RSBS Digest: Badass

bat_catch.jpgI think that picture just about says it all.  Catch flying bat in one hand, gyroscopically protect beer in other.  There’s a pretty good chance he impregnated the woman in front of him during the process, too, because when you’re that badass, nothing can stop you.

You know what else is badass?  Tigers.  Sure, you can make all the jokes you want about the 2008 team that started off losing way too many games to the Royals or the 2003 team that lost 119 games.  The fact of the matter is, Tigers are badass.  You want proof?  How about a tiger killing a lion.  Yeah.  You don’t get much more badass than that.

Good journalism, though, means looking at both sides of an argument.  I have presented you with my understanding of badass but it’s hard to judge badassness unless you have seen its inverse as well.  You know, something that is not badass.  For instance, this:

Jeff & Allen 2.2009 019.jpgAnd with that I think we are all in agreement on what does and does not constitute badass.

Enjoy your weekend!



  1. phillies_phollowers

    Even the description of the tiger event was badass…” leaving the animal dying in a pool of blood.” Wow. The fact that they think the zoo is still safe for visitors despite having a tiger who can escape like Houdini and slay Lions is beyond badass…it is sheer stupidity. But the beer guy? Genius!


  2. blithescribe

    Tigers are badass. Got it. Great evidence. The Tigers are badass? Well, you have to admit, you really only cited evidence to the contrary by mentioning ’03 and ’08, the Tigers not being actual tigers and all. That photo? Yes, clearly much more “hey, you guys up for a beer?” than strictly badass. This blog however? Definitely badass, especially when the debate grows “heated”.

  3. raysrenegade

    If this had been a podcast, the theme from “Shaft” would have been playing in the background. Some say “badass” is an attitude, a lifetime achievement. Maybe it is just a simple as stepping up to the moment, doing the right thing, plus saving that cold adult libation for your own lips.

    Richard Roundtree and Samuel L Jackson both would be proud.

    Rays Renegade

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