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Friday, May 20, 2011

Charles Barkley-You gotta love him...

I was listening to sports radio, Tuesday, while on another marathon vehicle surveillance (can't feel me knees anymore) when an interview came up with basketball legend/Michael Jordan confidant/TNT announcer, Charles Barkley.  Since it was with ESPN radio, the sycophantic sportscasters were gushing all over him and pushing the TNT broadcast that he would be on.  They asked the enviable question concerning his contribution to  Basketball and American society in general.

Charles said this, "I am just an entertainer.  I always say that there are only five real jobs.  Doctor, Police Officer, fireman, teacher and the military.  The rest, while nice, aren't necessary.  I am an entertainer.  I hope that for a few hours I can let people get away from their problems but my job has never been important."

Wow, can't argue with that.  I wish the rest of society would wind that swiftly into the clockwork in their heads.  But my hopes are not high.

Ephesians 4:11
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,

Addendum:  I wish I could fully embrace Charles except for the: drunken driving, gambling problems and driving around looking for a "blow job" (Dec 31, 2008).


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