Absolutely THE WORST IDEA Ever

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BobLee
October09/ 2017

The WORST IDEA EVER …

I normally avoid Qualitative Superlatives such as “BEST” or “WORST” when discussing anything that humankind has any part of. All it does is encourage some fame-seeking nimrod to out-BEST or out-WORST whatever the subject might be.

I am making an exception today. Only a few MENSA-type nerds in Silicon Valley or “in pajamas in mamma’s basement” can play in this particular sandbox.

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BREAKING NEWS:  Jemele Hill’s latest HEY LOOK AT ME stunt came out as I was finishing this column.  There will be plenty of time to play with this over the next few days. (1) Jemele is angling to be crowned The Queen of BLM… THEN… (2) be Michelle Obama’s running mate in 2018.  …. You heard it here first friends and neighbors.

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I don’t know which “geek with a bad haircut… that never had a prom date” invented Twitter. I don’t know who was Patient Zero for toenail fungus either. I put both of them in the same despicable category. Anyhooo…

“Mr Twitter” has recently announced that he/she/it is going to expand the “only 140-characters” limit to 280-characters.

Back in the mid 60s… some wizard of smarts convinced Henry Ford to build a really ugly car and name if after his son – Edsel -.  Doubling the capacity of tweets makes “The Edsel” look like pure genius.

Wanna relate this to The Gun Debate, automatic weapons etc etc … 280-character tweets is giving spittle-spewing lunatics the on-line equivalent of suit-case nukes loaded with anthrax.

This is comparable to… states raising the acceptable blood-alcohol level for DUI from whatever it is to “knee-walking & puking your guts out”.

This is comparable to… Golden Corral adding 140 more trays of overcooked fried crap to its All-You-Can-Stuff-In-Your-Face Buffet trough.

This is comparable to… your drugged-out “hippie” neighbor who plays his Metallica collection at 3:00 AM… buying concert-sized Wuffers and Tweeters.

This is comparable to Maxine Waters getting her own 6-hour talk show on ESPN, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN.

You see what I mean… WORST IDEA EVER!

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Full Disclosure… I do “tweet”. I am not a serial “tweeter” but I do occasionally lob a 140-character hand grenade at them what I deem deserve it. Oh… and I do stalk (haunt?) The N&O’s tweets because… I hear it “annoys” them.

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I find 140-characters aplenty for what I do. 140-characters are like nitro-glycerine. If ya know what you’re doing… a little bit can do a lotta damage. Us cyber-commandos call it “surgical-strikes”… with minimal collateral damage.

Apparently “Mr. Twitter” now believes all his/her/its bazillions of little Twitter-ites on the Planet need twice as many characters so they can spew twice as much keyboard flatulence thru cyber-space.

Forget Hurricanes… THIS could actually destroy the ozone layer… decimate marine life… kill every snail darter not already killed by Joe Biden… and melt both polar ice caps. AL GORE NEEDS TO STOP “Mr. TWITTER” ASAP…

Apparently “Mr. Twitter” wants to sell his creation since he can’t found any way to make money with it… but, alas, no Lori Grenierone wants it. DUH!

Wonder if he has tried Shark Tank? Lorie Greiner could get him on QVC, I betcha. I love Lorie Grenier, don’t you?

Q: BobLee… prior to THIS what was THE WORST IDEA EVER?

A: Not sure of “THE” but “not requiring a valid ID for voting” and “abortion for convenience” have always been in every Top Five.

Q: BobLee… when is this 280-character thingy going into effect?

A:  If it was up to me… on April Fool’s Day. But it is not up to me so… pretty soon, I think. The specific details are probably in a chapter of Revelation By John along with “rivers of blood” and “raining frogs”.

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CHAOS in Greenville…

Remember a few weeks when Mr Ficklin left an ECU home game at the half, leaving Mr Dowdy all alone. This past Saturday neither Mr. Dowdy nor Mr Ficklin even bothered to show up. ECU Football

ECU AD Jeff Compher blamed the “smallest crowd(?) of The Millennium” on “Temple doesn’t travel well”. A recent Pitt County Popularity Poll had Jeff Compher finishing behind Hurricane Floyd.

Wonder if a ECU Fat Cat has contacted that Louisville gangsta Tom Jurich … yet?

It’s “so bad” around ECU that “their coed porn queen” has deleted “attended ECU” from her on-line bio. Sandra Bullock and Vince McMahon are considering doing so too.

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Columbus Day Factoid:

“Indigenous Peoples”, supposedly, would “never attack at night”. Supposedly that might keep them out of The Happy Hunting Ground.

A lot of “eeevil white folks” got scalped in their sleep believing that myth about “Indigenous Peoples”.

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Today – Monday – there is…

Back-Back-Back-Back October Baseball. It doesn’t get much better than that for “a guy like me”.

With each passing day, I realize there are fewer and fewer and fewer “guys like me”. Maybe there never where all that many to begin with… . SEVERAL decades ago I accepted that I am older than all the players.  Now I’m older than ALL THE UMPIRES too !!

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You didn’t ask… BUT…

I have not watched “a down” of The NFL and not all that much of college Football either. Just enough to pretend I care because I know most of you still do.

How you choose to spend your time / attention will NEVER be a factor in your being welcomed to visit here… and to comment.

I am NOT “boycotting” or “protesting” or “exercising my 1st Amendment Right. I am simply “not watching”…. Simply “not watching” PERIOD.

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Blondie has a really interesting article

…about The Demise of Casual Dining Chain Restaurants in America… Applebees / TGIF / Olive Garden / Chili’s et al.

Many of those American mainstays are going out of business or at least undergoing massive “retooling”. The How Comes reasons are fascinating, at least they are to me. I am fascinated by Consumer Anthropology…

Here’s the LINK to that really cool article over at So The Blonde Say…

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AgentPierce’s Latest 10/07 – LINK

Blondie’s Latest 10/07 – LINK

BobLee
  • Dr Wire Reply
    2 months ago

    If the personal computer was the outward sign that we were living in the Information Age; Twitter has to be the symbol for the Opinion Age we have shuffled thru for the past decade. And we know the old adage about opinions and certain orifices, everybody has one even those who get confused about how to use it.
    .
    If I take your previous prediction about web blogs and advertising mix it with the fact that Twitter loses money on every click because it is free for the celebrity and media masses who almost depend on it, you could see where along with 280 characters will come Advertising space of some annoying kind followed by a premium charge to use it without ads. All are bad ideas looking for financial justification.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      My son-in-law with his flip phone may be the only survivor of all this.

      • RMDownEast Reply
        2 months ago

        Except that who needs television or the movies, Twitter is the most entertaining media outlet in the history of the world and and it’s free. It’s like Mid Atlantic Championship rasslin on demand 24/7/365. In this corner from NYC we have POTUS and in this corner from parts unknown some random news person. It’s like watching Ric Flair in his prime with all the stylin and profiling thrown in for good measure.

        The only problem is that going to 280 characters will be like showing a 3 hour cage match, it loses the effect and lessens the intrigue.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 months ago

          If Charles Darwin had known about Twitter he would have reversed his Theory of Evolution and apologized to the monkeys.

          • NCSU68Grad
            2 months ago

            Rookie Toot Tooot
            We are the boys (girls;TG) from the boy (girl; whatever) troop
            We don’t smoke. We don’t chew. We don’t TWEET!
            And we don’t go out with the girls (FiB) that DO
            Apologies to Homer and Jrthro

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    2 months ago

    Twitter @ 280. Better than Crown Black. Think what Trump can do with his IQ. May b time 2 sign up.
    OK…the above would qualify for 140.
    Deep Purple would be my pick….or maybe Jimmy Hendrix doing his Star Spangled Banner. Now THAT would rouse the troops (or NFL). How could the NOT stand when Hendrix was playing?
    Out at favorite “They know me” Mexican restaurant tonight. ESPN doing a NCAA CF “pre weekly ratings” BS session. Factoid. FSU gets the TOP AWARD for Suicidal Poll Death. Their SPD is off scale. #3 to NR. Maybe Jimbo is on the radar and will be seen trolling the sidelines next year and both the namesakes will be there and offer him some “Q” and nanner puddin’

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      You lost me with those last two sentences… no clue ???

      • NCSU68Grad Reply
        2 months ago

        FSU dropped from #3 to Not Rated. Fans not happy. 2 Home ACC losses. Fugly.
        Maybe ECU is approaching Jimbo?
        Above is pure speculation. What is NOT pure speculation is the number of emails and texts almost shutting down the ‘Net this AM over report that a certain female AD gonna re-up a certain FB HC contract. Dave from the Midwest had a 4SALE BR549 realtor sign on his house prior to the UNC game….and was on suicide watch….near the end of last season. Carter Finley tailgate chatter last week was STILL about how said AD would NOT be allowed to hire next FB HC in case need arose. Whoa Nellie! Now she gonna lock his rear up for several years after announced 2019 planned retirement. Who needs the NCAA “decision on TGU” with this drama in West Raleigh…

        • BobLee Reply
          2 months ago

          Surely every long suffering Wuff realizes the dreaded “Trap Game” occurs as soon as DD signs the Lifetime contract… YEE HAA!

          • Doug
            2 months ago

            Is DD’s contract extension about retaining and paying him more or about raising the buyout to keep big birds of prey away? Or both?

          • BobLee
            2 months ago

            All of above plus RECRUITING of course…

  • JD Reply
    2 months ago

    I want to thank the complete DUMPSTER FIRE that is ECU football for making UNC look like a competitive team.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      Sports fans DO have a way to make anything “relative” …. we are “awful” compared to who ???

  • Queen City Reply
    2 months ago

    How can these folks at ESPN that consider themselves so intelligent screw something up that is so simple. Jemele Hill is now the face of ESPN, which can’t make the NFL owners too happy which they will remember when their contract with Jemele’s network expires.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      These be unusual times with very strange bedfellows.

      • RMDownEast Reply
        2 months ago

        That is one problem with progressives, they never think further than hopping on the latest left wing idea. I mean what could go wrong with combining left wing politics and sports on a main stream sports network.. No way anyone could that problem coming.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 months ago

          “…”ONE” problem with progressives” !! I never use the collective noun “progressives”. I assume you mean “liberals”.
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          I will offer my thoughts on “…and this week Jemele said…” within 48 hours. Today I’m trying to figure out what USMNT stands for… and why I should be devastated by what it did.

          • RMDownEast
            2 months ago

            In my view a true traditional liberal typically believes in the value of western thought and culture (even though they are wrong about most everything else) while todays progressive does not. That may not be true but it’s so as Grandma used to say.

            USMNT= US Men’s National Team as in soccer. I only care because we should of course win at everything all the time and when we don’t, heads must roll and things must change. My Millennial son is devastated, he was sure that this was the time for US soccer to stand up and assume its natural place as an elite in the world of soccer. My fury subsided fairly quickly, about the time I remembered that baseball playoffs are on tonight and my Yankees are still playing.

          • BobLee
            2 months ago

            My “boycott” of “saying progressive” has not caught fire… yet. But I persist in my crusade to not allow words to be hijacked as happened with “gay”.
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            This millennial frenzy / trauma over USMNT’s defeat is A HOOT! I defy any millennial to find Trinidad & Tabago on a map. I wonder what Jemele thinks of Trinidad & Tabago ???

  • TheCowdog Reply
    2 months ago

    Hippies never have, nor ever will, listen to KISS at any decibel. That has to be the WORST analogy evah!

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      I asked two different people for a loud heavy metal band. Thats the best I got. I figured someone would correct me. You weren’t in my mind, but you’ll do. Would Metallica have been better?

      • TheCowdog Reply
        2 months ago

        Metallica? Oh dear god. We need a breakfast.

  • DM Carpenter Reply
    2 months ago

    Lori Grenier, isn’t that the one with the terrible commercial who says, “I am not into working out and sweating.”, but looks like she has several plastic surgeons in speed dial?

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      Have not seen that commercial but I watch VERY little live TV.

      • DM Carpenter Reply
        2 months ago

        The ‘live TV’ that I watch is largely the new over the air networks that show reruns of old shows and old movies. I guess that commercial (some workout product) is aimed at old farts, such as me.

  • Doug Reply
    2 months ago

    Every year in elementary school our teacher would tell the class about Columbus discovering America and how he was met by friendly Indians. Every year I would ask, “how did Columbus discover America if the Indians were already in America?” Never got a single answer but did get a few frowns.

    As for worst bad ideas. Unleashing prescription Hydrocodone on the public gets my vote.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 months ago

      Like the title “Sorriest Politician” … there will always be many contenders for the “honor”.

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