Happy happy Friday people of the internet. Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. I got busy, but it doesn’t mean I don’t love you! You know I’ll always come back…
It’s okay to sit back and wait to enjoy the comeuppance of someone you like but who’s behaved like a regular ass, right? Because I feel bad about it. I truly do. But then I think that if revenge is not the purview of man, and especially not if you don’t exactly hate the person, then the only thing that saves them is karma giving them a good swift kick in the rear. But it’s the enjoying it part that always confuses me…Because I do. And I will in this case as well. And it is coming for you friend. Count on it. And I even have a feeling I’ll be around to see it. So, fair warning, if you see me looking concerned and showing a little sad face, you should know that on some level, I’m smiling. Because when cosmic justice works, it makes me happy.
Okay full and complete gender traitor-er disclosure: Grey’s Anatomy is really vapid and insipid and I judge people who watch it. I’m not kidding about that. If you watch Grey’s Anatomy — well, no really, if you’re a fan. Watching is different than slobbering on about it — and I find out about it, I’m not saying we can’t be friends. But I AM saying that I wonder what kind of mental processes you have that lead you to watch that over a House of Cards or an Orange is the New Black or hell even a Modern Family. And maybe you watch all of those. But still, and I’m not saying it’s right, I feel there might be something a little silly about you if you love this show non-ironically. I came across this in a thread about this ridiculous show and it pretty much sums up how I feel about it.
“This person was like ‘what TV shows do you like’ and I was like ‘uh well I watched House like 6 months ago and liked that, at least until it went off the rails at the end.’ And they were like ‘oh if you like House you’ll love Grey’s Anatomy.’
My opinion of this person has been very negatively impacted by this whole experience.”
Anyway, Sandra Oh is a great actress and I look forward to her distancing herself from the shallowness and doing something worthy of her talents.
Okaysy Daisy, I don’t have much but just fun things to read. I’ve had a lot of thoughts about a lot of things over the last several days — one involves the shifting of the innate human desire to compete — but it’s Friday, it’s nice out, I want to get a little more work done on this project, take a stroll to the water, then go home and decompress with a nice, long, run through the neighborhood. Maybe Happy Hour at Mad Rose if I feel like trekking to Arlington. So, here’s some stuff and things to consider in your thoughtful moments.
I don’t know about y’all, but it’s the inconsistency that makes my head hurt.
Don’t bother trying to make sense of what beliefs are permitted and which ones will get you strung up in the town square. Our ideological overlords have created a minefield of inconsistency. While criticizing Islam is intolerant, insulting Christianity is sport. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is persona non grata at Brandeis University for attacking the prophet Mohammed. But Richard Dawkins describes the Old Testament God as “a misogynistic … sadomasochistic … malevolent bully” and the mob yawns. Bill Maher calls the same God a “psychotic mass murderer” and there are no boycott demands of the high-profile liberals who traffic his HBO show.
Do with this what you will. But I’m sure it’s true and it’s interesting that Snowden is described as an underachiever.
Which actually makes us unpredictable, and not in a good way. Also, you can be consistent and have a seat at the table without being aggressively interventionist.
Uh-oh, the nerds might start liking firearms for this and THEN WHERE WOULD WE BE?
I played a version of this game with my cousin. It is heavy on strategy and winning a round feels like you’re the smartest person walking.
Netflix has your comedy streaming hookup. I know I’ll be taking advantage.
One of the best sentences I’ve read recently. Made me happy.: “All things gingery are good. Snaps, red heads, etc.” ~ GP
Another good quote from The Longest Yard (Sandler version), which I thought was pretty good, haters. Made me laugh aloud: “A bunch of ruthless criminals have beaten the men that uphold our justice system.”
This, too. WARNING: you might cry. I did.