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Observation 4. 17 November 10, 2004
Some more random thoughts: Peterson Trial Now that the presidential election is over, the media, in a desperate race to fill in a lot of empty space, have refocused their attention on the Scott Peterson murder case. Even though I originally was semi-interested in this case, it has become boring, and to a great extent, annoying, mainly because of the news media. This case has been dragging on for 5 months, do we need to have an update every single day? I, for one, do not, but I might be ignoring the trailor park trash that is out of work, and needs this kind of a story to, in some sick sort of way, make his/her life relevant. And by the way, is this the only murder case that has happened in this country in the last year? The way the news tries to portrary it, one would think this is the case. Once this case gets wrapped up, what will the media focus on next - the Olson sisters and eating disorders? Oh, I hope so.
Madonna/Elton John I used to like some of Elton John's earlier music (Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Rocket Man, etc.), but I swear this guy has gone off the deep end quicker than the NASA space program. First, Elton decides to write sound-tracks for Disney movies....a lot of them. This wouldn't be such a big deal, but now we have to hear this crap in elevators around the country. Elton, what happened to your song-writing ability? If it is gone, could you please stop writing music altogether? Anyway, then Mr. John decides to "write" Candle-in-the-Wind for the recently departed Princess Dianna. Problem is, he had "written" this song for Marilyn Monroe about 30 years ago. Again, loss of creativity is to blame here. Even his wigs are no longer creative. Somebody asked Keith Richards about the Candle in the Wind song, and his response was, "Gee, I hope no more rich, famous, blonde women die, so we don't have to hear that song again." Of course, Mr. John had to respond to this by saying something along the lines of "That means a lot coming from a life-time druggie." Mr. Richards countered with, "Aren't you a druggie too, Elton?" You see, Elton John has decided that he is the "voice" of the population when it comes to countering musicians. His latest beef is with Madonna, because he feels she lip synchs some of her songs in concert. First, shouldn't this be directed at Ashley Simpson? Second, even if Madonna does lip synch some of her music in concert, why single her out? Third, Elton, all you do is sit your fat ass behind a piano, and sing old, boring, slow songs that nobody connects with anymore - of course you don't have to lip synch! Wouldn't it be great if he just disappeared?
Gettysburg Sue and I went to Gettysburg this past weekend to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary - yes, it has been one year since the unthinkable happened. Anyway, what a great town! So much to do - shopping for antiques, Ghost tours, great restaurants, history lessons - incredible. It is only a few hours from Philly, has many hotels and bed and breakfasts (I recommend the Gettysburg Best Western - lot of history there), and has something for the whole family. My one regret was that we didn't stay longer - we got to go on a cool ghost tour (they have 7 companies giving out ghost tours), ate at a great restaurant (the Dobbin House), and celebrated our anniversary in our hotel room.
Hockey The NHL is still on strike, and now I'm starting to suffer. Without baseball, now there is only basketball on during the week, and I'd rather watch American Idol while ripping out my teeth with a set of rusty plyers than watch basketball (especially, the NBA). The owners and players are more stubborn than I am - no easy task. But, even I know when to say when, and obviously all involved in this lockout are morons. This isn't the NFL - most people in the U.S. couldn't care less about hockey, and some of the fans of hockey could easily be pursuaded to follow the Philadelphia Soul (ugh). Just do what is right, guys, and get a deal done.
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