Variable Irritability

April 4th, 2006  |  Published in old and busted  |  2 Comments


Gretchin relates that tonight is going to give us 01:02:03 04/05/06 for the date and time, and I think “Huh. Thanks for noticing gl” and I don’t think it odd at all that it’d go noticed and even maybe observed (not by me … I need my sleep).

Then Wired comes along with “Tonight there will be a moment in human history that will never come again,” and I sort of see red and wish that whole site would sink into the ground and stop bothering me with stupidity like “the time and date, for the first time in all of humanity, will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.”

I think this is worth relating because a minor issue has come to my attention of late, which is that when I get going I can say some pretty harsh things about stuff I don’t even think the person I’m harshing to believes or agrees with or cares about, but then they do and I’m sort of left holding this big bag of negative because I’ve thrown around words like “idiocy” and “stupidity” and “moron” and “fuckwittery.”

So it’s worth noting that a.) I’m a hypocrite and b.) I never say mean things to people I don’t like, because calling something “moronic” or “fuckwitted” is usually just the first few inches down a long hill of loathing for me, that usually ends with (true Army anecdote) me saying “I’m done talking to you. The words coming out of your stupid head are so repellent that the trees wither and birds drop from the sky. You’re the reason Jesus wept.” You can make lasting enemies with things like that, I guess.

So: for the record: If Wired likes it, I hate it; but if you and Wired like it then I still hate it but Wired is moronic for liking it and you’re fine because that’s just you being special.

See? Hypocritical, but sort of consistent about it.

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