Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Taunting Lindsay Lohan

Okay, inmates are taunting Lindsay Lohan and she really doesn't like it. She screamed at guards (I guess looking for them to stop the verbal abuse) and they locked her back up in her cell. That's not funny. But the inmates were calling out "Firecrotch!" which I have to say is not a pejorative I've ever heard before. And I've had conversation with John Rickards and Christa Faust (though never at the same time which has, in fact, made me wonder whether they're not the same person...).

The story just made me curious why they came up with this name for her. Are they trying to say she's promiscuous and the "fire" comes, perhaps, from friction? or are they pointing out that the bleaching of her hair didn't reach her nether regions and so she is committing the prison fashion faux pas of blond up top and natural red hair down below?

And doesn't "Firecrotch" have ring to it? Sort of like "Braveheart". So how long before "Firecrotch: The Movie"?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Steinbrenner passes

Wow. I sort of never thought I'd see the day. Not really a Yankee fan (Go Mets!) but I have to say that Steinbrenner made major league baseball what it is today in a bunch of different ways. In fact, he kind of defines team building in general. Take that as you will. Of course, it took a process for him to get to be a good owner. Revolving door managers wasn't fun. Tirades were no good for the team; tyranny either. But he wasn't afraid to throw cash at a problem and that did result in a bunch of World Championships. And in recent years, the Torre years for instance, he was an ally in team building. That is, he didn't try to go it alone.

Didn't he give baseball its first millionaire in Reggie Jackson? And wasn't he instrumental in bringing TV contracts? I'm not sure. I'm trying to get my history straight. Anyway, condolences to the Steinbrenner family and to Yankee fans everywhere.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Goes to Jail

90 days. I can't say I'm happy about that. Or sad. I know she's famous, but I guess I'm too old to have ever seen one of her movies. They say she's a beauty, and it might just be that when I've seen her on TV she's usually about to cry, but she looks haggard to me.

Of course, none of that should matter to me - her talent (or lack thereof) her beauty (or lack thereof) should all be nothing to me and the law. Did she commit the crime she's accused of and does that crime deserve 90 days in jail? That should be the question. But of course her talent and looks do play into all this. Also her youth, her gender, her race. It's a smorgasbord. Her DUI charge was in 2007, I think. Back when G.W. Bush was president. Before the iPad. Before Lady Gaga. Or Katy Perry. It was a different America...

Not to say she deserves to be free. Not by any stretch. I've little sympathy for drunk drivers. but maybe they should have slapped her a bit harder on the wrist way back when the punishment seemed more clearly linked to the crime*.

I understand the California jails are so full they're looking for volunteers to give up their cot for Lindsay. Of course, with unemployment the way it is, inmates think twice before asking to be set free.

I'm thinking Lohan will see ten days in jail. Then some community service and probation. But will we see her back on the big screen or in a mugshot?

* Not to say she hasn't been the one to stall the process.