Here's another blog from the man who is one of mentors and has a mutiny in his own head, Dan Sanders.
It has been a week of strange events, and just plain old lots of events. For example, there is good evidence that a small tsunami occurred between South Carolina and Boston Mass. Tsunamis do not occur on this part of the earth and one theory is that it could have been caused by a shift in the continual shelf. “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" on June 13, reported that tide-measuring gauges showed what appeared to match the definition of a tsunami according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (there is a video of this report on line) .
John Lennon wrote the line,” strange days indeed, Very peculiar momma.” There's UFO's over New York, and I ain't too surprised," apparently a reference to a UFO sighting Lennon had back in 1974. He made reference to this in the liner notes to his 1974 album Walls and Bridges: "On the 23rd August 1974 at 9 o'clock I saw a U.F.O Recorded (but uncompleted) shortly before his death in 1980, the song was later completed by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in 1983 and released as the first single from Lennon and Ono's album Milk and Honey in 1984.
Now 29 years later we have an actor Jim Carrey, knocking his own movie, Kick Ass 2. A star football player, Aaron Hernandez formally of the New England Patriots arrested for murder and more.
Late-night TV host, Jimmy Fallon, sets a world record in The Guinness Book of world records by playing five video games at one time.
A company called Makerbot Robot Industries also set a record for a robot frosting a cup cake in record time.
Also there was a record set for the heaviest weight lifted with earrings. And as if all of that wasn’t enough an Egyptian stature in a London museum is moving in 360 degree circles all by its self.
So what is our fascination with stupid stunts like Jimmy Fallen doing five video games at once, a robot decorating a cup cake and some non-rocket scientist lifting heavy weights with earing’s? How is all this related to Jim Carey knocking his own move for violence?
Could it be we are so sick of violence either make believe or real that we will take any silly escape we can get?
Why do I agree with and respect Jim Carrey? Why do I dislike like the system that coddles star athletes from high school if not from pop Warner, and gives then a God complex, believing they can get away with anything that their so-called handlers will take care of them? And the same is true with celebrities on any level in any form of entertainment.
Some athletes escape with dignity the burdens of instant celebrity and the slime that goes with it, but some recover from the pursuit of fame and fortune, and find a conscience. And some lose their minds and play video games on TV, and we watch them, and we laugh, give me the fool in hula hoops and keep the fool jumping hoops.
In the podcast that follows these written words I will give a few spontaneous combustion unrehearsed thoughts about all the above. Yes unrehearsed, I never know what I might say until I've heard myself say it. Someone asked me once if I wrote very much down in my regular shows as a full time DJ. The answer is no for whatever reasons, there may be the answer is no. I also have a few limited filtering devices. In fact, some have suggested that I am missing that particular mechanism altogether. And in fact, B.J Shea recently said he had often wondered what goes on in my head, B.J. Shea morning guy at KISW FM Seattle says I am one of his mentors, and he wonders what goes on in my head. Well, B.J. when I know you’ll be the next one to know.