Archive for September, 2008

Waterfront

Posted in Photos on September 26, 2008 by trapperKeeper


 

VE-Day for Lion Fans

Posted in life on September 25, 2008 by trapperKeeper

Being a Lions fan inherently means being negative, so I can see how many are celebrating today as the greatest day in Detroit Lions history.  I don’t mean to suggest that the firing of Millen is a bad decision.  It was long overdue.  A reason for extremely spirited is due to the fact that Lions’ fans mounted a guerilla campaign against Millen starting on December 4, 2005.  The “Fire Millen” chant and movement took off.  “Fire Millen” chants would start up at Michigan and Michigan State football games, Piston games, Red Wing games, and even at games outside of Michigan.  Sheed got into the “Fire Millen” action one night during a timeout.

When Millen’s contract was extended, WDFN declared the Angry Fan March, or Millen Man March, on December 6, 2005.  An “orange out” movement was announced for the upcoming home game against the Bengals of the Nasty ‘Nati.  Calling for fans to wear Bengals’ orange and cheer for the Bengals with the hopes of turning Ford Field into a home game for the visiting team.  Allegedly, 65% of fans attending wore orange.  A few weeks later a walk-out was initiated after the first half of the Bears game.   Watching Lion games during this time period was bonkers.

But,  fans are celebrating the removal of a negative.  The greatest moment in Lions’ history should be an instance of glory.  Positive, not because of the lack of negative but because of something purely positive.  For example, the playoff victory over Dallas in 1992.  Mine will always be the 1997 regular season finale against the Jets when Barry ran for 183 yards breaking the 2, 000 yard mark.  Scoring a touchdown with just under 2 minutes left, Barry put the Lions ahead 13-10.  The Lions clinched a playoff birth with a victory in a rowdy, raucous Silverdome that was penalized for being too loud.  Larry Tharpe and Kevin Glover carrying Barry off the field while fans roared.  Joyous! It still brings tears to my eyes.  It was a time when the fans weren’t so bitter that you root against your own team to further embarrass the GM and bring about his firing.  Granted the Lions embarrassed themselves in the first round of the playoffs again the following week, but the Lions still entertained.  Scott Mitchell even exaggerated or faked a neck injury, sustained during an awkward headfirst slide on an scramble, so he could be carted off the field and out of the stadium.

Fans have to be given credit for sticking with the Lions and for the protests against Millen.  The Millen Man March was a moment of hilarity.  Stadium security chasing fans with signs poking fun at Millen while the sign gets passed around through the sea of humanity.  Just think of what could happen if this type of spirit and energy was channeled against the war-mongering, bilking plunderers that make up our government.

The Crushing Weight of Insignificance (Ride the Snake!)

Posted in Photos on September 25, 2008 by trapperKeeper

 

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First Dude

Posted in life on September 25, 2008 by trapperKeeper

We all know who the true first dude is, was and always will be.

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Thoreau

Bamboozlers’ Buffoonery

Posted in Photos on September 24, 2008 by trapperKeeper

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Can’t Cut Loose Without that Juice!

Posted in life, Music on September 23, 2008 by trapperKeeper

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Fall is officially upon us as of today.  Last night to celebrate the end of summer, some electronic music heads gathered at Golden Gardens Park for some free music provided by a crew of dj’s originally from Kansas City.   The energy for amps was provided by generators.  Occasionally, the sound and lighting systems would ask too much ceasing electronic stimulation for brief moments.  Music has the ability to temporarily spirit one away from immediate concerns, for example the impending economic collapse and disgusting bailout of Wall Street.  Santa will come to the rescue!  Oh wait, in these tough economic times even Santa needed to pick up a second job.  Why the CIA, Santa?  The private intelligence sector pays better.

The Empty Reflection of Know-Nothingism (Don’t Beat Me Big Brother)

Posted in life on September 23, 2008 by trapperKeeper

Being a blank slate must be nice.  Never having to deal with contradictions or thinking in terms greater than black and white, must free the intellect from the depleting labor of thinking. Who needs brain food when you lack a brain?  When being intellectually engaged and curious is seen as a bad thing, it can be reasoned that the country is firmly entrenched in a death spiral.  Or maybe I am just being an elitist.  Tell me what to think big brother, for having given into your tepid, clingy embrace I just know you have my best interests at heart.  I looked into big brother’s eyes and saw the federali’s soul.  I read in the bible that not listening to daddy is a sin.  Big brother save me from myself.  Tell me what to do and when to die.  I don’t believe in destiny, I believe in bureaucracy!

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