Thursday, September 21, 2006

It's a great day to be a blogger......

This blogger however, was unable to be as productive as he wanted to be. Software downloads, errands, networking - all of these took me away from putting together any sort of coherent thoughts for any sustained amount of time.

Now it's 8:15pm and I can finally sit down (after dinner and cleaning the apt) to do the writing I've tried to get to all day!

Have you perused the TBA blogs yet today? Damn, kids!! There are some really great posts up there. If you feel like you can't take the time to peruse all of them, here are a few of today's highlights:

The TBA has added a new member. Welcom Fran at Hoofcare

Brad had another amazing day on the Northern California Circuit

John at Not to the Swift talks about his evolution as a blogger

At the 8th Pole questions the validity of the BC as true "World Championships."

Jason can't wait for this

Superfecta asks, "Why does Blodd-horse hate Kenny Mayne"?

The Bug Boys bring up an amazing point that I think is one of the biggest issues facing the future of horse racing

Like I said above, "It's a good day to be a blogger."

It also looks as though we are finally getting the "middle aged white guys" to particpate and contribute to our online dialouge/community. Even if it is just one so far, it's one more than before. Thank you for being an active participant, Mr. P. We appreciate it and look forward to entertaining more of your esteemed colleagues in the near future.

Stephen Allensworth of the New York Daily News has an interesting take on why NY State's Lotto is in trouble:

"Basically, the lottery chose to ignore the cardinal rule of gambling, the single thing that has made their instant games so successful: The game has to give back to keep people playing. Few people will stay with a game that never pays off."

I also came across this article and was curious how much Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum would pay for this 3-yr. old?

And just to wrap up an amazing day to be contributing to the betterment of society, I HAD to print this:

"I think that blogging should die a sudden death. It's just ridiculous. It's like a playground for four-year-olds. People say and do things in the world of blogs that they would never do in real life, and I think it's a false experience. You know, it's, like, eating too much candy. One of the things along those lines that bothers me about when people start citing blogs as news sources is that when people are writing on these blogs, they feel like they don't feel they need to do any research or back up their opinions with facts or anything, you know what I mean? Times have changed. It used to be, to be a writer you had to have experience and talent, and learn a craft. Now anybody with an opinion, which is anyone and everyone, feels that it's worthy. Technology is allowing people to have access to things where before it required very great skill. So there will be some interesting developments from that, and also some things that are pretty worthless. Pretty soon anybody with a cell phone is going to be able to be a news reporter. The blog is yesterday's parachute pants. It's here now but it's gone tomorrow."


Don't know who Jared Leto is? Well, you could Google it, but don't give him the satisfaction.

Leto is an actor/musician who's been in some decent movies and has a band called 30 Minutes to Mars. I know, you've never heard of it. Here's a top notch photo:

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