That, in turn, reminded us that Herb Graffis, writing in the September 1943 issue of Esquire magazine (reporting on that magazine's Sports Poll on page 104) quoted Professor Scott Nearing (a poll participant) who had commented: "professional sport, including horse racing, is a dope peddled by the ruling class to keep the masses diverted and to prevent them from thinking about their troubles." Which TV network is the leading brand for sports programming?
There has been numerous times recently when this columnist has written something and then not posted it for a variety of reasons.
We've thought about doing the work necessary to gather the material for a potential column and then balked at the daunting task.
This week CBS radio news alerted us to the story about the opening of the first Gay Museum in the USA. (If Rush talks about that topic after you have read this column, would it be a valid example of the post hoc; ergo propter hoc school of reasoning, to jump to the conclusion that he must read my columns?)
There is going to be a gun show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco this weekend. Is it worth the effort to go there and then write a column about the event? Wouldn't the results be rather predictable?
Do the readers of this website care about the fact that the tenth annual S. F. Sketchfest opened and will run until February 5?
A total lack of motivation had paralyzed activities at the World's Laziest Journalist home office. Then, on January 13, we broke our New Year's resolution to abstain from drinking coffee and immediately, despite the fact that it was a drizzly day, overcoming the obstacles to gathering column topics, writing them up, and getting to a web connection to post them disappeared. Look out, world, here we come!
Is the courtroom in Nuremburg, where the War Crimes Trials were held, still in existence? Is there a good automobile museum nearby?
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