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Monday, August 29, 2005
I've gotta have the bling

Nothing like a identifiable set of last words. Take the following into consideration.

Today, Serena Williams, amongst the top female tennis players on the planet, felt the absolute desire to wear gaudy, expensive earrings in her first round of the US Open. How expensive? Forty thousand dollars worth. Just to bring this to scale, her earrings are worth more than her opponent, Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan, has made in her lifetime competing in professional tennis.

Needless to say, one of her earrings fell out, which prompted the remainder of the attention of the match to that, and the cost.

Now, before I go any further, I would like to say, that as a top world athlete, I would assume that the lesson of grace being the better part of valour is a lesson that should have been learned by this point. One must be graceful in their defeats to learn from them and advance beyond.

Anyhow, after the match, Serena was interviewed, on court, through the loudspeakers, and was asked a question about her Preciousssss... erm, I mean earrings, and the issue of their cost outweighing the entire earnings of her opponents, dear, loveable Serena had but one thing to say.

"I've gotta have the bling."

Can you say OOOOOOOPS. Serena did, as soon as her brain re-engaged, prompted by the chorus of boos from the fans, you know, us loveable sods who don't have forty grand to blow on bling. Let alone having forty grand in the first place.

And I always wondered why I wasn't such a huge tennis fan.
neolithic pondered at 20:40
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