One of my favorite sportswriters, Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun, occasionally presents his take on various new stories. I have borrowed his format, presenting my own take on the news of the day.
Jared Loughner, the alleged assassin of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, showed up in court today with a smirk on his face, and had a smirk in his mug shot, also,
My take: He won’t have that smirk for long where he’s going.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is apparently mad at quarterback Peyton Manning for ignoring him during last weekend’s playoff game. Wayne had no catches.
My take: I am sick of whiny wide receivers. They talk big, but how many times do we see them drop balls thrown right into their million dollar hands.
Auburn and Oregon are playing tonight for the collegiate national football championship.
My take: ZZZZZZZ…I think the only people who care are those affiliated with the two schools.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to picket the funeral of the 9-year-old girl killed by Loughner.
My take: True Christians ought to picket the so-called church of these crazies. They showed up in my town last year during the memorial to people killed in a mass shooting.
An 84-year old Chinese man has a horn growing out of his head, as if he were a bull or unicorn.
My take: I see a potential business idea for this guy, especially at Halloween!
Der Spiegel has a story called “Life After the Americans”.
My take: I thought it was a story about our demise, which seem to be abounding in the media these days. Turns out it was story about what the Iraqis will do when we leave Iraq.
A UK motorist was fined for not having complete control of his car when he was spotted blowing his nose in traffic.
My take: I keep telling my sons they have to be careful what they do when we go down the Interstate by all those cameras.
Middle Eastern countries are being depleted of their water supplies at a rapid rate according to The Majalla, a leading Arab world political magazine.
My take: Hey guys, I think we can work out a trade. Know how much I paid at the pump this weekend?
Over half of Finnish men between 18 and 24 still live with their parents, according to the Helsinki Sanomat, the country’s main newspaper.
My take: I was shocked, until the same story reported that over 90 percent of 18-24 year olds in Slovenia and Malta still live at home. Think about this the next time it comes to mind to kick your adult kids out of the house. Things aren’t so bad in the good ole USA.
Combined research by the Univerity of Texas and University of Massachusetts has revealed that you are what your father’s ate, according to the Russian magazine Pravda. A father’s lifestyle can apparently be passed on to his kids because it reprogrammes the genes.
My take: My kids are in big trouble!