Men. Just Men. And Mel Gibson.
I have had a few posts recently featuring pictures with women, and of course, I received a few comments saying things like, "I like seeing pretty girls. However, I like handsome men, fully clothed, just as well."
And I think that's really fair. After all, this is a blog which responds to reader input. At least if the input is to use good looking pictures of any kind.
Nature images would be fine, too, just haven't found any use for them.
So I thought I'd write about the gentleman in the picture. Problem was that I couldn't come up with anything to say about him.
Then I realized there is another gentleman who has caused a storm in Hollywood.
I hesitate bringing him up, but with the reasonable objective of combining good looks with an unusual story he'll have to do.
Yep, I knew you'd react.
If you read things on the internet, Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic faux-pas is the biggest scandal to hit Hollywood ever since Michael Jackson's child molestation case.
As for me, I'm using him because I think he is good looking and my readers are begging for nice looking men.
Then again, he also allows me to write about more serious stuff.
So back to the issue.
Apparently Mel got caught drunk driving, and yelled a few, not so pretty, words to the arresting officers. Very, hard-core anti-Semitic things.
Then came reports that Mel's father denied the Holocaust.
And that's what it took to set Hollywood on fire.
Mel has issued a heartfelt apology. Some believe it, some don't.
Those who want him to atone for his sins have proposed various remedies. And here's where things get interesting.
The toughest one I read about was proposed by comedian Joy Behar. Speaking Wednesday morning on chat show 'The View,' she said that Gibson 'needs to be welcomed into the Jewish community by a public circumcision.'
Another creative proposal was "Three months acting as a tour guide - along with his father - at Auschwitz, where they will take visitors through the concentration camp, paying special attention to the spa; fitness and aromatherapy center; and breakfast buffet areas."
I've been to the Auschwitz camp and I can assure every reader that you should go, too. Puts life in perspective and also humanity. In fact, I never thought anything like that could happen again. That people would have learned the lesson of not listening to demagogues.
But I was wrong.
Right now we have Hezbollah calling for the extinction of the Jewish state.
And while I think both parties have recently behaved in a manner that doesn't help anyone, I do believe every people deserve their own homeland. That goes for Arabs as well as Jews.
And I think it is chilling, when various groups and countries have as their long-term objective to annihilate another state and another people, such as Israel.
And that is one good reason to write about Mel Gibson's comments.
Because we should never forget what happened and that it can happen again.