I was just insulted by Fox News. I was flipping through the news on the Mumbai attacks, and I was looking some stuff up on the web. I heard one of the newscasters on Fox say something along the lines of we haven’t seen something like this since 9-11. Excuse me? Okay, there were the 9-11 Attacks, then the Madrid Attacks, and the London Bombings, and everything that goes boom in Israel and Iraq, and there have been bombings all over the place. It hasn’t been seven years of happy, joyful peace time between 9-11 and today, so don’t say we haven’t seen something like this.
Archive for November, 2008
I’m not big on wishing people a happy [insert whatever holiday]. Now some would say that I’m just a negative person, but I think it’s the opposite. If you asked me how a hundred people picked at random would answer when asked how they felt about me and whatever holiday, I would say that honestly they wouldn’t care since they probably wouldn’t know me, but if pressed they would wish me to have a happy holiday. And I bet I would be correct 100% of the time. I’m such a “positive” person, that I don’t expect people to wish me ill. So people constantly telling me to “Have a Happy Holiday” gets annoying. It’s like if everybody came up to you and told you the sky is blue. At first it would be, odd. Then it would get annoying, then irritating, and end with you going, “What the hell is wrong with you people?” If someone came up to me and told me that they wanted me to have a miserable holiday, that would be news. That would be vital information. But if they said, “Happy Holiday,” I’m like, “I already know. You don’t need to tell me.”
I just finished watching the latest episode of Heroes. I am starting to loose interest in the show, the only character I actually like is Hiro, but that’s not the point of this post. Solar eclipses don’t last for hours and they can’t be seen everywhere. Okay, I know it’s just a TV show about people who can fly and shoot lightning bolts, but come on. Is the public so scientifically deficient that they can’t see something equivalent to saying America’s favorite pastime is lacrosse and not know that’s wrong? Unfortunately, I know the answer to that.
I’d probably have to change my underwear. 😀
It’s been a rough week, and when I stopped at a coffee shop after work, I didn’t feel like writing. I forced out a sentence or two, but I wasn’t enjoying it. For some reason, I thought about looking at the world for twenty minutes or so without my glasses. (It was one of those odd ideas that come to me from time to time.)
It was dark and there’s a busy road on the other side of the parking lot. In my glassless state I couldn’t make out the cars and their lights were just these bright, red, white and yellow blobs that zipped along; blinking as they passed behind trees and lampposts. They were almost pretty.
After ten minutes or so, I noticed my mood had improved. I guess sometimes you just need to take a step back and look upon a world less clear.
To vote on which story I’ll finish as part of my Reader’s Choice. Over the years I’ve started several stories but for whatever reason never got around to finishing them. So I picked five stories I never finished and set up a place where you can vote on them. I’ll finish the winner and put it up on my page as a year-end present to all of my fans. Since I’m going home for a few days for Thanksgiving, I’ll end the voting early Thanksgiving morning. I’ll take home whatever I already have of the story and start working on it.