And I would advocate that kind of retaliatory strike. Because look here, things are getting creepy and out of hand. I mean, please watch the video of Michelle Fields from The Daily Caller (first link below) trying to interview the blessings to peaceful society that were the protesters on Friday night. A few co-workers of mine were in attendance at the AFP event — and I had considered going. Very glad I decided against it. — and the thought of how f*cked up it is to attempt to barricade people inside a building just makes me glad they were pretty well unaware of what was going on in the street while they ate their dinner. Look, the French Revolution this is not. Make no mistake. These people do not look underfed or dying of disease. They were not storming the Bastille and freeing political prisoners. They were just causing havoc in the street — lying down in front of cars, knocking the elderly to the ground and then screaming, “Blame yourselves!,” and using children to barricade a door. Bullies piss me off and that’s all this is. These people are being riled up by those with a political agenda. And it’s easy to rile them up apparently because they carry around a lot of rage — that’s what happens when you have a lot of free time. You have a lot of time to think and get pissed. I know. Sundays are hard for me, too. So, maybe you should get busy doing something. If it’s not actual work because you’re looking then spend your time LOOKING. And if you think I don’t know what that’s like, gimme a call. We can chat about it. And the instigators — those shadowy folks that lead this effort that no one really seems to be able to pinpoint — are very likely what a co-worker called “trustafarians,” i.e. those well-off enough to spend their time riling people up. They are, very likely, the 1%. Irony is sometimes a Godd*mn bitter pill. How’s it feel to be a dupe of the system? You should be pissed off about that. Idiots. I’m sorry for the blatancy but I’m starting to get angry by the stupidity and lack of outrage for this kind of bullshit. Where’s John Stewart’s biting commentary on this shit? Or is it suddenly okay to behave this way in a “sane” society? [UPDATE: Someone at work made me aware of this. It’s something at least but it pretty much says there are just a few bad apples and they should be ashamed of themselves. Bad puppy. I bet, conservatively estimating, over 50% of these people doing their peaceful protesting in DC were at that Sanity rally. That shit worked out really, really well. Have a cookie Stewart. You’ve earned it.] Whatever. Save it. I’m hearing enough bullshit at the moment and don’t think I can entertain any more.
Anyway, here’s some stuff to maybe bring your thoughts around to better things. I’m just trying not to let the bullying do what it’s intended to do. That is to say, scare me into walking around fearful that if we don’t give in to demands that somehow things will escalate. F*ckers.
Things I learned this weekend:
There are all kinds of behaviors that I would assume to be worse but apparently bumming a smoke makes you a pariah. Who knew? (Thanks for talking me down Strok.)
There is an Eastern European disco in the heart of Adams Morgan in NW DC, complete with 80s lasers, a smoke machine, and remixed Bon Jovi club music. Awesome. And, you know, I bet all those dudes and chicks from Eastern Europe who were there sharing the dance floor with us would have a thing or two to say about what real corruption at high levels of society looks like. I know my great-grandparents sailed from Czechoslovakia to get away from it. Just sayin’.
I have very handsome male friends. Also, hilarious ones.
The Rickroll is not dead. Just turned into a puzzle.
Just because people misunderstand entropy so often — when it brings things toward equilibrium people. Wrap your head around that paradox. — here’s a nice piece for the nerds. Love you geeks.
Considering that the boys at work are too young to know who David Lynch is (start with Blue Velvet, go to Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, etc…), here’s something for you oldies out there.
Finally, a quote from the coach that I just liked because it keeps things in perspective while never losing gratitude. Take a lesson protesters. This is how it’s done.
“Europe is collapsing, our national debt passed the 15 trillion mark, there are riots in Oakland, Israel might be going to war with Iran, Russia and China are discussing forming an alliance with Iran and Pakistan…but other than that, it was a pretty solid weekend.”