... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)







Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I can't understand



the American habit of naming their deciding events as if the date is a special sports date or something.

A Guide to Super Tuesday Possibilities

Only 10 States are voting on 'Super Tuesday'? What makes it 'super'? It's been seen over and over in recent years about their political events, but why? Why this need to label a deciding event (almost) of a political nature in the manner a football event is named? Will they soon start calling the Presidential Election the 'Washington Bowl' or something? It's really too weird...




2 comments:

Joel A. Shaver said...

I can't figure it out either, and it's disconcerting to find over and over that I've missed a new "thing's" induction into thinghood. My country is passing me by somehow...
Black Friday?

James said...

Yes, I don't understand all this labeling, with grandiose names, the most mundane or reocurring event in a country's 'life'. What makes any Friday a 'super' Friday other than it's the end of a work week (which may actually be enough to call it that, I suppose). Why is any day of voting a 'super' day? For who? If one person wins over the others does it continue to be super, or does it lose its superlative quality? Does it stop being super when the votes are counted or when the clock reaches midnight?

This, and the new phrase in the Catholic liturgy, during the Eucharist prayer, that mentions "the Office of Bishops", drives me crazy. But this second one is another rant. :-)