I have retired from my volunteer gig at the club, as a bartender. It was fun, but life is now going in a different direction. I also have also relinquished my certification to be a good listener and show compassion. Now, I will only sit in the opinionated seats.
What will you see?
One of the best of the Fails video's that I have seen. I don’t think anyone can get through this video without at least saying ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 5 times.
Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
Helene and I were talking with some friends about the Winter Olympics this week and how much we all enjoyed them this year. This year was quite a spectacle. After weeks of coverage which included all the classic emotions of triumph and heartbreak, stunning performances and crashes, there was also a bunch of controversy that was mixed in as well.
I was also surprised to hear how much the moms were still talking about the P & G commercial that showcased moms and their kids. They were all blown away by it and I have to believe, are now die hard P & G consumers. The spot is a celebration of mothers helping their children every step of their lives. The mothers, who from the beginning are there to encourage their children to rise to their feet and then continue on to greatness,
These ads are not the kind where athletes tell you to buy specific products because they will make you cleaner and happier. They are the kind that opens up your heart with powerful images of motherly love. But I'm sure the ladies are now opening up their purses as well. see the ad
I was also reminded that this was the latest tear jerker commercial from P & G. During the 2012 Olympic Games they produced another commercial that honors mothers for everything they do. It also played the theme that a mother’s job is the hardest in the world, but it is also the best in the world. see the ad
Much like Anheuser Busch and Doritos have done at the Super Bowl. P & G has now become, the king of marketing for the Winter Olympics. The commercial that the moms are all waiting for.
The forecast for a light show with the Northern Lights tonight is High. The aurora may reach an index Kp=5 or more so as to be visible over most of New England tonight. Activity could also occur on the night of 27th/28th. If you have the chance, bring your chair, some hot chocolate, your camera and go for it.
The good old Days
I wish I was going
Jessica and Alana, Have fun on your cruise to the Islands. Very cold weather and some snow is due back here this week.
Detroit Mom fights Back
The Police Chief of Detroit Michigan, James Craig made national news last month after he told The Detroit News that he’d changed his mind about the gun issue, He came to the conclusion that armed citizens could dissuade criminals from attacking them. Last week, a mom in Detroit took his advice to heart. see video
From the chief...see article
I did, in fact, say that good Americans, good Detroiters, if responsible, could get CPLs (carrying pistol licenses), and that it could — emphasis on the word ‘could’ — be a deterrent to violent crime. I said that because of my experience in four cities, having seen good Americans and good Detroiters that have CCWs (carrying concealed weapons permits), and what effect it has had on deterring violent crime.
“In fact, there’s been research … by the Department of Justice and some scholars that armed citizens, good citizens, can have a deterring effect on violent crime,” he said. “While I sit here with lots of optimism and encouragement that crime is declining, we still have incident after incident where individuals like elderly people get dragged out of their cars at gunpoint.
“There was a study done comparing the U.S. to Great Britain that suggested that home invasions, while people were in the house, were less likely in the United States than in Great Britain. And the reason why is because the suspects know there’s a greater likelihood that people in America are more likely to have guns inside their homes. So they tend to wait until the home is vacant to commit the home invasion.
“In England, suspects, because of the restrictive gun laws, 50 percent of the home invasions are committed while the people are in their homes.
“Most telling, there was research done by felons who were incarcerated, and what they said is that they’re more fearful of armed citizens than they are of police officers.”
If you have any concerns about Chief Craig’s logic and thinking, look again to the video above.
Another legend lost, Harold Remis
Yesterday, legendary funnyman Harold Ramis passed away from complications of a rare blood disease at the age of 69. If you think of just a few of your favorite comedy films of all times, the chances are that he either wrote or directed them. From the classics comedies like Animal House, National Lampoons Vacation, Meatballs, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters of which he also co-stared in, Harold kept a generation laughing with his brilliant work. A genius who was the most successful comedic writer of all time, will surely be missed.