* Speaking of site-related issues, it seems I've been getting a lot of SPAM-ish comments lately. Any idea how this happens and how to put an end to it?
*Barbaro, Kentucky Derby winner who pulled up in the Preakness, has a 50-50 chance of surviving surgery on his shattered ankle. They just showed him hanging in a gurney with a big-ass fiberglass cast on his hoof. Doesn't look promising you say? HA! I'm going to go out on a limb and say Barbaro comes back to win the Triple Crown next year and make Lance Armstrong's comeback from cancer look like an everyday achievement. The latest rumor on www.letsridehorses.com is that once he's stablized, Barbaro will head out to Portland, Oregon, where he will spend a majority of his days in an altitude-sealed stall, get a few special shots in his backside from Alberto Salazar and haul ass on a giant horse-sized underwater treadmill until he's able to transition back to land. Come Derby time next year, those other high-strung equines won't know what just blew by 'em. Remember, you heard it here first.
*This billboard bothers me every time I drive by it: U.S. Navy....Este es mi pais. What a crock of shit. Last time I checked, the native language in this country was English. Shame on the U.S. Navy to sink to such lows in order to attract non-native English-speaking immigrants as recruits. Our military and government leaders contradict themselves so much when it comes to issues of immigration, it's pathetic. Just like that damn billboard.
*I've been highly amused by all the hoopla surrounding the recent release of the Da Vinci Code, particularly the criticisms, boycotts and all-around rage from the diehard Catholics who find the film blasphemous. Wake up! It's a f*ckin' movie, it's meant to be entertaining. And IF, just IF, some of Dan Brown's claims regarding the lineage of Christ are true - which, in my opinion, would be nearly impossible to prove anyway - what are these so-called faithful so threatened by? Relax people.
And that's it for today. Time for me to get some shut-eye, take it easy.
Quote of the day:
At the end of every discussion, the question is: What I ask to my training? [Do] I want to try to reach my best potential results, or [do] I want to be fresh every day, running only for my health and my fun ? In the first case you must use long and fast run, with a correct modulation. In the second case, run slowly and enjoy your life, but don't speak about good results in athletics.
- Renato Canova