Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday thuds.

I've all but stopped watching sports -- the blustery behavior of the athletes, the knowledge that most of them are artificially pumped up, the lack of loyalty on the part of management and players, and so on.

Still, I'm impressed that baseball has a triple crown player.   Never thought I'd see that again in an era of specialization.

Even if I don't know who he is...


I don't watch debates, because I think it's just another form of reality T.V.  Might as well choose our Presidents by putting them on Survivor, for all it has to do with policy.

Anyway, from all accounts, Romney took Obama to the cleaners.

Thing is, I saw a news report that said Obama thought debate preparation was a drag.

Oh, oh.

Then I got an e-mail from the Obama campaign immediately following the debate that seemed a little cocky, obviously written before the debate.

Methinks they didn't take the debate seriously.

Romney was a cornered rat.  You don't take cornered rats lightly.


I swore I wasn't going to complain about downtown street closures.

But Fall Fest.  Really?  Didn't we just have that?  Or was that October Fest?   Or Beer Fest?  Or September Fest?

I've lost track.


Turned off the sprinklers this morning.

Going to winterize the house this weekend.

Driver's license tomorrow, and tax preparation over the weekend, and meeting with accountant on Monday.

Pain in the ass.


Wait a minute.  The stock market has been going up for months, and Obama gets no credit.

Stock market goes up one day, and Romney gets credit?



Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, N.W.A., Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Kraftwerk, Procul Harum, Chic, The Meters,Albert King and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

My reaction to these:  All of them.

My next reaction:  None of them.

Maybe N.W.A. for impact.

At least Rush got nominated.

Has Hall of Fame become anyone with a long career?  Or more than a few hits?


Leitmotiv said...

Hall of Fame is just a stupid club. Like Top Ten lists that magazines run when they have no material. It's totally arbitrary.

Anonymous said...

The Triple Crown is an amazing feat. Respect.

All of political campaigning, including the debates, is Reality TV. We watched Hatfields & McCoys instead. Far more compelling.

For me, the single most pressing "issue" is the metastasizing military/police surveillance-prison-industrial complex. What are the chances either "side" will take this on? Zero. Both are totally invested in it. A camera on every street corner and a drone overhead. We're already living in a SF dystopia; write with it...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seems antithetical to the rock and roll ethos, but whatever. Sometimes a good party.


Carl said...

You have the Rat in the wrong party. Bathhouse Barry was sniveling like one last night.

Duncan McGeary said...

Bathhouse Barry?

I don't want to know.

I'll let the comment stand, because I did use the "rat" metaphor. I should have said, "A wounded animal is dangerous."

I don't like the way everyone is disrespectful of these guys -- either Obama or Romney, and I personally try not to use disparaging terms.

Duncan McGeary said...

I mean, if we can't get past calling each other names, how can we ever have a serious discussion.

It just annoys me.

Their names are Romney and Obama.

H. Bruce Miller said...

"But Fall Fest. Really? Didn't we just have that? Or was that October Fest? Or Beer Fest? Or September Fest?"

It is rather hard to tell them apart, isn't it?

The only downtown events I've bothered to attend this year were the 4th of July Pet Parade and the Ashton Eaton parade.

I might watch the Christmas Parade, if the weather's decent.

H. Bruce Miller said...

"Bathhouse Barry"

So now you Teabaggers are saying he's gay?

Wow. A gay socialist communist Marxist Muslim from Kenya is president of the United States. I never dreamed I'd live to see this.