I’ll start with the moron. I’m taking a break from the news this week to avoid catching wind of the inauguration. It was during the first inauguration that I really began to loathe that man. I knew many of his supporters were dinks as soon as the factory made “Sore Loserman” signs started showing up in November 2000. But it wasn’t until his stammering, shaky hand in the air repetition of the oath of office that I realized the country was about to go racing down shit creek on a powerboat decorated with the stars and bars.
Before his presidency, I was blissfully ignorant. I was fat, drunk, and stupid, completely unaware of the horrors of the world, and it was awesome. His awful presidency has turned me into a petulant and self-righteous douchebag; someone who detests anyone who’d rather not be bothered to know what kind of shitty monsters are in charge. I detest them not only because they are fucking morons, but because I secretly envy their simple-minded glee.
To no one’s surprise, it turns out that willful ignorance might be better for your health. Now I have another reason to hate every moron on the street who can’t even name their representative in congress. (Mine is Stephen Lynch, an uninspiring turd who benefits from the 99% incumbency rate)
I don’t write about sports because I don’t know very much. I really only follow baseball. And I’m very myopic about that, only paying attention to Red Sox news and the AL East. But I do watch every Patriot game, and I must admit that yesterday’s game was very entertaining. However, I think some other teams and cities should get a chance to go to the Super Bowl, like the poor Jets of the championship-starved city of New York, for example.
I always write about dweeby delights. So here’s some more of that nerdly goodness. The past couple of weeks have seen an advertising blitz for the new (for the U.S. anyway) series, Battlestar Galactica. I thought the 2003 Sci-Fi miniseries was the best they’ve done, beating out their Dune remake. I’ve been watching the series thanks to the intarweb, and it’s worth checking out if you’re into that sort of thing.
I just don’t get why the British get to see the show legally 6 months before us. I believe the show itself is Canadian and this sort of anglo-favoritism is proof that the Queen and her Nazi grandchildren still hold some sway north-of-the-border. I know the same delays are in effect for American shows overseas, and I think that’s stupid as well. Nearly immediate DVD releases and the availability of shows online means it makes economic sense to release shows at the same time globally.
That’s all for now. I’m off to watch myself talk longingly into a mirror.