Vespa’s Comeback

Somehow, someway, society “officially” decided that we should dedicate an entire day to remembering past greatness. “Throwback Thursday” gives us pause to reflect on life’s highlights.

Speaking of which, on this day back in 1953, the classic Roman Holiday premiered in theaters. The beautifully romantic tour de love and laughter introduced the world, in center stage fashion, to the stunningly beautiful, adorably quirky and amazingly graceful Audrey Hepburn.

Perfection.

I really need to travel to Rome and make my own holiday.

RIP

Gut-wrenching tragedy.

In the early hours this morning, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed during their live broadcast in Moneta, Virginia. Absolutely horrific. As a former broadcast journalist, this devastating news sent chills down my spine. They were just out doing their jobs. There are no words.

Despite the fact the suspect’s name has been released and there is video of the murder, that footage will not be shown on this blog out of respect for the victims. And the name of the murderer will not be disclosed here because he is nothing but a hellish monster.

We need to remember the innocent victims:

(US News)

(US News)

RIP Alison Parker.

RIP Adam Ward.

Prayers are with their loved ones.

Comedy’s Cultural Correctness

The next chapter against “PC” is being written and acted out.

Hopefully, more people will speak out so life will resume to being funny when things are funny.

Today, in its most recent form, PC (political correctness) has been taken to new levels of absurdness by the college generation of sensitive ears and paper-thin sensibilities. It’s ridiculous. We can’t say anything about anything or anybody. It’s that bad. Most of the time, it’s just jokes. Fortunately, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer and others have taken a stand recently to remind this delusional generation that we are allowed to say what’s on our mind and to do so is quite normal.

In America, there’s this notion of free speech. It’s incredibly valuable in our society, as well as in our continuous development as human beings.

“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”
–Unknown (Possibly said by Thomas Jefferson)

Whether you like him or not, that’s the fundamental appeal of Donald Trump. Regardless of what he’s saying, people are attracted to his rebellious attitude against scripted, bland, focus group-approved opinions and reactions.

As comedian Bill Burr pointed out last week on Conan, we can’t even be mildly observant anymore.

If only George Carlin was alive to tackle this resurgent cultural problem.

He’d certainly have more than 7-words to say to today’s PC Police…

Happy Monday!

As we begin this new workweek, it’s critical to make the right decisions. This cannot be stressed enough. Moments will arise and we must carefully examine our choices. We don’t always know at first glance or thought where we could end up.

Just some friendly advice.

Yes, patience is definitely a virtue.

Here’s to a Great Week of Clarity!

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