Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hello all

I'm an ex-military odd duck with issues. On damn near any subject I can get into an argument with either err, Dale or The Scrub, or both, and most likely have in the last mumble teen years. I like to rant a lot, so expect odd posts on subjects that may or may not have any thing to do with that, err, The Scrub thinks this blog is supposed to be about.

Let's start with this. Internet Privacy. Ur Doing It Wrong.

You may have noticed I have a real looking name on this blog. I'm not hiding who I am. It's a waste of time. If some one really needs to find out who you are on the internet, they can. Don't ever forget that. Any thing you do on the internet is public and forever. You may live to regret that 'topless-held-the-camera-with-one-hand-pointed-back-at-me-because-I-can't-figure-out-how-to-use-the-timer-function-on-my-cheap-digital-camera" MyFaceFilickeringInSpaceBook-dot-net photo some day.

I really hate that style of photos, in case it doesn't show.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

An Olympic Rant

While I recognize this is a political BLOG and much is happening this election year, I still feel the need to rant as I watch the Olympics.

Kobe Bryant – Don’t we see and hear enough of the LA Lakers Superstar during the basketball season? Do we have to endure seemingly endless (so far I have seen three) interviews during the International Games? Don’t get me wrong, Bryant is a GREAT player, but come on. There have to be some other interesting people NBC can talk to rather than a man who get constant exposure during the winter and early spring.

Then again, do we really want to hear from these less well-known athletes? I’m referencing Dara Torres, the 41-year old California swimmer. As a weekend (athletic) warrior in my mid- 40s, I am in total awe of Ms. Torres. Her ability to continue to compete at such a high level is beyond my comprehension. She has earned every accolade and is deserving of any and all praise. But personally if I have to hear about how “awesome” her two-year-old is one more time I may lose it. I recognize how children raise the difficulty level of life in general and how, for an Olympic class athlete already strained, it can be overwhelming. But does every snippet of her have to include the “awesome” daughter quote? I will personally state, unequivocally, that all mothers of a two-year-olds think their children are “awesome”.