Friday, October 07, 2011

Things I Don't Care About

A few things I just can't be moved to give a shit about right now.

:: Steve Jobs. I don't care. I understand there are people to whom the passing of Steve Jobs means a great deal, and that's fine. I'm just not one of them. Stop trying to shame me into giving a shit about Steve Jobs dying. The guy meant nothing to me. I own exactly one Apple product (my iPod), and I have zero interest in accumulating any more. The Mac zombies have made it so distasteful to buy these overpriced gizmos.

:: The presidential election. I'm sick of talking about presidential elections years in advance. Look, we already know the outcome, don't we? Mitt Romney becomes the GOP candidate, even though Republicans don't seem to like him, and then he loses to President Obama, and then we move on and Congress still gets nothing done. Romney used to have some good ideas--I used to feel, long ago, that he was the wrong messenger with the right message. Then he started pandering. The guy might as well come with a sign that says "WILL PANDER FOR PRESIDENCY." But when it comes down to it, I really can't be arsed by this, because what difference is it going to make who's president? People aren't going to change. Deal with it. Enjoy your life before it's over.

:: Political discussion. All the past decade has shown me when it comes to politics is that it's impossible to discuss them in a rational manner online. I'm not interested in ever having anymore political discussions with anyone. I'm not a liberal, I'm not a conservative, I despise both positions, and no, if you know how to use your brain, you don't have to be only one or the other. I'm sick of the idiot notion that you have to pick a side instead of taking each issue individually.

:: Ron Paul and online libertarians. One nice thing about getting my old tumblr deleted is that my libertarian commenters can't find my new tumblr. I had four different people arguing with me about my annoyance with Ron Paul and his hypocritical magical thinking. Yeah, guys: Paul believes in individual rights provided you're not a woman or black or anything. And he named his son after Ayn Rand, and she was a massive hypocrite, too.

:: Attempts to shame me via internet comment. It's hilarious. Nothing makes me laugh more. No, I don't feel bad about deleting the idiotic comments that you think are so smart. No, I don't feel bad about posting pictures someone else is mad about. No, I don't feel bad about thinking Gandhi was a hypocrite. No, I don't feel bad about despising Winston Churchill. Oh, and if you really think it's important to go off on a tear about how you're disgusted by naked black women, please find somewhere else to do it. This is my blog, not yours. It ain't a community. Just because you can leave a comment doesn't mean I am obligated to engage you in any way. If I don't want your hate and stupidity here, it's not going to be here. Go. Away.

:: Glee. Stop telling me to watch Glee. I've seen one episode of Glee, and it was the dumbest thing I've ever seen. I'm also not interested in Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, or probably any other show that you just think is so amazing and important. If you love those shows, by all means, continue to love them. You can even tell me so. But stop acting like me also loving those shows is necessary for your self-validation, okay? And stop being mad at me when I don't watch them, because you just look like an ass.

:: The so-called obesity epidemic. Do I think the American lifestyle and most of what we consume is designed to make you fat? Yes, I do. Should I be doing more about my own weight problems? Yes, I should. But I'm as sick of hearing holier-than-thou "experts" screaming at fat people as I am of hearing about how demanding healthier school lunches is somehow socialism or whatever buzzword people throw around that they clearly don't understand. I just do not care about it.

:: Boba Fett. Still don't give a shit.

:: Also zombies. Get over it, already, internet.


Roger Owen Green said...

My list includes Amanda Knox and Michael Jackson's doctor, which were the LEAD stories on the three morning shows yesterday.

Drake said...

Kat Dennings needs a better tv show!

SamuraiFrog said...

Roger: Worthy additions, both. Isn't it exhausting how people become sudden law experts whenever these kinds of trials come up?

Drake: I enjoy 2 Broke Girls. I don't think it's as bad as everyone says it is, especially by today's crap sitcom standards. I would watch Kat do ANYTHING, though.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I am saving up those TWO BROKE GIRL episodes and dive into...literally...Kat.

Keep speaking your peace brother. I couldn't believe all the crap you have gotten lately from the trolls. Nothing like a good cleaning or a Thunderdome will fix the situation but I admire your response to it.

SamuraiFrog said...

Thanks, brother. I appreciate hearing that.

Daskaea said...

Haters gonna hate, but Samuraifrog gives no a single fuck. And he shouldn't! I cheer you on, dear friend. Keep on chugging on.

John Seven said...

I don't care about anything. And some other stuff. And pricey shoes.

Tudor said...

somebody needs a hug!

xoxo :)