22 June, 2012

By the Light of the MOON PIE Moon...

This is the first blog I've written since Valentine's Day! That day kind of plays into what I am going to talk about, the inane, insane, superbly idiotic notion that everything has to have a corporate sponsor.  Perhaps the government will begin to sell naming rights to special days. For instance, we could have Hallmark Valentine's Day, or Perdue Farms Turkey Day, or Fifth Third Bank Fourth of July.

Naming rights companies don't necessarily have any direct connection with what is being named. Where I live they recently changed the name of the baseball park from Blair County Ballpark to People's Natural Gas Ballpark. People's Natural Gas, to begin with, has to be the funniest corporate name ever. Maybe it's appropriate to name the park after a gas company because of all that gas that is generated by fans consuming  nachos, hot dogs, and beer! If Altoona can figure out a way to bottle all that energy, the city could likely become energy self-sufficient.

You're watching a game, or a race and can't help to notice how there is a sponsor attached to just about anything and everything. A local hospital might sponsor an injury report, for example. How clever. But just think why all this superfluous crap is "necessary". Especially with major professional sports, but even with schools and colleges, .it's about funding the high cost of sports. This enables a star player in a major pro sport, who makes more money in one year than nearly everybody else will make in their lifetime, to maintain an outrageously decadent lifestyle.

Well maybe it will be another four months before I post my next blog.  I guess that would be around Burpee's Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Halloween. (Rather than a seed company, it seems like Burpee's would be a better name for a brewery.).

~PITTSBURGH starts with PITT!~

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