I consider myself to be a fairly well-read, intelligent person. Sure I can be a little oblivious at times, and I fully admit that I don't know everything -- but I'd like to think given the chance I can be fairly insightful when supplied with an appropriate amount of information and perspective.
And yet, there are still things in this world that I simply do not get.Events, actions, trends, and ideas that despite my best efforts simply leave me shaking my head. Who knows -- maybe I'm just getting older, or perhaps I've simply spent too much time in the Florida sun, but whatever the case -- I thought I'd offer a short list of items that have me confoozled this week (for a more complete listing of things I have no clue about, please consult any of my ex-girlfriends, who I'm sure will be more than happy to fill you in)
But until then, here's this week's list:I enjoyed Avatar. I really did. It was a fun flick, and it looked amazing. But this is just taking it too far. I'm amazed some hunter hasn't bagged and tagged the whole bunch of you hopping around in the woods like that.
- Tiger Woods -- Just exactly what does Tiger Woods think he's gonna say that's gonna help? Why is he even bothering to talk to the press in the first place? Never mind this whole "controlled press conference" with only one TV camera and a hand-selected group of reporters who aren't going to be allowed to ask questions (like that's gonna help cool the flames) how about pulling your head out of the sand and realizing we'd all moved on from your shenanigans. There's all sorts of other fuckery going on, your story is old news. Fact is, a lot of people would just like to see you play golf again. But no, lets hold a presser where you can remind everyone what they were all talking about a month ago, just in case they forgot. I'm sure that won't get remixed to death on Youtube or joked about on the late-night talk shows at all.
- Messing with any old person on a bus -- Public transit, when properly managed and widely accepted can be a really cool thing. The towns and cities that get this understand the benefits: It cuts down on the exhaust emissions and gridlock that come when everybody has a car, and it also promotes foot traffic, which can benefit local businesses.But for the rest of us who don't happen live in those lucky cities -- public transit isSeriously, dude -- The guy was wearing a T-shirt that read "I AM a Motherfucker." He told you repeatedly to leave him alone, and that he would mess you up (apparently when he's not riding buses, the guy is busy getting tasered at public sporting events). But did you listen? No you did not. Thus -- call the amba lamps.
understood to basically be the metal tubes where all the crazy people hang out.
- How my Yahoo account got hacked last night -- Sooo.. how did you guys like all that spam email I sent you this morning? That certainly wasn't embarrassing or anything. Apparently some sort of worm/virus/hack got into my address book last night while I was at the club and peppered everyone I've ever known with tons of crap emails they didn't need or want. Sorry for the hassle, guys -- but I guess that Turkish furry porn site's server wasn't as secure as they advertised it to be.
- This:So, what were some of things you are having trouble understanding this week?
[Listening to: The Ramones - "Don't Come Close" ]