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Don't Panic As I Grab My Harpoon And Dynamite

"We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs." -  Peter Benchley 

Before his death, Benchley came to regret writing "Jaws" and seeing the blockbuster made into the now-legendary Spielberg film.  His regret was that he incited panic and fear about sharks.  And that lead to the wholesale slaughter of a wide variety of the apex predators.  He dedicated the last years of his life to conservation and...

No Time For Sequels Doctor Jones

"It's not the years, honey; it's the mileage."  - Indiana Jones, Raiders of The Lost Ark 

Here's a transcript of my reaction to Tuesday's news of Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg signing on to do a fifth Indiana Jones movie:

(Logs on and reads tweets from various entertainment sites)

Me:  Are you fucking kidding me?!

And.. scene.   No, No, No.  Not that anyone needs to see the abomination that was "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but did you see that piece of shit?  Indy didn't just...

The Self-Aggrandizing World of "Please Vote For Me!"

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election." -  Otto von Bismarck

With that said... I'm Matt Otstot and I'm asking for your vote.  No, seriously.  I am. I am once again in the mix in the race for Fresno Famous with the Triple-A champion Fresno Grizzlies.  At stake (aside from my pride and ego) is a chance to design a game jersey and plan in-game entertainment.  Details on how and where you can vote in a sec.  But... when (or if) I win, I want to use this...

Stupid Really IS as Stupid Does

"I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids." -  Charles Barkley 

When Sir Charles said that, it caused quite a stir.  I know because I'm old enough to have seen it firsthand.  But the issue of being a role model... or, more specifically a mindless follower... needs to be addressed in this great Nation of ours, and that right quick.  Case in point -- Kim K's recent "Hey everyone I'm naked - AGAIN!" social media post.   An article in...

Remember A Long-Shot IS Still A Chance

"The only safe thing is to take a chance." -  Mike Nichols 

I saw a stat over the weekend that if you bet $100 in Vegas that the L.A. Lakers would beat the Golden State Warriors,  Nate Diaz would get the submission on Connor McGregor, and Miesha Tate would choke out Holly Holm, you'd pocked more than $31,000.  So, just like they say in "Dumb and Dumber" -- So You're saying there's a chance!  Yep, long shots can happen!  And there is NOTHING written, preordained or chiseled in stone that...