I think in about an hour I’m going to walk down to the water because, seriously, it’s almost painful sitting in the office. I have many things for you today. At some point I’ll write about a great conversation on atheism I had with my brother John over the Thanksgiving weekend, but not today. There’s other stuff pushing the seams at the moment…
First and foremost, it was nice being home with the family. I was really struck by something after spending some time with my dad and brothers: I don’t know a lot of men in DC. I’ve met several spoiled, arrogant, foolish boys — of all ages — but few men. I need to work on that. Here’s a phone pic of the meat carving by two brothers and my Pops. Very manly.
Had an interesting talk with the brothers and father about football, too; particularly the tragedy that is the BCS’ability to determine through “arcane” (Pops’ word) methods who will be playing the National Championship Game. An example of how this fails to work was presented by Big Poppa Marieo on Facebook this morning regarding the almost foregone conclusion that Alabama will play LSU in the BCS National Championship Game, even if Georgia beats LSU this Saturday and in spite of the fact that Alabama is not a division winner this year:
“The last week of games in the 2007-2008 college football season had the Missouri Tigers & West Virginia Mountaineers ranked # 1 and 2 in the BCS. Both Mizzou and WVU lost that weekend and at the time OSU was #3 and UGA was #4 in the BCS. According to the BCS ideology today that should’ve put UGA and OSU in the National Championship game, but instead they let LSU jump over UGA to play OSU and the rationale was that UGA didn’t win their division or their conference and therefore couldn’t reasonably be allowed to play for the National Title. Well my question is where is that logic now in the 2011-2012 season?”
One guy I know even went so far as to say “burn the BCS to the ground!” I don’t know about all that rage, but his suggestion of a true playoff game is probably a good one. But as Pops noted, the BCS was created as a way to AVOID a true playoff game because the Presidents of the bigger schools didn’t want a prolonged season. And they do have quite a bit of pull in the organization. So, the public can not like it and riot in the street all they want. The Presidents will ultimately have the final word. And, as Brother John noted: “The public does “like” it in a sense — it’s all they talk about.” No bad publicity as they say.
Excitement!!! I really find as I get older that the feel good stuff is about the only thing I actually enjoy watching anymore. I get enough of man’s inhumanity to man every day. I want the good stuff in my downtime.
Speaking of, this was a fun little movie. Thoroughly enjoyable. The super nerd in me was beside herself when Jason Bateman’s Man in Black shoots the CB radio and says “Boring conversation anyway.” If you get the reference, we should have a beer.
I’m ordering some mix. It feels like cheating but it’s worth a try…
A guy I work with told me today that his dad is the original bassist for this band (that’s him being interviewed). And apparently, their song “Wild Man” is big on the punk scene now. Here’s Atlanta’s own Black Lips covering it. I’m going to see if my friend Ballard thinks it’s worth an interview. I think it’d be a cool retro get.
This is a good site. It should be read often.
Cat on a leash. Well, in a harness. He did okay. I just think he was confused as to why I was following him everywhere.
Uh-oh. But it shouldn’t be surprising at this point. Here’s Carlin on some of this nonsense. Couldn’t agree more sir.
I believe I’ll be taking I-77 into Va. and then I-81 back to DC from Atlanta from here on in. It’s really lovely. It looks like this the whole way:
Now, the two best songs I heard on my way home. Enjoy babies.