A decade has gone by.
I still feel much the same as I do every year. I would rather quietly reflect on everything. Of course, this year there's been a bunch of retrospective stuff on all the networks. It all feels a bit to...commercial to me. Like they are looking for ratings rather than beng introspective. I watched some of the reading of the names this morning on CBS. They got throught the "G"s in alphabetical order before cutting away to some other programming. Its things like that that make it feel insincere.
There was a song on the radio Friday night as I was driving home. i forgot the exact song, but they had interspersed a little girl talking to her dad who died on 9/11. It started out when she was a little girl right after it happened. Then it jumped to five years later, and the girl was older, then finally to today, and the girl is now in High School. It got to me. I guess that was the idea, and I'm not looking forward to a bunch of the same all day so...
At the opening of the Colts/Texans game they unfurled a flag that covered the entire field. (so thats like 100 yds x 45 yds? Thats a big damn flag.) Anyway, someone in the stands started chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" and it caught on, so within a few seconds the entire stadium was doing it. That to me is a way more sincere and fitting tribute to the ideals of Patriotism I was taught growing up. It might've been a little redneck or whatever,
Anyway, I think I'm just gonna watch NFL football all day, and that's gonna be how I honor the victims. If I died, I cetainly wouldn't want people being all mopey and mourning me. I'd want them to be on picnics, and going to amusement parks, and yes, watching Football.
"Say Jim! Whoo! That is a bad outfit! Whoooo!" -- Pimp, Superman The Movie
"You're an idiot, Starscream." -- Megatron, Transformers:The Movie