Friday, October 12, 2007

Morning Wit

Well I aint gonna get to deep into the historical aspects of this day. I will day this, Columbus reached the new world and Private First Class Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg, Virginia was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery. The important thing to remember about Doss was he was a conscientious objector. Doss voluntarily put his life in the utmost peril during the bloody battle for Okinawa, saving dozens of lives well beyond the call of duty. War, battle, conflict with an armed enemy will bring out the best and worst in a human.

What I wanted to get to was this article about the homeless drunk that kicks some serious ass in chess. Read the article, it shows the duality of man in real world. Here is a man who can play chess with the best of em, but can't seem to overcome his vices. Dude is like Samuel L Jackson's character in Searching for Bobby Fischer.

And today also saw history in the making, if you didn't already know, Al Gore has won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Let the frothy conservative outcry come forth and spew hate and consternation! You know they will, but how many of them there right wingers have won an Academy Award and a Nobel Peace Prize? In the same year no less. I tip my hat to you Mr. Gore. Now about that run for POTUS...

3 comments:

Butterfly said...

what a stunning article. he sounds absolutely brilliant...it is so disheartening that sometimes our vices in life take over. it's quite sad, but he sounds like he's comfortable with it.

and kudos to mr. gore as well...what a spectacular accomplishment!

happy day to you mr. wit!

Historical Wit said...

No No, happy day to you.

Anonymous said...

I must admit that most of the "brilliant" individuals that I have encountered in my life have had substance abuse issues.I chalk this up to one thing: Boredom.It could be the boredom of the tediousness of day to day life, or the boredom of dealing with the dolts that overwhelming make up the majority ( present company not included).