A Friday Film Analogy

buddha_stars.jpgThat Buddha sure wasn’t kidding when he said “Life is suffering.”

He must have been a Pirates fan.

Yet spring training is supposed to be that time of year when every team has a shot at being the best, every team has the opportunity to go all the way, every team can hope to be champions — well, every team not named the Pirates, Royals and now: The St. Louis Cardinals.

That’s right, folks.  The Cardinals were big losers before they even got to camp thanks to one General Manager John Mozeliak.  It is no secret that I hold little regard for the man who did nothing to better our ball club during this off-season, so I will refrain from further condemning him back to the bookish hell from which he originally oozed. 

What I will do instead is make it easy for you, dear readers, Cardinal lovers and Cardinal haters alike: those days of St. Louis fans harboring perennial playoff hopes are long gone.  And all that remains is an empty, blown-out pipedream much akin to that of one Theo Roll, modern dancer extraordinaire.

Don’t know who Theo Roll, modern dancer extraordinaire is?

Watch and learn (at the 1:35 mark look for some fine, world class, Academy Award worthy acting):

Get my drift?


Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.





  1. drkrause83@yahoo.com

    i also like to give people my art. the last girl i gave it to is still on valtr…. whoa… anyway, nice acting.

    that video is to art as this video is to toughness:

    just be careful, not everyone likes actors:


  2. redstatebluestate

    After we oust Selig perhaps we should raid the Academy and get Theo in the know. It’s a tragedy the way the system alienates the little guy nowadays. Thank you all for your support.
    DK — Special thanks to you for providing those video links which have certainly made me a better… er… man.

  3. drkrause83@yahoo.com

    anytime Jeff. seriously though, the video was great, watched it several times and laughed more each time. Da’vinci and helicopters… priceless.

  4. twpoonus@yahoo.com


    May I please obtain permission to use that picture of the Buddha for a non-profit purpose to produce a poster to commemorate Visakha Puja Day (’09).

    Thank you very much.


  5. redstatebluestate

    TWP — Go ahead. I downloaded it off the internet somewhere, so technically, it’s not mine… but such is life on the internet, eh?

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