It is my sincere hope that in 2017 no celebrities that I cherish from youth die and thus remind me that I too am not immortal. Otherwise I suspect that celebrities I respect will continue to pass away in statistically normal ranges of age and I will continue to be forced to think ‘that wasn’t that long ago was it?’ over and over before realizing that yes, it was quite awhile ago and I am getting older.
I am not sure where everyone gets the idea that scolding their friends and strangers will win the day. Seems to have infected the left and the right lately and I find it baffling. Are there really that many people who recall being scolded fondly? A very curious tactic I think.
Jeremy Clarkson in the news again for racist remarks. Top Gear regrets the remarks of course, but not so much as to impair their ratings magnet. I may have missed some, but this may have been a three break in Top Gear regrets, which is actually pretty good for them. Well done lads!
I have rarely read more ignorant words than these:
“If you do lose your job and you end up living in a barn, with just a fire to keep you warm and nothing to eat but what you can find in a hedge, be happy. Because you’ll be having a much better life than me.”
He knows this isn’t true, you know this isn’t true and the guy in the barn sure as hell knows this isn’t true. This came from an article in the Telegraph about the superpower the rich in the UK are using to keep people from talking about them when they do stupid things. Clarkson is, of course, fully behind this superpower.
The Guardian has a classic article in a genre I call Stay At Home And Let Me Tell You About It. This type of article comes around because the world has gotten flatter and people who in the past could never go anywhere very far are now traveling the world. It used to be if you were poor or middle class and interested in the world, you read books about it, now you have a real opportunity to go yourself. Continue reading Stay Home And Let Me Tell You About It