Archive for February, 2006

I was glancing at my blog and I realized it has be…

February 21, 2006

I was glancing at my blog and I realized it has been over three years since I started this blog. How has so much time passed?

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NBC’s coverage of the olympics has been decidedly …

February 14, 2006

NBC‘s coverage of the olympics has been decidedly uneven. However I want to know who chose to end the Feb 14th broadcast with U2‘s Pride (In the Name of Love). Okay, so they just used the chorus, “in the name of love, what more in the name of love.” But still, it’s a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., not for skiers celebrating a gold medal in the olympics. I wasn’t offended, but still I wondered who made that choice and if they had a clue about the song.

On a more reflective, I think I hold nothing sacred. I may somewhat disagree with choices, but overall nothing seems to shock/offend me anymore. I have been thinking about this a lot about this lately. Religion is straight out as a belief system, but I have replaced it with nothing.

I LOVE the Olympics

February 14, 2006

I LOVE the Olympics, with the 2006 games in Torino. I think ABC with its Saturday afternoon Wide World of Sports really sharpened my sense of the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” where root for underdog heroes as well as soul crushing defeats. But I LOATHE Brian Williams, who was supposed to add a news commentary to the Opening Ceremony. I just wished that Bob Costas would have slapped him or gagged him. Yes there are terrible things going on in the world, but the opening ceremonies are supposed to be about nations coming together, putting aside their differences. And if a cynic like me is irritated, then you know something is wrong.