smart phone?
Email from Merjeo reader:
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, my cousin is 31, I’m 18, and she really likes me a lot.
I want to have sex with her so bad, I can hardly stand it. Yesterday we were kissing. Then I stopped her because I felt it wasn’t the right thing to do. I’ve heard that our children might have Down Syndrome or something like that if I do anything with her. Is this BS or NOT?
I do like her, but I can’t have a family because of that. I won’t put my penis anywhere near her body.
Actually, your kids will grow up with a superior IQ. This also happens when pregnant women are on steroids. There’s only one side effect. The kids are psychotic. And speaking of psychotic, have you checked your marbles lately?
You’re saying you want to raise a family with your cousin. You have to be out of your mind. I think either your parents are cousins, or, your mother was on steroids when she was pregnant with you.
I’m sorry to break it to you Pal, but your cousin is toying with you, laughing and enjoying every minute of it. If you have sex with her, it would be nothing more than a training session. In other words, she’ll give you sex lessons.
Email from Merjeo Reader:
I just found out my twin sister has had a crush on my yet to be announced fiancé for the longest time. Our engagement party is next week.
I was wondering if it was okay if I let my twin sleep with him before then. We haven’t asked my fiancé about this yet, but my sister is very excited, I doubt he’d even notice, we both look and sound the same and have very similar names. I’m Kathy and she’s Cat. We were named Katherine & Catherine. Our parents thought it was funny.
So will it work? We won’t get into trouble with the cops though, will we?
Response from Merjeo:
You can ask this question to a cop, but he’ll probably laugh at you. Just to play it safe, you might want to ask your lawyer. My guess is, he’ll also laugh and tell you, “I don’t know.” You’d better be worried about getting in trouble with your fiancé.
I have a suggestion. Level with him. Tell him the truth. Then, if he’s cool with it, you can have a threesome, and play cat and mouse.
While this is not my style, let me add that the best man at my wedding had sex with another woman on the night of his bachelor party, and they have been married 45 years.