Believe it or not, I am not a huge sports guy. I do enjoy big events like the Olympics and the Stanley Cup playoffs but I really hate the Super Bowl. After finally weeding things down to two teams, everyone has to endure the week before the big game with all things inconsequential - what kind of body spray does the defences use? Which angel will the guy responsible for the Gatorade be praying to? Who will cry whether he wins or loses?
I know my attitude comes from one thing - the fact that forever, the 'award' winning commercials shown during the Super Bowl are never shown in Canada. Think about that for a second. After some deal with the Devil, it was determined that Canadian commercials for businesses like Joe's Pita and Pizza Pit Extravaganza should run alongside the kind of week ass advertisements that you see at Christmas when parts businesses show the company Christmas card and thank you for your year's patronage. I swear I have also seen these holiday spots recycled for the day of the big game. It's embarrassing.
Sure football can be a fun game to watch but the lack of quality commercials in Canada (which I hate already) along with the day long lead up to the flipping of the coin, annoys and bores me to no end.
Don't even get me started on the lame half-time show.
I had a friend that I meet in Yellowknife that probably still throws the best Super Bowl parties. He was a freak for that kind of thing. You show up about noon and you are drunk and full of moose chili by four. He also had a great games room and I am proud to say that I played marathon games on his 'Charlie's Angels' pinball machine and never once saw anymore than ten minutes of the 'big' game. He always made too much food so you got sent home with enough garlic sausage, cheese and chili to feed you for the next three days.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.