My 2 bits on the bullying suicide that just happened.
When I grew up there was bullies, you know, the kids on the playground that thought it was fun to shove, insult, and berate other kids. This has always happened. Now that I am an adult, I wish more was done to prevent it, or at least punish the kids that did it.
Fast forward to today, there are still bullies, that hasn’t changed, but what has changed is social media. Back when I grew up there was no texting, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, etc. Now bullying can be a lot worse because of this. Case in point, a kid gets bullied and it gets videotaped, within seconds it’s on the internet for the world to see. If the kid wasn’t embarrassed enough from being bullied, it is now way worse because the world knows.
This gal that committed suicide, is a very tragic end, but I really think this could have been prevented. She had tried to kill herself before, and she didn’t get help. Why didn’t her parents help her out? If I found my kid drinking bleach, I sure as hell would want to find out why and get it fixed ASAP. This gal tried a couple times in the past to commit suicide, and no one helped her, and the first finger I point is to the parents.
That is my opinion, not yours.
Lance Armstrong. Yet another prolific sports figure getting caught doing drugs. To me this isn’t a big deal, the big deal is that people seem to turn a blind eye because he has raised over half a billion dollars for cancer research. You don’t get it, if Lance Armstrong hadn’t of won the 7 Tour De France races, he would be a nobody, and no money would have come in.
Because he doped, he won the races, because he won races he became a millionaire, because he won races he was able to raise money for cancer. If he came in 10th place in each of the races, he would be a nobody. It is great that all this money has been collected for research, but stupid and naive people keep saying ‘but he has done so much for cancer research, who cares if he doped’. Hey, the guy cheated, used people, betrayed people, and threatened people, let’s just remember that.
If Jose Canseco (admitted doper) were to all of a sudden raise a bunch of money for some cause, would people ‘forgive’ Jose for his past ? I doubt it.
Check out this cool video clip...this dude is doing these stunts on a road bike.
What would be a blog post without the mention of some sort of heavy metal music ? Take a peek at GWAR doing a Kansas cover. I actually really the version they do.
Ryders Jokes of the Day
A blind guy on a bar stool shouts to the bartender, "Wanna hear a blonde joke? "In a hushed voice, the guy next to him says, "Before you tell that joke, you should know something. "Our bartender IS blonde, the bouncer is blonde. I'm a 6' tall, 200lb black belt. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2", weighs 225, and he's a rugby player. The fella to your right is 6'5" pushing 300 and he's a wrestler. Each one of US is blonde. Think about it, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke? "The blind guy says, "Nah, not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times. "