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Friday, December 10, 2021

Clickbaited Again (Subtitle - Good Thing He Hadn't Driven Past Landover Mall)

Damnit!  After I had sworn that I wasn't going to be tricked into clicking on anymore of those clickbait items, I saw the following and clicked away anyway. 

I did so because I like Charles and enjoy listening to what he has to say.  Plus, I knew full well about some of his past gambling problems such as these stories  (click here) and here.  

Also, his classic "I am not a role model" statement from some years ago was recently back in the sports news following LeBron's grabbing-his-balls-incident.  (Ironically enough, for many years, LeBron has been praised for being such a good role model  (click here.)   However, he seems to have come around to Charles' stance on the matter and no longer cares if he is or is not viewed as a role model.  His grabbing-his-balls move would seem to confirm his new approach to being a role model (click here for story on that incident.))

But back to Sir Charles, I clicked on the link fully expecting to see something about him either admitting he has a gambling problem and how he is handling that, or maybe he had commented on the LeBron matter.  

But noooooo, I soon realized that the clickbait bubbas had sucked me in.  Here is what I landed on:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/sports-world-reacts-to-charles-barkley-s-surprising-admission/ar-AARCxkb?ocid=msedgntp

His daughter Christiana was named after a shopping mall that Charles saw when driving thru Delaware.  It left me a renewed resolve that when it comes to future clickbait items like this, I won't get fooled again.  However, I have said that before.

You know the Who's version of this but check out Eddie and Sammy's take on it:
Somewhat related to this is a Netflix movie Love Hard about a catfish dating bait and switch deal. Little Hallmarkey but not a complete waste of time if you want something light to watch. And yes, Die Hard figures into the title.

1 comment:

Jack D said...

Great cover!!