“If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.” — Proverbs 29:9.
Last night’s game must have been the most boring thing on the planet until BOOM, bottom of the 9th. And it made it all worth it right people who were there? This is what I’m saying about post-season live baseball and, really, baseball in general. I’m a 90s Braves baby — Pops had season tickets behind home plate for years — and I love that Zen energy where nothing happens FOR.EV.AH. Until…it does. Just like life, folks. DAMN I LOVE THIS GAME! Looking forward to later. Ash and I are getting there early and finding a place at our favorite rooftop bar. Win or lose, should be a good time.
So, how bout that debate last night, huh folks? All I can say is that I think Ryan won but how would we know because Biden wouldn’t stop being a raging d*ckhead long enough for him to make a point. My sister thinks Ryan was probably well aware of how Biden was going to behave and the goal was to just…let him. Just show the world how he is. He comes, says Juli, from the “Paul Krugman school of debate: just cut someone off and say they’re wrong. And that ends the discussion.” And that is what we saw last night. All I know is that I have had many meetings with dudes (and some women) like this and they are the most annoying, counter-productive people that no one really likes working with but they’ve been around so long you’re obliged to take the meeting and make them feel relevant. Ryan’s two minutes at the end were pretty much the redemption after a painful hour of mugging and sneering and, I’m sure, powerful urges to reach across a table and just pop the smile right off someone’s face. The irony, of course, is that Ryan is the total wonky geek and he was being disrespected by the meat head jock. But the kids at the bar I was at — many of them I’m sure geeks themselves — seemed lost to this point. Whatever. But it was proven to me today that people do get what they deserve (I won’t go into it but THANK YOU CHARLIE!) and so I have little doubt that Ryan will have the last little snarky laugh. Also, this is pretty much exactly right.
A’ight, other stuff. I have to get crackin’ on some things so I can bust out of here early and head down to Cantina Marina before the game. Yeah, given the weather, that might not happen…But Ash and I are nothing if not determined…
I’ve seen many of these and would like to see them all. Is it obvious I’m a total film nerd? Because I am. I remember an ex gave me a book of Roger Ebert movie review columns of classic films and I was like “This guy totally knows me…” And he did, too. Too bad he couldn’t say no to that chick that was already married.
Post debate this makes even more sense.
Next on the list. Sometimes I have to give the red meat a break and pork just has so much more flavor than chicken. I mean, if Chipotle has taught me anything, it’s that carnitas is the superior choice.
My friend Eugene has done this killer thing where he watches late night 80s videos and then reviews them. Love so much…
The wisdom of Dr. Tynes: “Anybody else want to know who Biden’s dentist is?”
The wisdom of my 6-year-old nephew and pen pal (from his mother): “Gabriel and I went to Target today. We happened past a hot pink bra with big black polka dots. He walked to it, felt it and said (with a guilty look on his face), ‘It’s complicated…'”