13 Jul 2010

Do Not Read This Post If You Are Easily Offended

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I was listening to NPR–I switch between that, the station that carries Glenn Beck and Rush, and the station that carries Dave Ramsey–and the announcer did the standard tease, “Warning, we are about to play some audio that may disturb you. It comes from a phone conversation Mel Gibson had over child custody…”

I decided Mel probably didn’t want me listening to his phone call, so I turned the channel. I kid you not, I actually do not know what this latest controversy is about.

Let it begin with me.

4 Responses to “Do Not Read This Post If You Are Easily Offended”

  1. Todd S. says:

    It is rather pathetic, isn’t it? Some guy has a heated argument with his ex wife (imagine that) and says some things that aren’t very nice. Ex wife records the conversation and leaks the tape to the press – I wonder if any name she was called during that conversation is still inappropriate.

    It’s not like it makes Braveheart any less watchable for me.

  2. JimS says:

    I tend to agree. Furthermnore, I find it interesting that people take seriously the things he alledgedly said while inebriated, and yet most are not shocked at the things politicians say when sober.

  3. Silas Barta says:

    Good move, Bob. I want to let you know you’re not alone in acting that way. I would have done the same thing. Generally, when I realize I’m going to hear something that someone should reasonably expect to have private, I avoid listening, and altet the snooped person if at all possible.

  4. Roger Ritthaler says:

    It certainly is VERY MUCH ADO ABOUT VERY LITTLE. But it keeps people from thinking about the real problems.