It was a close call with one of my bucks
I was moving the glasses around on the counter last night when BOOM, two ancient IKEA glasses collided with the counter top and my left hand. You know how there’s that millisecond where you know you’ve been cut, you can see the cut but there’s no blood, but you know there’s going to be blood?
Yes, it happened in a flash.
Glass everywhere. My left palm is worn. My blogging life flashes before my eyes.
My mind immediately started racing that I could be headed for the OutKick 14 day DL (at least) with a useless left hand.
How will Morning Screencaps readers react while I’m on medical leave? Is this the end of my blogging career? Will I be forced to podcast Screencaps? Will I be forced into IR and shut down for my career.
Will I bleed out?
Will I be able to cut on the opening day?
Talk about a huge scare.
Fortunately, I immediately applied pressure to the incision and kept the bleeding to a minimum. I didn’t go into shock and I was able to make an emergency call to Mrs. Screencaps who ran home to make sure I didn’t need emergency surgery on one of my bucks.
No stitches. No surgery.
I’m sure the medical experts here will say I’m going to be scarred, but let’s face it, bloggers with palm scars are the rock stars of the business. Just think of the bar stories when an old, salty dawg lays eyes on that palm scar.
Salty Dawg: “Is that scar from a street fight?”
Me: “Yes, one night I laid [my hand] through a screen during a Twitter match.”
It becomes a conversation like a couple of biker gang members talking shop.
How do you handle your teenage kids and their phones? Are you monitoring their app usage? What are the ground rules in 2023?
Last night, Mrs. Screencaps and I were sitting at the dinner table when we heard a news story about a young girl who ended up being abducted after meeting a villain on the Internet. She was found held in a shed in North Carolina.
We started talking about children, phones and how much monitoring parents do.
I could Google the topic, but then I’d get some AI/ChatGPT answer to the question when I want to hear from real people about how they deal with real problems in the big world.
• Diesel in SW Michigan writes:
The use of social media should be supervised by the parents of the children when they reach an age where the parents are comfortable trusting that the child is not being monitored. It’s all in the raising of children…setting expectations and inspecting those expectations daily to ensure proper development of good habits. Parenting is not about being someone’s friend, it’s about preparing your child to excel in the world and not become a wart on society’s bum.
I need to hear from you about this. Help those of us who are approaching to live this life.
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How should the father with a stripper daughter handle the situation?
The big topic here this week is the Reddit dad who wants to know if he’s a jerk for cutting off his 22-year-old daughter’s car payments after learning she’s now stripping on the side. Get caught up in the story here.
• Jessica W. is angry with me about how I would have handled the situation:
Your response to the father of the college stripper was miles off base. It is the father’s duty to help his daughter if he said he would. Her choice of job is none of his business. SHE’S AN ADULT. Helping adult children should not come with strings attached. He should be happy that she works hard and goes to school in the first place. I honestly think he’s just embarrassed because his friend told him about it. You mentioned slingshots instead. Why on earth do people think destroying a liver is better than someone taking their clothes off?? It’s 2023. Get a grip. Actually.
Terrified men still think they can tell grown daughters how to behave
• Branden B. writes:
She can use some of her money from her only fan’s account.
• Ron L. writes:
Need more info on this. Does she work at a Gentleman’s club? Because if she is, we all know there’s more to it than swinging on a pole naked. It is lap dances and private lap dances that bring in the big money. Many college girls do this to pay their way through college. Mum is probably a bit naive here, but Dad is not. Dad is not ahole when he subsidizes his daughter.
I had no idea that OutKick now employs 50 people
As I’ve written in this space several times over the years, when I started at OutKick on June 1, 2020, there were five or six writers, Clay, and an executive editor. That was it. It wasn’t a radio team. It wasn’t a video team. It wasn’t social media editors who threw together TikToks. Was TikTok even invented back then?
It was not an HR department that I know of. I don’t even remember how the paychecks were handled, but the money was always there after a hard week of blogging.
I seem to remember a Slack-like channel where we talked once a day.
I remember the first Zoom call as if it had just happened.
Well, let’s start writing. Do what you do. Just get started.
Here I am sitting this morning reading, via Axios, that this place now employs 50 people. It surprised me, but it shows just how much growth has happened on this site since that bare bones 2020 phone call.
What a trip it has been.
Speaking of OutKick growth, I’m booked on the Dan Dakich show this morning
9:15 ET is my time to talk about the OutKick Woke All-Star Challenge. Yes, it’s 8:45 ET as I write this. I have to get my ass down in the bunker to get ready for Internet TV.
Texas checks in
• Chris B. in Houston writes:
Happy Spring Break from Galveston, TX
A golfer shooting in the 90s needs advice
• Mark P in Indiana writes:
I play golf about once a week April through October and shoot in the 90s. Primarily higher 90s, but still 90s. I’m trying to get better, but I don’t have time to go to the driving range to practice. Need suggestions; can i take 1 or 2 lessons and it makes an impact and if so how do i find a pro? Can I watch videos (in the Danny Maude videos right now) and hope to duplicate it or is it a lost cause?
I suppose I could get better with time on range and a commitment, but it’s just not in the cards right now. Do I just have to live with my score and enjoy beer and cigars more? Any recommendations from the SC group would help.
Again, Mark “doesn’t have time” to practice golf. Is there any hope for this guy? Are there any tricks to improving his golf game while he plays golf once a week?
You are the experts here. Personally, I’d tell Mark to just enjoy shooting in the 90s and refuse to be one of those guys who thinks he’s going to get good.
He seems happy as he is. I didn’t want to change the mood.
That’s it. I have to move my ass to Dakich’s show. This will be my second performance with Dan and I need to be on top of my game because as you know, Dan is an alpha who will look for equal energy.
Have an incredible day in this incredible country of ours.
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