5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From Grocery Stores As Constructed By Men To Who I’d Vote For In Lubbock To Under-Appreciated Teen Movies From the 80s Plus Why Fans Really Gripe About Officials. That And Why ”War Is An Ugly Thing, But Not The Ugliest Of Things…” Enjoy And Share!

5 Things We Know On A Sunday

  1. Grocery stores are laid out in meticulous fashion, after much research, focus groups and shopper buying science. You can tell they’re not laid out by men. If they were, the beer would be next to the frozen pizza and the potato chips. All the meat would be across from that aisle. Also, there would be one aisle dedicated to ”things your wife put on the list that you can’t pronounce and have never seen”. There would also be an aisle in the store for the lone purpose of getting the things you forgot to get last time. They could leave them on shelves with name-tags after wives call the store and say their husband is going back for basil pesto, bisquick, organic beets, soy milk and Topo Chico.
  2. I don’t live in Lubbock, so can’t vote there on local elections, but if I did – I’d vote for any candidate who says they’ll put 138 additional police on the streets to merely keep idiots from driving 200-300 yards down a turn-lane at 17.4 MPH trying to merge into traffic after they whipped out in front of on-coming traffic with a mile-and-a-half of cars to wait on before getting in the lane they wanted. This goes double for those who cross over immediately after an intersection into a turn-lane trying to get to their favorite restaurant or fast-food joint, keeping 46 cars from entering the turn-lane. Run on that and I’ll funnel money your way from all sorts of folks!
  3. Top 3 Under-Appreciated 80s Teen Movies: #3. ”Can’t Buy Me Love”. He’s got a riding lawnmower and a hat. You also have Amanda Peterson. What more do you want? #2. “Heathers”. Dark and demented. But funny as hell. Christian Slater was evil, Winona Ryder wasn’t crazy yet and Shannon Doherty, well she was probably crazy then too. … #1. ”Valley Girl”. 1983. Peak early 80s Gag Me With A Spoon time. Some kid named Nicholas Coppola stars in it. The soundtrack is legendary. ”If they attack the car, save the stereo!”. If you can beat those three movies, let me know!
  4. For the most part, fans who gripe and complain about officiating do so because they aren’t smart enough to understand or analyze the game they’re watching. I’ve seen it for years at the high school and college level. Basketball fans are probably the worst. When I see fans talking about the officiating more than the game, I know immediately they aren’t qualified to talk about the Xs and Os or the coaching decisions or the moves each team made to affect the outcome. Instead, it’s the same old screed about officials. Officials rarely, if ever, directly affect the outcome of a game.
  5. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people.
    A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration.
    A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.” — John Stuart Mill. ”Principles Of Political Economy”. 1848.

    Some things never change. . . Hyatt