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It’s National Dysfunction Day; Brit Hume to Buddhists: “f#@$ YOU”

I’m going to blog…BECAUSE I CAN, THAT’S WHY!

I highly suggest you guys check out the comments to my previous post, as there have been some great insights and suggestions from my friends and readers (click here). There are a lot of films from the last decade that I’ve been dying to see that I’ve been putting on the backburner, particularly “Children of Men” and “City of God,” and if I had seen them they most likely would’ve found their way onto the list. Another example is “Primer,” which I saw for the first time last night. If I’d done the list now that would definitely be on there.

I also discuss why films I did see, like “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “V for Vendetta” among others, didn’t make the list. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.


It seems today like everything’s dysfunctional. My twitter friends feed is a laundry list of customer service nightmares, job-related conundrums, angsty ruminations about current events, and Brit Hume going full-bore missionary on Tiger Woods.

Which is just so…weird. Not just offensive, or inappropriate, or ridiculous. Weird.

Think about all the terrible things that happen in the world, which as a cable news commentator he has made statements on for Fox News. Of all these tragic events and occurences, Brit has decided that the professional golfer is his breaking point. You can have terrorist attacks, natural disasters, familial discord, and a nation so divided by its polarizing obsession with turning politics into a high school football game that it threatens to erase the existence of a greater good on any level. But if a professional athlete cheats on his wife multiple times, Brit Hume will crack under the pressure and demand a baptism.

Brit Hume: Doing everything he can to make Glenn Beck look sane and thoughtful.

We’ve known of Brit Hume’s faith for some time now, and he’s never been one to shy away from letting you know on which point he resides in the political spectrum. However, I don’t ever recall seeing such stern, solemn, and deathly serious statements regarding faith and Christianty coming from him until Tiger Woods decided he was going to bang a few porn stars.

On a side note, if you can’t trust emotionally damaged young girls who are so starved for attention and affection that they are willing to be filmed performing unspeakable and demoralizing sexual acts to keep a secret, than who CAN you trust. Am I right, guys?


It’s possible that Brit just became born-again himself, and that while he was always a Christian to some degree, he has only recently come into a renewed sense of faith and duty in Christ. There’s also the possibility that he identifies with the situation Woods now finds himself in more than with any other sports/media/political figure due to either his own personal past or that of a loved one.

Most likely, though, Brit is just one of thsoe individuals whose faith and spirituality only seem to shine through when a greater number of eyes are on them than usual. After all, Tiger Woods was the biggest news story of 2009. Sure, there have been bigger news stories that he’s covered on live television, but maybe he thought it would be inappropriate to use it as a means to further his own (questionably) spiritual agenda, even if some of us would find it a lot more appropriate to express a hope that the faithful pray for victims of a tragic event rather than use a celebrity’s wandering johnson to alienate and insult one of the largest religiuos communities in the world.

All I know is, Brit wasn’t throwing himself on Fox News saying that John from “John and Kate Plus 8” needs to convert to Christianity and look to Jesus Christ instead of Ed Hardy for salvation and forgiveness. Or maybe he did, which would make him even crazier. Sorry Brit, looks like you’ve found yourself in a no-win situation.

It’s sort of like doing a pictorial with Annie Liebovitz. You can make great strides in your career, and get to a point where you’re highly regarded and sought after for your talents. But, in the end, you’re going to do something stupid and she’s just going to make you look like a convicted rapist.


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  1. Ed
    January 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Most Christian churches wouldn’t give you a phrase as convenient as “born again” for their converts. That’s only said when you’re baptized for the first time or re-baptized as an adult, which is something that Baptists and certain evangelical churches (not necessarily all of them) do. His Wikipedia article says he’s an Episcopalian. If that’s still true, then they wouldn’t be re-baptizing him, and we’ll have to come up with something less catchy for any increased interest in faith.

    • January 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

      Which makes it even stranger, as I haven’t known any Episcopalians to come across as that aggressive in reference to their desire to see others convert. He’s an Episcopalian, but his language and approach was very evangelical (hence why I half-jokingly asked if he was recently “born again” himself and/or is a recent convert).

      Most likely, he’s from a region where Episcopalians tend to be more evangelical in their approach.

      Regardless, as a convert to Episcopalian (since he identifies as Buddhist), Tiger would be baptized into the church.

      How about ex-Humed?

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