Okay, it’s been awhile. I’ve been… well, lazy at best. Forgive the delay my little cherubs. I have returned.
Let’s talk about some positive gifts humanity has given us.
By far one of the most intelligent and satirical shows ever created, Southpark wins the award for comedic genius. You can disagree, but when I sit down and watch an episode of Southpark I am always amazed at the incredible way it mocks every single mockable point of society. It combines the innocence and effortless dreamage of childhood with the filth and crassness of naughty boys and incredibly awkward situations our country and society gets us into. Hats off to Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and of course Cartman. Notable mention for Butters who has made the more current seasons great.
As it has been stated before, information wants to be free. Shame on all of you companies that feel it necessary to profit from everything a person does. There needs to be a source for people to go where they don’t have to open their wallet, and Wikipedia is the greatest source there is. Thank you wikipedia, for being a .org. On top of that, college professors have such disdain for Wikipedia. “Well, I’m sorry Ben, your source isn’t the Critical First Edition published at Oxford, Yale, or Cambridge, so I’m afraid it’s unacceptable.” Let’s be honest. Wikipedia provides useful information that isn’t obscure.
I don’t care that they are a trillion dollar business or whatever the case may be. Google provides some of the greatest services to mankind. Dictionary? You got it. Email? Done. Blogging? Here you are. Unanswered questions? Bamboozle. There it is. Thank you Google for being everything we need, the second we need it.
Yes, Peter Griffin and his family have entertained me for many a year. I first came to know the Griffins when I was in New Jersey rooming with a couple buddies. We were selling security systems, or, as we liked to call them, overpriced oversized wall phones. And what consoled our weary salesman minds and salesman feet at night but the Family Guy. Thank you Family Guy, for creating a new type of unpredictable humor that is both witty and professionally random. (As a sidenote, randomness for the sake of randomness is not usually funny, unless you can really make it work i.e. Peter, Stewie, Lois, and Brian.
Again, back to my free information soap box, when it comes to world events and politics, the best place for the most current data and news is drudgereport.com Fox news wants a 7 dollar per month subscription to listen to Bill O’reilly and Glenn Beck. 7 dollars. To listen to an overly energetic talk show host interrupt his guests and not let them speak. Great. No, I’ll stick with Drudgereport.com
You know I never wanted to live in Idaho when I was growing up. I wanted to “see the world’ or some shit. Well, I have seen the world. I’ve been to Australia, New Zealand, New York, New Jersey, England, Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, etc. etc. I by no means have seen a great portion of the world, but I’ve seen a bit. ANd from what I’ve seen, I have to admit that Idaho is one of the greatest places on earth. Idaho features some of the nicest people around, and some to the most sane drivers. I can’t say the same for Utah. Maybe it’s because I expect so much more from Utah people, and am constantly left so disappointed. Not all by any means, but many. You can disagree in the comments section.
Another thing Idaho has going for it is the space. That’s right, I can walk out of my parents driveway and see the stars. There are no buildings and hordes of people around. It’s just space. I know it won’t always be like that, but at least now it’s one of the greatest spots on earth.
I must say, one of my favorite writers. I admire him, I respect him, and I dig his work. He’s won the greatest awards for litereature. His books are made into masterpiece films. He earned a Pulitzer for his critically acclaimed The Road. His writing is dark and potent, like Faulkner. Well played, Cormac. You even have a cool name.