Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re familiar with the hoopla around Colin Kaepernick and his latest Nike ‘Just Do It’ campaign. I won’t bother going into it here but if you don’t feel free to hit up the Google machine. That said, the memes that this backlash has lead to have been pure gold. Here are some of my favorites.
I ran across this meme the other day and it really struck me. If you’re not familiar with Falling Down it’s 1993 thriller directed by Joel Schumacher. It stars Michael Douglas as William Foster, a divorced and unemployed former defense engineer. He treks on foot across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter’s birthday party. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, cause him to react … Continue reading
I coached my son’s little league team this past season. I had an awesome group of kids, some who were great ballplayers and some who had never played organized baseball. I’m happy to say that I didn’t have any issues with parents getting involved, complaining about my coaching or how the game was played. Sadly, I saw many parents (and coaches) on opposing teams that weren’t so luck. Far too often these days, parents take … Continue reading
I ran across this meme of professional wrestler A.J. Styles talking about “marks”. “People use the word “mark” as some sort of disparaging term. It’s not. We, as wrestling fans, are all marks. If you’ve ever bought a ticket to show, you’re a mark. If you’ve ever cheered or booed someone, you’re a mark. Hell, I’m a mark. I am a professional wrestling mark. Being a mark isn’t bad. It should be a term of … Continue reading
The struggle was real. Kids today don’t understand how good they have it when it comes to browsing the Internet. “Back in my day”… we didn’t have WiFi. We didn’t have hot spots. We didn’t have cell phones, or iPods or iPads or digital cameras. When we wanted to connect to fired up the modem and watched this screen while we listened to the most annoying sound on the planet. And we liked it. Feel … Continue reading