Where's Nelson Muntz when you need him?

Today is June 14, which besides being Flag Day, Tracy Lynn has declared International You Poke It, You Own It Day. It's a one day special where you too can get what you want.

You know, yesterday Fitรจna had a beautiful idea, where you talk about the first joy you remember. Over 100 people came to this page, yet not one person outside of current International Day team members shared a memory. Are you going to tell me that none of you have any joy you can remember? This isn't the first time, either. You people suck at comments. You don't want to leave them here? Fine. I can take it. But these people worked hard. Quit sponging off the websites like some Peeping Tom hiding in the bushes, and GO SHARE SOME JOY AND POKE SOME THINGS! (Preferably in that order.)

I got yesterday's problem with Audioblogger fixed, but I'm not posting any rant. Trust me when I say you wouldn't want to hear what's pissing me off right now. In fact, I don't see the point of anything brand new (except Monkey Barn, where we have updated "the List," and my blog, which finally has a name).

Instead, let's talk about some things in the news.

Ben Roethlisberger (quarterback of the Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers in January) got in a horrible motorcycle accident on Monday. The story is further magnified by the fact that Roethlisberger wasn't wearing a helmet (legally he wasn't required to, as Pennsylvania changed their law). This reminded me that 6 years ago my very first column was on helmets and seat belts. The writing is atrocious, and there are more inside jokes than you can shake a toothless head at. But the logic still holds up.

Take a trip down memory lane with #1 Exciting Investment Opportunities (even back then I was trying to get someone to pay me to do this. Sigh.)

As previously mentioned, today is Flag Day, and it reminded me that I wrote a stirring piece on flag burning three years ago today. Add to the day the fact that certain members of Congress are trying to bring back the Flag Burning Amendment to the Constitution, and I thought it'd be a great time to read my inspirational words: #130 Six White Stripes (And if my words aren't enough for you, there's a Nelson Muntz quote in the article!)

See you tomorrow, when I will finally unveil the next piece, perhaps the most important piece of the Hyperion Institute Empire (unless I'm so mad by then that I just rant into my phone for 3 hours; it's one or the other)


Skittles said...

legally he was required - PA state law requires people operating or riding a motorcycle to wear helmets unless they are older than 21 and either have been licensed for at least two years or have completed a motorcycle safety course approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Big Ben was not licensed nor did he take the course.

Sorry. Those are by boys - but Ben, what were you thinking?!?

Tracy Lynn said...

Noticed the sidebar, too. Don't hold back, H.
Plus, riding without a helmet is moronic. He's lucky he's not dead.

Hyperion said...

I've looked into this. I found the citation of what Dominique is talking about (http://usff.com/hldl/hlstatutes/pennsylvaniahl.html)

Dominique does have the law right, but not one story I have found mentions whether Ben was in compliance with this law.

It's possible, as he moved to Pennsylvania just over 2 years ago, but I have a hard time believing that the media would have missed this. Can anyone find a credible citation that he actually broke the law?

Hyperion said...

Dominique has sent me more stuff. For more on this, head on over to Monkey Barn

Sea Hag said...

I hope everyone found true love on Flag Day.

la diabla said...

I'm so confused. so here I am, commenting, just as you asked.