Want to wish everybody out there a safe and happy New Years and all the best in 2017
2106 has been a crazy year with the Presidential Election, the Chicago Cubs, and the deaths of way to many actors / actresses / musicians / writers / scientists / and others
It has also been the year when social media became mainstream and has basically taken over as the place that everybody and media outlet posts and gets there news. While technology moves forward, and there are lots of great new things, we are seeing that not everything new is better. Its getting harder and harder to determine what is real and what is fake in terms of news and facts in general. I think that things will eventually settle down as science becomes more important then opinions and people realize that there are things that cannot be argued (i.e. the earth is round).
A couple of thoughts on the seemingly large number of deaths this year. I was wondering if this will become the new norm going forward based purely on the number of important and famous people around. There are now way more Movies / TV Shows / Books / Athletes / Musicians / Scientist / Politicians / Inventors alive then ever and all of them cannot fight time. So just based on numbers, we are going to see more an more deaths.
While each and every death is sad in its own way, it should also be a time to reflect and celebrate all greatness that we have been blessed with and will continue to be exposed to. Thinks of all the great moments that your favorite band or sports team or movie or TV show has brought you and embrace this who brought it to you, and celebrate it. Its a great time to be alive and we should all embrace what we have.
Which brings me to the recent backlash against Steve Martin and Cinnabon for their recent Tweets about Carrie Fishers passing a few days ago. While everybody is entitle to their own opinion and how they choose to grieve over a death, it makes me sad that their are a small group of people out their that want to push their way on everybody else. I wish both Steve Martin and Cinnabon had not felt the need to remove their tweets to please these few others. Had it been me, I would have either simply ignored those who complained, or replied back “Fuck You” poured myself a drink, raided my glass and toasted to Carrie Fisher, her life and the memories she gave.
The NY Football Giants end there regular season on New Years Day with a game against the Washing Redskins before playing a Wild Card Play-Off game the following week. Glad to see the Giants back in the play-offs after a long absence, and hopefully they can find the magic that they used to win 2 Super Bowls. I like there chances as the Giants are never out of games, and Eli Manning has a way of surprising people when it really matters.
More to come in 2017
Happy New Year