Monday, October 15, 2012

Bubba Has a Request

“None of us can help the things life has done to us. They’re done before you realize it, and once they’re done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what you’d like to be, and you’ve lost your true self forever.” ― Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night 

Many consider the above to be one of the most profound quotes in literature. It sprang to mind due to various situations some very fine people have found themselves in this past week. Does this mean we're given a free pass to do as we see fit? Obviously not, but before anyone cries unfit, insult, assault, or whatever particular "crime" they wish to accuse someone of, we suggest they look within themselves and ask what they did to precipitate those actions.


On the opposite side of the coin, we're constantly surprised at how many emails we receive defending a rapist/statutory rapist/hit-and-run driver/whatever. Those who communicate with us invariably state the offender isn't responsible because he/she was drunk. We have no doubt that most of those in these situations would not have committed the crime if they had not been under the influence of some mind altering drug, but they chose to drink/do drugs; they therefore must shoulder the blame for whatever crime they committed while under the influence.


Now for some lighter fare, our good friend Bubba Leroy Smuckpucker II gets fan mail. In fact, we think it may have just slightly gone to his head. He's stated he would like a photo to accompany his future blogs, but doesn't have one...or a digital camera (apparently the Dollar General in Dog Ear doesn't sell those new-fangled things). We're asking readers to send us a picture of Bubba. The photo can be one you've taken or one you've found online that isn't copyrighted. Send your vision of Bubba to: We'll debut Bubba's new logo when he next makes an appearance.



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