Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Manger de la merde, Charlie

I'm torn on this Charlie Hebdo business.  One one hand, using violence to silence opposition is never right, and I hope the perpetrators of that vile deed are severely punished - although, being Europe, the worst thing they'll experience is 10 years without gourmet crepes but everything's relative.

But the noise of European leaders make about the sanctity of free expression is nothing short of vile in it's own right.  Go to any country in Europe and express a Forbidden Opinion (it's easy, just talk and you'll loose one eventually) and see how much freedom is valued there.  Had some group simply filed some sort of hate speech complaint against CH then none of these supporters would touch them - and possibly the staff would meekly accept punishment.

So, in the balance, fuck Charlie Hebdo and fuck Europeans.  They wanted an atmosphere where everyone's walking on eggshells in fear of expressing Badthink so there's no point complaining that they got what they wanted.

Monday, January 5, 2015

More Romantic Advice

If your potential paramour has a family which resembles a Tennessee Williams play - RUN.

Monday, December 29, 2014

RE: "Faust" - Yes I'm Serious (and I think I can pull it off)

I am quite serious about getting on a reality TV show.  It is precisely because I'm a fat, boring nobody.  American culture of the late 20th/early 21st centuries is driven by envy, resentment and blind, unthinking hate for the people we watch constantly.  If you take a good look at the typical RTV fodder, the common thread you'd find is that the subjects involved are always (possibly deliberately) people of which most people would say: "They don't deserve to be on TV".  Whether they're too smart, too dumb, too ugly, too good looking - there's always a reason to hate them.  And always a reason to keep watching.

It's not new.  It's a phenomenon that finds it's origin in shows like Phil Donahue or The Peoples Court, two shows that prominently featured "real" people.  Once the talk show and Court show trends boomed, you began to see the refinement from "average yokel" to "complete asshole".  Daytime shows began to feature worse and worse people (and made them worse any way they could) because that sold better.  And it sold because people were so willing to tune in and grind their teeth over people they deemed unworthy of the limelight.  It was a personal affront that could only be avenged by watching every damn minute of it unfold.  Like people who were offended that a working class stripper married a rich guy and inherited a gazillion bucks.  The person who was just as poor the day after as he was the day before felt cheated.  And watched her reality show religiously.

So I can think that it's entirely plausible that an unpleasant person like me can do a "Queen For A Year" reality show and make a big pile of cash.  I can even state this goal flat out and it will only help.  They'll hear, they'll hate and they'll watch.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

If Only Faust Had Cable...

GET ME ON TV!! At this point in my life I'm willing to sell my soul to get transition done. Fortunately, the days of mystic incantations to Mephistopheles are long gone and all I need to sell my soul is to sign a Reality TV show contract. I'm witty and charming! I'm fascinatingly boring! Hell, I'll take the challenge and transform into a famous female celebrity (Anna Nicole Smith would be a good choice since she was pretty bulky - but, hey, name it and I'll go for it!). Try to get this viral! Talk to a celebrity you've Friended who allows personal messages! Petition every network and channel! Let's get ‪#‎getsusanonarealitytvshow‬ off the ground and running!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Frequently Ignored Rule

Any comments posted which are neither positive or in some way constructive will be deleted. If you do not like the content of this blog then search The Web for something more to your tastes. Insulting me won't change me or the content of the Blog. And, I didn't force anyone to view this blog and I won't force anyone to stay or return ;)