Heroes & Heels – January 2023

In pro wrestling parlance a heel is the bad guy, just in case you’re curious. Also, long-standing citizens of The Manoverse may remember that this is actually a reboot of a feature we did way back when, but follow-thru was always an issue. I’ll try to do better this time. 

Greta Thunberg 

Some folks might think that a teenage climate activist is inspiring or heartwarming. I disagree not only because her agenda is garbage, but also I don’t believe for one second that her thoughts & opinions are her own. She is bought & paid for, controlled by somebody somewhere. Also, she’s creepy as hell. Seriously, the girl looks like a Bond villain. At any rate, on January 17 Thunberg was allegedly arrested in Germany for some kind of stupid protest. Here’s the thing though…it was a publicity stunt 😂. There is video of her blithely posing for pics with the German cops before the “arrest”. Idiot. 

Ivan Provorov

I’m not a hockey guy. Never have been, never will be. I’ve tried, but watching the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs is about as much as I can take. Actually, it’s becoming more & more difficult to support any of the pro sports leagues, as they’ve become simps for political correctness & leftist woke culture, but it’s still possible to enjoy the games right now as long as one ignores the silliness. Anyway, earlier this month Provorov, who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers, received more media attention than he likely wanted, but not because of hockey. The NHL sponsored a Pride Night, with the expectation that all players would wear theme jerseys & utilize rainbow sticks in pre-game warmups. Provorov declined to participate, citing his religious beliefs. Good for him!! Predictably sports reporters & talking heads lost their shit, because they love groupthink & hate God. Look, I don’t care about your sexual preference. Live your life. Do your thing. I have friends of different persuasions, and as long as we all treat each other with kindness & respect it’s all good. What I do have an issue with is this whole “look at me” thing our society has embraced, wherein some folks don’t really want fairness & equality…they want to be celebrated & given special treatment. I have the kind of personality that rolls my eyes at people who draw attention to themselves, as I generally prefer to fly under the radar. 

Chelsea Handler 

I’ve never been a fan of “comedian” Handler. She’s simply not funny, and now we know she’s a moron. A couple of weeks ago, while a guest of Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Handler admitted that she thought…until she was 40 YEARS OLD 👀…that the sun & moon were the same thing. Y’all…I wish I was making that up!! Perhaps it would be prudent to mention that she grew up in New Jersey, so if anyone has friends there with children you might want to caution them about that apparently subpar school system. 

Medical Staff at University of Cincinnati Hospital & Paul Brown Stadium 

On January 2 Buffalo Bills DB Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a Monday Night Football game on live television. Now folks, I’m no medical expert, but I do have my opinions. However, that’s a can o’ worms we may or may not open on another day. Instead I am choosing to concentrate on the happy news that Hamlin is alive & well and recovering at home. I have no idea what his long term prognosis, short term limitations, or football future might be, but in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter. Hamlin is alive and has a future, and that is mostly due to the quick intervention of medical staff on hand in the stadium that night, as well as the care he received at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. I have spent way too much time in hospitals & dealing with medical professionals in my life, but kudos to them for the job they do saving lives on a daily basis. It’s no secret that otherwise healthy young(ish) people have inexplicably been dying suddenly the past couple of years, and most of those folks probably didn’t receive comprehensive medical care within seconds or happen to have an ambulance on the premises. I wish nothing but the best for the young man, and I sincerely hope he understands just how blessed he was in that moment.