Pain, Inspiration, Befuddlement, Joy

I know there are plenty of more painful things out there. But going down onto my knees on top of a marble still has to rank pretty highly, doesn’t it? You think Parental Legofoot was a nasty condition? Let me remind you that a knee has a funnybone just like an elbow, and those little, round, glass marbles are especially effective in finding it.

Fortunately, no one was home to hear me scream. And after lying on the floor for a few minutes, whimpering, I was able to get up and walk away.

What goes around comes around, I guess. Somewhere, my father is laughing.

I don’t have anything to write about in this blog, but a few things have inspired me today. Here’s a sample:

This Movie, Of Course, Was Shot Entirely on an iPhone

Hat tip, the Unofficial Apple Weblog

Man Eats 25,000th Big Mac


Personally, I find the Gawker article above to be waaaay too judgemental of this man. There are many, many sadder individuals out there than this man, who seems comfortable enough in his own skin, and has spent his life doing what he enjoys. And who am I, or anybody else, to judge if what he enjoys most is eating McDonald’s Big Macs?

The man was featured on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary SuperSize Me (well worth your time, by the way), back when he’d only eaten about 19,000 Big Macs or so. And, you know, he’s surprisingly healthy for someone who has consumed so many of McDonald’s creations. In the end credits, Spurlock offered an explanation as to why: Gorske almost never eats McDonald’s fries.

Hat tip What Would Jack Do.

Finally, a Story to Tell the Grandchildren About

So, recently, Paul Simon came to Toronto do a concert, while on stage, he heard Newfoundlander Rayna Ford request “Duncan”, saying that this was the song that she’d learned to play guitar to.

Something about that request must have touched Simon deeply, because this is what followed. I personally find it impossible not to watch this video without raising my fists in joy.

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