I would slowly take my Android phone out of my shirt pocket and place it flat in my hand. I would explain that this device gave me access to infinite knowledge that is gathered from every conceivable place on planet Earth. This device allows someone to access almost every conceivable piece of information known to mankind. If this person doesn’t pass out I would ho on to explain that most people who own this or similar devices only use about 1/2% of its full capabilities because 90% of the time it is used to engage others on social media networks. Then we would do a group selfie so I could put it on Facebook. I think then I would show this person my microwave and HDTV. Might even give the person a tour of the Xbox 360 just to blow his mind.
There are many more modern items I could do show and tell with, but we would probably jump in my H1 to head down to the Marble Slab for a bit of ice cream, which I would use my debit card or PayPal to complete the purchase. While we are our ice cream I would answer (if I could without Googling) all of his questions. I can’t even begin to grasp the questions this person might have. Later I would probably have to introduce him to my margarita machine and afterwards we could soak in the hot tub because I am sure he is going to need a moment or three.
Okay, I wrote this post as a jest because I was emailed that question and it really made me think about the simple conveniences we have in 2014 that they did not have back in the 50’s. In all honesty tho, the first thing I would do is show this person my cell phone. If that won’t blow somebody’s mind as a first taste then nothing would. So, here we are at the end of my blog post and I will ask all of y’all what you could show or tell a person who just appears from the 1950’s? Give it some thought and reply below. As always, thanks for stopping by The Sting Of The Scorpion.
I must say that when I got into my Pathfinder on New Years day to go get my oil changed I was quite alarmed and pretty disturbed. No, there wasn’t anything wrong with the car, but there was plenty wrong with a radio station that I’m a regular listener to. I will be honest, I’m a creature of habit when it comes to what music I enjoy listening to. I listen to basically 3 kinds of music, heavy metal, classic rock, and current hard rock. Depends on the mood and the time of the day really, but I tend not to stray from those three genres. So, anyway, when I turn on my radio to the classic rock station I’ve listened to since probably 1980 or so I’m greeted with the format change. Yes, it would appear that at 00:01 on 01 January 2014 the classic rock station was laid to rest and replaced with a hip hop/ r & b station. After a few minutes of shock, quickly changing stations back and forth I realized that I was indeed not dreaming.
So that is that, another one bites the dust. I have seen, over the years, since I’ve been back in the area I grew up in since 2002, a few radio stations do the magic format switch while nobody is looking. I can count 4 other “rock” stations that have reformatted to Spanish reggaeton, country, and now hip hop r & b. I guess it shows what the Houston market has turned into. I wonder how long it will be before the radio has nothing to offer to me personally on the public free airwaves. I understand it comes down to $$$ but I can’t help but feeling that I was just told a good friend has died a horrific death. Initially I was a little pissed about the format change and then I decided it really wasn’t worth my grief. Today is a new day and one must move on because it is a new year and I have bigger fish to fry.
As this year draws to a close I look back at everything I have done and everything that I will continue in 2014. In my blogging world I lost quite a bit and those losses became the lessons I learned to become better at what I do. So what, I lost my blogs I had for many, many years, I got over it pretty fast. I was able to rebuild and eventually move everything to a new platform which was the best decision I ever made concerning my blogs. As time moves forward y’all will see me and The Sting Of The Scorpion move forward as well. The past is a nice pillow to rest your head on but you have nothing until you are willing to put your boots on the ground so you can fight for what you believe.
The Sting Of The Scorpion is, and always will be, a private blog where I express my opinions on my life and the world I live in. My opinions aren’t always pretty, they aren’t always popular, but they are always expressed in a manner that represents what I feel. That’s all you get from me. You may not like what I have to say, that used to concern me, but now it just makes me push harder. In 2014 y’all will not see The Sting Of The Scorpion move in the backwards direction, we are here to stay, and we are here to continue to attempt to show y’all things from an alternative point of view. Y’all don’t have to agree with me, y’all don’t need to understand me either, but I will offer what I have as an opinion. If y’all don’t like it y’all know where the door is, don’t let it hit you in the ass on your way out because I hate cleaning ass prints off the glass.