Kids, I am so happy to see Spain and Holland in the grand finale of the World Cup! Finally, two teams that have never won the trophy! It's about damn time! I get tired of Brazil, Italy, Germany, or Argentina always winning.
Interestingly, Spain and the Netherlands have been rivals historically. Back when Spain was very powerful and influential in the 16th Century; as they were out conquering, pillaging, and raping the natives in the "New World", Spain was also in charge of many lands and territories in Europe itself due to royal inheritance and intermarriage. The Spaniards controlled vast chunks of Italian lands and the Netherlands believe it or not. Spain was fiercely Catholic, but the Netherlands had already been converted to Protestantism. Anyway, a bunch of conflicts ensued, and the Netherlands gained its independence from Spain and became a world power with its own strong military and overseas colonies. So ya see kids, this little bit of obscure history should be a bit useful for Sunday's big game when the two former European powers face each other off in the world's most popular sport. Or maybe like most Americans, YOU just don't care! LOLOLOL!
As I write this, I'm watching Joy Behar interview Liza Minelli. HOLY COW! This is hysterical! Liza is out of her mind! NUTS! CRAZY! Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it?! Listen, I love Judy Garland (what homo doesn't), but she obviously led a very sad tragic life plagued by drugs and alcohol. Her daughter seems to have lead the life and made the same mistakes her mother did. Liza is probably on tons of prescription meds, and I know for sure the girl has had a battle with alcohol and has married many a gay man too just like mommy. For God's sake, Liza's father was GAY! I like Liza; I think she has been immensely talented, and although nowhere near the greatness of her mother, she has carved her own niche in pop culture. Yeah man, Liza is a legend in her own right okay?
Mother and daughter, so many years ago: