It is an interesting time of year for those of us who like sports both real and fake. Fantasy football has been regarded as the purest form of fake sports, and some people take it more serious than real sports. We saw another line in real sports blurred this week as we entered into the grey area between boxing and mixed martial arts, and a predictable outcome was realized. Outside of the sports world we saw an unexpected move from a man known more for his knowledge of brass monkey than that of fine wine. I guess things don't always have to make sense to turn out well...enjoy.
This has been a crazy week. Maybe it was the total eclipse, or maybe it was the steroids, but it seems like things are getting out of hand. We have seen events presented one way turn out to be something else entirely, and other events not happen at all for cowardly reasons. Whatever the cause for the week that was; we can always fill our belly's with 5lbs of rice and hope that next week has less drama.
One constant in this human existence is the desire to always improve. We try and coach our kids to make them better versions of ourselves. The same can be said for each product or innovation we create to make our lives better. The example we often site is the mousetrap, but soon enough we may look to the lowly toilet, bubbly soda, indulgent desert, or even the trusty prophylactic as the next great improvement.
This week we are joined by Cheats, Big Rich, and KB of the Cheats Movement Podcast, and we do our part to celebrate Big Rich's birthday. Even a vicious dog couldn't keep us all from making the party, and it is a good thing or we would have missed out on some of Big Rich's old references. We tackled the age old question of whether women and men can really just be friends, and we learned that if stats were kept in relationships you just might be able to negotiate some changes, but keep in mind that stats are kept on both sides. The debate about old school vs new hip-hop is revisited, but we can all agree that the Go-Go scene's best days may be behind us. We also receive a mystery package from the West Coast, and in our experience if someone sends you something from a trailer park, you open it.
Everybody has their own way of doing things, and just because it works doesn't make the next person's way of doing it wrong. Some like their drinks ice cold while others prefer a more ambient glass. You can make a really tasty tray of brownies right out of the box, or you can take that extra time to really put your all into it. If you are negotiating in the North you best get to the point, but if you are in the South it would serve you better to take your time. Some "special negotiating techniques" do seem to work with the right audience regardless of geography. A Cajun chicken biscuit may be most at home in the Bayou, but a drive-thru can be good place to find one as well. About the only technique that can't be debated is if you are looking for an asteroid you should probably start by looking up.