Saturday, August 09, 2008

This Was Me - Years Ago

This Youtuber's Rant Sounds So Much Like Me - Years Ago

Now I'm just too tired at the end of the day for such rants. I just don't have the fire burning inside me anymore. Maybe that's maturity, or maybe I've given up, or maybe I'm just too old.

I doubt this guy is married, or has children. Sometimes just getting to the end of the day, or end of the week is a "win". Sometimes just avoiding another knock down drag out fight over money, or the lack of it is a big victory. Sometimes just avoiding being sucked into another fight about curfew is all that I hope to achieve.

The world has this evil way of sucking the idealism right out of a person. I'm sure the rich and powerful laugh their assess off at how that works to their advantage. Everyone is so pressed and stressed just struggling to survive that they're too exhausted, depressed, or just plain poor to challenge the status quo - to take on the all the wind mills that need tilting.

I guess that's how it works, then again maybe I'm just a fat lazy apathetic American who is just barely comfortable enough not to complain - not until it becomes too late to complain?

Whatever the situation, I'll let this "young" idealistic Youtuber do his rant for me. I don't believe in everything he says, but that's beside the point - it's the conviction he seems to have - that his beliefs are worth communicating - that I like.

Here's a link to The Amazing Atheist.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Did Sir Paul McCartney Visit Springfield, Illinois?

Sire, may I call you Paul?

Photo (used w/o permission) Paul McCartney in Springfield, Illinois?

The State Journal-Register ran a story today based upon a alleged encounter with Sir Paul McCartney - get this, right here in Springfield, Illinois.

Dave of the11thhour has aired his doubts, asking why anyone with Paul McCartney's money would bother to drive when he could fly instead. Good question, however, if Paul McCartney had a reason he might take an automobile.

One possible reason is that Sir Paul simply wanted to drive across the great expanse which is Illinois. Certainly, Paul McCartney has the right to get away from all the airports, and major cities, and make a break for it - to what many call "the real America".

Paul chose to do so when he purchased property in Arizona, and might wish to experience a little "normal life" by taking an average sized vehicle and simply getting behind the wheel and driving across country.

Certainly Paul McCartney has earned a little normalcy in compensation for putting up with all the crazed fans, the globe trotting stalker type photographers, and even us normal folk who would simply slow him down at every turn asking for autographs, and photo ops.

Could the photograph allegedly taken of Sir Paul be a fake? Why yes it very well could be.

Could we be looking at a photograph of an incredible wax dummy seconds from collapse in the upper ninety degree heat - less likely.

Could we be looking at a celebrity double - maybe, but he'd be a darned good one.

I'm just not sure.

In any case I sure wish it was Paul McCartney, and that I had been out there and met him. Now that would be totally FAB.

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