I realized how little TV I watch today. I bring it up because I didn't know cable was out until I was told. I do listen to the radio a lot, all day long most of the time. There doesn't seem to be much on for an old fart like me. I can't stomach these vote me off reality shows. Most are made up of, at least to me, the people who I wouldn't miss if they abducted by aliens. Shock value has lost most of it's value with me. Don't get me wrong, a like a good dirty joke, but what made them funny was their bawdy, look what I said attitude. I was flipping the channels the other day and stopped at the Disney channel in time for a 10 year old to tell her mother she sucked! It ain't easy bein me.
I like a good curse word now and then, they make an excellent point, or add extra umpf to certain statements. The problem is, people use the big ones, you know the ones I mean, George Carlin's 7 good ones, too much in casual conversation. I know them all, I've used them all, and used them well, when appropriate. I don't use them at home, don't see the point. I used them at work, used them often. The people I dealt with didn't understand it when you asked if they thought it was best to sit quietly and please stop throwing things at the judge. I want the world to play by rules, is that too much to ask?
I also haven't been in a fight in years. The wife has a hard time understanding the concept of a good roundhouse punch to jaw to make you feel alive. There was a time that I did the whole fight thing pretty well. I loved contact sports, was pretty good at them too. I miss the physical part of me, it is long gone. I probably can still take a good knock, but I doubt I could do much more than wear them down by hoping they get tired of hitting me! I actually had someone tell me, very recently, they didn't want to meet with me to talk over a problem, they were afraid I was going to beat them up. I'm sure I could find a rather long list of people willing to smack the shit out of me, good friends, huh?