Good morning my friends and devoted followers. I hope everyone is doing good, hanging in there, or just otherwise ‘fine’ and making it through the week. Sorry about not putting up a post last week, kind of ran into this family-event-thing which took up a lot of my time. No worries, it wasn’t a crisis or anything, though some tried to make it into something it wasn’t. Got to love those relatives who panic at the drop of a hat when the pressure gets cranked up a notch, makes you wonder if they’ll make it when the Zombie Apocalypse comes. Or better yet, what you’re going to do when they do show up on the front stoop (probably being chased by a horde).
Makes you wonder, if just for a second, do I answer the front door when the bell rings?
You know what makes me wonder as well, how does one get the auspicious label ‘Pundit’? I mean, they’re everywhere these so called ‘Gurus’, from Politics to Sports to Technology, hell I’ve even seen a woman called a pundit in Baking.
Say what, I hear you exclaim.
Yes, a pundit in baking, and that’s when I started to ask myself just how one gets the fantabulousness of being named a pundit. Is there some Pundit Pope out there in the world running around anointing these people as experts in certain fields? Does this gracious Pope have a group of other Popes he confers with before making the decision to call a woman or man a pundit? Is there a checklist on becoming a Pundit I ask, because the definition of being one is as follows:
An expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public
Now, to me, that sure sounds like there’s a checklist somewhere out there that one must get ‘checked off’ before being called a Pundit. So, where is this list and who voted on it? Did the Pundit Pope make sure all the boxes got checked, even the ones at the bottom? I only ask because we sure seem to have a lot of these Pundits running around on the TV, in an obnoxious amount of shows, telling us what’s they think. From politics to sports to even cooking, there’s way too many people with way too many opinions trying to tell me what I think is wrong or ‘off’ it seems. Fox, MSNBC, CNN and every other TV Channel has some show where a bunch of these ‘Pundits’ sit around and tell you in a hyperbolic steam of incoherent words their take on their realm of expertise. Funny thing is, I don’t remember asking these people for their opinions. Hell, hearing them talk is enough to drive a man to watch the History Channel.
By the way, did you see the latest episode ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ last night? It was pretty good, just saying, not that I’m some kind or anything.
Time to go friends, got to do some IRL things. Just keep your head down, keep it between the ditches, and you’ll make it through the week. And as always, keep on spreading the good word that is R Kane, see everyone soon…
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