Saturday, September 30, 2006
Spending Saturday with Lincoln Hawk and Friends:
“The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it.”
-That is not sound advice. You are parading your child around in an 18 wheeler without legal consent from his mother. I am sure the divorce was tough, but they decided not to grant you custody for a reason. That reason being, you spend 18 hours a day in bars and on the highway. Now you finally have the chance to spend time with your son (illegally) and you tell him he needs to steal what he wants? His mother has spent years building a secure superego and you just destroy it. Also, the first part of that sentence makes little to no sense.
“Being number one is everything. There is no second place. Second sucks.”
-That quote is from Bob “Bull” Hurley. I wonder if the character was based on the actual Bob Hurley, head coach of St. Anthony’s High School basketball program. Either way, we do agree with Bob here, second does suck. Especially when second involves being tied with Toronto 12 games back and October vacations to Disney for the guy who is shattering the Red Sox single season home-run record.
“Drive truck, break arms, and arm wrestle. It's what I love to do, it's what I do best”
-That is sort of intimidating. At least he is doing what he loves to do, they say that is all that matters.
“What are you trying to do? I gave you custody of the boy, I signed papers, what more do you want?”
-I am not sure what she wants Sly, but I would guess that stealing her child and taking him on a 3 day, cross country, tour of dive bars and arm wrestling contests is not it. Put yourself in her shoes. You haven’t been around for 10 years Sly. 10 years! And you show up at his graduation in a massive truck and take off with him... right before she heads into surgery? You bring up the fact you signed papers and gave her custody of the boy. First of all, the boy has a name, it’s Michael Cutler (Although if I was Mike I would want Hawk to be my last name. That alone may get you laid 3, maybe 4, times in college). Secondly, if you were going to fight for your son, that would have been the appropriate time to do so. Instead you just signed him away. So maybe she wants you to deal with the facts of your reality. Maybe she wants you to get your life back on track. However, I can guarantee she does not want you to perform the stunt you are about to pull.
-Random “Over the Top” trivia brought to you by IMDB:
“John Wetton, lead singer of the rock group Asia, sang "Winner Takes It All" for the movie, but after performing the song, it was felt that his voice wasn't "mean" enough, so the song was offered to Sammy Hagar, whose version ended up being the one on the soundtrack.”
That would be a great phone call to listen in on. Telling Wetton his voice is not "mean" enough. Classic.