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Sing Along With Me Now…

Sing Along With Me Now…

Do you sing along at concerts? Do you sing in the shower? What about at baseball games?

I was at one of the Concert on the Prairie events last year and some famous opera singer was performing (along with several others performers that night). I don’t remember the song, but the guy behind me starting singing along. He was so much louder than the performer (from where we were sitting) that he was almost drowning her out. I texted my friends who were with me and asked if this was a sing-a-long show. I hadn’t been to one of these gigs and I confess little experience with opera in general. I was pretty sure, however, in all my experience watching movies and television and some field trip I took in school, that opera was not an audience participation type show.

BoDeans, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty… sing your heart out. Opera, not so much.

Somewhat related is singing at baseball games. I think everybody should chime in on Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch. However, I did get into a big argument once over the National Anthem (not at an actual game, mind you). I believe that when there is a specific singer brought in to sing the anthem, it’s polite to listen and not sing along. When it’s just instrumental or played as a recording, it’s okay to sing along. My friend vehemently disagreed and said, “it’s my right to sing along no matter who the performer is.” I don’t go to games with that friend anymore. He’s got a terrible singing voice.

For the record, I don’t sing in the shower. But I do, sometimes, write my blog in the shower. (tweet this)

Carry on, Citizens!

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Meet the Dickens

Meet the Dickens

Recently I was sitting down to dinner, in a local restaurant and I heard a lady shout, “that hurt like the Dickens!” Being the concerned Citizen that I am, I did not leave my seat. But I did look around for any Dickens that might be escaping the scene of the assault. I didn’t see any.

I then looked back at the woman and she appeared to be unharmed. I could see no blood from the wound inflicted by the Dickens. No swelling was visible either. She seemed perfectly capable of continuing her meal and issuing scorn on a variety of issues as she gobbled her turkey sandwich. And the soup of the day.

A Clown and His Worshipers

A Clown and His Worshipers

Have you hear the old saying “A fool and his money are soon parted?” After reading about the most recent Kanye West nonsense, it made me wonder if a clown and his worshipers will be soon parted. When you go to a Kanye concert, he doesn’t want you to dance, sing along, or clap. He wants you to worship him. And those who don’t, get singled out. Make no mistake, the Clownye must be worshiped. If not, he gets very put out.

The other night he stopped the show to demand that everyone stand up. 2 people didn’t. Said Kanye, “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do the song — it’s unbelievable.” He then sent a couple of sent a couple of security guards to check out why the offenders wouldn’t stand up. One had a prosthetic limb and the other was in a wheel chair. How awful! How awful that anyone with a handicap dare come to worship at the feet of Kanye.

How many instances of stupidity are we going to accept from this guy before we stop watching? How many people are going to keep buying his music, despite his complete disdain for his audience, other artists, the music industry… Oh, but it gets worse. He and Kim Kardashian are making little Kardashyes. Or Kanyashians. Or whatever they call their offspring. Am I the only one worried that America’s 2 biggest narcissists are squeezing out kids together?

Carry on, Citizens!

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What would you augment?

What would you augment?

Do you ever read an article and think, “Huh, I would have never thought of that!” That’s what I said when I read this article about jaw augmentation. That’s no typo. Jaw augmentation is a thing. So is urban jousting, but that’s a different blog post. At any rate, men all over New York, Dallas, and LA are apparently getting their jaws enhanced. It seems they don’t feel their jaws are manly enough.

This of course got me thinking, (This where things usually go wrong!) “What part of me would I choose to augment? I’ve given this a lot of thought in an effort to deliver you riveting insight and to avoid doing day job work. I thought about augmenting my chin, but I was concerned my dog wouldn’t know who I was anymore.

I’ve long considered hair implants —on my knees. I want to be the start of the kneebeard trend. But my wife, who is very insightful, slipped a “No Kneebeards” clause into our wedding vows. I couldn’t remember actually saying that, but she showed me a video of the vows and sure enough, I said it. However, the voice doesn’t sound like mine, so I’m not so sure that some editing hasn’t taken place.

I decided on having my fingers augmented. I think if they were about a half inch longer, I could type faster. I always slow down when I have to type numbers or this symbol: ~.

So, what part of your body would you augment?

Carry on, Citizens!

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