Monday, May 17, 2010

Well, This Is Embarrassing...

I should preface this by saying that I have accepted the fact that this blog will forever languish in pathetic obscurity.

Also, this summer I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf. I've been told that I'm too wordy, too ostentatious with my verbiage, so I'm going to try to scale back--try to be more direct. We'll see how that works out.

The "embarassing" from the title of this post is referring to how last night right before I went to sleep I had a grand idea for a blogpost today--I even thought up a catchy title for the post, which I have now forgotten--and this morning when I woke up I had no idea what the idea was. Can't even remember the title. Blasted sleep, taking away my great ideas!

Anyway, I was going to hang my head in shame and totally not post at all today, but then I read Facebook and somebody had posted a hilarious article which I decided to share with my readership. And then I realized that I really need to promote Hyperbole And A Half too, so...yeah.

Here's the Hilarious Article. I like the part where he says "A little paranoia in the face of danger can save your butt!" Right, and a little paranoia in the face of danger can also lead you to make bad decisions and possibly imperil your butt. In fact, I'd be willing to guess that your butt's safety when danger is occurring is decreased when you're paranoid.

In a marginally related story, why are paranoid people seldom cowards? Most paranoid people I know--the conspiracy theorists, etc. (and I know far too many)--aren't going to run away from the impending tidal wave of doom and horror which will shortly overtake, overrun, and overwhelm all in its path. All of the paranoid people I know have a foolproof plan for taking back--whatever is being overrun, be it America's Political System or The Local Gun Club or McDonald's or Your Mom. They're all willing to stand up to the Man, or at least they say that they are.

Perhaps that's the point. They say that they're willing to stand up to the Man, but they never get a chance because they're paranoid and their unfounded fears come to naught.


In more happy news, I have recently become addicted to Hyperbole And A Half, a hilarious blog maintained by Allie Brosh. It's really good. And funny. At the risk of being shot for plagiarism, here's a sample of her work:

"Jealousy is an issue that creeps up inside many solid relationships and renders them useless, much like a discarded cow carcass. Probably the best way to combat jealousy is with macaroni art."

Here's the url.

I think I'm going to go do some work now.'s summer. Glory and joy.

Long live skulking!

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