Hugging the cactus

This is an expression, and a great one.

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I can’t take credit for inventing.  I should, but I won’t.  Robert Downey Jr made it up in reference to Mel Gibson.  It means, basically, public penance.  Or, just penance.  The old phrase was ‘in the dog house’.  Iron Man was saying that Mel Gibson has suffered enough.  He has ‘hugged the cactus long enough’.  You know, I think he may be right.  That isn’t for me to decide.  Well, it is and I have decided he has hugged enough.  I am not writing about that, though.

So, in closing, remember I have invented this and you should use it often.  What else have I brought you, the unwashed masses?  Snain, Newstainment, the phrase ‘on it like a bonnet’ and a ten key pad on a laptop.  All have come to fruition, and I came up with all of them!

* update – in retrospect, Mel had not hugged the cactus nearly enough. Sometime after this, he was caught saying to his girlfriend (at the time of the recording, this was his girlfriend.  I can imagine how you might say things about or to an ex… but this is his gal) “look at that dress.  I hope you get raped by a pack of niggers.”  There are too many things wrong with that sentence to even begin to break down.  Back to the cactus, Mel.  I can’t ever forgive or forget you saying something like that.


My beef with Nancy Grace

You may notice I have been taking Nancy Grace to task recently.  I do not attack people for no reason, honest.  I want to explain why, because I owe that to you. So, why do I hate Nancy Grace?  Because she gets all up in arms about rape victims and missing babies and wife beaters.

That is journalism?  That is hack journalism.  Know why?  Because EVERYBODY hates rapists and kidnappers.  Her target is audience is… uh… everyone.  Why not start a war against sadness or puppy dog beaters.   Yes, there is her new passion.  Nancy Grace fights for beaten puppies.

If she wanted to be courageous, she would tell the story of the puppy kickers.