Well, he's at it again ! (A) Al Sharpton gots his meaty hooks out for TMZ.com. It seems "Reverend Al" is once again offended by a TMZ humorous fashion review about Beyonce Knowles, where they described her outfit as "RoBoHo". TMZ, the maverick, but usually accurate and up to the minute, entertainment reporters, made the tongue-in-cheek remark this week. Evidently, the podium carrying "Rev Al" got his "chitlins" in an uproar and in his best Johnny Cochran voice, declared that TMZ were racists.
TMZ, an equal opportunity insulter, pointed out that the have also described Lindsay Lohan's trashy ensemble as a "ho-rror". They went on to say that the word described the outfit and not Ms. Knowles. In a poll on the same page, 79% of the readers said the piece was "Hi-larious" and 21% said it was "Ho-rrific".
Perhaps TMZ should have referred to the outfit as "Ro-Bo-Whore". In that way, "Rev Al" would not have known neither the definition, the correct spelling, nor have been able to pronounce it. Ah, ebonics, you gotta love it !
AREA 51 Report: We're attempting to put a group together for "Happy Hour" tomorrow night at Gabys in Pembroke Pines. We have about seven so far and I'll email the address, directions, phone number and time, tomorrow (or possibly tonight). We're also looking at the same place for Friday. If you have any questions, leave a comment or if you're shy, email me at JimSulliv3@aol.com .
The Pictures: The "Rev Al" at his finest, the "outfit" in question, and others who have been affected by "Rev Al's" tirade. And, of course, a picture for Indigo and the "usual suspects".
This Date In History: 1890; Wyoming is admitted to the Union as the 44th State. 1913; The National Weather Service records a temperature of 134 degrees in California's Death Valley, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States. 1925; The so-called "Monkey Trial" (seems to be a theme today) of teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution begins in Tennessee. The trial matches famous attorneys Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. 1999; After playing a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, the U.S. women's soccer time defeats China in a shootout, 5 goals to 4, to win their second World Cup.
Birthdays: James McNeill Whistler, painter (1834), Arthur Ashe, tennis player (1943).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A mother of three young ladies decided one day to test the integrity of her future sons-in law. She stood on the dock at the lake behind her house and when son-in-law number one came outside, she pretended to slip and fall into the lake. Son-in-law number one immediately dove into the lake and rescued her. A few hours later, when son-in-law number two arrived, she pulled the same stunt and son-in-law number two acted in the same heroic manner.
The next day, when the two sons-in-law awoke at their respective residences, they discovered the following in their respective driveways, with the note: Thank you ! Your mother-in-law loves you!
Son-in law number three, who had been out of town, arrived at his future mother-in-law's home. When he went outside, the mother-in-law once again pretended to fall in the lake. He watched silently as his mother-in-law went under for the third and final time. The next day, he awoke and went outside his house to discover the following:
That's it for today, my little swimming coaches. . More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !