I was watching a new TV show the other day - Agent Carter. This new series is a spin off from the Marvel movie, Captain
It’s a pleasant show if you’ve spent your day on version 17 of your tax
return, or perhaps have just had a root canal and need to sit very still and
stare mindlessly at a screen. The spunky main character zips about in nifty 1940s ensembles and solves crimes too difficult for all those knuckle-dragging men.
The producers have gone to great lengths to create a set authentic to the time. The hair,
the cars, the language, are all spot-on.
Problem is, at one point Ms. Carter has a tickle in the nose and sneezes into her elbow. Can you say anachronism?
I think I can easily claim to be the least-informed person about football in any 50-mile radius you’d care to choose. However, only cave dwellers have been able to miss the latest controversy in the NFL – whether or not the New England Patriots had failed to fully inflate the football in the game taking them to the Super Bowl.
Maybe it’s my colossal ignorance asking this, but wouldn’t an under-inflated pigskin also be to the advantage of the other team, too?
While some may have one theory about the beginnings of Tai Chi, I have another. It explains the popularity of this form of exercise at senior centers everywhere. This came to me as I was trying to silently edge my way out of a restive five-year-old grandson's bedroom. His little head popped up like a bagel out of a toaster each time my cracking aging ankles gave me away.
Obviously Tai Chi was really created not for the purposes of martial arts, but had been invented by a weary Chinese grandmother.
This football thing drives me nuts. 1) Does not an air container with soft sides deflate when taken from a warm room to very cold weather as molecules get closer together? 2) How can someone deflate at such perfect measurements during a game without being caught? 3) This "might" work for a team that has the strength on the offensive, but is it worth the chance of being caught? 4) Who discovered it and how?ReplyDelete
oops! the first time I saw anyone sneeze into their elbow was my grandchildren in elementary school. I thought how smart is that. It's what they were being taught at school and I started doing it myself.ReplyDelete
A much better alternative to the old-fashioned way, but don't you think it's awkward to suddenly fling your arm across your face?Delete
not really, no more awkward than holding your fist to your mouth.Delete
Football is always on, and I know nothing.ReplyDelete
So osmosis just isn't doing it?Delete
You've come up with some very interesting random thoughts. Most are just saying New England cheated . Period.ReplyDelete
Good catch on the elbow thing. That is so new that it is still a work in progress with me. I am working on changing a 60 year habit of sneezing into my hand.ReplyDelete
Each team has its own set of 12 balls that they use when they are on offense. I believe it was discovered when the Colts intercepted a Brady pass. Such a mess.
See? 12 balls? Look at all the stuff I didn't know.Delete
Yeah, we of a certain age start to cover our face with our hand and then have to slide that hand past as though we we going to use our elbow all along. Otherwise in today's hand sanitizer era the younger set would avoid us like lepers.
We don't watch football so we don't care...they are all over paid anyway.ReplyDelete
We try to go to Tai Chi once a week at our local Senior Center it does help with balance and core strength.Yes and there is some snap crackle pop that goes on there:)
Just started Tai Chi to help from falling over. But I can see its value at exiting places quietly. Awkward neighborhood parties!!ReplyDelete
Maybe the Tai Chi classes from the Senior Centers could branch out into cat burgling to augment those Social Security checks.Delete
Well, that football thing won't happen again, I suspect. I'm looking forward to the Superbowl, though, hopefully we'll win again but whatever happens, I hope it's a better game than last year. And that was indeed a good observation about the Dracula sneeze. :-)ReplyDelete
Dracula sneeze! I love it, DJan. You're on fire today.Delete
My daughter brought up the same question about the under-inflated football.ReplyDelete
Football? I'm only interested in it for the snacks.ReplyDelete
It's entirely possible that Tai Chi was invented by a weary Chinese grandmother. I went to classes for a few months but lost interest.ReplyDelete
I've not heard of this new TV series, we get the same shows out here. It looks interesting.