Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Um, No. I'm the Winner

Today, this headline popped up on my homepage:

Somali pirates attack French military flagship

Now, number one, shouldn't they have capitalized a few more of those words? Words like Pirates and Attack and Military and Flagship? Okay, just checking. Journalists often mess up grammar. But I digress.

The bigger issue is number two, YES! The pirates tried to attack the freaking Navy. Oops!

NAIROBI (AFP) – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000
tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday.

Doesn't this story just rock? It's kind of like when a bully starts in and Pedro's cousins come to offer their protection.

Or like when Stanley Yelnats gets the long buried treasure--right under The Warden's nose.

And, of course Karate Kid.

I still get chills when Eowyn saves the world. It's good in the movie, but in the book? Oh, my heart. It is amazing.

Everybody wants the ____(fill in the blank with your favorite synonym for "jerk")___ to get hosed like this.

What's your favorite example?


  1. If the purple chick gets voted off the Biggest Loser, that will be my favorite example. She lies & misleads & takes pleasure in it (or at least the show has twisted it to appear this way).

  2. In Goonies, when Sloth stands up to his family and saves the day! HA!