Antipundit Rides Forth

Wednesday, March 19, 2003:

Sporting heroes

Bret Hart

The best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be.

Hakeem Olajuwon.

One of the finest gentleman to grace any sport.

Muhammad Ali.

Whether you agreed with him or not, he had the character to risk dooming his career by standing up for what he believed in.

Ric Flair

Worked his way to the top of his sport after surviving a plane crash that should have wrecked his career. Never failed to give 100% whatever the situation.

Ali Choudhury // 7:50 PM

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Wrestlers=Comic Book Characters

Kurt Angle=Captain America. Needs no explanation. If only Cap was half as cool.

The Rock=Spider-Man. Funniest men in both businesses.

Hulk Hogan=Superman. The old perennial. Both get abused for their boring sameness but most of us probanly wouldn't have been fans if not for Hogan and Superman was the pioneer superhero character.

Brock Lesnar=The Incredible Hulk. Well-built, unstoppable engines of destruction.

Triple H=Thor. The sledgehammer, long blonde hair and a tribute to the Noorse-god worshipping Nazis as his symbol.

Sean O'Haire = Preacher. Both of them use use words to get you to do things you wouldn't do normally.

Chris Benoit=Wolverine. Short, mean Canadian.

Victoria=Wonder Woman. Looks pretty similar I guess.

Rhyno=Rhino. No explanation needed.

Booker T=Luke Cage. The only catchphrase-shouting black superhero I know of.

The Undertaker=Ghost Rider. GR's a motorcycle-riding demon so I guess that's as good a fit as any.

Ric Flair=Batman. I think Flair's character is supposed to be a rich playboy and like Btman he's the best at what he does.

The Hurricane=60's Robin. Same penchant for cheesy catch-phrases.

Jeff Hardy=Daredevil. The name fits as does the ingestion of painkillers. Ad Jeff sure puts his paint on like he's blind.

Randy Orton=Mr Glass. Harsh but true.

Stone Cold Steve Austin=Iron Man. They're both bionic?

Bret Hart=Hal Jordan (Green Lantern). Both got screwed over pretty well by creative and kind of went nuts.

Big Show=Galactus. Both look like they eat planets.

A-Train=The Beast. Hairy backs.

Ali Choudhury // 7:47 PM

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Why I'm supporting the war

I suppose it comes down to whether you think Hussein's development of WMD is dangerous or not (I do) and whether it is likely to fall into the hands of terrorists (I'm a bit doubtful about that but Bush isn't and I'm not privy to the intelligence he has).

And I can't see how anyone would suggest that he isn't based on the fact he could quite easily do away with those bothersome sanctions and see oil revenues pour in if only inspectors could verify he'd got rid of them.

Given that people would have laughed at you if you'd said in all seriousness that the US could possibly suffer 3,000 deaths in a terrorist attack if Osama Bin Laden wasn't hunted down and killed before September the 11th, it is no wonder Bush and co. are moving against what they believe are threats to America.

That's the primary reason they're attacking Iraq not for oil or geopolitical leverage although they're probably welcome fringe benefits.

Like I've said before, the primary reason I'm for war is because it will mean the end of Hussein and his tyranny and the possibility that the average Iraqi will be able to lead a less shitty life than before.

And Sean Hannity does make me feel hurling at times with his condescending arrogance and insulting dismissal of people who don't agree with him but I listen to Alan Colmes' arguments about why there shouldn't be war and I can't bring myself to agree with his logic.

Ali Choudhury // 7:45 PM

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