Flashback Friday: “A Message From The King” by the Bob Rivers Comedy Corp

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again.

For the next four Fridays (counting this one), my Flashback Fridays will be Christmas themed.  This year, with all the crap in the headlines, I’d thought I’d go for some humorous tunes.  Enjoy!

Don’t worry…the “Flashbacks” return to normal December 26th, 2014.

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Ferguson Redux

Back in August, I wrote a blog entry about the events in Ferguson, Missouri at that time.

Last night, the officer who shot Michael Brown (albeit many times) was found to have “no true bill” by the local grand jury. In other words, he will not stand trial on the local judicial level. Make no mistake that Darren Wilson’s life will never be the same again even though he has been found innocent, and hopefully when all is said and done he can get on with his life.

As many predicted, things did indeed get ugly last night in the aftermath. Stores and businesses looted, some even burned down to the ground. Reporters feverishly reporting sounds of gunfire and the inhalation of tear gas throughout the night on the cable news outlets. Appeals for calm ignored, even those made by our President.

What I fail to understand, although recent American history of the past 50 years provides numerous examples of this, is why does a certain element of society wants to destroy the very infrastructure they themselves are apart of?

Change in a civilized society takes time. It also means taking the time to go to the ballot box when there are elections. Despite what con men like Al Sharpton say (look up Tawana Brawley if you’re younger than I am), there are no shortcuts on the road to reform. Go vote, go educate yourselves, learn the rules of the political process. If you have the means, run for office and make change happen yourselves. Rioting solves nothing!

The Gift Of Grab

In case you missed it last night (and I nearly did…sometimes 3 NFL games in a row is like a Thanksgiving turkey, it makes you sleepy), Odell Beckham Jr. made a catch for the New York Giants against Dallas’s Cowboys that will be the stuff legends are made of.

The Cowboys won the game 31-28, but this catch will live forever.

Flashback Friday: “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie

With Thanksgiving coming up (and gone by the time next Friday rolls around), I thought I’d “spin” this holiday classic.

Christmas songs will be coming up the next four weeks, with normal Flashback Fridays returning on December 26th. Enjoy!

Don’t Talk To Me About Playoffs!

For many years, the corruption that festered in the sport of professional boxing wasn’t exactly an open secret. I’m starting to think College Football isn’t much better, but it’s cozy relationship with a ton of sports networks keeps this from being discussed in boxing’s sphere.

In what universe does it make sense for two teams with one loss to be ranked higher than an undefeated team like Florida State? I get that FSU is the new “evil empire” of college football, but how do you rank an undefeated team THIRD? FSU should be number one until they lose, period. I don’t think they’d match up well with, say Alabama, for one team. But until that game is played, putting them ahead of FSU is a joke.

I will admit that a four team playoff is a step in the right direction, but I’m hoping an eight team playoff isn’t that far away.

Brutality And Its Glorification

Was just watching the video out of Jerusalem on CNN this afternoon. There was so much blood on the floor of the synagogue where four rabbis (3 American born, 1 born in England) were brutally murdered, you’d think it was a permanent part of the floor design.

As barbaric as the butchery has been out of the Middle East in recent months between these events and the repeated beheadings ISIS/ISIL performs on Americans and British citizens there, I wonder why are the networks are giving advertising to these bastards.

If there is a better way to do this without turning CNN, MSNBC et al into a lengthy commercial for these terrorist thugs, let’s look into it, shall we? Don’t even waste time showing b-roll of these YouTube videos. Just report, and move on.