Completely, Utterly, Absolutely Without Method, by Rich Paschall

It’s time for more great thoughts and random musings.

How many musical Top Ten lists can we come up with before we run out of ideas?

Has signaling your intention gone out of style?  It seems many people put on the turn signals of their auto only as the spirit moves them.  For some, that is not too often.

When did it become OK to travel up to a block in the oncoming lane in order to reach your turn lane at the corner?

I recently saw someone who was illegally making a U-turn get hit by someone who was illegally using the wrong side of the road to get ahead. Since no one was hurt, I thought it was somehow just.  Is that wrong?

Should we be doing separate and major construction projects at the same time along three sides of one of the world’s busiest airports?  If you are from Chicago or are familiar let me just say Irving Park, Mannheim and Touhy Avenue.  If you are not familiar, let me just say “rush hour gridlock.”

I wonder what kind of rush hour gridlock they have in Martin, Tennessee.  Yes, I know you have never heard of it.  Not too many have.  They probably get a bunch of cars down by the Dairy Queen on a warm night.

Does it seem that the success of singers like Adam Levine and Sam Smith have brought on a bunch of guys who sing a bad falsetto?

Are people eager for the next James Bond movie?

Are people eager for the next Star Wars?

Are people eager for the next Avengers?

Are people eager for something original, for gosh sakes?

Sometimes when I talk to my friend Tom Law in England, I hear American stereotypes that are unfortunately true.

If you were to form a band with two other musicians you really didn’t know, would you call the band Cahoots?

If Barnes and Noble stores are struggling, where will I go to browse books?

Will there still be libraries in 50 years or will we just “Google” whatever we want to know?

Do schools teach handwriting? Does anyone know what the Palmer Method is? I am not talking about the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals.

Does this seem even more random than last time?

If you are using a tube television, where do you go get replacement tubes?  Radio Shack?  Not too many of those left either.

If we ask you your favorite song today, and we ask you again in one month, is it likely to be the same?

Casablanca is still my number one movie.  What’s yours?

Was the Golden Age of Television really Golden?

If people are watching less television, why are there more channels?

Video did not kill the radio star.

Basically, what is the difference from when I went out to buy a 45 RPM for 99 cents and a teenager today downloads a song for 99 cents?

When I went to search Cahoots, the following song is what I got first.  While Tom would probably prefer I pick a more recent song, I think I should stick with the theme and go with what randomly appeared.  Here are the boys and their Shoes:

Author: Rich Paschall

When the Windows Live Spaces were closed and our sites were sent to Word Press, I thought I might actually write a regular column. A couple years ago I finally decided to try out a weekly entry for a year and published something every Sunday as well as a few other dates. I reached that goal and continued on. I hope you find them interesting. They are my Sunday Night Blog. Thanks to the support of Marilyn Armstrong you may find me from time to time on her blog space, SERENDIPITY. Rich Paschall Education: DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University Employment: Air freight professional

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        1. They do. Sometimes because the device to which you downloaded them dies and iTunes encrypts to a specific device or account and you can’t access the stuff. It happens to a lot of people … has happened. So I still buy “hard copy” media too … because I like to own my own stuff. Then I lose them anyway 🙂


  1. Geez, Rich. This is too rich for my brain. First, I’m up earlier than usual in the morning. Second, I’m road weary. We’ve logged several hundred miles in the past few days going from Uxbridge, Massachusetts to Cooperstown, New York and onto Peacham, Vermont where we are now visiting old friends.
    “Casablanca” works as a number one movie, for sure. Might as well throw in “As Time Goes By” as a favorite song.
    As for the rest, I am overwhelmed.
    You’ll do, Pilgrim!

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  2. We have an old timey TV repair shop in town that amazingly is still in business today. I don’t know if they’ve modernized their operation to repair the LCD/Digital/Plasma/Whatever kind of screens are the new norm… but it seems to me people don’t even bother to fix these new age tubeless boob tubes when (not if) they go down for the count. They just buy a new one when it goes on the fritz. In 50 years, we’ll have about a billion burned out big screen TV’s in our landfills that were junk from the very day they were manufactured. Meanwhile, there will still be century old tube TV’s flawlessly broadcasting whatever garbage will be on television in the 2060’s..

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    1. I still have a tube TV and the picture is amazing for its age. I am not sure I ever replaced a tube in this one and not sure I will be able to if it give out. It is not the main TV in the house and I must use a DVD player that has a tuner digital tuner if I want to capture a signal.


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