Monday, October 22, 2012

BaseBall - Battling Batting, Bottling, B’attaling

And so the mighty New York Yankees have fallen. The team that led the league in Homeruns was swept out of the ALCS in four quick games. Aside from one aberrant inning, the Yankees set all kinds of records – but this time it was for lack of, rather than an abundance of, SWAT.

God certainly has a fine sense of humor. Who could have predicted that they would bench their 100 million dollar man? Who could have predicted that a recent acquiree would Belt several homeruns to keep them on a lifeline – for some time?

The lesson learned here is not to put your faith in Man; Not to waste your time on an entire season that goes up so quickly in smoke. Imagine if all the Yarmulka clad fans would spend the three hours of game time on the Daf. Imagine no Battalah, no beer bottling bellied bozos?

Imagine that!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bright Blue Brakes Better

It has been some time since I've posted. Yom Tov gives one the opportunity to rejuvenate and refresh mind and body.

It has been related to me, that before Rav Yitzchak Hutner ZTL would deliver his famous Yom Tov Maamorim (discourses), he would sometimes spend days in thought; until he developed his ideas and theories to completion.

So many various ideas entered my head during Chol Hamoed, but sadly they became a Davar HaAvud as I neglected to jot them down.

Yet one thought was thinked and thunked to fruition, and I'd like to hear your comments as to why this has never been implemented.

My idea is that motorized vehicles should have a different colored light that would ignite when one steps on the brake. Currently, the tail-lights and brake lights in cars world-wide are always red. Yet this sometimes could fool a driver into thinking that the car in front of him has not stepped on the brake, when in fact he has.

Why not designate a different color specifically for braking? I suggest blue, as blue and red are colors that are used by law enforcement to be noticed at night.

I don't have a satisfactory answer. Perhaps Gridlock Sam Schwartz could use his Talmudic reasoning to either explain why this is not a good idea, or better yet, have this idea standardized globally.

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