Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Jack Kevorkian, a true American hero. Nadal trumps Federer again. And another ridiculous product

Jack Kevorkian died Friday.

I think he really was a true American hero. “Dr. Death” wasn’t popular with everyone, and I do understand a little bit why some people have initial objections to euthanasia.
But this man was a hero because he was a doctor who believed in helping people, and stopping suffering.

What could be more humane, and more compassionate, then watching someone suffer in unspeakable pain, and helping them end that pain?
This is no “murderer” as some people have called. I could not feel more strongly that euthanasia should be legal. When your life is so far gone that all that’s keeping you alive is the constant pain you’re in, why force someone to live that way?
Kevorkian helped end the agony for 130 people, and for that he was put in jail for eight years. You can’t find too many doctors with more courage than he had.
Knowing the consequences, he spent the last few decades of his life trying to be compassionate.
Al Pacino did a superb job playing Kevorkian in the HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack.” a few years ago.
The real guy was even better. R.I.P, Jack Kevorkian. The world is a better place for you having been  a part of it.

**Rafael Nadal, maybe one of the top five players of all time, won another French Open Sunday, in an absolutely beautiful performance over my man Roger Federer.
Nadal won his sixth French Open title with a four-set win; Federer totally had a chance to win this match; he was up 5-2 in the first set before faltering.
The worst part about this win? Once again, anti-Fed people will wonder how he can be considered the greatest player of all time if he can’t beat Nadal regularly.
Again, I think it’s a ridiculous argument. Not being able to beat one player doesn’t take away the man’s dominance over everyone else, and Federer has won 16 Grand Slam titles.
Sixteen!

Still, a couple more wins over Nadal would make me feel better.

**Finally, you know how I love ridiculous products. So may I present you, the ostrich, a mini-sleeping bag contraption for you to take a power nap at work.

Yeah, your co-workers wouldn’t think badly of you for dragging that thing under your desk. Not even George Costanza would use this thing.