Monday, March 31, 2014

Next: Technology Replaces People

A few days ago over on String Too Short to Tie I was on a rant about the video review of referee calls in NCAA basketball.

Now it is major league baseball.  And today, opening day 2014, the first on-the-field ruling has been overturned on video review.  Said review being made in a suite in New York City, hundreds of miles from the scene of the action.

It is wrong for the same reasons I cited in the basketball screed.  But, oh, well.  It is baseball.  So what if there is a two-minute, or seven-minute, or forty-minute delay, for that matter.  Baseball is brief seconds of intense excitement separated from the next such burst by aeons of inaction, anyway.

Reckon the "reviewers" check the line with Las Vegas before conveying the ruling back to the field? Nah, never happen.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hard Sell. No, Thanks.

Value City Furniture has restyled itself VCF.  I see no problem with this.  They are reshaping their business model, aiming at a new demographic, very possibly.  Like the shark, keep moving or suffocate.  What I do have a problem with is the loudmouth huckster they have put on the toob to promote them.  I snap the set OFF when he comes on.  No kidding.  It makes me want to throw the saltcellar through the screen.  But I settle for turning the set off.  

People hire folks to burnish their image, then shoot themselves in the foot. 
 I not only don’t wish VCF well, I wish them  ill.  And I hate myself when I get that way.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

More on Aging

"There is another thing that happens when one gets old. He muddles in nostalgia and wonders what might have been. Or even what was".  -- vanilla, 4/24/12

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

If A and B, then A and B

No longer do thieves merely skulk at night, but now, they openly rob in broad daylight.

What am I implying?  Nothing.  The statement is simply a fact of life.  The picture is a pretty snapshot I made this morning on the way home from town.