Shit that Pissed me Off – 4/14
The dude sells bumper stickers that read “MFZ,” which stands for “Muslim Free Zone.” Clever fucker, ain’t he?
So he sees that he doesn’t like that some lady he doesn’t know supports a candidate he doesn’t like. The obvious solution would be to leave her alone. Because it’s not his car and therefore he shouldn’t be putting his bumper stickers anywhere but on – you know – his car.
Instead, he puts his stickers on her car and then brags about it on Facebook.
Now what he did is vandalism and that means he really ought to be arrested and at least fined. That may still happen.
The other thing that happened is the owner of the car found his post and told him he was an asshole. Fortunately, he knew a whole bunch of other assholes who leapt to his defense and trolled the shit out of her.
So it’s all a big happy ending, right?
He got to be an asshole. At the moment, he isn’t going to jail or paying a fine for fucking up her car. And all his asshole friends think he’s awesome.
I’m losing my faith in humanity.
I don’t have the slightest idea why someone would pay money to see a film in the theater and then feel the need to text during the film. It’s like saying “hey – I’d like to go to this really expensive restaurant so I can play Settlers of Catan.”
I’m a big fan of Settlers of Catan. But if I’m going out to dinner, I’m going out to dinner. Put away the board game.
So Adam Aron, CEO of AMC figures that millennials aren’t going to the movies because they can’t text in the theater. Here’s what he says:
When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life.
Um…OK. I’m pretty sure if they can’t handle watching a movie without texting, they can stream it at home.
Note: this morning, AMC announced that this was a really bad idea and they weren’t going to do it.
Cara Jennings has some issues with Rick Scott’s work as governor and her tirade in a Starbucks went viral on YouTube. Scott has been asked if he is interested in having a dialogue with Jennings and, of course, he is far to important and busy to do such a thing.
However, some yahoo in the Governor’s office thought “hey – let’s make an ad making fun of this one lady! It’ll be a hoot!”
They even point out that she refused to recite the pledge of allegiance when she was a government employee (she doesn’t have to) and she calls herself an anarchist (which is totally legal). Then they makes fun of her for not having a job and strongly implies it’s her own fucking fault.
And you know, maybe it is her own fucking fault. Just like job creation really isn’t so much the Governor’s fault.
But so what? When you attack one lady who just happened to get caught being annoyed on video, you are being a petty jackass.
While pushing Climate Hustle, a new climate change denial movie, Sarah Palin once again spoke out against the consensus of the scientific community. She went as far as to attack Bill Nye, who is torpedoed in the movie for having an opinion that is consistent with the facts.
Palin has stated that Nye is no more of a scientist than she is, which is interesting because before he became a science educator, he was an engineer. I know a lot of engineers and they are actually scientists. Does Palin think that chemical engineering isn’t science because of the world engineering?
Probably. Because she’s not a scientist. I mean like actually not a scientist. Unlike Bill Nye. Who is not a scientist in the same way Neil Armstrong was not an astronaut.*
Marc Morano isn’t a scientist either. He’s the dude who produced the movie, which is already being debunked by scientists.
Of course they are getting rich off of their global climate change claims** so who wants to listen to them?
Instead, we should listen to Sarah Palin, who has gotten rich by saying whatever she gets the most money to say.
*I should note that Bill Nye was a mechanical engineer not a chemical engineer. Because someone is going to bring that up. No matter – I know a lot of engineers and they all have to utilize the scientific method to do their jobs. The only people who say engineers aren’t scientists are Sarah Palin and Sheldon Cooper. And one of those two people are fictional characters. Possibly both.
**They actually aren’t. There are very few rich climatologists out there. Probably none. Unless one of them won the lottery. And that is unlikely because they are scientists and they understand odds.
Actually, the news doesn’t piss me off at all. It actually sounds pretty fucking awesome. What pisses me off is the headline. Here’s what it says:
Neil Gaiman to adapt Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens for TV
Notice anything wrong?
Like the fact Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett co-wrote the book? I mean it says so in the first sentence of the article! Could the writer of the headline not be bothered to read the first goddamn sentence?
If they were trying to get more hits by including “Neil Gaiman” and “Terry Pratchett” in the headline, they could have done so and also been accurate.
And look, I know it’s a dumb thing to be annoyed about. But it’s been a slow week here at STPMO.
I refuse to denigrate either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders so anything involving the two of them is off the table. Donald Trump has just been bitching about the Republican party all week and it’s hard to fault him for that because they are awful.
So I’m left with being annoyed at a misleading headline.
But seriously, unnamed headline writer on the internet, all you had to do was read the first sentence.
And for my final word, I wrote a non-fiction story about my fear of heights this week. If you enjoy my writing here, perhaps you will enjoy my writing there.