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At a Crossroad?

At a Crossroad?

Yes, I’m older than you, well maybe. I watched The Ed Sullivan Show, Rawhide, comedian Rich Little, Bonanza, The Monkees, I Dream of Jeannie and there were never any bleeps.

My wife will occasionally (she’s much too smart to be a regular) watch The Bachelor. This is a reality show designed to bring two people together who will love each other for eternity. Therefore, one might think the participants would work hard to impress the other – certainly the “prize” bachelor. I’m in my recliner on my computer catching up on emails and such. I start to hear a series of bleeps and fragmented sentences. I glance over and see several post-pubescent women apparently swearing and clearly dropping the “F-bomb” often. It must be the number one favorite swear word to use to:

A.) Impress people with your vocabulary

B.) Demonstrate that you have a strong opinion on a matter of importance

C.) Show people what anger management is NOT

D.) Make your parents proud of you on national television

E.) Imitate (pick any) a brainless Kardashian

F) Impress your future husband and his family

Aren’t you tired of all the swearing beeps on TV and the blatant swearing in music – mostly rap and ‘gangsta’ musical expressions? The Wolf of Wall Street was ruined by the overwhelming number of swear words and disgusting references to lewd acts. My father – not a prude- ¬†always told me, “people who swear often usually do so because they are deficient in vocabulary skills.” To this day, he’s still right. Enough.

I swear, but not where anyone can hear me. I swear in my car when a woman in a Cadillac Escalade is on her cell phone and just cut me off. I do not “flip the finger” at her as I drive on. I swear at myself when I misplace my keys and I’m already running late. I swear when I stub my toe in the dark and it’s hard to understand because my teeth are clinched tight and saliva went flying a short distance. OK?

But I am so very, very tired of all the swearing all around me. I was in a City of Buffalo High School – SouthPark High School in South Buffalo a few weeks ago for a meeting. The bell rang as I was in the middle of the hallway and a flood of students came out. The first thing I heard was from a young girl who just had her rear end grabbed by a guy…”get the “F” off me, “B” she said rather loudly. I asked her if she was OK and the two male students said, “what you gonna do about it punk ass?” I did not respond and continued. Along my way, of only about 100 feet, I heard lots more pretty harsh language. It was also heard by two school personnel waiting at an elevator. It was painfully apparent, they were numb to it all as they couldn’t have missed it.

There were no bleeps at the school. It was common practice. It was accepted. No effort was made to curb the abuse of the young lady or the bullhorn sounds of raw swearing. No bleeps. I would have liked a few.

Is it surprising that swearing on TV, in music and schools is commonplace and accepted? Even TV sponsors seem to go along with it when they could stop it in a heartbeat. Freedom of speech? Really? Is that your position?

Let me hear you think out loud.






Please Vanish…Never To Be Seen Or Heard From Again-My Picks for 2014

As I just got another year older, I find I have far less time for people and things that make no real contribution to the quality of my life and maybe your life, too. Many of these people and things keep reappearing despite all common sense and an honest value of how short a 24-hour day is becoming.

So, here I go again, in no particular order, with people and things I hope will vanish and never be heard from again:

  1. Any member of the Kardashian family, including a guy I liked when he was an Olympian instead of the after picture for bad plastic surgery, Bruce Jenner. Please take Kanye West with you, too. I don’t care if you include North, South, East or West, too. Take them all.
  2. Another corner Coffee Shop of any kind. I love my coffee, but I feel I’m getting environmentally polluted by coffee shops. I’m getting flat out squeezed out by coffee, Mr. Valdez.
  3. The word “like” – not only on the Internet, but every third word of far too many people who open their mouth and like talk to me like I’m like interested in like what they did like last night, know what I’m saying. For real. Like I’m just saying.
  4. Biggest Loser. When did becoming a “Loser” become a good thing to be? I fully understand the obesity epidemic in our country and the need for healthy change, but being a “loser”, despite the play on the word, probably does nothing for the self esteem of the winner of the crown Biggest Loser.
  5. Rocky fights the Raging Bull? Obamacare is not going to pay for any of their injuries. Read the 6-point font in the law.
  6. Are only golfers impotent? Please! Enough! Try playing a Cialis commercial with two people in separate tubs in the middle of nowhere with no bathrobes or transportation anywhere to be seen during ¬†one of those cage, fight to the near death boxing matches. Yeah, that’ll go over well, but please stay away from golf. There’s a stick, a ball and a cup – really, it all works out and people even clap.
  7. Bring back real people to TV. Cable TV has created every unnatural human type of misfit and made them millionaires while the USA is ranked 26th in the world in math. Give these people their own planet and a TV network where they can watch each other.
  8. Late night talk shows…or…any talk shows. Trust me, no one or no thing is that interesting. I would be willing to watch Johnny Carson re-runs.
  9. All WalMarts
  10. Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, Justin Beiber, Kanye Kardashian, and Lindsay Lohan. Listen to me. This can work. You don’t hear from Paris Hilton anymore, do you?
  11. All Vegans. Sorry, you must find a plot of land where nothing lives except water and dust. Then, knock yourselves out and have a party!!
  12. Finally, sports broadcasters who feel they must comment after every play or research back to the athletes’ experience in the birth canal. “Is that when you knew you had a talent to get to the finish line?” Enough! Don’t you guys ever have to use the restroom?

So, there you have iit. Could there be more? Sure. I’d like you to comment on what you wish would vanish and never be seen or heard from again.

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