Various topics and random thoughts
In today's media crazed world with 24-hour news cycles, streaming video from every smart phone and the internet it seems that we are inundated with random events. Some are news worthy but most are just presented for shock value or in a feeble attempt to stave off boredom.
Here are a few recent topics that caught my attention ( in no particular order):
Smokin' Joe Frazier is dying of liver cancer
Damn...what a shame! I initially met him when I was in my training in Philadelphia. His gym was just down Broad Street from Temple Univ. Hospital. He is a very friendly and misunderstood person. Since history portrayed Ali as the hero that only left one role for Joe to inherit...truly a shame.
Tiger's ex-caddie shows his true colors
I know Stevie Williams was upset about the manner in which Tiger dismissed him but to now show his racist character...WOW! Didn't he make millions of dollars for merely carrying a golf bag???? How much does that bag weigh? Tiger I'm stronger than I look...call me...Please!
LSU vs Alabama 'Game of the Century'
Kim Kardashian is national evening news worthy
When I hear Brian Williams speaking of the daily travails of Kim K: Kim's getting married, Kim's getting a pedicure, Kim's getting a divorce. I'm left with one overriding conclusion- Kim's a pimp!! How she parlayed a big butt and a smile into a media empire should be mandatory case study at Harvard and Wharton business schools! Kim- much respect...keep getting your hustle on!!!
Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann
The question isn't where to start but rather... How to stop?
Conrad Murray's role In Michael Jackson's death
Conrad Murray's personal life (girlfriends and children) and Michael Jackson's personal life (clear signs of prescription drug addiction) have nothing to do with with simple questions- Did Conrad Murray cause Michael Jackson's death and were his actions reasonable and safe despite the outcome?
UFC on Fox
Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is a great fight for MMA enthusiasts but I don't think many casual fight fans or newbies have much of an idea who they are. Even more important, how does a airing a single fight that is not likely to go the distance keep a mainstream audience's interest for 60 minutes? If the fight goes all five rounds that still leaves 35 minutes of t-a-l-k-i-ng... I LOVE MMA but even I don't want to hear all of that hype.
US wealth disparity
- the top 1% have more money than the bottom 90% of Americans
- federal legislators continue to be more interested in keeping their jobs than helping unemployed citizens find a decent job w/ health care
- major corporations (banks, wall street, oil, pharma etc...) continue to be allowed to rape the public
- public education is failing and even those with college degrees cannot find a job that will allow them to pay off their educational loans AND live reasonably
- Tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghan war veterans return to the US and find unemployment lines and inadequate mental health options to help them cope
How long do you think it will be before the 99% just start taking what they want? Ignore the Occupy Wall Street movement and let'em eat cake...right?
I warned you these were random thoughts.