A few months ago in Canada, two politicians from opposite sides of the spectrum decided to have a bit of fun with their political stripes and held a boxing match for charity. The Conservative boxer, Patrick Brazeau, an aboriginal Canadian who is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and at 37, is the youngest member of the Canadian Senate (Upper House). He is ex-military and at 5'10'', 183ibs, the tough scrappy native with a black belt in karate was the one betmakers favoured to win. His opponent, Justin Trudeau, Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party of Canada and son of Canada's most famous hippie Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, with his feminine locks, soft spoken cityslicker voice, and not to mention being a bit slighter build than Brazeau (6'2'', 180ibs) and a bit older (39) was figured to be about to get his clock cleaned.
The money went to charity and the personal bet between the men was for a haircut. Justin wagered his stylish curls vs Patrick's long hair (a proud element of his native heritage).
Brazeau started off strong but in the end, skill beat brute force, with Trudeau winning with the ref calling off the fight in the third round.
My question for my friends from South of my Border. Who would you like to see get in the ring? Who would win?
The Pope met with his Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel. "Your Holiness," said one of his Cardinals, Mr. Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths."
The Pope thought this was a good idea, but he had never held a golf club in his hand. "Don't we have a Cardinal to represent me?" he asked. "None that plays very well," a Cardinal replied. "But," he added, "there is a man named Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer who is a devout Catholic. We can offer to make him a Cardinal, then ask him to play Mr. Netanyahu as your personal representative. In addition to showing our spirit of cooperation, we'll also win the match."
Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made. Of course, Nicklaus was honored and agreed to play. The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the result. "I have some good news and some bad news, your Holiness," said the golfer.
"Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus," said the Pope.
"Well, your Holiness, I don't like to brag, but even though I've played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I have ever played, by far. I must've been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful, and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous.
"There's bad news?" the Pope asked.
"Yes," Nicklaus sighed. "I lost to Rabbi Tiger Woods by three strokes."
I think Obama vs. Bush would be very interesting. Both are about the same height and build, both are athletic. I think Bush is more athletic than Obama, but he's also older.
Obama's wirey. "Skinny guys fight 'til they're burger." Both are athletic. Obama is younger, probably quicker, and looks like he's got a longer reach. Bush strikes me as generally tougher, though.
It'd be worth watching.
I'm going to give the edge to W. He is rested up and spends time on the ranch working some good muscle groups. O is going to have the high stress levels which are aging him. He might be good for a couple rounds but I don't see him hitting as hard or lasting.
Maybe so. I think it'd be closer if you give O some time to recover from his Presidency. Bush has good reflexes, though ... dodged that shoe like a ninja. Honestly, I think it'd come down to who could literally take a beating for longer -- and I think Bush may have the edge in endurance.
I think there are better possible matchups than Obama and Bush, though.
I'd pay money to watch Sarah Palin vs. Sheila Jackson Lee, for instance. Sarah Palin is tough-as-nails ... I think there are guys on both sides she could take out. But, Jackson's a rough old broad, and you know she'd fight dirty. She'd hide a shank in her weave or something.
There's always the possibility of an epic slap-fight between Dennis Kucinich and Gary Bauer.
Bush hands down. Obama seems to lose his cool pretty easy while Bush never seemed to lose his (even when he was pretty much being called an idiot). Also, remember that shoe throwing incident? Two things I learnt that day. Secret service sucks (like if they can't take something as slow as shoe, fat chance they'll ever take a bullet). And two, Bush has some kick ass reflexes. Watch it in slo-mo. I would have totally got a shoe in the head. Also once again the man was cool as ice.
+1. BHO couldn't whip Peewee Herman. Might out run Bush though. Being from Kenya and all.
Who wouldn't like to see a Janet Reno in her prime take on all comers.
Janet Reno v. Kathleen Sebelius v. Nancy Pelosi
3-way cage match.
Those two wouldn't stand a chance against the beast. I hope to god that the inclusion of mud doesn't mean there will be any less clothing being worn by the participants or my mechanical pencil will be placed firmly deep into my eye socket.
I was thinking thongs and tube tops...