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Vick will eat your wheaties just read Macbeth

December17

This post is more about a historical footnote, of sorts. And, me showing off with corollary thinking.

Recent headlines state: Michael Vick leads Pro Bowl voting 1½ years after he was released from prison.

And, I predicted this.

Just to prove it, I’ll recommend you read my post from last season: i pick Vick – and Macbeth. That got a lot of attention. And, it was loads of fun to research and compose.

Don’t bother defying or debating me. I’ve reached a higher-plane.

According to my sources (and, those are better than yours because they come from “they”), the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had over seven hundred and twenty nine fan votes as of last Wednesday – nearly forty thousand more than second-place Peyton Manning. Vick is going to be on a Wheaties box, soon. Manning had topped the balloting the previous two weeks before being surpassed by Vick. Actually Vick blew by him like he does most defenses – and, other people’s opinions.

It’s the latest evidence that many fans appear willing to forgive Vick for the vicious dogfighting operation (run by his white-trash family) that sent him to prison for eighteen months months as they embrace his stunning return to NFL stardom. A backup to start the season, Vick has led the Philadelphia Eagles to first place in the NFC East. along the way he’s accounted for twenty one touchdowns and throwing just two interceptions.

Just for perspective, other voting leaders include: Manning, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Online Pro Bowl voting ends Dec. 20th. The teams are picked by a combination of fans’, players’ and coaches’ votes.

I care less now about what Vick did. The worse mistake anyone can make is the one they repeat. And, I’m looking for Vick to finish well.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Vick will eat your wheaties just read Macbeth

December13

This post is more about a historical footnote, of sorts. And, me showing off with corollary thinking.

Recent headlines state: Michael Vick leads Pro Bowl voting 1½ years after he was released from prison.

And, I predicted this.

Just to prove it, I’ll recommend you read my post from last season: i pick Vick – and Macbeth. That got a lot of attention. And, it was loads of fun to research and compose.

Don’t bother defying or debating me. I’ve reached a higher-plane.

According to my sources (and, those are better than yours because they come from “they”), the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had over seven hundred and twenty nine fan votes as of last Wednesday – nearly forty thousand more than second-place Peyton Manning. Vick is going to be on a Wheaties box, soon. Manning had topped the balloting the previous two weeks before being surpassed by Vick. Actually Vick blew by him like he does most defenses – and, other people’s opinions.

It’s the latest evidence that many fans appear willing to forgive Vick for the vicious dogfighting operation (run by his white-trash family) that sent him to prison for eighteen months months as they embrace his stunning return to NFL stardom. A backup to start the season, Vick has led the Philadelphia Eagles to first place in the NFC East. along the way he’s accounted for twenty one touchdowns and throwing just two interceptions.

Just for perspective, other voting leaders include: Manning, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Online Pro Bowl voting ends Dec. 20th. The teams are picked by a combination of fans’, players’ and coaches’ votes.

I care less now about what Vick did. The worse mistake anyone can make is the one they repeat. And, I’m looking for Vick to finish well.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

grey is never black or white – it comes down to truth and light

September4

Obviously this video (or, “Vblog”), it’s production, and objectives, are somewhat, contrived. In my opinion, the whole some grey bloke collection is rather creative (and, admittedly, some times rude, in it’s hardly unique British way).

However, some times it’s alternative methods of delivery that just might help us make an extreme point.

A corollary (me thinks):

Have you ever been dumbfounded by zealous evangelical Christian rhetoric when you were simply seeking (what the Bible seems to imply is important) answers to beginners questions?

I have been picking on the besieged Democrats (you might possibly read: democrats and FAT farms, for example) quite a bit recently, so I need to balance things out a bit here.

Meanwhile, if you have a moment, listen to Grace by Jeff Buckley. It has naught to do with this post (or, it just might). But, why not? Then, finish your day, in a contemplative manner with his moving Hallelujah:

“it’s not somebody who’s seen the light”.

The difference between those ubiquitous tunes is quite stark, if you know how to look; black and white, if you will.

And… As we circle back to my attempts at making something of a point here, I offer the carefully measured consideration that we all come to conclusions in many a varied pace and path. I suppose it’s often what light might be available to see the path.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

obama on selling high and buying low

September1

Lately, I get the sense that Obama has confused leadership with salesmanship.

Leaders aren’t salesmen because leaders aren’t sellers. I believe they are buyers. They buy into shared interests, instead of selling out to conflicting requirements.

In a way (possibly by way of ancient Greece), that was the point of Arthur Miller’s play: Death of a Salesman.

death of a salesmanthe worthy protagonist, Willy Loman, ended up broke, alone, and defeated because he couldn’t lead anyone, anywhere, to anything – because he was too busy selling.

Instead of buying in, Willy was selling out.

Sound familiar?

It should.

Striking deals that are riddled with pervasive conflicts of interest has become a hallmark of Obama’s version of Presidency.

If Dr. Pappas at Radford University reads this post (his crafty disdain for computers nonetheless), he would gleefully recognize Aristotle’s hand in all of it and mutter “Hamantia – and with both fists raised. Yes, he certainly might.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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