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March 31, 2014

A look at common sense, and a good-bye to an 'old friend'

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Keep in mind, in no way am I defending “gun violence” or a “culture of violence.” Far from it. 

But for the hypersensitivity about the subject to lead to a child’s imagination being stifled? That is uncalled for, and this new common sense law in Florida is a necessary, embarrassing step. 

It is up to parents and other responsible adults to reign in that imagination before it gets carried away into a dangerous reality. 

Changing gears to a much more enjoyable subject…

Tonight is the series finale of the popular CBS show “How I Met Your Mother.” The sitcom is on the verge of ending a nine-year run, and there are many pundits and fans who will say it should have ended a couple years ago.

I’ve watched the show from the beginning and while I don’t search for any deeper meaning in the entertainment I choose, this show struck a nerve for me.

Who doesn’t want good friends to keep you on an even keel? Who doesn’t want to be successful in their chosen field? Who doesn’t want to find “The One” and live happily ever after?

The pop culture references within the show were done well, and a few seasons into its run the show itself started being referenced by people. How many of you had ever heard of a “slap bet” before the show started?

Perhaps the funniest references in the show regarded the main character Ted’s home of Cleveland, which is where my family and I lived before moving back to Western New York. In one episode during the early years of the show, Ted asked someone in a throw-away line something like, “So, whadaya think of the Indians? You think Cerrano can win the batting title this year?”

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