Fresno State stumbles in the Bay

Fresno State (football) Bulldogs stumbled in the Bay Area over the weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the game, the official Mountain West YouTube channel has the highlights from San José State’s 42-18 win.

The Bulldogs still have a chance to defend their Mountain West title but they are no longer in control of their own destiny. On top of losing the game, FSU also saw their starting quarterback Mikey Keene leave the game with injury. I admired backup Fife’s effort coming in cold off the bench to sub in, but was largely ineffective as a whole.

The Christmas Creep

As soon as Halloween was over and we entered the month of November, corporations and people were quick to throw down Halloween festivities just the day after, but those got replaced with Christmas decorations, nearly 2 months before the actual day of Christmas. We have not even enjoyed the traditional turkey dinner that November has to offer us yet! I can’t even listen to an ad without hearing cringe Christmas themed music playing, and talks of Santa and elves. It seems like every year it just gets earlier and earlier.

Seriously? A full blown Christmas tree in the first week of November? This is at a Fresno shopping center where Cheesecake Factory is at.

There is a proper name to this merchandising phenomenon: Christmas creep. The blame goes to American capitalism and the people that buy into it. If you’ve ever noticed (it’s hard to not notice), Christmas decorations can pop-up in stores as early in the first day of October. The reason? Halloween and Thanksgiving just aren’t good enough; they don’t provide enough merchandise or sales, and that’s on people’s buying habits, with Christmas shopping reportedly occurring before Halloween.

How do we possibly fight back? The excess of Christmas months before Christmas is making Christmas no longer feel like the unique and special holiday it should be. While Halloween will hopefully always be celebrated, Thanksgiving is but an afterthought; now it’s a day where people eat. I almost just want a pet turkey in my yard. I’ve only ever seen one house ever don Thanksgiving decorations. Hopefully someone can make that a thing, especially when Christmas starts to get celebrated before summer ends.

A random yard somewhere in Clovis. Beware of Turkey!

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Fresno Philharmonic: Beethoven’s Seventh

Anna Clyne’s DANCE, written for cello soloist Inbal Segev, was inspired by lines from the 13th century Persian poet Rumi. George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony was one of the first American works to fuse jazz and classical music, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, a work of extraordinary rhythmic vitality, was famously described by Richard Wagner as “the apotheosis of dance.”

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