January 23, 2009

I Annoy Myself Sometimes

Why do I talk to my dog like he's an infant??? He's over 50 in dog years, for crying out loud, and I use words like "potty" when I talk to him.

I annoy myself sometimes.

January 15, 2009

Why Mention Race?

This story is a sad one - a man shot and killed by a transit police officer on New Year's Day. Though it is terribly heartbreaking, I have a hard time believing that a police officer would shoot someone unprovoked. I say that because I'm just not sure why an unarmed man would ever need to be shot...unless he posed some sort of threat. At one point, I heard (or read) that he was shot in the back, although I don't know if this was the case. If so, then the officer has some problems because I'm not sure how an unarmed man facing away could pose a threat (unless the officer was trying to protect other people, not himself).

That being said, if I look at this news clip I am supposed to believe that the police officer is a violent racist. Was it necessary to refer to the victim as an "unarmed black man"? Why not just "unarmed man"? How will this police officer get a fair trial (which everyone deserves) if the news is inciting racial tensions?

January 10, 2009

Crocs Be Gone

PLEASE tell me this is the beginning of the end for Crocs.

I'm no fashion expert. Actually, I normally could care less (I'm a guy, it's in my genetic code to not care about things like fashion), but for some reason Crocs really irritate me.