How and when did standing ovations get to be compulsory?
It used to be when an audience stood up and applauded right after a show, that was a rare display of mass appreciation reserved for only the most extraordinary performances. A standing ovation was the audience’s reaction to a moment of true greatness.
Now, it’s become a participation trophy. Standing ovations are meaningless.
“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
― Salman Rushdie
I committed the crime.
I did the time.
My 60-day sentence in Facebook prison has ended.
Back in civilian clothes, now. It’s time to put the band back together and start playing music again.
Amps cranked. 1…2…3…4…!
I’ll be back to my daily ritual of writing and posting. Thanks for reading and for all the private messages of support.
Making History: Last week….my recommended round-robin teasers posted here at my website and on POINTSPREDS.CA went an astounding 78 wins and 27 losses, for a net win of +55.6 units — I doubt that any football bettor — anywhere, anytime — has ever produced a +55.6 unit gain in the first full week of preseason games.
Better Call Saul was a recent surprise discovery. And, a revelation. And, ultimately — a joy.