On October 6th I was doing what I do most Sundays; watching football and losing money. Fuck you Phil Rivers (it kills me to type that).
With the ridiculously unbalanced schedule of 10 (TEN) 1 pm games and two 4/4:25 pm games I was stuck watching the Packers-Cowboys game like most of America in the 4:25 pm slot.
As a blogger, when I'm not avoiding daylight, smoking reefer in my mom's basement or disappointing my father I'm watching sports. I like sportz and I don't care who knowz. Now that I have YoutubeTV I can pause live TV to take pictures and videos of my screen. You see, getting a picture or video of something funny or notable during a live sporting event is one of the easiest ways to get a viral tweet.
Maybe someday like the Strokes, amirite?
If you were staring at the tv screen instead of your phone on Sunday you too would've seen President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Ellen DeGenerous and Lindsay Bluth spending their Sunday afternoon in Jerry Jones' famous luxury box.
Other notable moment's from Jerry's box:
Obviously it was a big deal. I mean we're here right now and caused such a stir that Ellen had to address it on her fucking show.
If you didn't watch the video Ellen mentions that she was invited to the game by Charlotte Jones, daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and explains the whole day.
It's definitely not a foursome you would expect to see together on the links. I saw it in real time Sunday and tweeted it out. I just thought it was a funny group. You don't expect to see these people together. Lamb and Tunafish. Okay, I'll spell it out for you. Ellen is on the Mount Rushmore of famous lesbians (Rosie O'Donnell, Billie Jean King and Elenor Roosevelt complete it) and George Bush is a Republican with a v well-grown track record of being anti-LGBT, despite the fact his VP literally has an alphabet person as a daughter. Very hypocritical, I know!
Sadly, internet law clearly states these groups must hate each other like poison, no questions asked. Because of that, her action of sitting in a box at the Cowboy's game with someone who does not agree with her on everything did not go over well on twitter dot com. On GD #internationalLesbianday of all days!
Like all things there are basically two schools of thought. People who majored in the Iraq War and will not allow any sort of respect for George Bush to stand. Classic he said, they/them said.
Then there's the people who either see the beauty in this moment. That people with differing viewpoints aren't letting that stop them from living their life. That what makes us great is the ability to look past our differences. SLASH the hypocrisy of the left.
It's the perfect 2019 story and one that could not go unaddressed on DOL. I could not agree more with Ellen's sentiment even though I do see the complexity of this situation. I love these losers on twitter trying to be all self-righteous about Ellen sitting next to Bush. Like they would make a scene? It's like the same people who say "fuck fill in the name of a famous person" then ask them for a picture together the second they ever see them IRL. I know there is a big difference between Yankees and Red Sox fans being friends and offering an assistant coaching job on your son's little league team to the new child molester who just moved down the street that you met when he told you about said molesting as is legally required. But this has to be the one of the most ridiculous fake outrage things I've ever seen. Even if all the war criminal stuff that I should know more about is true asking her to make a scene in public and refuse to sit next to someone she considers a friend is such an awkward, uncomfortable ask out of somebody in a social situation. You do what we all do, take your lumps and move on.
I am by no means a Bush guy (in more ways than one) and still haven't fully ruled him out for knowing about 9/11 beforehand. George Bush is responsible for a lot of terrible things and even more terrible songs but at what point does this left-right divide stop? This is so much bigger than Ellen and W. This whole way people interact now because of Trump broken brain syndrome is not okay! It doesn't fix anything. It's just a merry-go-round of name calling and finger pointing. How are we supposed to get anything done if we refuse to talk to someone because of the color of their tie? Rings a bell of sorts.
It only makes things worse. Yelling at someone for associating with someone you disagree with isn't going to solve fucking anything. I tell the kids I see everyday how much easier their lives will be if they are just nice to people. It has never worked, but I keep trying. I will leave you with this. If you are mad at someone for saying be nice to EVERYONE, regardless of who they are, well then friendo you can kindly climb a Red Wood Tree and practice your cannon ball technique.