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Friday, May 30, 2008

Rise and Shine

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

While sitting here thinking about how I'm going to get to work now that gas has reached the $4 mark, I was wondering:

If the movie 'Sex and the City' is for women only, why do they push the 'Sex' part and not the 'City' part?
If the Phillies keep scoring all those runs here at the end of May, does that mean they'll set a team record for being shut out in June?
If the Lakers (who are already there) and Celtics play in an NBA Championship reunion, will it be long before The Human League gets back on the stage?
Is that really a bear wondering around Bucks County, or just a neighbor having a bad hair day?
Why can't an oil company make a mistake and come to my house and fill the tank?
Does anybody really pay attention any more to the Billboard Hot 100?
If an alien spaceship is monitoring Earth right now, are they laughing or crying?
If Harrison Ford, 65, can come back as Indiana Jones, why can't Clint Eastwood make another 'Every Which Way but Loose?'
How many people actually read these posts?
When I win the Powerball, will I continue to work for two weeks or just never return?
Is it to safer to swim off the shore of Atlantic City or Marcus Hook?
If I drive the speed limit and actually stop at stop signs in Delaware County, will I get pulled over for 'eratic driving?'
Which is true: 'Money can't buy you love' or 'Money don't get everything it's true, but what it don't get I can't use.'
If George W. Bush was around in 1776, would the Constitution include a 'lying for the sake of improving political standing' clause?
Why have we become a society that does nothing but complain instead of seeing the beauty around every day?
Is a 'scumbag' just a drug dealer or any kind of criminal?
Why do public schools have to put so much pressure on children starting in kindergarten that they hate school by second grade?
Why can I drive to Delaware to get a big screen TV, but get pulled over for purchasing a bottle of wine?
While Starbucks is taking over the world, why are there so few in Delaware County?
If I promise to give 50 cents to a charity, will you send me a dollar?
Who comes up with those people poll questions?
Can Fox News actually offer an unbiased opinion?
Isn't this one of the funniest video clips or all time:


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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rise and Shine

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY

Way back when, there was a classic episode of the television show 'WKRP in Cincinnati' where they decided to do a drunk driving test.
There was a police man in the studio with DJs 'Dr. Fever' and Venus Flytrap. They were fed shots every few minutes or so and then tested on their reaction time.
Of course, hilarity ensued when Fever actually improved his reaction time until seeing a pig and chicken fighting in the hallway.
Well, maybe you had to be there.
SO, what got me thinking about a 1970s television show. Well, a dedicated reader sent this along last week: Check it out
It is kind of interesting, but also quite addictive. So, after taking care of the sheep, here's the episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. Take a break for a good laugh:


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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rise and Shine

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Ever wonder why there is so much hype for upcoming movies?
There are stories about people lining up for the new 'Sex and the City' movie for over a week now. The film doesn't officially open until Friday.
I understand being excited about seeing a favorite story or whatever becoming a movie and heading to the theater.
But still, lining up a week before the showing?
Of course, this isn't the first time its happened and it won't be the last.
I remember, way back in time, when the 'Empire Strikes Back' was scheduled to come out. People lined up the day of the movie, got the tickets and sat down to watch.
Of course, when the 'Return of the Jedi' came out, there were longer lines and they started earlier. Still, unless I've blocked it from my mind, I don't remember the lines starting a week before the opening.
No, this is a more 'recent' thing. When the next batch of Star Wars movies started coming out, there were lines ahead of the opening. Of course, those lines also contained many people dressed as their favorite characters, so ...
Back in my youth, I stood in a couple of lines overnight. Once was to see Bruce Springsteen play at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh and another was to see the Rolling Stones play the Vet. At the time, it seemed worth it and kind of fun, especially when the beer started flowing and the pizzas were delivered.
Movies, though, are a different animal. They will probably be in the theaters through the summer, so there is plenty of time to see it.
Maybe I'm missing something with 'Sex and the City.' I only saw the show once and found it pretty boring. I'll probably never see the movie.
Then again, with gas prices out of hand and an unneccesary war still going on in Iraq, maybe we all need a break.
I'll be on the lookout for a few people dressed like Batman over the next few weeks.


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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rise and Shine

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Well, I guess it all has to do with perspective.
While doing some Internet research Monday for Rise and Shine I found this story about gas prices
Now, we were talking about breaking the $1 mark in 1999. Imagine somebody who fell asleep in 1998 and woke up 10 years later. Not would they have the culture shock of another George Bush in the White House, but they would probably craw back in bed with the $4 we are now spending on a gallon of gas.
Sure, riding a bike is one solution, but what else can we do?
We, unfortunately, are at the mercy of gas companies and whoever else is driving the price because we need our cars. SEPTA doesn't offer us a workable solution.
Anyway, it's funny about perspective.
When we were little we were content with just playing. Didn't matter the game. Didn't matter if there were rules. It was probably better if there were no rules.


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Monday, May 26, 2008

Rise and Shine

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

It was only nine years ago, but it feels like a lifetime.
Let's look at some of the ways the world has changed before George W. Bush gave us a 'better' world.
In 1999, gas cost around $1.50 a gallon. Today, you're lucky if you can find a place that hasn't broken the $4 mark.
In 1999, the real estate market was starting to take off. Today, the rate of foreclosures are taking off.
In 1999, the price of a new Ford Taurus was, depending on options, around $17,000. Today, the price of a new Ford Taurus is, depending on options, around $25,000.
In 1999, the top song of the year was 'If you had my love' by Jennifer Lopez. The No. 1 song today is 'Lollipop' by Lil Wayne.
In 1999, many were hoarding water bottles and canned goods in fear of a computer meltdown for Y2K. Today, some are hoarding water bottles and canned goods in fear of a stock market meltdown.
In 1999, the most watched television show is 'Who wants to be a Millionaire.' Today, the top television show is 'American Idol.' Well, maybe there's no difference there.
In 1999, the nation was shocked as John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash. Today, the nation shrugs as Sen. Edward Kennedy is diagnosed with a brain tumor.
In 1999, the top movie of the year was 'Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.' So far this year, the top grossing movie is 'Ironman.'
On May 26, 1999, the Phillies were being led by Curt Schilling and Ron Gant to a 23-20 record. Today, led by Cole Hamels and Chase Utley, the Phillies are 28-24. By the way, the Phillies ended the 1999 season 77-85 and third place in the N.L. East.
In 1999, 9-year olds were just 9-year olds, playing baseball, running around and enjoying things. Today, 9-year olds are faced with school pressures thanks to our President's 'Every Child Left Behind' (or something like that), but they still have fun and play baseball.
In 1999, after many long hours of labor, a special boy joined us and made the world a better place.
Happy Birthday Liam!


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

We are, by nature I think, visual beings. While we profess to believe a lot of things, until we see it with our eyes, it doesn't seem real. When some things become all too real, it can affect us in ways we never thought. Joy and sorrow are very powerful emotions. When they clash on a daily basis, when you can't understand what way you are 'supposed' to feel, we try our best to focus on the joy. It's how we get by.

Anyway, from the way things change file...
Watching television is like a treat in the house. The children are encouraged, as much as possible, to play with toys or games instead of watching television.
There are those times, though, while making dinner or finishing a project, where the television helps out. It calms them down for a couple minutes so everything can be finished.
One day, as a 6-year old and 3-year old were bouncing around, dinner wasn't going to be finished unless they got out of the kitchen.
So, they were overjoyed when told they could watch some television.
Somehow, though, the remote control was hidden and they just turned the TV on and sat there.
About five minutes later, the yelling and screaming started and it became obvious they weren't watching whatever was being beamed through the cable.
All right, let's see what's going on.
So, since the remote control was nowhere to be found, the children didn't know they could just push the buttons on the front of the television to change the channel. Instead, Flavor Flav was ranting about something. A quick push of the button found Curious George instead. Hopefully, the damage is slight.
Well, at least the TV wasn't tuned to FoxNews.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

So, how do you get back to a sense of normalcy in an abnormal situation? It's impossible, but we continue to try.

Earlier this week, on a night that was anything but springlike, the Westbrook Park Phillies were playing the Indians in a youth baseball game.
This being baseball and all, the number of children playing the game are starting to decline and the Phillies found themselves a couple of players short. They still wanted to play the game, so the 6-year old brother of one of the team members was talked into helping out.
Although he had a few Tee-ball games under his belt, 'real baseball' was entirely new. Heck, his older brother was only playing in his third game, so it was really new to him as well.
So, with the brothers manning center field (older) and right field (younger) the game was played.
The rest of the Phillies welcomed their 'new teammate,' despite him wearing a Braves hat, and were having fun going out and playing. The cold, biting wind didn't even seem to matter.
Each brother were able to get hits throughout the game, although the younger boy was out at third base each time.
That is, until the final inning. With a Braves hat helping hold the batting helmet on his head, the younger brother was stading on third as the older brother stepped to the plate.
A ground ball that had eyes and went into the outfield ended the game by bringing the small boy home.
The players, on both teams, celebrated. Bringing big smiles to everybody who had gathered to witness the game.
Doesn't get any better:


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

By now, most readers know or have heard about the sadness going through the Daily Times newsroom. Of course, it's not centralized here. The sadness is spread throughout the county and beyond.
It's not something you are 'supposed' to go through. To not be able to see the smile again will leave a hole in our hearts forever.
It will never heal, but, because it's how we deal with things, we move on. We try to forget, but that's not possible.
So, we listen to the bird sing. We watch children enjoy a game. We search for any kind of happiness, no matter how small.
That flower that wasn't growing at all is suddenly blooming. We say 'Good Morning,' 'Good afternoon,' 'Good evening' to people at work and on the street. We hold the door for a second longer at the Wawa.
We maybe lay off the horn for a few days while driving. We give the benefit of the doubt to the woman who has 12 items in the 10 items or less line.
We watch the sun rise. We watch the sun set. We marvel at the shape of clouds. We notice the Cardinal flying through the trees.
We wonder at the 3-year old practicing ballet. We cheer an 8-year old and 5-year old playing baseball. We are in awe of all the work Mom does at home while balancing work.
We try to find the best out in the world so we don't have to think about the loss. We'll never forget, the hole will never actually heal, but we'll shield it off. We'll battle through.


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Monday, May 19, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

You know, sometimes something happens that just kicks you in the gut like no other event. You can't wrap your mind around it. You can't justify it. You can't figure it out. All you can do is go through the motions for a couple of days until you can accept it.
As we go through our normal routine, sweating over small and perceived big things, death makes no sense. Certain deaths make even less sense. Sometimes, talking about it makes it even more confusing.
Sorry, I had a story about a good friend who took his own life in 1990. The stomach won't allow it.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

RISE AND SHINE

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Had a fun night Thursday night attending a birthday party at noted home improvement store Chuck E. Cheese's.
With the exception of the volume being way too loud during the anammotronic band performance, it was need to see children running around playing games, laughing and having fun.
Now that there aren't arcades in malls anymore and video games are increasingly violent at home, it's nice to take a break some times and just let loose.
A real interesting thing, though, was the most popular game for the party goers appeared to be skee ball.
That's right, the old boardwalk game where you roll heavy balls up a ramp and attempt to get them into the highest scoring holes.
There was one 6-year old who couldn't get enough of the game. He would have stayed at there all night, pumping fake coins into the slot, just to keep rolling the balls. It didn't matter what the score ended up or even if the ball went up the correct lane. Just grab the next and let loose.
Way back when, the restaurant, which, ironically is an offshoot of the Atari company, used to have a couple of video games and some bad pizza.
While, the food remains the same, it now becomes an event with games and even a ball pit and a climbing maze.
It's not something you can do every day, but, once in a while, is pretty fun.
Now, if they can just improve those prizes...


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Thursday, May 15, 2008

RISE AND SHINE

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Found it interesting John Edwards jumped on the Barack Obama bandwagon yesterday.
Smacks me as a bit of a Johnny-Come-Lately. Sort of like the sports fan who waits to see which team is good and becomes their 'greatest fan.'
Somebody who didn't care a lick about the New England Patriots, suddenly is wearing their T-shirts after four Super Bowls. Or the Tigers fan who couldn't even point to Detroit on the map, but suddenly follows the team every day.
It would have been a bigger statement had Edwards stepped up months ago and backed Obama for the Democtratic nomination. While in the long run, Edwards might have been a better candidate than Obama or Hillary Clinton, it just wasn't going to be his time.
I give him credit for dropping out of the race when he did, but he should have stepped up then to claim a choice.
I wonder if Hillary was in the delegate lead if Edwards would have had a press conference with her yesterday.
Now, he's telling everybody the change needed is Obama. To say it now appears as if he's trying to line up some kind of positition in the party.
By the way, go Penguins.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

RISE AND SHINE

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Now that the West Virginia primary is over, can we all get back to the real news?
What's the real news? Well, reality television of course.
It's coming down to the finals of both 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'American Idol.'
I propose a battle. Take the 'Dancing' winner and pit whoever it is against the 'Idol' winner for the title of 'Greatest spring reality star.' They can give out a big trophy with Nicholas Cage at the top and go out on a big stadium tour.
OK, having never watched 'American Idol,' it's not possible to handicap the finalists here. From the clips on television, they can all sing, but have trouble with lyrics. Still, we'll probably get some bad truck commercials over the summer with the latest 'winner.' Then they won't be heard from again until they are the opening act at Tom 'n' Jerry's some Wednesday night in the fall.
Anyway, it looks like we are going to get bombarded with reality television this summer. Here's hoping the weather will be pretty good, so the TV can remain off.
Do we really need a second season of 'American Gladiators' or something called 'I survived a Japanese Game Show?' Both will be hitting us this summer, so, be warned.
Remember the glory days when the only reality television show as a Phillies game on a warm July night? Of course, the way they've played over the years, maybe surviving a Japanese game show is a little easier.
Maybe since there's such an entity as 'Delco Idol' we can start a summer series called 'Dancing with the Delco Stars.'
I'm thinking of an opening group with Pat Croce, Vince Papale, Michael Chitwood and Gil Spencer, then head to the prison to fill out the rest.
By the way, Kristi Yamaguchi should win 'Dancing with the Stars' next week. She's been the most consistant all season, although there seems to be some backlash from viewers.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY

At about this time six years ago today, MTV was taking a shot at airing a reality show starting Ozzie Osbourne and his family.
At about this time six years ago today, NASA's Mars Odyssey begins to map the surface of the red planet.
At about this time six years ago today, President George Bush, after having choked on a pretzel, used the term 'axis of evil' to describe the Middle East.
At about this time six years ago today, Great Britain was in mourning after the death of the Queen Mother.
At about this time six years ago today, the original Spider-Man was taking in billions at the movie house. It was closely followed by Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
At about this time six years ago today, 'Get the party started' by Pink was a sensation at the clubs.
At about this time six years ago today, a little book called 'Lovely Bones' was jumping out of the book stores.
At about this time six years ago today, Playstation 2 was starting to turn minds to mush.
At about six years ago today, the Phillies, faced with pitching woes, fell to 17-21 after a disheartening 17-3 loss to the Houston Astros.
At about this time six years ago today, the Eagles, despite cutting linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, were 5-1 odds to reach the Super Bowl.
At about this time six years ago today, a lack of any kind of wet weather for months put Pennsylvania inot a spring drought.
At about this time six years ago today, a little boy came kicking and screaming into this world. His parents, having searched and searched for the perfect name for weeks, settled on one they thought was perfect.
Turns out he is: Happy Birthday Brendan! Have a great day.


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Monday, May 12, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

What a fine morning it is out there, huh?
These May flowers better be pretty nice after the weekend we've been put through weather-wise.
Anyway, as a nasty cold continues to go through the house, I have to wonder if everybody is dealing with some new kind of virus.
It used to be you get a cold, it knocks you out for a day or two, then you're back grooving. Now, and it's not only one house, but a lot of houses, the cold/virus/flu/whatever sticks around for weeks. Just when you think you are done, it's jumped to another person in the house and the cycle continues. Eventually, it gets back to you and the whole thing starts over again.
Much like the other changes, political and climate-wise, in the world these days, it appears nusiance ills are stronger than ever.
Nature has a way of adapting. Try to get rid of the squirrels and they learn how to avoid the traps.
Spray for ants, and the ants become immune to the poison.
It's the same with colds. The reason we can't cure the common cold is because it's no longer common. We've invented so many cold formulas and medicines, it's now evolved into something else.
So, instead of going the drug store route, the best way to stay healthy is what Mom said all those years ago: Eat your vegetables. That seems to work best.


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Friday, May 9, 2008

RISE AND SHINE

GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Well, here's an early shout out for Mother's Day. It comes Sunday, but we never celebrate Mom's enough. So, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
To that end, here is a short list of the great things Mom's do:
Clean our noses;
Get us the extra blanket when it's cold at night;
Clean up our messes;
Help with homework;
Shuttle us around;
Make sure our breakfast is ready;
Keep us healthy.
I know there's more, but the sickness that knocked Rise and Shine out Thursday, is still holding on a little bit.

By the way, have you noticed how Mother's Day, much like just about every other 'Day' has become overcommercialized.
Years ago, some flowers, a hand-drawn card and maybe a nice brunch was enough. Now, at least if you watch commercials or see other advertisements, you are a bad person if that's all you do.
You have to start the day by giving a new Blackberry, follow with a light breakfast, then something from the jewelry store, then head to Outback for lunch, go over to the park 'find' something else from the jewelry store. Follow that with dinner somwhere nice and, oops, is that another jewelry box.
Now, I don't think that's reality. The mom's I know are just as happy with the flowers and the hand-drawn cards. In the end, they mean more and will last forever.
Just stop knocking us over the head with all the other stuff.
Here's a good place to find a gift:
CLICK HERE for something nice

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Is there anything worse than a spring cold? The sun is shining bright, the temperatures are nice and warm and your head is so stuffed up you can barely walk straight.
The nights, of course, are a chore. Going from sweating to chills sometimes every hour can play havoc with your body. So, when what you really need is a good night's sleep, you instead are moving all over the place.
Finally, the morning comes and the whole things starts over again. The sneezing, coughing, achy muscles. Forget it.
OK, there are certainly worse things in this world than a spring cold. Just look at Philadelphia right now to see that, but it does stink to have one of these things.
Of course, in our house, it spreads from one to the other, then starts the cycle all over again.
Excuse me while I have a sneezing attack.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

OK, it's another 'HUGE' primary day where voters will go to the polls in Indiana and North Carolina and vote for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
Still, no matter how it turns out, there will be another 'HUGE' primary day coming soon. Then another. Then a big convention where one of them will be nominated for president (and, in a likely scenerio, the other being vice president).
The latest rhetoric coming from the candidates, including GOP leader John McCain, is about suspending the gas tax for the summer to 'help out' people filling the tank.
OK, 18 cents is nice, but, really, is it going to make much of a difference? 18 cents. By the time our Government decides to make such a move, gas prices will have risen by about 50 cents, so that 18 cents does absolutely nothing. It sounds good, but it's not going to help when we are paying close to $40 to fill up a Saturn.
How about this: Don't drive.
Yeah, it's simple and it's been said before, but if we limit the amount of time on the roads and, say, make one trip to the store a week, that gas bill will no doubt go down.
Anyway, here they are worried about 18 cents a gallon when there are other wars out there, so to speak. Not even mentioning the joke in Iraq, how about the war on the streets?
If somebody can get a Chinese-made assault rifle to gun down police, there probably not going to think twice before taking your car or busting into your house.
Money is one thing, life is another. Are there any good uninhabited islands?


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Monday, May 5, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

What a fine morning we have, with the sun shining bright and the promise of a nice new week.
Now, with that out of the way, got to thinking about all things in general. After I put my head back together, I started to wonder what has happened to things.
Sure, the world is changing. We all know that. We are going digital. Everbody has a cell phone and cars eat up too much gas, but there are smaller things here.
For instance, what happened to video game arcades. In the early 80s, they were all the rage. Every mall had a store put aside for games, most of which cost a quarter to play.
It was a chance to hang out with friends and play a few games. There was always a line at PacMan. There were sports games, space games, driving games (the favorite among those in the know) and, of course, pinball games.
You threw in a few quarters over the course of a few hours, got out of the house and actually interacted with people, some of which you didn't even know.
Now, video games are played in the house in front of the television. If children aren't playing alone, they are playing with a small group of friends.
Sure, the technology has improved to the point that today's video games make yesteryear's look like board games. OK, I get the 3D graphics and the role playing, but it's not enough.
Playstation, X-Box and the like not only are making our children lazier and, probably, a little heavier, but there's a social aspect missing as well.
Even if we were doing the same thing, at least we were out with people. Learning everbody in the community was a little different, liked different games.
Maybe it's not the most important thing in the world, but, in a world that's increasingly busy, the little things do matter a lot.
OK, here's a classic from days gone by:


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Friday, May 2, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

We love lists, don't we.
This week, we've had the 100 most influential people in the world, a new look at the 100 best movies of all time and the 10 best songs of the 90s.
A while ago, television host David Letterman floated out news he was going to stop is nightly Top 10 list, which itself started as a joke about lists. There was such an outcry, it only lasted about a week.
Now, you can find your favorites any time you want.
There are books dedicated to the top whatever of whatever. There are probably lists about everything.
There was even a list of rejected People Poll questions.
It all comes down to fun. It's fun to argue about the top of the lists. It can make a boring work day go a little quicker.
So, I offer a list, pulled together while following the Pennsylvania Primary:
The top political coverage in the country:
1. CNN
1. (tie) FoxNews
1. (tie) MSNBC
1. (tie) CNBC
1. (tie) CBS News
1. (tie) ABC News
1. (tie) ESPN.



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Thursday, May 1, 2008

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GOOD MORNING, DELAWARE COUNTY!

Maybe it's just me, but who in the world is Shigeru Miyamoto?
Did this person come up with a miracle cure for cancer? Did he give away billions to help others? Did he come up with an alternative energy source so we don't have to fund the houses in the South of France for the CEOs of oil companies? I know, maybe Shigeru Miyamoto is personally bringing down the government of China and its questionable human rights stance?
How about this, Shigeru Miyamoto is a video game designer.
He was also named the No. 1 most influential person in a Time magazine poll.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer of such world changing things as Donkey Kong and the Legend of Zelda, narrowly beat out somebody named Rain for the top spot. Rain, by the way, is described as a 'Korean pop sensation' whatever that is.
Television comic Steven Colbert came in a distant third, followed quickly by Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks.
Here's the whole list
OK, now, I can only assume there was some serious ballot stuffing for this list. After all, if a guy can design Donkey Kong, he can probably bust into the online voting and give himself, say, a million votes.
Still, this is a little disturbing. How are any of these five people influential at all? Have they done anything to better our lives. The only Rain I know of will be falling later this afternoon. While it makes the grass grow and the flowers look pretty, I don't think it's very influential. It's certainly not influential when we have to pull out the lawnmower.
So, this can only lead to the next logical question: Who is the most influencial person in Delaware County?
Are there any? I'd be willing to bet if there was such a poll, the top spot would be going to somebody sitting in prison or something like that. Maybe that guy who used to walk around the Hook in his bare feet.
A vote like that would be scary. Hey, even Gil Spencer would probably break the top five.
We all need a break:


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