"DON'T TASE ME BRO...DON'T TASE ME!!!"
this should probably disturb me slightly, but you know what? i laughed my ass off when i saw it.
there, i said it it.
it probably didn't help that andrew meyer, the "victim", is a student at the university of florida, which means that i was actually pulling for the cop to shock him with the taser solely out of my hatred for all things UF.
i'm sorry, but this punk deserved it. something tells me that this dude has a history of stirring up trouble to bring attention to himself and i haven't a doubt in my mind that he orchestrated this whole thing to further whatever his cause is. if you watch the video you almost get the impression that dude was hoping to get the taser. hell, he was virtually asking for it. it also almost seems as if whoever captured the video of this was fully expecting it all to go down. i'll bet my last 5 bucks that dude went into that auditorium with a complete scheme to interupt john kerry's speech, barrage him with nutfuck questions about secret societies and the like, while one of his buddies films the whole thing so that he could release it on youtube. and i love how the people in attendance, largely a liberal crowd of kerry supporters more than likely, break out into applause when the cops break out the hammer on the douche.
if i were a cop working this beat and had asked him to leave this event, which was a benign speaking engagement by john kerry mind you, and he resisted to the point that he did, i would have tasered his bitch-ass as well. squarely on the nuts.
fuck him, he got what he deserved! my only wish was that this could have been tim tebow.
rita benson leblanc profile in conde nast portfolio
the future of the new orleans saints just might be in the hands of a 33 year old cajun woman born in houma, louisiana, rita benson leblanc, saints owner tom benson's granddaughter. there's a profile of her in the current issue of conde nast portfolio.
here she is with drew brees and reggie bush. and yeah, i'd totally hit it...
here's a large excerpt from the rather expansive article...
To the people of New Orleans, the story of the Saints is less hagiography than a Star Wars saga in which Benson LeBlanc plays Luke Skywalker to Tom Benson’s Darth Vader. “Rita has given the Saints a softer image,” says Anne Milling, founder of the Women of the Storm, an organization that brings members of Congress to New Orleans to see the challenges still faced after Katrina. Benson LeBlanc is one of the group’s prime movers. “She’s sincerely grateful that New Orleanians have sustained the team through many years of losing. Her grandfather may have felt that with his heart, but he never showed it.”
In the hurricane’s frantic aftermath, Benson LeBlanc was thrust into a pivotal role in management. During the past two years, she has driven the N.F.L. franchise with the shakiest economic base into profitability. Before Benson LeBlanc, the Saints were known mostly for their struggles on and off the field. “It was coach versus player, or player versus player, or management versus the public,” says chef Emeril Lagasse, owner of three New Orleans restaurants and a Saints season-ticket holder for two decades. “All that has changed with Rita. She’s like a magnet that connects with people. She’s a rarity in pro ball.”
For St. Rita’s next miracle, she has to find a way to keep the Saints in town.
The N.F.L. has long been an old boys’ club packed with old men. Only a handful of the 32 teams are run by women, and Benson LeBlanc is the youngest. Still, her gridiron C.V. is more impressive than that of almost any of the ancient members, including her grandfather. She spent her high school and college summers interning in various league offices. In 2001, after graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in agribusiness, she started working for the Saints, for whom she did everything from distributing press credentials to logging stats into computers for coaches.
Benson LeBlanc says her dream job is to be an antiquarian-book hunter. And she reads constantly. Recently she found personal resonance in Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence’s Pompeii: The Living City, which re-creates the bustling life in the Roman town before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. “It’s very difficult to react quickly to complex crises,” she says. “I found it helpful in the context of our business planning to be proactive so that our people could prepare for unforeseen obstacles.” Prepped in large part by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the Saints were ready for Katrina. “We always had a plan,” says Benson LeBlanc, who was actively involved in all phases of the team’s evacuation. Her energy seems inexhaustible. “She has been kind of round-the-clock since she was a kid,” her grandfather says.
The oldest child of Renee Benson and Russell LeBlanc, Rita was born in Houma, a Cajun outpost in southeast Louisiana perhaps best known as the setting for the Swamp Thing comic books. When she was still an infant, her family moved from the bayou to San Antonio and then to a ranch in nearby Johnson City, the birthplace of Lyndon Johnson. She was eight years old in 1985 when her grandfather—a banker, car dealer, and New Orleans native—purchased the Saints from original owner John Mecom for $70 million. During Mecom’s stewardship, the Saints went marching in place for 18 seasons. They never had a winning record and finished last in their division seven times. The low-water mark came in 1980, when the “Aints” won only one of their 16 games and thousands of embarrassed and enraged fans showed up for home games wearing paper bags over their heads.
you can read the full article here if interested...
portfolio profile of rita benson leblanc
my buddy copyranter posted this on his blog last week. september the 11th might not be a good day for the band clap your hands and say yeah to play a gig anywhere in new york city.
leave bill belichick alone!!!
the hysterically crying britney fan ain't got nothing on this new england patriots fan.
vid via deadspin
a preview of what the LSU tiger defense will do to the south carolina cock quarterback on saturday
Tuesday, September 18, 2007