If you’re new to the Old Man Rant, here’s how it goes.  Once I turned 50, I started venting my frustration at the irritations of life.  It felt good, so I kept doing it.  I call these periodic and hopefully humorous verbal tantrums Old Man Rants.

I’m easily irritated when people use words in ways I don’t like. One of example of this is what I call Rock Star BS. I’ve ranted about this before- you can read about it here on a rant I posted at Wise & Shine. Contrary to popular culture, I don’t think everybody’s a rock star. Not the plumber, the school teacher, the grocery store clerk, the kid who does their homework, etc…

As I watched my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lose the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I felt vindicated as the following commercial came across the screen, basically illustrating the very point I was trying to make with my rant against the “everybody’s a rock star” garbage.

If you missed the commercial- here it is.

Ah look at the time! Gotta go run some punks off my lawn.

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