A mighty uproar came when this photo began popping up on Internet sites. (I found it on actor George Takei’s witty site). Takei noted that people have lost the ability to separate shrewd social commentary from cruelty because of political correctness. I find this illustration hilariously funny. We are all sorry for the problem of homelessness, but the cartoon points out the strange phenomenon of people willing to sit for days in front of a store to buy a $600 phone when many of them are jobless. It’s a cartoon about priorities and not a debasement of the homeless. Cartooning about social oddities often enlightens viewers to realize absurdity and societal change occurs because of it.
Hours after posting this photo with Honey Boo Boo and her family on Facebook, it became my most viewed item ever. The headline offered a challenge to describe the photo with one word only. The most common response was “Yuk.” After one week, the page views are about 8 million, “Likes” inched toward 40,000, and written responses blew through the 350,600 mark. Honey Boo Boo’s family reality show topped both Republican and Democrat presidential convention coverage in ratings, and is setting more ratings records each week. God help us all.
No matter how bad your last shot was, you should have Inner Peace knowing that a shittier one is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.
Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.
Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. Expensive clubs have been known to be partly made with this most unusual natural alloy.
Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.
The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.
A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent — or some similar combination.
All 3-woods are demon-possessed. Your Mother in Law does not come close.
Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water. See LAW 3.
The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.
Golf should be given up at least twice per month.
All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.
Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of the next group of three.
If it isn’t broke, try changing your grip.
It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 8.
Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.
Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.
It’s not a gimme if you’re still 4 feet away.
The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.
You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time.
Every Time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make a double or triple bogey to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.
If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to use it to lay up just short of a water hazard.
There are two things you can learn by stopping your back swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: 1.- how many hands you have, and 2.- which one is wearing the glove.
A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.
Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.
(via email from someone who wished they’d been golfing instead of working)
Parks & Recreation actor Adam Scott breaks down Vanilla Ice’s only hit.
I tried to take it out of context but was told I couldn’t accomplish that on my own.