Monday, February 09, 2004
[School + Sleep + Work (when there's time) = very little time to blog]
Now that I have the excuses out of the way, I'll get to the point-form kvetching.
- Speed is not killing us. SPEED VARIANCE is killing us. There was an excellent article in the paper last week about this. The problem is not that people are going too fast. The problem is that there are too many people going at too many different speeds. A highway designed for 140 km/h speeds should not have a posted limit of 80 km/h. This makes for people doing 120 and people doing 60.....that's a lot of variance. That's bad. I haven't the time to explain the finer points of speed variance. I just wanted to say it publicly in case some sunday-drivin jackass happens upon my blog. I'll do my best to quote the last paragraph of the aforementioned article. It was in response to those morons who write in to the paper saying 'I'm always going the speed limit and people are flying past me! They're the problem!'
You are not the solution.
You are part of the problem.
People who know how to drive
PS. Catch the fucking bus!
(I added a few things at the end but you get the point)
- Janet Jackson's boob. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH boy here's a topic that just won't go away. Why (and I mean WHY!?!??!) is this such a big deal? So we saw some boob. Have we not all seen a little boob before? Big deal!!! I must say it's rather insulting to have Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake apologize (repeatedly!) for this. They have both sworn up and down that it was an accident. BULLSHIT! Am I the only one that noticed the song goes '...I'm gonna have you nekkid by the end of this song...' and then at the end of the song she did, in fact, get a little nekkid!??!?! Sounds like a planned thing to me. The point: it's obvious they meant to do it, it was just some boob, who cares.
- Some lady wrote in to the paper today complaining about people who want to actually build things in this city (in most places that would be called 'progress'). I will attempt to quote her.
'Tall buildings and other building-like things don't make people care about their community. We should leave everything the way it is. No more buildings.'
That's pretty close to what she said. I shall wait a moment until you stop laughing.
~ a moment ~
Now you may be asking yourself 'what the fuck does that mean?'. I asked myself that very question. It's not as if I haven't heard that theory before, but I still don't get it. Buildings make us mean? Stuff makes us not think about each other? The more storeys on a building, the more likely a person is to kick dirt at a street person? I'm really not sure. I just can't find the logic so I have come to the conclusion that there isn't any. I think that, where this lady is concerned, the best thing to do would be to steal all of her pens, paper, and stamps. That way, she wouldn't be able to send letters to the newspaper and thus wouldn't be able to take up valuable 'letters to the editor' space. I'd suggest that a group of sane individuals go try to reason with her but I'm pretty sure she's too far gone for that. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
Alrighty that's about it for now - I just needed to get a few things off my chest.
PS. I got into a 'Michael Moore' conversation today with some people at school. In case you were wondering, I still can't stand that friggin commie.