Monday, July 28, 2008

Idiots and some side notes.

Wow, very rarely am I moved to speak much less write of the cruelty of man but in this case something struck a nerve. I was reading Johnny's Blog over at Fat Guy in a Little Coat and he describes an instance where he was mocked by extremely fit guys while he was running. Now this just bothers me. I know this is the fear so so many overweight people. Most of us have already dealt with being made fun of for a very long time. When we are on the road to health the last thing we need is to be mocked during our efforts to become fit. Luckily I have not had to endure this and I must admit that I thought maybe people were less cruel and actually silently applauded the efforts of the overweight to get fit. I know that these to guys are in the extreme minority but I would just love to think that people are better than that.

Side Note: I went and checked out the The Dark Knight this weekend and I must admit to it being a very good movie. Maybe just a touch long, but it is my favorite Batman movie to date. I was a bit surprised with a few things, but not in a bad way. Overall I give it an A, and I would also say that Heath Ledgers performance was extremely well done. I am not sure about some of the Oscar talk, but well done none the less. The Joker was a insane and creepy as ever.

And side note #2: If you happen to live in KC or will be visiting and you play golf. You should book tee time at Swope Memorial Golf Course. It is a public course operated by the city and is in my opinion one of the top 2 or 3 courses in the city. It costs us $41 with a cart on a Saturday morning so that was a bargain compared to some of the more affluent courses around. The course is an A.W. Tillinghast design the opened on 1934. The course is short with many elevation changes and and rolling greens. It is very well maintained and everyone in my group was eager to go back. A word of caution though. Bring lots of balls as the tree lined fairways and thick rough will have you searching for wayward shots.


Kathy said...

All you have to do is look at the comments on political blogs to know that there are a lot of very cruel people left in the world. There are those out there who enjoy building themselves up by tearing down anyone who is different than them whether it is their weight, the color of their skin, or their gender. I, too, have been fortunate that I haven't been ridiculed in that least not to my face...and I guess the only thing that we can do is pity them because they must be very sad and insecure people.

Andrew is getting fit said...

There are some right tossers out there but fortunately I've never run into them.

From what I understand women have it a lot worse.

new*me said...

i am fortunate enough to have not encountered people like that since Jr. High. I think those who taunt others are very sad inside. Life is too good to be down on others!

Johnny said...

Thanks for this post, Matt. I was mildly irked, but it really did give me the motivation to keep on going harder than before. What can we say other than they're not worth our time? It's too bad they feel that'll definitely be too bad once I outrun them :)