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Monday, February 6th, 2012

    Time Event
    6:15a
    The First Quarter Isn't Looking Good
    Things don't seem to be going well for the Mayans so far this year. No one more than me wants them to be right about the world ending this year but so far, I'm not seeing any signs of it. In fact, I'm seeing the opposite. Unlike this time last year when things looked promising, what with the massive animal die offs, the rampage that nearly claimed Gabby Giffords, the Fukashima incident, the number police deaths prompting people to say there was a war on cops, the entire world seeming to be poised for revolution and dozens of other things none of us can even remember now.

    And this year, what do we have? None of those things. At least none that are being reported and you know as well as I do that if it isn't on TV or the Internet, it isn't true. And New York won the Super Bowl. I know it's only February but this isn't adding up to the world ending in December.

    Still, the first quarter isn't even over yet and the offense could start playing any minute now. Most people remain massively unhappy and one of the guests on Coast this morning said that Israel and Iran could start firing missiles at each other any minute now.

    That was countered, though, by the very good and surprisingly well balanced conversation between George Noory and Dr. Karl Pillemer about old people. George made only one huge error. He said that Bob Hope and George Burns both lived into their late 90's and were still sharp as a tack.

    The truth is that they were both 100 when they died and while George was still pretty sharp, Bob was a different story. In the final seven or eight years, he could still communicate but not very well. It's not fair but you couldn't help comparing him to his old self and the result was that you couldn't call him sharp as a tack.

    Overall, it was a great interview and if you have StreamLink, you should go listen to it. Especially if you're laboring under the delusion that life is great and gets better. Me, I'm still pulling for The End Of The World. I guess the big test is still the fourth quarter and if the Yankees don't win the World Series, it will be, for the first time ever, a good thing.

    Current Mood: depressed
    Current Music: Christopher Jordan, WSAR Fall River, MA. April, 1974

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