Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday is a good day for randomness

Without doubt the harshest comments yet on the KFTY-TV "citizen journalism" experiment can be found here. (Warning: disturbing photo included in the post. At least it gave me the willies.) These people at KFTY have taken a sound beating since they announced their ploy. But it has lots of people paying attention to the outcome. If they somehow make it work, which is not likely, there will be a lot of unprofitable TV stations giving it a go. I suppose it's a little better than infomercials. Maybe.

There's something a little disturbing about being served a cocktail by someone you once coached in Little League. That happened last evening, as I was enjoying a libation with members of the local cult I belong to. Turns out the barkeep there at n.v. (which has an excellent happy hour) looked familiar for a reason. And he does a fine job with the beverages. But still, I wanted to say "Weren't you 10 years old just the other day?"

A little later, we ankled on over to Bounty Hunter. I know certain people will snap at me for suggesting there is anything to do in Napa after dark, and I agree I have low expectations, but I can't remember a time I've been in that place when it was not jammed. And it is February, for crying loud, not even the season. It just needs to be understood that for a lot of people around here, nightlife means just sitting there and eating and drinking. Personally, I do not need a band, a DJ, freak dancers, a cloud of smoke, a fistfight, and a pissed-all-over bathroom floor to make a worthwhile Friday night. Just bring grandpa the cheese plate and the pinot.

3 comments:

Scott said...

What a snoozer. Other than seeing Jack Nicholson paying homage to the bald Britney Spears, what was the point? The only highlight of the Golden Globes was Sacha Baron Cohen paying homage to his Borat co-star. So, of course the Academy bans Sacha from playing Borat during the ceremony. Heaven forbid anyone under the age of 50 actually have an interest in seeing this borefest.

Speaking of borefest...when did you turn 60? Wine and a cheese platter does not a weekend make my friend. Soaking in a play, several martinis dancing until dawn, playing air hockey while tapping the kegerator and then getting naked in a spa with your friends...that's FUN! See you in two weeks!

your daughter said...

remind me not to tag along if Scott takes you and mom out again...

Barry Martin said...

No young and impressionable persons should be allowed anywhere near Scott when he turns into Boozy MacPartyman. In fact, I think he's a bad influence on me, too...