Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Why Is It That

Why is it that:

* it's called a foul line in baseball, when if a ball that hits the line, it is a fair ball and not foul?
Fair Ball

* coaches and players that win a big game in any sport will say "this was a team win" -- So, does that mean that there are wins that are not team wins?

* if it's called a tweet, shouldn't it be called tweeter?

* it's 140 characters and not 150 characters?  Update:  Now I think it is 280; but I still ask, why not 286?  :-)

* you ask children how old they are and not how young they are?

* many of those people who warned us of the deleterious effects of second hand smoke are now celebrating laws making legal the first hand smoke of pot?

bad, bad --- not bad, not bad

* an NFL sports announcer will tell you how surprising a win by one team is, but in the next breath tell you that on any given Sunday one team can beat any other team?

* all the great movies come out at the same time?

* whenever any sports team wins a big playoff game at home, they will say we couldn't have done it without our fans?"  Update: What if the NFL must play their games without fans in the stands this year because of Covid-19 and the home team wins, will the players say, we were wrong.  We could win it without our fans.  :-)

* you never hear the saying anymore that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?

* the gas prices seem to be always lower when you don't have any place to go? 

* the older you get, the older you think you have to be before you are considered old?

* it is so hard to lose weight but so easy to gain weight?

* Mile "High" Stadium just happens to be in the state where they just legalized marijuana?

* there seems to be more people complaining about what goes on in this country, then people who actually vote?

* whenever your sports team wins a close game the local announcers will say, last year we wouldn't have won that game?

* when I used to be a runner I wondered why everyone wasn't a runner, but now that I am a walker, I wonder why everyone isn't a walker?

* kids don't play "stick ball" [kids way of playing baseball] anymore? 

* most of the great classical composers died at such an early age?

Mozart died at age 35

* you can remember in detail a childhood event from decades ago, but can't remember what movie you saw last week?

* no matter how great a parent you try to be, you realize you will never be the parents that your Mom and Dad were to you?

* in Major League Baseball whenever a great play is made in the field, the person who made it always seems to lead off the next inning?

* you will hear both liberals and conservatives say if Martin Luther King were alive today he would be on "their side" of the issue they are supporting?

He would be on my side if he were alive today--uh, no, no he wouldn't

* you almost never see a baseball player try to steal home anymore?

* in many of the movie trailers you see before the main feature, you think to yourself, they could have surely picked a better scene than the one they showed to lure you into seeing it?

* you don't see those great Miller Lite, "great taste, less filling" commercials anymore?

* they don't show those great Looney Tunes cartoons to kids anymore?

* they stopped showing cartoons and those old news reels when you go to a movie?

* almost all of the great geniuses in music, art and literature lived hundreds of years ago?

* in Major League Baseball there is never a double header anymore?  [I know, I know, money...but they used to be so much fun for millions of kids]

* us older people could marvel at the new inventions when we were growing up, like a micro-wave oven, but most younger people today just yawn when an amazing technology new item comes along?

* in tennis they call it an unforced error when, in reality, every error is unforced or it wouldn't be called an error?


Why is it that it won't be until after I publish this post that I will remember so many obvious things that I missed?


bradley said...

and one more from your local dermatologist---why is it, that as we grow older, we lose things we want (scalp hair, sexual function,strong skin) and we gain thinks we don't want (nose hair, dry skin, barnacles,)!!

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