Friday, July 14, 2006

Break free

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
none but ourselves can free our minds."

—Bob Marley

My wife was listening to the radio a few days ago when I heard the station run a promo encouraging drive-time listeners to keep tuning in.

The basic message was something along the lines of, "Stuck at another traffic light? Well, there's nothin' you can do about it, so sit back and enjoy the blah, blah, blah."

I found myself wishing I could run my own ad.

Stuck at a traffic light? Nothing you can do about it?

Bullshit.

I'll tell ya what to do about it. Turn off that crap they try to pass off as music, park your car and hoist your flabby leg over a bike.

You don't need that brainless drivel they spew over the airwaves. Listen to the hum of your tires on the ground and the wind in your ears. Splash through a puddle. Fix a flat in the rain and feel good about it. Swerve around a sluggish moose. Check out that hottie you meet riding the other direction on a sunny afternoon.

Summer's short. Don't waste it.

3 comments:

the old bag said...

excellent!

Squirrel said...

Ditto:)!! Linking you up mate:)

Peace

Shawn Kielty said...

I heard that drivel on the radio -- "none but ourselves can free our minds."