A bit more about that whole swearing thing

It looks like our reaction to all that silliness in Middleborough is not unusual.  Even people there are apparently going out of their way now to break the law their town passed regarding profanity.  To me, this is one of those things that illustrate how people go after a symptom and not the cause.  The problem is that young people don’t have a whole lot to do in the town.  That seems pretty obvious.  So how is controlling profanity going to solve the problem?  Believe me, kids will find a way around that, even if the law somehow manages to not get overturned.  It wasn’t that long ago that a principal in Danvers, MA tried to outlaw the kids at his school talking like Beaker, the character from The Muppet Show.

-Geoff

A new tourist attraction

This article was published on Boston.com today.  It hit several other news outlets as well and was forwarded to us by a couple of friends.  As you can imagine, the general feeling was, “Don’t ever let Geoff go there now that this is law.”

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Never mess with dog lovers

I guess I should amend that to, “Never mess with animal lovers.”  For me it is a more accurate statement as I am neither a dog nor cat person but an animal person.  But, it was the dog lovers who got Michael Vick sent to jail and fired by the Atlanta Falcons.  Now he’s consigned to the Philadelphia Eagles, my least favorite football team.  Is he still making money?  Sure.  But is he being watched like a hawk?  Absolutely.

Also, dogs can tear him apart whenever they like.

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Apocalypse whenever

OK, 2012 is finally here.  I don’t really care about how many times people may have seen that over-the-top movie with John Cusack.  I seriously doubt that the world is going to end this year, or that is it is specifically going to end on or soon after December 21st of this year.

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