From Ralph Hipp
Go to WIBW Melissa Brunner (like it) and see if you can catch that picture she sent of me playing Angry Birds during our Monday night practice on the new set. I had a very successful run of "Birds" while the crew was working on the automation program that lets our production crew play the news reports from our computer. They got it up and running in just a few minutes, and then we finished up our rehearsal.
(Can't wait for start for real on Friday evening!)
During the actual, real life 10:00 news, one of the stories that the computer played out on the newscast Monday night, was the continuing debate over the debt ceiling; whether the U.S. may actually reach the crisis stage of defaulting on its loan obligations. The deadline is August 2nd, but much of the damage has already been done politically to our financially shaky debt ceiling.
It made me think of the game I'd just played. In the never-ending politics of destruction that still rule in Washington, Angry Birds on both sides, from both parties, continue hurling in their birds to crash through the glass roofs, bricks, boards and pigs to score big points. You know that to get the most points and advance to the next level, you must destroy everything you see in front of you.
Uhh, this Angry Bird game plan is not good for our nation's financial situation. Even a simple, very cool video game like this should provide a lesson to our political leaders in Congress and the White House -- that we cannot lob our birds into the building and level the financial system we're working to restore.