I am a little late this year on one of my rants but the other one is an ongoing drive me insane rant...
First off the old one.... The parade held on New Years Day in Pasadena is the Tournament of Roses Parade.. also commonly referred to as the Rose Parade. It is not and never will be the Rose Bowl Parade. Yes I know news casters, sports analysts and even Jay Leno seem to think other wise but people they are WRONG!! The parade came first, was in existance for several years then the sponsors of the parade decided that it would be nice to have an annual football game to go along with the parade. They built the Rose Bowl, the Tournament of Roses committee or organization or whatever you want to call it still owns the Rose Bowl facilty.. Anyway they built it, some members even went so far as to mortgage their houses to help finance it. To call the parade the Rose Bowl Parade is an insult... if anything the game should be called the Rose Parade Bowl... Like that is going to happen a bunch of men acknowledging the power of flowers? And another thing when I turn on the parade I want to watch the parade... This year NBC was horrible.. I saw an awful lot of Al Roker and the chickee babe who hosted the parade with him but hardly any of the parade.. I changed to channel 7. Honestly I miss living in California the most on New Year's day when you can't even see a good showing of the ROSE PARADE!!
And another thing... why is it that the news insists that we are sending 40,000 TROOPS to various spots.. we are sending 40,000 soldiers.. a troop is a group of people, I am assuming that the term Troops would then mean multiple troops. It sincerely irritates me to have to listen over and over again to the "troops" being sent hither and yon, knowing that the yahoo saying it is referring to individual soldiers not the extensive group they are going with. Please someone get a clue!!
OK, all done now