Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Just an opinion.

It bothers me when Americans don't vote.

There are lots of reasons why, but nothing I could write would be better than how it was put in a comment over on Cleveland's A Plum.

Cubby wrote:

"The citizens of Iraq literally risked being shot or blown up to vote freely for the first time in their lives. The people of Zimbabwe that didn't support the current president were beaten or killed for trying to vote against him. Hundreds of millions of people around the world reside in countries that don't allow them the opportunity to speak for themselves. It's no wonder people around the world scoff at our apathy. Not voting may easily be the most ignorant act someone can commit. The signers of our Declaration of Independence risked being executed by choosing a chance to give everyone that came after them a chance for freedom; instead of being thankful we have a chance to decide who leads us, it's so much easier to not offend anyone and not vote. Don't like your options? No candidate can every completely embody everything you stand for. Find the one closest to your views and help push things in your direction. "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all" - John F. Kennedy."

I agree with this on many levels. I think it's vital for Americans to get up off their lazy asses and vote - vote for SOMETHING, vote for anything, show up and leave your ballot blank for all I care. But show that you appreciate being an American enough to do what thousands of people fought long and hard for us to be able to do.

Oh, and also? If you choose to be a lazy ass and NOT go vote? Don't you DARE complain about the outcome of the election you decided wasn't worth your time.

There were actually a lot of awesome comments on Alexa's "What Would Dumbo Say?" post - I would check them out if I were you.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Social networking.

I have a love/hate relationship with social networks. I love them because I get to connect with people I don't talk to all the time. I hate them because they often create a false sense of familiarity that really irritates me.

I get it. We're "friends." But that doesn't mean you can ask extremely personal questions. It doesn't mean that you should assume that I want to hang out with you.

I'm sorry. That sounds harsh.

But it's true. If I want to hang out with you, I will cultivate a relationship. I will take the time to listen to you, see how you're doing. To call. To email. To converse. I will not invite myself to things, or put pressure on you to take time out of your busy schedule to pay attention to me.

If it's impolite to do it in person, why is it ok to do it online?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Not so appropriate.

Why do people in offices insist on making inappropriate and annoying comments when someone's significant other stops by?

Coworker: Was that your boy that just dropped you off outside?
me: Oh, yeah, it was.
Coworker: Ooohh, a little afternoon delight?
me: Um... no. We just went to lunch.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I shake my fist at you, License to Wed!

I hate this movie. And, I hate that I hate this movie. I had high hopes for this movie. I usually love romantic comedies. I absolutely adore John Krasinski. I enjoy Mandy Moore. I can even tolerate Robin Williams. It was directed by Ken Kwapis, who is a GREAT director. But this movie? One of the worst movies, ever. And it's been on HBO for the last couple weeks, where I am unable to look away!

I think the biggest deal breaker for me? You feel so sympathetic to John Krasinski's character that you want to jump into the movie screen and tell him to run. Run far away, and never look back. Because that chick? SHE IS INSANE. All Mandy Moore's character does is whine and moan. She gets angry with him for the dumbest things, and the worst part is that at the end of the movie, HE is the one who has to apologize. HE is the one who has to make the grand gesture to get her back. WTF? All HIS character did wrong in the film was want to marry a selfish and obnoxious woman.

The entire movie is based off of the fact that this stupid woman (1) set a wedding date for 3 weeks away, and (2) also agreed to a ridiculous "wedding course" without even TALKING to her fiance! WHAT? No one would do that!

Plus, she's so hung up on the wedding vows, what the shit is that? Him not writing anything down in a freaking notebook doesn't mean that he doesn't want to marry her! UGH. He proposed, didn't he?

And Robin Williams' character? Bothered me so much that I wanted to scream. I was literally sitting in the theater about to pull my hair out because he was driving me that crazy. No reverend would be that invasive of privacy, or put people through anything like that.

I'm all about suspending my disbelief, but this one is WAY too over the top. Do yourself a favor - if you haven't seen this movie, SKIP IT.

Badly done, License to Wed, badly done.

Note to self: Finish writing screenplay, because if that shit can be produced, I should be a millionaire by now.

Is there anyone out there who actually liked this movie?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Screw off, Manny Ramirez!

WTF is wrong with Manny Ramirez? I'm sorry - how bad could you have it making $20 million a year? I guess I just don't understand how ungrateful someone has to be to want so badly to leave the team that made him into a sports superstar... Come on, do you really think you'd be as popular as you are if it weren't for the Red Sox? The Red Sox "don't deserve" you? THEY MADE YOU!

Good riddance, ass.

But one more thing, why did you have to come to LA?