Gut Rumbles

May 14, 2006

i want a mulligan

If you play golf, you know what a "mulligan" is. That's a do-over, a try-again, a that-one-didn't-count shot that you can forget about. Just drop another ball and try to keep THAT ONE out of the woods.

I want a fucking mulligan now--- for my LIFE. I wanna forget about that bad shot I just hit and drop a new ball. Lemme see if I can't do better on my second try. Don't I have a RIGHT to do that?

I never should have married my first wife. I WANT A MULLIGAN!!! Hell, I never should have married my SECOND wife, either. I want ANOTHER mulligan!!! In fact, I can think of about 100 bad shots I've hit in my life, and I want a second try on every one of them.


Fuck me dead. I have to play the ball where I hit it? I DON'T get a mulligan? Not EVER???

That just ain't fair.


Amen, there's a few shots in my life that are deserving of Mulligans. Out of interest, I was reading a piece on Damn Interesting about Hyperbolic Discounting. Vaguely related because we never seem to learn from our most horrible mistakes!

Posted by: Spitting Llama on May 14, 2006 08:56 PM

If you hadn't have married either though, you wouldn't have your kids....gotta find some good in there...

Posted by: Lisa on May 14, 2006 10:23 PM

You should sue.

Posted by: rightisright on May 14, 2006 10:38 PM

Jesus Christ Almighty, Bitch. Now you are

nothing more than a damn crybabyass.

Posted by: TomCat on May 15, 2006 05:45 AM

See also
" Meat Loaf Back into to Hell" "Life is a Lemon!"

Posted by: Rey B on May 15, 2006 10:33 AM

Studies show that 99 out of 100 people end their lives with tremendous regrets. The others are lying. If we didn't want to have a do-over, we wouldn't have learned anything this go-round, which is the point of being here anyway.

Posted by: Tessa on May 15, 2006 11:23 AM

If you ain't got regrets, you ain't had a life worth living.

Posted by: McGehee on May 15, 2006 12:03 PM

I can think of only three things I've done which I truly regret.

No mulligans, though. I don't even use them in golf. You play it as it lays, take the rough with the fairways, and at the end of it all you are judged by your final score.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on May 15, 2006 01:20 PM

you could call shenanigans..

Posted by: billfry on May 15, 2006 02:13 PM

My good man. You can't change the old scores but you can take what you learned and make the next scores better. Continued application of this theory brings the handicap down.

You cannot change the past, but the past does help define us. Today becomes part of tomorrow's past and how today helps define tomorrow is all we can do. Not that you needed a translation.

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy on May 15, 2006 02:27 PM

Not a chance, Rob.

Only liberal democrats get mulligans in life.

e.g; Sandy Berger gets his security clearance back after a few years, KKKlinton gets his law license back after five years, etc.

And I don't think you've ever stooped to their level, so, no mulligan for ya, mate.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on May 15, 2006 03:45 PM

We are all creatures of chance

Posted by: adele on May 17, 2006 01:19 AM
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