Sunday, February 14, 2010

Reflections on Two Men in the Media

Why I Dislike John Mayer

A general rule of respect for loved ones and former flames is to keep private things private especially if you’re a huge star and saying it to a Rolling Stone’s reporter.

Mayer must have missed this memo. When he talked about his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson he said the following.

“That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren't good for you if you do lots of them. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me... Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm...

“There are people in the world who have the power to change our values. Have you ever been with a girl who made you want to quit the rest of your life? Did you ever say, "I want to quit my life and just fuckin' snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to fuck you, I would start selling all my shit just to keep fucking you.”

Mayer also mentioned how porn isn’t deep enough for him and how he dreams of one day writing porn. He also mentioned how Jennifer Anniston didn’t understand Twitter and thought it was a distraction. His reasons for their breakup, as he said it, he needed to be 32.

Jenny McCarthy had it right when she tweeted, “Any chick celeb that drops her pants for John Meyer now must be A. Desperate B. Have a raging STD. C. As dumb as nails. D. All of above.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Why I Love Apolo Ohno

The short track speed skater celebrity seems humble and driven. Both qualities I admire.

On Saturday, Ohno won his sixth Olympic medal when he achieved a silver in the 1500-meter race. He could go on to be the most decorated winter Olympian if he wins more races. The 2010 Olympics are Ohno’s third.

Besides being a hotshot athlete, Ohno has an admirable life attitude. I follow him on Twitter and find myself in awe reading his tweets.

These are a few of his tweets:

“Good morning! I wake up feeling that the impossible means nothing-there is no limits, have no fears, & of course: reach for the unreachable.”

“Do not ask if you will win or lose. that is not your account, rather, 2 carry the struggle further is what is important. I have no regrets.”

“I am ready. No regrets, No fears, no hesitation. Enjoying every minute. I'll give my all for USA. And smile every step of the way. :-)”

I don’t know if it’s the joy of seeing the mind of a strong Olympic athlete or the way he seems so poised and humbled: Either way Ohno is my favorite.

By Sarah Larson

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