Monday, November 28, 2005

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

I trust that you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break. It's the beginning of the holiday crazy train ride. Buckle up and avoid Walmart, if at all possible.

This year, the RARHOF will be inducting the following:

Black Sabbath
Miles Davis (uh, about frappin' time)
The Sex Pistols
Lynyrd Skynyrd

It's always a treat to watch the ceremony. The last time I tuned in, Keith Richards kept moving his head around, as if it were caught in a massive swarm of mosquitos. Years of drug abuse can do this to a person. My theory about Keith Richards is - and has always been - that he will be the first human being to fossilize upon his last breath. I would be willing to bet that some of his innards have already started this process. I believe that he has already defied the laws of nature by escaping death. Once a person gets beyond this point, there's just no telling what they are capable of.

I secretly hope that John Lydon doesn't show up. It will surely be another awkward "why am I here and what does all this mean?" type of moments. The urge to humiliate the Hall of Fame and pee on the event will be far too tempting for Johnny, though, so expect strangeness if you watch. (Wait, isn't this unpredictable, challenging authority stuff why I love him? Either I've aged or ... no, there is no "or" ... I've aged.)

More rumors of Manny to the Mets abound. Oh, and Shaughnessy thinks that the Sox ought to re-issue Clemens number to Beckett. I think he might be jumping the gun on his comparisons.


At 1:38 PM, Blogger Jere said...

Why does the WTMSO (Wavy-tressed Male Significant Other) say that the Red Sox have shelved the number 21 for nine years, when in the very article (by Ian Browne) he quoted so many times, it says "Keep in mind that the Red Sox did offer No. 21 to Greg Swindell (who, like Clemens, attended the University of Texas) in 1998. Swindell didn't feel comfortable taking that historic number in Red Sox history and turned it down."?

It's almost like he read that article, missed that line, and then wrote his own article about the whole thing, adding his opinion about it, an opinion which took about one sentence to sum up.


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At 1:50 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

Good point. You should submit this to him. On the other hand, he never admits when he is wrong, so you may not want to bother. He should have done a little research.

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Andrew said...

I have a working theory about Keith Richards: I believe he's actually been dead since the late 1970's, but that all the coke in his system has just kept him animated. I believe this quite strongly.

At 1:24 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

That's an interesting theory. I also toy with the possibility that it's a Weekend at Bernie's type of scenario.


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