Steve Jobs and Sarah Palin
Steve Jobs. In spite of my ignorance of his existence until after his passing, this man is our homie of the week. His list of achievements with technological advancements in this world is probably the same length as that of Benjamin Franklin, if not longer. He used to kill time at Hewlett-Packard as a teen and design games at Atari until he and Steve Wozniak began Apple Computers. The Steves were credited with making a computer more user-friendly, designing a smaller and less expensive device. Then, leaving Apple after a few less successful products, Jobs bought a company from George Lucas which later became known as Pixar. Because of this, he became Disney’s largest share holder five years ago. Umm, are you kidding? In 1997, Jobs returned to Apple, and we all know the awesomeness that has resulted from the last decade and a half.
Like I said, I had no idea who this particular man was until he passed away last week, but nonetheless I have grown to appreciate him after even the briefest of research. ‘Homie’ of the week goes to Steve Jobs for having revolutionized the revolution.
Sarah Palin is about the medium-sharpest tool in the shed. I mean, clearly, she’s not completely stupid. But I really really think she might max out at the local level. Some personalities, opinions, and senses of humor are only appreciated regionally. That being said, Mrs. Palin may have had a better time staying Russia-adjacent. She has become a perpetual laughing stock of the nation and, aside from a loyal band of only semi-crazy followers, has not progressed very far in the political world. Lately, Palin is more of a personality that shows up unexpectedly, says nothing of real value, and then is gone just as quickly as she came, usually leaving people bewildered, wondering what the hell she just said.
Recently, Sarah asked a judge to extend a restraining order against a father-son duo who threatened the lives of all things Palin. I know, I know… death threats are not necessarily indicative of professional failure. Sometimes they can be indicative of the opposite, in fact. But when the only true, tangible success lately has been a book you wrote about the moose you saw in your backyard, I’m going to say that stalkers are not indicative of immense success.
Whether it’s ranting about the Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street or asking for more security, I’m going to say most of the thoughts that cross this woman’s mind are invalid.
Sarah, you are the ‘Jackhole’ this week. May you be laughed right out of -ANY- office.