March 8th, 2011

Scott Adams Becomes Charlie Sheen

Dilbert Writer Scott Adams really should have thought twice before he made this blog post about anti-male bias in the world.

Some choice quotes:

"The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently."

and

"Generally speaking, society discourages male behavior whereas female behavior is celebrated."

and

"Women will counter with their own list of wrongs, starting with the well-known statistic that women earn only 80 cents on the dollar, on average, compared to what men earn for the same jobs. My readers will argue that if any two groups of people act differently, on average, one group is likely to get better results."

and

"Women will point out that few females are in top management jobs. Men will argue that if you ask a sample group of young men and young women if they would be willing to take the personal sacrifices needed to someday achieve such power, men are far more likely to say yes."

Have fun with this.

Deep Thoughts

I'm sorta confused by the news reports that Phil Collins is retiring from music.

When, exactly, was what he was involved in considered music?

It's sorta like if Christine O'Donnell announced that she wasn't going to become a porn star.

Blinded By The Light

Ok, when I insist that certain blind items are not really blind there's always someone who says "I can't figure it out."

But, here's one that is so not blind that it practically has Superman's X-Ray Vision.

I will be stunned if anyone over age five could not figure out what this item is talking about.


BlindGossip – So, now that the lead has been fired, there’s no more show, right? Wrong! It’s much too valuable a brand to simply abandon. So a decision has already been made that the show will go on.

And, yes, they will be recasting the lead (although they may introduce him as a new character)!

The showrunners are trying to make this all happen very quickly (within the next week) so that they can capitalize on the publicity, and get people excited about the new actor. They also want to send a very clear message to any other prima donna actors out there: you are all replaceable.

In case you’re wondering, the four top candidates for this part are well-known male actors who are all over the age of 30, who are all believable as rogues, and – most importantly – who have a history of being consummate professionals. Walking into the lead role of a top-rated show can be daunting, but, frankly, any of these four guys could easily pull it off.