When Danica first feigned interest in NASCAR, the Discussion Began. Of course, it was a spirited discussion about horrendous Hollywood acting performances … but it began nonetheless. As did The Protest.
When she visited Tony Stewart’s backwoods operation, the Discussion Continued. Of course, it was a lively discussion about which song (and dance) was awful enough to wear the crown as The Worst Ever … but it continued nonetheless. As did The Protest.
And now that she’s signed a 3-year deal to remain with AGR, what are we supposed to do? Put down our breakfast bourbons and thank her?!? Express our gratitude?!? Our sense of relief?!? Our restored confidence in the (near) future of IndyCar?!? REALLY?!?!
Yep. That’s exactly what we should be doing.
But because this is the Pagoda, nobody wants to drink your tall, steaming-hot cup of uncomfortable trite. You can do that stuff in the quiet comforts of your home, on your own time — in whatever manner you see fit. Just like prayer. Or making babies.
In the meantime, the Discussion Concludes. The final topic:
**The wisest career-related decisions in history**
They can be fictional (Dorothy Boyd going with Jerry Maguire’s firm) or non-fictional (Steve Ballmer joining up with some college dropout nerd named Bill Gates). They can be personal. Or second-hand. Whatever. So long as it was a good move — a good move that you appreciated in some fashion. Just like Danica’s.
This is your show now. Run it well.
[lowers right fist-of-protest]