When you get older you just have to “Go Against the Grain” sometimes on what is happening in the rest of the world.
SPENDING MONEY THIS CHRISTMAS
The latest data on shopping for Christmas is “gangbusters”. People are feeling very good about their jobs, the futures and are spending more around the holidays than they have for many a year. Libby and I are not spending more BUT its not that we don’t feel good about things, we just have everything we need!
WATCHING HOLLYWOOD’S MOVIES
The latest data is showing that Hollywood is going to have it worst year in 22 years. Their politics and the streaming of entertainment to our big screen TV’s at home is killing Hollywood.
Libby and I seldom go to the movies like most people BUT we went to an outstanding movie last night, “Darkest Hour”. Outstanding acting, English actors of course. Based on a portion of Churchill’s life. Best movies I’ve seen in a couple of decades. Highly recommended.
WATCHING THE NFL
It started last year and it getting worse and worse this year. The National Football League players decided to mix their politics with sports. It is clear that the number of people watching NFL games on TV or at the stadiums has plunged. Latest data show the NFL will lose 100’s of millions of dollars for their teams and their sponsors this year alone based on their players political proclivities. Gonna be worse next year as their sponsors are going to bailout.
That didn’t stop me from watching the Minnesota Vikings shut out their biggest competitor Green Bay Packers. The game was at Green Bay and it was 4 degrees at game time. In the past, that would not have stopped the Packer fans from filling up their stadium. This year? Half empty. Here I was again “going against the grain” watching NFL football.
Merry Christmas Eve and Happy New Year