Tuesday, August 23, 2005

jenius

Is it just me, or is the word "genius" being thrown around way too much today? Apparently everyone today is a genius. Musicians, comedians, artists, and athletes alike are all widely acknowledged for their talents and declared geniuses.

RayFor instance, ever since the Ray Charles movie came out, and it became cool to pretend you listen to his music, people have been very generous with their assessment of the man's talent. Would somebody please explain to me how Ray Charles qualifies as a genius? Clearly it took a lot of talent for a blind guy to play the piano so well, especially when you consider how "coked up" he was half the time. But was he really a genius? No. Ray Charles was simply a very talented blind guy.

RayYou want to talk about a genius; the guy who invented the churro, that dude's a genius. I'd pay ten bucks to see a movie about that guy any day.

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5 Comments:

Blogger skh said...

JJ, really, you are the jenius. I'm glad to see your entry to the blogosphere and hope to be a random reader of your lazy posting. In the meantime, you can check out my recommendation of your blog here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger C-train said...

I bet that Ray Charles really did love churros. How can I be sure? Because eveyone has had the experience of being at a theme park where they smell the churro cart and are overcome with a craving for a churro. Since blind people have heightened senses of smelling and hearing Ray Charles would have been able to appreciate the aroma of churro'y goodness at a level that most people could not fathom.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

did you know that with your new face on the website you can jiggle your mouse wheel up and down and I almost think that you are blinking at me.

pretty profound isn't it?

Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger centuri0n said...

Your blog is funnier than mine.

However, you are wrong about Ray Charles, and therefore it balances out. :-)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger mrclm said...

Taco John's makes the best Churros. I prefer eating Churros while watching wrestling (it's real isn't it?) or water skiing. If you really want to step out on the edge, make your own churros, but add a small amount of blended up apple pie filling inside the tube. Some of your sharp cheddar over the top would be really good here too. A good side dish for your nachos.

Big Chris
Because I said so blog
mrclm.blogspot.com

Friday, August 26, 2005 1:42:00 AM  

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