There’s a Bee in My Bonnet

OK.  I’m working on my column for today.  It’s about pranksters, you know jokesters.  Everybody knows one or two.  Anyway, I woke up at 4:30 this morning and started working away.  I took a few breaks to walk the dog, then wake Jared for school and make him breakfast.  By that time it was 7am and I turned on the t.v. only to be assaulted by a barrage of news stories about the Brandy-Bristol Dancing With the Stars controversy.  Can you say SORE LOSER?  PEOPLE!  PLEASE!  Give it a rest.

As my good friend would say, I have a bee in my bonnet over the amount of time and energy this thing has inspired so many people to waste (yours truly included). So I’m taking a short break from work on the column that I will post here later today in order to blow off some steam.  After this short diatribe, I will not discuss Dancing With the Stars until we see what unfolds during the finale.  OK.  So here goes.

DANCING WITH THE STARS IS NOT JUST ABOUT DANCING!  If it was, stars the likes of Cloris Leachman, Buz Aldrin, The SItuation, and Kate Gosslin would never be invited.  And let’s not forget Jerry Springer.  Jerry made no pretense about his motive for agreeing to join the cast.  He wanted to learn to waltz so he could dance with his daughter at her upcoming wedding.  Awwww.  Anyway, I don’t think there is a DWTS fan out there who would dispute this.  Jerry Springer is one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, dancers that has ever appeared on the show.  I’m pretty sure even Jerry would agree.  In fact, I distinctly remember Jerry actually begging television viewers not to vote for him, in spite of which, he hung around for more weeks than he should have.  Do you want to know why?  I’ll tell you.  It’s because DANCING WITH THE STARS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE DANCING!  It’s about the people.  Jerry Springer was as genuine as they come.  He was humble to the point of being self-deprecating and we regular people connect with that.  IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?  It’s like any other election process…most citizens of this great country do not cast their votes based on a candidate’s qualifications.  With all due respect, goodness knows if they did, the odds are we’d have a different president.

Till later today…

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