It's been a little while since I've posted, I know. But after following the present state of the market and the presidential campaigns I find myself at a loss for words. It's awfully hard to focus on Halloween candy from the 70's when your presented with the possibility of an economic depression.... and all politicians want to do is stuff their own pockets, cheat on their wives, and bad mouth each other. Yeesh!
If you're looking for a sunny perspective, check back tomorrow. I'm getting pretty tired of things getting worse, and I'm ready for some of our elected officials to hurry up and set things right again.
Of course, the trouble with this mindset is that we can't depend on them to do anything. We have to take up the challenge ourselves, which means staying informed (i.e. stop making backyard wrestling videos) and getting active - even just making an informed vote.
I don't want to sound like an elitist or an intellectual snob, but each day I get a greater and greater impression that we're being dumbed down and losing touch. Sure, it's funny to watch Leno make fun of folks who can't point to Mexico on a map, but it's also pretty sad. If we don't watch out, we're going to end up like the society predicted in the crappy movie Idiocracy.
Look, I know this isn't exactly an intellectual blog. A recent post here dealt entirely with the naked chick on the Ohio Players album cover - not what you would call high-brow reading! Therefore, I'm reticent to point fingers.
All I'm saying is we all just need to keep our minds alert...and then it's OKAY to enjoy a little frivolous R & R. Ain't that right, Barney?