Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Lion, the Longhorn and Rod Stewart

The truth is, I rarely watch the news. But last night, for the second night in a row, I was flipping back and forth between football and news coverage of Sharon's latest stroke.

The Lion of the Desert was fighting for his life, while the Longhorns battled the Trojans for College Football's mythical championship.

I hate politics. I hate college football.

But I couldn't turn either one off.

And so I watched as medical experts pronounced Sharon's prognosis as grim, and as Longhorn's Quarterback Vince Young carried his team to an unlikely upset over the #1 Trojans.

Did I mention my third option? VH-1's 40 worst dirty songs.

We compartmentalize so many things in our lives, that when the leader of Israel is in the middle of life-threatening surgery, it is easy to get involved in a football game. And when everyone else is on a commercial break, to flip and see that the Rod Stewart's Do You Think I'm Sexy is the 21st worst dirty song of all time.

I don't know if its right to be able to switch back and forth the way we do. I don't think we give the important things in our lives enough attention, because there is always something easier that draws our attention. But it is the way we are.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't know if its right to be able to switch back and forth the way we do. I don't think we give the important things in our lives enough attention, because there is always something easier that draws our attention. But it is the way we are".
Well it seems you are making a huge statement by saying "we" as in "But it is the way we are".
Apparently the TV is an important thing in your life and you give it a lot of attention. If you were not watching you could have kept up with Sharon news via the radio and is the 40 worst sexy songs or whatever it was really that "flip" worthy. Try keeping the tube on dim for a few nights and perhaps the more important things will come into focus.

January 05, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger Mirty said...

We had the game on while I checked the internet for updates on Sharon's condition.

But I live in Austin, so watching the game was mandatory. Hook 'em Horns!

January 05, 2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

What could be more important than watching TV

January 05, 2006 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Zwicker said...

What was the number one dirty song? I would vote for "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

January 05, 2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

#1 was Olivia Newton John's Physical.

January 05, 2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger Mirty said...

That was, indeed, a terrible song.

January 05, 2006 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just can't believe you made it all the way to the #1 worst dirty song! lol...

-Anon #2

January 05, 2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I didnt make it to #1. VH1 has the full list online.

January 05, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger iSrAeLiWannab said...

i cant believe u went online and checked

January 05, 2006 6:52 PM  
Blogger bec said...

just wanted to let you know that i put you on my aliyah blogroll. great site & much hatzlacha in making aliyah this summer.
-bec

January 05, 2006 9:30 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

IWB - If you knew me, you'd believe it. Besides, someone asked the question, I had nothing to do at work today, and it didn't take long to check.

January 05, 2006 10:24 PM  
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January 11, 2006 5:36 PM  
Anonymous iSrAeLiWannaB said...

ur rite. ill have 2 save my judgement for when i meet u.

January 11, 2006 5:37 PM  
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