… that thinking too much can make your head hurt. On the bright side at least store-brand pain relievers aren’t outrageously expensive.
Maybe the Braves really do need bottom-of-the-bullpen help about as much as they need another bat. The middle inning relievers are pretty painful to watch right now but it’s nothing that contracting back to a reasonable number of teams couldn’t fix … Owners & players have apparently reached an agreement that will end the NFL lockout talk. This could help me not really give a shit about the NFL in a whole new way. Football that matters is played on Friday nights & Saturdays, the rest is just something to pass the time … Yes, the US women’s soccer team choked. Gender doesn’t get them a free pass on that bit of honesty … Hadn’t thought about it until I saw a billboard hyping tickets but I might have to go to the Gwinnett Arena to see the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team this season. Pretty much the one bright spot in GT athletics at this point, a program headed in the right direction instead of going backwards and/or spinning in circles … Far be it from me to offer any advice that might help UGA but somebody really ought to point out to CMR that the whole “special uniform” thing really hasn’t worked out all that well for him, it’s about 195th on the list of things he needs to be fooling with.
I don’t agree with Paul Broun or Michelle Bachmann on their “no debt ceiling increase at all” position, but at least they’re wrong in a way I can live with. That’s unusual enough to be noteworthy … Let me get this straight, during an budgetary disagreement with Congress the FAA can lay off 4,000 employees & eliminate a federal tax on airline tickets in moves that “will not affect air safety” but everyone is working to quickly resolve the dispute? I’m having a hard time seeing the problem here, sounds to me as though it’s resolving itself rather well … Conservative blogger Chuck Shiflett’s Backroom Report certainly gets to the heart of the matter in a recent entry titled “The Coming National Divorce”. He makes some great points that echo what I’ve been saying for a number of years, asking why “groups with irreconcilable differences be forced to live together with neither getting what they want?. My answer is about the same as usual, we’re too lazy to argue over custody of the kids, the pets, and the record collection.
Norm MacDonald’s Tweet covered my thoughts on Amy Winehouse pretty well “”RIP Amy Winehouse. We lost a true heroin addict today.” It’s a shame, but it ain’t exactly a great f’n loss IMO either … Speaking of Tweets, if you follow the right people they’re actually a lot more entertaining than I expected. On the whole I think it might be my favorite one-way communication method of all the social media stuff. I’m just not interesting enough to be a regular tweeter myself, I mean, how many people would ever know or care that I bothered? No offense intended to those of you kind enough to be reading my blog, I appreciate each & every one of you, I just don’t see a big demand for my thoughts in 140 characters or less … LA-based hard rock trio Kyng may not be big names (yet) but bassist Tony Casteneda is probably considered about the coolest guy in the world around my house right now. Couldn’t have asked for anyone to be nicer to an old(er) guy & his teenage son when we met him & the band at a recent show, proving (among other things) that having considerable talent & simply being a good human being aren’t mutually exclusive. Get to know them a little bit in their electronic press kit (a cool idea btw) and get ready for their upcoming album in late September … Speaking of that concert, I really hope I get around to a longer blog entry on this notion but just in case I don’t, I’m reminded that the heart of rock & roll isn’t really on the radio or at 50,000 seat venues, it’s in clubs with cramped stages in front of smallish crowds. That’s where the heart & soul, the blood, the sweat, and the tears come in. It’d been too long since I’d seen that environment up close but it really felt good to be back.
Can’t help but watch the calendar move faster & faster toward the start of school. Damn how I dread that, not only for my kid but for me as well. Summers are simply too short for adequate recovery from nine months of hell … On the bright side, at least the return to school also brings back HS football, although there’s just something wrong with a school calendar that includes football on 90+ degree days but has baseball games played while you freeze your butt off in the stands. That’s not the only problem with the calendars these days but it is a pretty fair example … While I’m on the subject of weather, did anybody else notice that it’s been ridiculously hot lately? You did? Okay, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t just me or something. So why did the quote about it being “too hot to fish” attract so much attention from the likes of Stephen Colbert? The phrase isn’t that unusual is it, I mean it was part of a song lyric not that many years ago (“Too hot to fish, too hot for golf, too cold at home”). Oh wait, Colbert is just another hack who isn’t a quarter as clever as he thinks he is, I see the problem now.
More later, for now I think I’ll go think about something else.