The Bottom Line

My take on the unimportant.

Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Monday, March 28, 2005

The Center of the Universe

Matters of great importance have been discussed and debated in many venues for as far back as we can all remember. Maybe it was over a fine dinner in your favorite restaurant. Maybe it was while fishing on a hot summer day. Or maybe while you were standing in line to vote This is Florida after all. Well now there's a new place were the problems of the world are addressed, dismissed and ignored. And all over a friendly game of table tennis. For every Monday thru Wednesday the small community center nestled in the heart of old Tallahassee takes it rightful place as the Center of the Universe. For its here that Lafayette Park Community Center takes on the unlikely role of host to this eclectic cast of characters that make up this powerful Table Tennis Club. But don't be deterred by the term "club". There are no dues, you just have to have a paddle, a general dislike of "dog" people and a thick skin and you're ready to go.
Maybe the problems of the world won't be solved here. Heck, they may not even be addressed. But you didn't really come here for that did you?

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Cyborg Cometh

Was it just me or did Mark McQwire look like he just finished chemotherapy at the Steroid hearings? Actually I think this is how you look when you stop taking steroids. Lots of steroids. McQwire looked weak and completely without an intelligent bone in his body. His pathetic ramblings about not "naming names" and "talking about the future, not the past" was like a scene out of a bad made-for-TV movie. Who's advising this guy? Don King? Here the bottom line: Make a truthful statement, admit you took the steroids, apologize, tell kids not to do it and move on. These aren't the McCarthy hearings, baseball is not going to black ball you. You only hurt yourself....and frankly the majority of us who didn't care for you in the first place have only been given more ammunition.