US Annual Deaths (CDC Data)
Tobacco - 435,000
LACK OF HEALTH CARE - 44,000
Prescription drugs- 27,000
Alcohol - 23,1900
Meth and Cocaine combined - 10,000
MARIJUANA - 0 (in recorded motherfucking history)
Parker said about scratching his retina: “I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I’ll be missing the start of the French team because I can’t do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops.”
Is anyone surprised that Tony Parker and Chris Brown are friends?
Also, if you google image “Tony Parker” it suggests to search “Tony Parker dunk” however only one picture is of Tony Parker actually dunking.
Transgender kids get help navigating a difficult path: Amber is one of an increasing number who are getting specialized care. The 12-year-old takes puberty-blocking drugs and hopes to have gender reassignment surgery at 16.
Amber, who is tall with ruddy cheeks and smooth skin, grew her hair and decorated her room with Hello Kitty wall decals, beaded pink curtains and a pink ballerina blanket. She started playing with makeup.
Jamie found the change and giving up his expectations for a father-son relationship difficult. But he saw that Amber was much more confident and happy. “As uncomfortable as it is for a father to see his son dressing as a girl, I knew we were heading in the right direction,” he said.
A monthly support group helped Michelle and Jamie. The parents talked about their feelings and traded information about schools, doctors and medications. “Being in the group has reinforced our thought process and the choices we are being forced to make,” Michelle said.
Photo: Amber was born a boy named Aaron. Last year, she started taking medication to keep her from going through puberty. “I can be who I am,” Amber said. “I can be a girl.” Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times
The Onion explains why so many Americans hate LeBron James:
-Skills second only to Kobe, touch second only to Bird, vision second only to Magic, and strength second only to Russell; therefore, pretty much a worthless second-rater
-Was supposed to be the next Jordan, but chose friendship over a monomaniacal obsession with winning bordering on mental illness
-Does this really annoying thing where he isn’t always playing on Team USA and is instead playing for the Heat so then you have to root against him
-Significant percentage of sports fans are jealous of his high school diploma
-Abandoned and gave up on Cleveland, albeit decades after the rest of us did
-Makes us feel guilty for never doing anything to make Cleveland better ourselves
-Dunked over the pope at last year’s St. Peter’s Basketbasilica Jamfest, even though the game was already out of hand
-Televising The Decision repelled and frightened the American public, most of whom have spent their whole lives trying to avoid making decisions
-Basically, it’s easier not to really think about it
I’d also like to add to this list:
-His receding hairline, besides being an easy target for crappy jokes, reminds us that even LeBron James has to deal with the inevitability of aging and the resultant loss of hair follicles.
-He is an African-American millionaire; that’s more than enough to piss some (racist) people off.
-He hasn’t cheated on his fiance (that we know of), been busted for drugs, been busted for anything, and he has yet to get fat or lazy during the off-season. Most Americans like a flaw-laden superstar along the lines of Shaq.
-He has two capital letters in his first name. Outrageous!
-He reads popular twee novels before and after games. Literacy pisses a lot of illiterate people off.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz
Happy Father’s Day to all who are fathers, may have a father, or had/know a father figure! Have a good one Laker fans and celebrate safely!