Monday Musings 07/30/12

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, July 30, 2012

I have marked the day I added each thought and any addendum

The Yankees pick up Ichiro from Seattle by giving up two minor league pitchers. PLUS Seattle pays most of his salary this year. WAIT???? Aren't these the kind of deals the Yankees used to make only being on the other side of the coin? Think he will be just fine and maybe get his first World Series ring before retiring...

In response to a comment made about my Musing last Monday where I said: Nice Collapse Tiger...That had been written on Sunday BEFORE Adam Scott made Tiger's collapse look like a little slip...Scott totally blew up the last four holes and gave Ernie Els the chance to walk away with the Claret Jug and Ernie did just that! Congrats Ernie.

Well folks, I presumed there would be a ton of A**HATS taking their place due to the penalties given to Penn State over the scandal they covered up...

Well, we have a winner one will top this A**HAT... Say hello to Tom Price of Factoryville, Pa.

Asked by a WNEP reporter how he felt watching NCAA President Mark Emmert reveal the sanctions against the Penn State football program for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, Price delivered an answer that even made some of his fellow alumni cringe. “I just can’t put my arms around it, it’s, to me, it was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers,” said Price, who told WNEP that he has gone to almost every home PSU football game, with his wife, since 1986.

Mr. Price...I actually DID see the planes hit the towers..I did see them fall...LIVE.

You Sir, watched an association hand down penalties to a program that allowed a child molester to walk amongst them for some 13 years...yeah, they are the same...

Mr. Price, were over 3,000 people killed by these penalties?

Did we lose a symbol of our nation?

Mr. Price you are a freakin A**HAT and you should be banned from ever going to another sporting event for the rest of your disgusting life.

I am so freakin tired of people looking at something bad and equating it to the attack and murders of 9/11

Congrats to Danny Boyle, the London Olympic Organizing Committee and especially the volunteers who put on a very well done Opening Ceremony...

I guess I am old...the music was all from my life! But in the end, the music that really impacted me was when Pink Floyd was played.

Think about it...Floyd at the

Though I have not caught "Olympic Fever" yet...well not totally...

I wonder if part of it is the explosion of  social media combined with the 24-hour news/sports networks...with the time differences, if you do not close yourself off from everything, you know the evening results while you watch the recorded morning events on the TV.

Seriously...if you have HBO and you have not checked out The Network, do so...and if you do not have HBO call one of your friends who does (you know you have at least one), and ask them to let you come over and watch. And as a final solution, as soon as the DVD comes out - buy it.

Aaron Sorkin is at his best reminding those of us who are old enough, what the news was like back in the day.  Cronkite, Brinkley, Huntley...real news, not dependent upon the whims of sponsors or editorial leanings of the parent network.

And Jeff Daniels is absolutely brilliant as anchor Will McAvoy...a reporter who slowly transitioned into a talking head and is now given the opportunity to do it right.

The soundtrack is reminiscent to The West Wing (a good thing IMHO), but it makes sense with Sorkin at the helm.

Sorkin's, dialog is witty while causing you to think...yes, you will be drawn to thinking about the issues raised both within the news room and the stories they are reporting and the show uses real news stories from the recent past as plot lines.

Finally for today...


Sonic had a really good Chocolate Malt...

Strawberry-Banana Daiquiris  after 6 hours of cleaning the house rock...

OK, Women's Beach Volleyball can keep my attention...

Going to be a fun show this evening at 9pm Central time with Bobby Pizazz, Professor Harp and Kirby Sewell all taking their seat on The Couch...Join us

3 Of Your Sparks

  1. Mimi Lenox Says:
  2. Shaking my head at Mr. Price's comment. Seriously???!!!

    I like your new Monday Musings and the logo. Muse on.

  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. I was right along with you until you said Sonic. I got some of that goodness while we were in Arizona on vacation.

    But we do not have Sonic here.


  5. Travis, you should have come to see me. :( I would have treated you to Sonic. (I'm such a big spender, aren't I?)

    I still have Olympic fever. I'm trying not to read too much of the coverage ahead of time, but FB makes it difficult since we west coast people are three hours behind the east, and my east coast friends delight in posting all of the spoilers. Ugh.....


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