Foo Fighters vs. Pitbull…OWR Wednesday Mailbag!

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21:  Rapper Pit Bull poses for a portrait during the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Caulfield/AMA2010/Getty Images for DCP) *** Local Caption *** Pit Bull

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Rapper Pit Bull poses for a portrait during the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/AMA2010/Getty Images for DCP) *** Local Caption *** Pit Bull

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Seeing the Foo Fighters close out Letterman got me thinking, is there any band or musician that seems to be in more places than the Foos?

It’s true that the Foo Fighters, and more specifically Dave Grohl apparently never turn down a gig. Especially Grohl, any time there’s a group of musicians on stage you can expect to see him on drums, playing guitar or just jamming from the sidelines. However, I see your Foo Fighters and raise you Pitbull. Here’s a guy that turn any get together into an event just by stepping on stage. How can not love this guy? His tidy non-committal style, energy and movement (oh, and I guess his singing) can be enjoyed each night somewhere (usually televised). It’s not a party unless Pitbull is there and there are a lot of parties.

What would A-Rod have to do to be liked again?

For starters, I’m changing this to what would Alex Rodriguez have to do to just be liked by Yankee fans because just being a Yankee typically brings a lot of criticism. Here are a couple scenarios and how I believe people would react:

  1. Breaks the Home Run record – Result would be unchanged, maybe even more animosity.
  2. Save the lives of two people – Aside from the two families (presumably grateful), still a cheating juicer. (Note: If lives were saved by lifting up a car over his head because he was juiced it would only give critics more fuel).
  3. Buys hot dogs and sodas for all fans during a three-game home-stand – “What, no beers?” Yankee fans are the worst.
  4. Brings the Yankees a World Series – Full acceptance. You have to remember that WS rings are more important than their children to Yankee fans. Good luck A-Rod!

Is sports the only acceptable form of small talk among men?

Pretty much, yes. I guess you can always bitch about the weather, but yeah, sports is best. Beer is also good, but sometimes you find out that Jerry from Accounting likes the same beer you do and he’s a dick so it won’t ever taste the same. The worst is when people start talking about ailments. I once had someone show me a rash on their thigh. It looked like there was a live snake burrowing under his skin. I wanted to jump out of the nearest window. Please stick to sports everyone.

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