Ok, so I know it seems like I’ve been gone for a while. Well, I have. 30 days flies by fast. In that time there’s been a lot going, let me see if I can recap — Bits and Pieces style:
The Cavs Miss the Point.
About as surprising as Anna Nicole’s death is the Cavaliers inability to run a successful offense. Let’s see, a coach who not only had zero experience but an affinity for defense; a team full of shoot-first guards; a slow starting center; and, am I missing anything? Oh yea–NO POINT GUARD.
The Cavaliers suffer from a chronic disease plaguing all of the Cleveland teams – it’s called ‘ignorewhatweneed-itis’. Think about it; me, a common sports fan – as well as all of you out there – can easily spot what is wrong with our favorite Cleveland teams. The Indians? Well, when they were dominant in the 90s it was an ace starter. Now, it’s a closer. The Browns? Easy – it’s always been an offensive line (yet, they keep drafting – and people want them to – a running back; a receiver; a lousy quarterback; a tight end; whatever). And now, the Cavs.
So why do they want to ruin our best chance at a championship by not getting us a freaking point guard? Seriously? I’m not sure I understand the lack of vision here. Let the Cavs know you’re unhappy by sending e-mails here: GreatIdeas@CAVS.com.
ID Be Worried
The countdown continues as we are now one year away from state id cards through the Real ID act. These new cards will replace your drivers liscense and contain, at a minimium, your name, SS/ID number, sex and common readable technology, to be determined by one of the most warm and fuzzy groups in our government, Homeland Security. In addition, they’ll reserve the right to include retina scans and fingerprints. Beyond this is the fact that anyone who opposes or tries to refrain from obtaining this card will be viewed with widespread scrunity and suspicion. Hmmm….I’ve read this somewhere before…oh yea, now I remember:
||And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
I’ve got a better idea; why not skip this step and just turn people into their own identification card, say, with an RFID chip? Oh, I know; that will never happen, right?
You of course know that this was approved back in 2005 (come on people, read a little) as part of the $82 million military defense bill. Why attach it to a military spend bill? Why not – if you were a politician, roughly one year out from potential re-election (see November 2006) would you vote against military spending? See you at the concentration ca— er, I mean DMV.
Off the Record, I just wanted to tell you ‘no comment’
Nick Saban, hated for several reasons, recently used the term of endearment ‘coonass’ when talking about one of those Louisiana cajuns who ‘talk funny’. Instead of apologizing, he defended himself by saying it was off the record. As a PR guy I couldn’t let this one go, so, if you’re ever in a similar situation to Quick Nick, simply follow the rules I give to clients: 1. Theres is no such thing as ‘no comment’ and 2. There is no such thing as no comment.
Here are some other things I’ve been thinking about the last 30 days:
1. The Chineese are blowing up satellites. That’s not going to be good for anyone.
2. Strange things afoot in Arizona. Don’t worry; it’s just the “military”.
3. Growing Pains is premiering on Nick at Nite (2.12). Show me that smile again.
4. I discovered my new favorite singer/songwriter is Kenna. I need some free time.
5. I read Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Blink’. You should too. It’ll change the way you think.