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And Another Thing


A dog, homework, and Brian Cushing

Many thanks today to Houston Texans' linebacker Brian Cushing, who has not only provided fresh Blob fodder (for which we are always appreciative), but another clip of ammo for those times when we require, um, explanation under duress.

In other words: Say hello to the lamest/best excuse ever.

Really, Brian? You flunked a drug test because of something called Overtrained Athlete Syndrome?

What'd you do, make that one up while you were out counting UFOs one night?

Well, thanks. Because now all of us in need of an excuse have a whole new out.


YOU: Sorry. I must have overtrained and lost track of the time.

BOSS: Where's that report?

YOU: I'd have it for you, but the OAS was really bad last night.

And last but not least ...

IRS: Why haven't you filed a 1040 for six of the last eight years, Mr. Johnson?

MR. JOHNSON: My addiction to athletic training rendered me unable to grip a pencil, use a calculator or drive myself to my accountant's.

Oh, and please note the overtraining exemption on my 2010 return.

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