Friday, March 3, 2017

Very Random Thoughts - February 2017

  • In February, you have to cram a whole month's worth of random thoughts into only 28 days.
  • We have become so used to constant noise that if there are more than a couple of seconds of silence on the TV we think it is technical difficulty.
  • Be very suspicious when you hear politicians and others say things like "always", "never", "worst or best ever", "first time ever"... Or now when Trump says "tremendous","fantastic", "huge", "believe me", "trust me"
  • I have at least nine pairs of readers scattered around the apartment. I also have a pair I leave at a friend's house. Does this seem excessive? Of course I still often don't have a pair within reach when I need them.
  • Is the new Big Mac Jr. an oxymoron?
  • You don't see as many quicksand accidents on TV as you used too. That used to be a staple danger in old Westerns and adventure shows.
  • Style, not substance. The messenger, not the message. Form, not facts. 
  • Why does honey have a "best by" date? Honey lasts for centuries. 
  • I think Fox News and MSNBC should be forced to share offices and on-air shows. It might thin the herd of talking head BS "analysts" (there would probably be a body count). It would also present both extreme sides of the issue so people could decide for themselves. Hyperbole from both sides might cancel out. Better than fake reality TV.
  • Even the science fiction writers of the last few decades did not predict the advancements in technology. Our smartphones are better than the communicators and comm badges on Star Trek. Google is at least as smart as the Enterprise computer. Holodecks are probably close. But, we still don't have transporters and warp drives.
  • That rolling down the window gesture has no meaning or connection to the youth of today. Power windows their whole life. I guess you have to text people now or maybe knock on the window if you're close enough.
  • Was listening to music and "Black Magic Woman" by Santana came on. Is that song about a Black woman who is magic or a woman of indeterminate race who practices black magic?
  • I'm beginning to think all those tests on Facebook are not entirely honest. "Most people can only answer 4 out of 10 correctly". "Only 1 in 50 will get this right". Either that or everyone I know is a genius. #clickbait 

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