Thursday, July 26, 2012

News you can't use and could probably care less about

Another one of those whiz bang thoughts occurred to me today. One of memory. From the earliest learning to the present we have evolved into something devoid of memory. In that ever hectic quest for technology our thirst for all the bells and whistles has interfered with our ability to remember. How so? We read and read and yet forget most of what we've read because it lands up forgotten in the electronic black hole of the past. Correct me if I'm wrong. You read an article about this or that and quickly go on to the next and then the one after that. At some point the process becomes more important then the product. Don't forget to bookmark that you might forget it. We rely too much on our notes and files neatly tucked away in history tabs to actually remember much. Is it any wonder people howl with laughter at Jay Leno's Jaywalking segment. People with supposed degrees of higher learning not knowing who the Vice President of the United States is at present. No problem, we can Google it. So it does make one wonder if the likes of this generation could survive should the electronic age collapse and people actually had to rely on memory and thought. Too much is done for us automatically. And no cheating, even libraries are shifting to the cybersphere. Did you get that? No? Okay then on to the next latest and greatest non informative event.

Seen here is the Saudi Women's track team getting ready for the Olympics.
It should be noted that the high hurtles and pole vault could be quit interesting this year.

In baseball news it looks like the Mariners have pulled yet another boner by trading their best outfielder Ichiro. Note to owners: Yeah I really want to watch a bunch of minor leaguers play ball at premium prices. And don't give me the crap about team building. You've been saying that for the last ten years. You get one or two decent players, keep them for a couple of years then trade them for wash ups or rookies. Hey you think maybe you could pull Roger Clemmens or Nolan Ryan out of retirement or maybe Jamie Moyer back. You could pick them up cheap. Or maybe bring back steroids. Like unlimited hydros we could have an entire league of Goliath's.


Greenland is melting

Scientist studying the country don't know if this was caused by global warming or a fluke event. They are certain that the ice at the edges is far thinner than years past and is caused by climate change. This current event happened over a period of just four days!
This is a similar high pressure area that's been hanging over the midwest for the past several weeks causing triple digit temperatures. Go ahead fire up the barbe and keep stoking the coal for the generator plants, mother nature doesn't care right?


Roger Owen Green said...

I Facebooked that Greenland story. Scary.

Randal Graves said...

Someday Greenland will finally live up to its name. But it will be interesting to live in the middle of a desert.

BBC said...

Interestingly many Greenland buildings are heated by geothermal heat, and I didn't Google that, just something I remembered.

Now if I could just remember where I put that fucking hammer.

Demeur said...

Just odd Roger.

Yeah Randal especially when Lake Erie dries up.

Billy I believe you mean Iceland.

Ranch Chimp said...

Great photo on top Demeur, that's real equality, eh? : )