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Wednesday
Apr112012

Yes, Bubba Did Call Piers Morgan A Pr%$k

Newsbusters has the transcript of the exchange that will warm Commissioner Mother Teresa's heart:

After some laughter, Morgan said, “I heard that was the reason. I generally was, wasn’t I?”

“Yeah, for sure,” Watson said.

“You just like me being a prick?” asked Morgan.

“Yeah,” shot back his guest.

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Bubba is coming off in these interviews much better than I thought he would.
04.11.2012 | Unregistered Commenterraggededge
Reminds me of the old George Carlin bit about how on TV, you can "Prick your finger, but not finger your prick"
04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
advertisement on side of bus in London: nurse, I told you to prick his boil, not boil his .....
04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett
@raggededge: Okay raggededge, ready to go to school and learn something? Your comment, "Bubba is coming off in these interviews much better than I thought he would" is very revealing--not so much what it conveys in print but what is unsaid. What is unsaid is that you think he was going to come across much more poorly than you first thought. Which, logically, means you thought less of him then and more of him now. Which carried a degree further means you either didn't put much thought into how BW would fare in meeting the press so to speak or you simply thought he'd do porrly, both of which speak to your inability to think or desire not to think. A better way to communicate your observation would've been to take yourself out of it per se and simply give BW a compliment with an opinion rider, ergo: "IMO BW comes across very well in these interviews." Simple, concise, plain. You come across smart and complimentary rather than otherwise. You're welcome.
04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMs Pedantic
Ms. Pedantic: I suspect that raggededge said exactly what he or she meant, particularly as I share that sentiment. I had not seen Bubba in interviews prior to this; my admittedly uninformed perception of him was based on things I read here and elsewhere (particularly the episode in France). I anticipated completely awkward good-old-boy schtick. But Bubba has displayed a certain grace and humor in the bits I have seen: the interview with Letterman, the full (not just the clip posted here) interview on CNN. So, yes, Bubba has come off in these interviews than I (and raggededge) expected. And he's funny, though certain elitists here seem to disagree. The 50% right-handed response and the "awesome" response to Letterman made me laugh.
04.11.2012 | Unregistered Commentercardinal
"better than I expected"
04.11.2012 | Unregistered Commentercardinal
Ms. Pedantic - you are correct, any expression of how someone met, exceeded, or failed to live up to expectations says something about both parties - the person doing the deed, and the person developing the expectations. But in this case, the point is that Bubba's past actions, occasional surliness or prickly attitude was a reasonable basis for low expectations. However the point is, not only did he perform well, he did so in such a manner as to defy reasonably held low expectations - which I could construe as a double compliment as opposed to a "half" compliment.
04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
There is a very low bar here.
04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett
@MS Pedantic, I said exactly what I wanted to say. And, you're correct, I thought he was going to come across more poorly than he has. And, I'm a Bubba fan. However, I remember him being in contention at a tournament several years ago and he wouldn't do a pre-round interview because he was extremely nervous about talking to the media. Obviously, he has conquered some of those fears and has become a pretty good interview.
04.12.2012 | Unregistered Commenterraggededge
"Let us not be pedantic for all love" - Stephen Maturin
04.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS

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