And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Some random thoughts, on random subjects:
- Apparently, it is not possible to produce a beer commercial in this day and age without making one of the two sexes look like absolute morons.
Actually, I take that back. It’s mostly the commercials for the big American breweries (Coors and Miller in particular) that are so blatantly stupid and/or offensive. That may explain why I’ve become such a beer snob. I’ve enjoyed plenty of Coors and Miller High Life in my day, but really…is pandering to the most idiotic sexual stereotypes on the planet really the most effective way to sell beer? Bring me some Sierra Nevada or Blue Moon, or even Samuel Adams. You know, the beers that focus on – get this – the taste of their beers in their commercials.
- It didn’t take long for the political pundits on the Internet to descend into the type of offensive partisan bickering that might…just might…be one of the reasons why people are so turned off by the political process. It makes one wonder what things might have been like, say in World War II, had the Internet existed. Let’s just say that had that been the case, I have to wonder whether it would have been called “the greatest generation.” I mean…really, people? Can’t we just enjoy a successful day in the war against terror without having to score political points? Yeah, I know, dumb question.
- So let me get this straight – getting mugged in the paint on a drive to the hoop in the playoffs results in no call (“just good hard playoff basketball,” you might hear), but you breathe on a guy when he’s making a half-court shot at the end of the quarter, it’s three free throws? What-ever.
- I’m really enjoying trying to figure out what my favorite 50 albums of all time are. If you think about it, it’s a bit of a ridiculous exercise – how can you really compare “Every Picture Tells a Story” with “Los Angeles” with “Purple Rain” with “Play” with “Born to Run?” You can’t, but it sure is fun trying.