Had a wonderfully weird weekend.
On Friday I saw the Fort Worth Symphony's interpretation of Led Zeppelin. (Thumbs up.) On Saturday I attended a Polish 40th birthday party complete with a full, cooked pig on a skewer, potato vodka shots and, yes, a belly dancer. (Two thumbs up.) On Sunday I did something I haven't done in ages: Afternoon nap. (Thumbs down.)
Somewhere in between I finally saw Slumdog Millionaire. Eye-opening, thoroughly enjoyable and, yes, even thought-provoking.
There's this one sick scene that really got me to thinking ... about sports.
At one point an Indian kid makes a gruesome choice: In order to get his hero's autograph, he jumps 15 feet into a pond of human waste.
And so I wonder. Are there any athletes/people alive whose autograph is worth swimming in shit?
I'm certainly not a memorabilia geek - other than the unique Triplets photo and a signed Andre Agassi hanging on my wall, I got nada - and I can probably count the times I've asked for an autograph on two hands.
But, yeah, there's a list. Let's call it my "shit list":
1. Bjorn Borg
3. Jerry Seinfeld
4. John Wooden
5. Trent Reznor
6. Apa Sherpa
7. Muhammad Ali
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8. Lance Armstrong
9. Jon Stewart
10. Roger Federer
Let's see your shit list?