Archive for July 9, 2010
Ok ! I admit it – I don’t like Basketball, could care less about the sport, although some male acquaintances ( including a certain son-in-law) are big fans. I, for one am glad this King of the Court has finally made his decision! I was becoming nauseated by the coverage.
I never could get into this game ( sorry if I have upset 3/4 of the American population) even though the game was invented by a Canadian
Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith’s school days in the area where he played a simple child’s game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a “duck” off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it.
Quite frankly it may have been a ploy to undermine those who ditched the King back in 1776 and pay them back ( conspiracy theorist feel free to jump in ) After all instead of Basketball ( a Canadian invention) and Baseball ( Oh yes that old English game of “rounders”), the Americans might have found the love of real football ( soccer) instead of American Football . We have long memories and retaliation is a dish best served cold . Those of the loyalist colonies may have found a way to break your will and spirit after all – Goodbye King James ;)
Personally I find this LeBron media debacle and the hand wringing and beating of chests because of one , albeit apparently talented superstar of being able to put a ball in a hoop, absolutely mind-boggling that his playing status merits breaking news not only locally but nationally and internationally . Is it any wonder this young man has a big head and an ego worthy of a colossus.
Television/ Radio coverage reminiscent of the opening hours of the Gulf War in importance, errrrr sorry but we really need to take a good look at ourselves if this is the most important newstory to come out of this country. MSM and bloggers consider yourselves slapped up side the head.
YOU made him this “icon” – this young man – YOU have given him riches beyond the ken of 95% of the USA, YOU have stuffed him full of his own self importance , YOU held rallys for him, phone a thons – this is a just a young man that is all- not a god -not a saviour of our sins -not the next coming – not the one who will cure our ills.
Hell! even the President of the United States of America- arguably the most powerful man in the world chimed in…and errrrr that is another thing Mr. President – I don’t want you playing golf, mentoring LeBron I want you doing something about what is happening in the GULF not Golf and in on the “world court ” not the basketball court.
Granted – LeBron is a commodity , brings in loads of dollars -why – is he a tangible asset like manufacturing? No! he is an intangible because what he does is put a round ball in a hoop and apparently well but when he stops doing that and we must all cry Cleveland’s doom! (Roll the tragic music cue here )
Now we have the Traitor Talks Channel 19 Cleveland and Is LeBron the new Benedict Arnold ( oops could it be that dish best served cold again ;)
He is not a King ( not sure many Kings get as much coverage) he is not invincible , he isn’t even very articulate. He can run and jump and play with a ball but apparently Cleveland and Ohio are dooooooooooooooommmmmmmed because he won’t be running and jumping and playing with a ball with a bunch of other runners and jumpers and hoop aficionados.
ERRRRRR People there is something wrong here and it is something that says a lot about what we have become and what our media has become .
But if it makes everyone feel better it won’t last long , the abuse his body will take , the aging process, the lack of adoration on his phsyche will take its toll I promise and guess what there will be another overpaid , over adored, runner , jumper and hoop player to save Cleveland or then again maybe not- maybe Cleveland and Ohio need to chill and focus on the real issues and not “Hoop Dreams” .
And No I won’t be putting up his picture he has had enough exposure :)
Now about those bunch of overpaid prima donnas that couldn’t hit a cow’s bum with a banjo – namely the England team – you were pants and couldn’t thread a pass together for toffee!
ANOTHER MISTY POST!!!!
There is no justice around here. HWTHSBO ( he who thinks he should be obeyed) seems to have finally got the place I eat in some sort of order. SHMBO ( she who must be obeyed) has decided to put my food and water bowl in a different place and HWTHSBO keeps banging into it- what does
rendering the air blue
mean? I heard “the old one” saying that the last time he hit it and the water went everywhere.
And how is any of this MY fault?
To make matters worse SWMBO has planted all these flowers everywhere and sighs at all the critters they bring in - Doesn’t SWMBO understand that all this food and water just attracts these critters.
I try to get rid of them for her- I chase them , snap at them and sometimes catch them but am I appreciated NO!
You have to come at them with the sun behind you – they can’t see you then
I put my very nose into danger time and time again and still all I hear is MISTEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!, -same old story .
I have been wounded in the course of my duty by a particularly ferocious yellow and black flying thing, he was all over SWMBO flowers doing goodness knows what . Even though I braved the pain to chase it away all I got for my troubles was some smelly stuff on my wounded eye and a
Hurmmppphhhhh!!!!!! No Justice!
ED NOTE: Those who have followed this blog know that Misty was my son Chris’ dog. She was supposed to leave with him when he got married ( that was the deal) however when Hodgkin’s was diagnosed it was felt it would be better for Misty to live here until after treatments etc were finished.
That wasn’t to be and Misty now keeps us company. She is a daft dog but has been a wonderful companion , especially to Chris’ father. She never leaves his side and he has more than once nearly fallen over her. She is very protective of him and on more than one occasion has come to find me when he is in a bad way .
She senses something is not right in this household and will not enter Chris’ old room – when I am in there she will lay on the landing looking in but does not venture across the threshold and I think if she could cry she would- I know if you speak his name out loud she will run to the door . Maybe not such a daft dog after all. (Loraine )