Yes, it's been two years exactly since that boring evening when I decided to stop merely thinking out loud, and put my utterances on the internet for the rest of the world to totally ignore.
Maybe somebody would read my blog.....a couple of people looking for something else will stumble on this mess, or perhaps a relative who felt sorry for me, wasting hours at a computer keyboard when I could be doing something productive like watching Dancing With The Stars, or America's Got Talent....or even Jersey Shore. I mean, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
But a funny thing happened....people started to read the stuff I was writing- like visitors from more than 160 countries. It just goes to show- there's a lot of folks in this world with more time on their hands than me.
And for that, I'm very grateful.
So to the new 341 people (on average) who will visit this blog today for the first time, and the 145 returnees- giving us an average of 486 readers each day- thanks much for making this so much fun to do. I never thought I had 1,127 blog entries in me.
Whoops! Make that 1,128.
I'm just getting warmed up...I can not be stopped!!!!!
Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".