#8. Death Is Relentless! (new geo Blog for Jan 30/17)


I think a worthy quest might be to find out once and for all if there actually is … Too much money, too fun, too Beautiful, too fast, Too Big, Too Sexy, Too Wise, Too Strong, Too Funny, Too Majestic, Too Exciting, Too Clear, Too Healthy, Too Good, Too Naughty, Too Mysterious, Too Sensuous, Too Nice, Too Peaceful, Too Smart, Too Friendly, Too Reasonable, Too Truthful, Too Perfect, Too Special, Too Rare, Too Happy, Too Pretty, Too Solid, Too Ravishing, Too Grand, Too Faithful, Too Loyal, Too Successful, Too Talented, Too Good, Too Wonderful, Too Together, Too Lovely, Too Hip, Too Today, Too Timely, or just plain Too F*%king Cool.
Sometimes the most complicated questions have the simplest of answers.
When I first moved to Ottawa the radio station was in the middle of negotiating an announcers union and I remember thinking, whatever. However, when I heard that they actually wanted the all night guy to paid more than our superstar morning man because his job was tougher it was the last time I ever took them seriously.
Speaking of Canada I find that the French people who winter down here in West Palm Beach are much friendlier than those I met in Quebec and they can also speak English.
I read that 24% of the world thinks America stands in the way of World Peace whereas 6% think China does and only 2% of the planet think Russia does.
I’m much smarter, braver and sexier on a text than I am on the phone.
Living well is much better than living longer.
Growing up is one of the toughest things you ever have to do. So far both my daughters have managed it well but I continue to struggle.
It’s the fear of death that keeps us pursuing life.

Only when your buddies start dropping around you do you finally realize that you’re no longer a bulletproof “Young Turk” but just a vulnerable old man.

The good news is that 93% of Americans still listen to radio but the bad news is who the hell would listen if they had to pay.
When I was growing up at home I don’t ever remember it being about me. That sure changed though with my own kids and I can only wonder what we’ve created.
If your ship seems to be taking too long to come in you may consider swimming out to it.
It’s real easy to figure out who’s doing the boss, their usually the person who starts ordering everybody around shortly after the affair begins.
Most people resist learning even though they enjoy teaching.
There are as many rich politicians in Mexico as there are in America but nobody seems to be calling them out on why their citizens are leaving their country.
There is more talent off the air now than on it.
“It’s not personal it’s only business” is a ridiculous phrase created by some wimpy businessman hoping that it would keep us from beating the s**t out of him for his greedy actions.
What we did during our leisure time is what we will be remembered the most for.
When you count up all the people in government agencies not to mention private charities we may have more people helping the poor than we do poor people.
I remember when a radio station used to have enough airstaff to field a baseball team. Today I don’t they could even if they used the whole station.
Most of the politicians are rich and 99% of us ain’t so just who the hell are they representing.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the politicians needed more from us than just our vote?
To be happy one must lead a balanced life but to feed the family somebody needs to be obsessed about money.
When my folks were young the popular slogan was “better dead than red” what’s the new one?
Has a woman ever been outed about being sexist, a black person called racist or a Jew accused of being prejudiced?
I live in fear of Duffy’s coming out with a new menu because that usually means that along with a couple new things they put on there, the prices on the old things just went up.
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4 thoughts on “#8. Death Is Relentless! (new geo Blog for Jan 30/17)

  1. The world will only ever be at peace when humans are gone. Speaking of charities, there are 171,000 of them including non-profits in little old Canada. Need a good high paying job, start one up and plead for money.

  2. Using one of your opening comments: “When I first moved to…” (Grand Forks, N.D.) “the radio station was in the middle of…” a potato field!
    Having to wade across flooded country roads in the spring and use a snowmobile to get from the main office to the on-air studio/transmitter in the winter, my career choice seemed like a bad one at the time. Hey, at least I didn’t turn down the chance to join the Guess Who! Successful careers are a blessing but it’s more fun to remember beginnings some times. Nothing ever seems to compare to the adventures we may have endured right at the start.

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