Friday, March 27, 2015

Diatribe on Big Vice's Evil Marketing Schemes Toward Our Impressionable Youth

What you are about to see will disturb you. Even shock you.

There is a dark side to humanity that Big Vice wants to keep hidden from you because they stand to make obscene amounts of money by keeping it a secret. Their power and influence in Washington, D.C. cannot remain hidden.

The purpose of this post is not to shock you, but to educate you, because I believe that only through education can we have any hope for the future of humanity.

EXHIBIT A


This is me, but a simple lad full of life and promise. Judging by the fashion and hairstyles it looks to be either 1973 or 1974. It appears as if I'm attending some sort of afternoon golf playdate, probably with my loving, yet unsuspecting, father. You can see that I'm in the arms of none other than the world famous Hamm's Beer Bear with his cheeky grin and welcoming furry embrace. In retrospect we can clearly see that this mascot was craftily engineered by Big Vice in order to lure pliable youth like me into it's treacherous underworld. But, alas, I was caught unawares.


EXHIBIT B

And this is me yesterday, more than 40 years later, proving beyond a doubt that clever marketing of vices to children is indeed the most evil plot ever by Big Vice to subvert our society and force us into mindless service to vile corporations. I mean look at me. The photo is timestamped 2:33 pm on a Thursday. 

What kind of upstanding citizen finds himself alone in a bar at 2:30 on a weekday!


Dear citizen, please take this as the warning it is meant to be. 
The next step is up to you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Best? Or Simply My Favorite?

Decided I'm going to try to stop referring to things as "the best" and instead say "my favorite". This is in response to my current understanding of the world and its 7 billion different realities. I think it's important to recognize that each person lives in a different reality from the others, each as defined by their own life experiences.

Why can there be really smart people who are hardcore Republicans and really smart people who are hardcore Democrats?

Cuz we each live in our own reality and see the world through our own personal experiences.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ski Like You Mean It

I wasn't able to do much skiing this year, but here are my 2 favorite ski clips from the past 5 years or so...






Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kids: Don't Stay in School

I love this song. It challenges the status quo in a thoughtful manner. And, if that weren't enough, you can dance to it.





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lake Superior Ice Caves

Last weekend a friend and I drove 4 hours up to the Lake Superior Ice Caves near the Apostle Islands on the mainland of northern Wisconsin.

We parked along highway 13 and walked along a road about 1 mile to the lake. From there began a stretch of ice caves and formations over the next mile or so of lakeshore. We walked on the lake for a few hours finding wonders around every corner.

It was super cool. You should go. Here are some images. Click here for more.


 That's a tree with the big clomp of ice around it...


Ice stalactites...frosty...


Some of the best spots were found by worm crawling through a small opening on the lake and being greeted by a mini Fortress of Solitude...