When I was back there in Seminary School, there was a person there who put forth the proposition that you can petition the Lord with Prayer, Petition the Lord with Prayer? You cannot petition the lord with prayer.............can you give me Sanctuary I must find a place to hide, a place for me to hide.
Yes Spine Nation, TSB is a place to hide, and contrary to the one person that is continually calling out for the old TSB, TSB is still here. Our Wednesday Editorial comes in response to the few comments that have called Alex Lukianov brilliant because Mitt "Vanilla Ice" Romney made a guest appearance at the Moscow of the West, NuVasive. The accolades are just starting to roll in. Does anyone actually believe that having Vanilla Ice appearing under a banner is a brilliant move? I could just hear Alex turn around to Vanilla Ice and declare, "Yo VIP, Let's Kick It!" Brilliance is watching Yo-Yo Ma or Slash play their instruments, let's not elevate people like Alex to Sainthood...... just yet. Besides, the Russian Orthodox Church frowns upon sainthood for mere mortals.
But what does it say about Alex if he promotes Vanilla Ice? Maybe he isn't as out-of-the box as he was once perceived, that change is really not that good, especially if you have to adapt and change yourselves. Corporate people hate to change, and unless someone truly has leadership and an open mind, they detest and eliminate anyone that threatens their mere existence, their way of doing things like Einstein's definition of insanity. Years ago this industry was innovative, then success and believing your own press clippings makes you and your company rigid and conservative, unlike a Cheetah. Just ask Andy Cappuccino. One day you wake up in your Ralph Lauren pajamas in Rancho Sante Fe and realize that you have become everything that you detested, a big slow elephant, incapable of moving quickly anymore. Or is this nothing more than a charade at this juncture in someone's career?
Sure there will be backlash in response to this post because there are those poor souls that need to believe something rather than believing in themselves. The Cheetahs are no different than the people that perished in November 1978 in Guyana drinking the kool-aid of the Mad Messiah. So as our readers throw barbs at one another TSB could hear Vanilla Ice and the Bear singing,
Will it ever stop? (Mitt) Yo I don't know? (Alex)
Turn off the lights, I will glow (Mitt)
To the XLiF extreme I rock a mic like a vandal (Alex)
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle (Mitt and Alex)
Hopefully for those of you that find the time between cases and sales call to read our posts, this evokes a smile and some levity in your day.
"We need someone or something new, to get us through, yeah, c'mon.