Monday, October 11, 2010

For Better Or Worse

The above shot was taken one Thanksgiving at my dad's parents' house. Grandmother Brooks was not an affectionate sort so the hand on the shoulder is all for the camera as is the feigned interest in her elephant collection. Of course, she's the family member I look like in her younger days (when my Uncle Mac was dying, he saw a picture of me and thought it was Helen -- morphine is an evil, evil drug). This picture is a better piece of fiction than I can write!

Well, Brett. Yes, Brett Favre. You didn't think I'd write about him. Or maybe you did. I've always liked Brett, despite his erratic retirement choices and those ghastly Wranglers commercials. I don't know why. Now I've seen a lot of Brett. Yes, I watched the video. Yes, I believe it's him. Men, here's a note -- do not send pictures of your penis in an attempt to woo the ladies. Women just aren't that visual in that way. I don't mean to be sexist; it's just a fact. Women can sext pictures of their boobs and whatever else to great effect, not so with the other way around. I wasn't shocked -- ooh, a married man attempting to have sex with a woman not his wife is not exactly surprising. I feel a great deal of sympathy for his wife. This cannot be her idea of a good time.

Brett never struck me as the brightest bulb. In his defense, though, he, like me, didn't grow up in a digital age. Everyone wonders why he couldn't imagine that he wouldn't be exposed. (Why does everything about Brett now sound obscene, even the most innocuous announcements at the game tonight?) But I don't wonder. The age of exposure is a bell that can't be unrung. Sometimes it has wonderful consequences, sometimes awful. It's here, for better or worse, to stay. You do something stupid and you're famous? It's inevitable the results will be severe. I'd hate to be judged on my dumbshit behaviour. But it's probably good to make sure the cameras aren't rolling for the worst of it, especially if it's your own.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Every bus ride is like this one." Denis Johnson

Cocktail Hour
Check out beautiful Jodi's great new blog at the J Spot. And wish Heff a happy third blog anniversary.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday!


the walking man said...

Oh my another of my heroes gone down the dark path of self exposure. I'd send pictures of my penis to all the women I woo but then they would know for certain I was more of a comedian than a poet.

I will be sending you an email later today.

G said...

Hopefully by the end of the season, he'll just retire and stay retired.

Charles Gramlich said...

he certainly wasn't getting his passes through to his own recievers last night.

JR's Thumbprints said...

If Michael Vick can triumph over his dog fighting ring, then Brett Favre can triumph over being a dog.

Anonymous said...

Bet ya a big fat nickle that that is not the first time he's tried to pass a pic of his pecker for a TD.

I've learned to ask if sexting penis pics is acceptable, and it's usually OK--as long as the person you're asking has actually seen it before, that is.

Heff said...


and sadly, HEFF saw the Favre clip as well.

His penis looks JUST LIKE him - Old and Gray !

Lana Gramlich said...

Gads, I'm SO OVER Favre! If I never heard about him again it'd be too soon. And to think I used to have some respect for him. What was I thinking...