What A Week
Louisville’s Weekly Zeitgeist Radar
Had you completely given up on anything remotely positive or worthy of praise coming from Metro Hall? Well, put on your hell skis and get your brunch drank on, because Metro Council just moved up Sunday liquor sales at restaurants from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. The only downside is that you no longer have an excuse to sleep in to avoid the DTs.
The biggest laugh at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner came at the expense of our charismatic senior senator. Expressing incredulity at the suggestion that he just have a beer with Dr. No to charm him, President Obama replied, “YOU have a drink with Mitch McConnell!” McConnell’s campaign was also caught paying for fake YouTube views of a new video ad. Maybe Mitch will find someone he can pay to drink with him.
True to his word, Rick Pitino got tatted up to commemorate his team winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The Cards coach visited Tattoo Salvation in the Highlands, where lifelong U of L fan Adam Potts inked a “champ stamp” on his upper back. The only downside: Photos of the tattoo in progress were widely circulated online, temporarily blinding onlookers who gazed upon The Rick’s pasty freckled flesh.
Veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out as the first openly gay male athlete currently on a major American sports team. The only news topping that was the near universal outpouring of support by fellow NBA players saluting his courage. The only former NBA player to react like a homophobe was Larry Johnson, best known for dressing like a woman in Nike commercials. Life is strange, and rapidly getting better.