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Monday, January 04, 2010

Idiots In The News: Gilbert Arenas

Apologies for not posting this earlier, but on general principle I refused to lead Social Angst into the New Year reporting on idiots and their foolishness. I finished this Idiots In The News story on Gilbert Arenas yesterday, but for some odd reason (I'm going to call it fate) Blogger failed to save it.  So instead of giving any more time to this story, I'm just going to link you to the details of Arenas and his excellent exemplification of true idiocy. 

I'm not a fan of guns.  I feel they bring out the idiot in most people.  Segue Gilbert Arenas and his decision to brandish several firearms in the locker room of the Verizon Center.  All I'm going to say on the matter is this: after a year when law enforcement took a keen interest in the unlawful behavior of athletes - cue Plaxico Burress/Michael Vick - why in the world would Arenas risk his career and his freedom in this manner?  I really believe that before these pro-athletes become rookies they should be required to do a three month stint at a regular 9 to 5 job - flipping burgers, making copies, standing in line at Fed Ex and earning $14 an hour for their efforts.  Then maybe they could get some perspective regarding the extraordinary nature of their circumstances and think twice about the consequences of their actions before potentially throwing it all away over a silly card game. *sigh*

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