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According to The Humane Society:

However, if efforts to treat the illness or behavioral problem fail and the animal is not showing signs of recovery, some shelters may not have the resources to continue treatment and may not have access to a reputable rescue group or foster home. In some of these cases, euthanasia may be warranted.

Holtz has never been known for his raw intelligence or integrity. However, since first appearing as an analyst on ESPN Lou Holtz’ self-righteousness and ignorance of the world around him has only gotten worse. It has gotten to the point that even Mark May sounds like he’s making sense next to the wrinkly shell of a man that is Lou Holtz. Even fans of the programs that he led to prominence are losing their patience with the man.

College football fans, this is a tough thing to say and most likely even a tougher thing to hear. It is time for us to put Lou Holtz down. He’s lived a long and happy life and we loved him well. As they say on the farm though, he’s outlived his usefulness. It’s the only humane thing we can do.


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You may or may not know that Conan O’Brien did his last Late Night with Conan O’Brien show on Friday. O’Brien was forced out after only seven months (far and away the shortest time any host has ever spent on the show). He spent his last two weeks as host making life difficult for his soon to be former employer, NBC.

However, given the opportunity to say “whatever he wanted” about the situation, his former employer and life in general, O’Brien finally moved away from the jokes and the silliness for a serious moment.

Perhaps it’s the biggest sign of what O’Brien is talking about that the second thing that I thought about after hearing this speech, the first being, “What an incredibly classy, tactful, poignant and moving speech,” was “I seriously doubt any of these kids that are listening to this are going to take this speech to heart.”

I don’t necessarily agree that cynicism is more prominent now than it has been at other times. I try and stray away from being one of those folks who gets far too nostalgic about past times and how they were better than current times. I do, however, agree that cynicism, though I have my fair share of it, is disgusting and leads nowhere.

O’Brien is someone I respect, perhaps it’s only his on air persona but he makes people laugh and he seems full of joy. I suppose it’s because that’s how I fancy myself, full of joy and laughter. Often times, I’m not. I would hope that most that know me agree that I am. I believe that is a much more pleasant way to go through life than cynical and full of hate. Working at a restaurant has taught me that the people who attempt to enjoy life are generally the ones that are going to enjoy life.

I don’t think that O’Brien’s message is a complicated one. He’s simply asking that you bring more joy and smiles into the world than you bring cynicism and frowns.

“Please do not be cynical, I hate cynicism. For the record it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.”

Spectacular. And now for something completely different that actually pertains to our lives.


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