23.8.10

Monday's Children

Been listening to Boyd Rice's "People," and while I don't agree with all of it, I do understand the sentiment.  In the jungle, a lot of this shit would be taken care of.  We are "civilized," however, whatever that may mean.

Texts, instant messages, Facebook posts and e-mails.  Inherently cold methods of communication.  Because of this, tone is often lost.  I have never understood why people fly off the handle over these things because I thought that was well known.  When you tell a friend, via text, that you think a television show is not worth your time, and they take it as a personal attack -- there is something wrong with that.  This is not an isolated incident, either.  Makes me wonder the true value of such things.  The "where r u?" bullshit is just that.  Expressing anything beyond that, however, leads to people thinking you are questioning their intelligence because you said The Event looked like a waste of your time.  What is the use?  Answer: There is none.  (I was tempted to save the texts to reprint here, but I did not like the idea of them clogging up space on my phone and possibly breeding more nonsense.)

People.

Woke up with more back pain, which has been going on Friday.  Most likely going to doctor next Monday and seeing what, if anything else, needs to be done.  Can't imagine what he'll say, but I'm willing to listen.

Saw a Boyd Rice video this weekend.  His hands wouldn't stop shaking.  Makes me wonder.

People.

The controversy of the mosque and the "holy site" of Ground Zero seems ridiculous.  Isn't there a strip club close by?  How does that honor the memories of those killed in 9/11?  I'm not into religion, but I have no problem with people putting up churches, mosques, Satanic ritual sites ... no problem with any of it.  I can see the other side of this, too.  Just seems to me that they are being kind of hypocritical.

People.  Yes, Mr. Rice, I sometimes agree with you.

2 comments:

Nikki said...

Oooh, I think The Event looks good, lol! Of course, said show hasn't even started yet, and the commercials don't really tell you anything except that there is some sort of event and you don't get to find out what it is unless you watch. I'm totally sucked/suckered in. But then again, I think most television is a "waste of time" by their nature and that is kind of the appeal for me.

Yes, there is a strip club near the "hallowed ground" of the WTCs. More than one I think, or maybe there are some porn shops there too, I can't remember. I don't really understand how something gets to become hallowed or consecrated ground. I read that it has something to do with a large amount of people dying on it, or basically people just declaring it hallowed. Well, in that case, shouldn't the entire eastern seaboard be considered hallowed? We did have a few wars here, lots of people died all over. What about most of Europe, where millions died from plague? Or hey, how about the places where they slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent people accused of being witches? Yes, 9/11 was awful, but it certainly wasn't the only site of mass casualties in the US. I feel sad for the Muslims, who have to live with the ignorance of those who assume that because the terrorists claimed the same religion, they must all be terrorists. I don't assume all Catholics are terrorists because of a few bad eggs during the Burning Times. Christianity has a much longer history of terrorist acts though.

-Doug Brunell "America's Favorite Son" said...

It's not that I think The Event looks bad. I just think it won't be worth my time because I don't trust NBC to follow through with the show. NBC isn't as bad as Fox when it comes to that, but I still don't trust it. Therefore, I will not watch it. Bastards.

Hallowed ground? Well, I do find porn stores to be hallowed ground, so maybe they are right.

Hey, we should exchange Wii numbers. My monkey is going nuts on it.