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Free-Flowing Minutia

Posted by Adam on July 23, 2006

What to write about when there really isn’t anything on my mind?  That isn’t really a fair quesiton.  There is always something on my mind.  Its just that right now the thoughts keep rotating through, with none hanging around long enough to be fleshed out into a nice, tidy column.  With that in mind here are the topics that I’m preoccupied with right now.

This entry started out entitled “Free-Flowing Minutia”, and its very possible that’s how it will still appear when it gets posted, but there is a word I want to use instead of minutia and I just can’t think of it.  I want to say it ends in -ola or -ada or something like that.  Like a synonym for general knowledge or trivia or pop culture or something.  Maybe it will come to me as I write.  I refuse to look at a Thesaurus to find it though, that would just be copping out.

I still use an old-school book bound dictionary to look words up when I write these entries.  Am I the only one who does this?  There’s just something much more comforting (and perhaps rewarding) in looking up the word myself as opposed to a computer telling me how it should be spelled.  Plus I get to learn if I’m actually using the right word or not, as opposed to just knowing that I am using a word that is spelled correctly but could mean something totally different than intended.

How much does a CD actually cost to produce and manufacture?  I can’t ratiionalize paying over $10 for 45 minutes of music when I can download the same songs for 1/10th of the price.  My store bought CD collection is almost non-existent, but once I started downloading mp3s online I’ve been purchasing full CDs on a regular basis.  So its not that I’m adverse to committing to the band’s entire catalog of songs.  I know a lot of people just like to download the hot singles instead of having to sit through the entire album, but I enjoy hearing the stuff that didn’t (or hasn’t yet) made it onto the radio.  Luckily I found a great legal site to download mp3s cheaply.  http://www.allofmp3.com.  You pay per file size as opposed to individual song, and at $0.02 per MB you get a song for eight or nine cents.

Lots of talk amongst people I know as to whether UFC, and MMA in general, has supplanted boxing as the marquee fight night event in the country.  I probably know more about boxing than most of my friends, and recently I would be hard pressed to be able to tell you much about most of the champs and top contenders.  With UFC now a weekly fixture on Spike TV I have started to become interested in it, and even watched my first UFC ppv earlier this month.  If it hasn’t already supplanted boxing, its real close.  I just worry that it is going the way of televised poker, and that monthly ppvs at $40 a pop are gonna become overkill and make it lose the special event feel.

Why is there no good TV on this summer?  For the few good shows on and airing new episodes right now (Rock Star, Last Comic Standing, Mythbusters, HBO Sunday nights) there is a multitude of reruns and dismal stuff surrounding it.   No Reservations and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares had been showing new installments, but both are now done for the forseeable future.  Perhaps there is hope on the horizon as Who Wants to be a Superhero? and Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels are debuting in the coming weeks and look promising enough to check out the first few episodes.

Can’t believe its already time to start thinking about fantasy football.  We just had the MLB All-Star game.  Evidently its time though, as SI came out with its fantasy football preview edition this week and even Bill Simmons wrote an article about the game for ESPN the mag.  Guess I should start researching players and learn who’s poised to thrive this season.  In fact I better look into that now before I forget.

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3 Responses to “Free-Flowing Minutia”

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