The Chicago Bears. Defense, hard nosed, punch you in the mouth smash mouth football. And for once, they actually are. The defense has been amazing this year, keeping them close in games that should have been blown wide open and making blowouts actually only show like moderate defeats on the stat sheet (Giants game comes to mind).
Cutler woke up. That is seriously the only explanation I have. Either that or the man got some very quick lasik. He went from throwing interceptions at a rate that made you wonder if he could tell what team he was on, to throwing TDs at a rate that looks like a hall of famer. Here’s hoping whatever he did sticks and we get more of this Dr. Jay and not Mr. Cutler.
On the other side of the ball, the Eagles and Michael Vick in particular impressed me with their resilience and their ability to make stuff happen. Even when they were down and looked like they were just done, they kept on fighting and made a real game out of it. My hat goes off to Michael Vick and I just hope that he can continue to focus on football and stay away from the bad influences that tainted what should have been one of the greatest careers this sport has ever seen.
I have to start with a disclaimer. I am not a Harry Potter fan. I do however, believe that the books are well written and that the films are on the whole a good adaptation of the story to the cinematic medium.
With that in mind, let us dive right into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Right off the bat, I am bothered by the fact that it is a part 1. What, they couldn’t do a single film based on a single book? The book was rather long, so maybe they didn’t think they could do it justice in the 2 – 3 hours that a typical American film generally lasts. Regardless, I feel that the breaking up of the book into 2 films is a cashing in of sorts that I do not approve of.
A coworker showed me this video and it brought a huge smile to my face. Then, I started thinking about it and I realized that it is so funny because of how true it is.
So, let’s think about this, we all want a great deal on whatever it is that we are buying and we also all want to be compensated for our work in a reasonable manner. Why is it that as customers we have gained this sense of entitlement? Why do we now believe that we deserve special treatment? More importantly, does it actually benefit you to receive special treatment?