Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams



“You've said Death is nature's way of saying "your table's ready." We wish we could've waited with you a bit longer.” – Cracked.com via Twitter


Robin Williams has passed due to an apparent suicide.  He was brilliant.  He was talented – known and loved by people the world.  He made that world all the more brighter simply by being in it.  I won't beleaguer the point by giving you my spin on my love for Mr. Williams; however, below are some links concerning the man he was and the laughter he brought with him.  




My sincerest thoughts & prayers to his family & friends at this horrible, horrible, time.  There are only so many lights in the world and his will be sorely missed.  Godspeed, Sir.

Now – and this is important – if you are sad, if you are depressed, and you feel you’ve lost your way to the point that you feel the world would be fine without you?  PLEASE think again.  You are not and do not have to be alone.  Find someone to talk to that you can trust, perhaps someone at your local church or synagogue, or you can talk about how you are feeling right here:  there is this: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.  As it says on their site, “No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.”  Please, find someone to talk to.

The world needs your light.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mission Statement



Weird Al is truly a genius.  No, really.  He’s smart, funny, and he has released videos from his album, “Mandatory Fun” for the last 8 days, basically rewriting what marketing should look like in the first quarter of the 21st century. 

The Wall Street Journal’s, “Speakeasy” section kicked off his last video in an article by Eric R. Danton which can be found right here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/07/21/weird-al-yankovic-wraps-8-days-of-videos-with-mission-statement-exclusive/.

The joy of this song is the irony.  As per the article (and Weird Al), “I wanted to do a song about all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that I’ve been hearing in office environments my entire life,” Yankovic says by e-mail. “I just thought it would be ironic to juxtapose that with the song stylings of CSN, whose music pretty much symbolizes the antithesis of corporate America.”

Amen.



God bless you, Mr. Yankovic.  God bless you.