Catch-22

Hm. I seem to always been in the mood to blog when I’m incredibly tired. Anyway.

The below poll was meant for people to take a look at their lives and to see what path they might be taking–in extremes, of course. The former choice beat the latter by just a little, but who expected the latter choice to gain the majority of votes? Certainly not I.

This poll’s results is pretty characteristic of the rest of America’s mentality on life. This seems to be more true among the population of people who make more money than the rest of us. Honestly, I can’t say I know why they prefer to act in this way, but I’m sure there’s a way to explain this narcissistic, ignorant behavior.

It bothers me, really–we wouldn’t

…I was just interrupted by a phone call telling me that my aunt just drove her car into a ditch. Please allow me to attempt to recollect my thoughts.

It bothers me, really–we wouldn’t even be where we are without these friendless people. A good example of this kind of person is Nikola Tesla. Now, I’m not saying that everybody who voted for the second choice is Nikola Tesla. Still, he was so crazy that it was hard for him to hold any sort of relationship, yet he was brilliant enough to give us the alternating current, among other things. But he wasn’t overweight.

Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with being overweight–as long as you aren’t obese. Much of this country is obese. A lot of people said the choices suck; others said the choice was obvious. What about this, then: would you rather be overweight, choosing to be ignorant and having no friends, or fit, with many friends, educated and ready to give back? I feel like this is honestly the real choice we have to make here. All four choices (the two I just mentioned and the two from the poll) are very realistic and very present in America. It’s just a choice of which you want to be.

Now, I did notice a little dishonesty in the poll results… they seem to have been skewed by some comments I left on my Facebook post that linked here. Noted. From now on, I’ll refrain from commenting.

There was a bunch more but I forgot. Except for this:

The easiest way to be fit, have a lot of friends and know everything about them and nothing else?

Live in the African bush.

Bacon

That’s right. Today’s topic is bacon.
If you don’t know by now what bacon is, you must have been living on a remote swineless island for your entire life. Its prominence challenges even that of coffee. Seriously. However, if you don’t already know about it, allow me to educate you:

Bacon is amazing. It’s delicious, it’s versatile, and … amazing. Words cannot express my love for bacon.

It’s interesting to note that the popularity of bacon has risen over the past few years, with the biggest player of that being the internet and internet culture. Why is it interesting, you ask? Bacon has not changed at all since its inception. We now have what is called “bacon mania.”

[transition] It’s possible that this is largely due to bandwagoning. We on the internet are so prone to ideas suggested by others. We’ve trained ourselves not to listen to advertisements, but when someone who’s just like you suggests that you should be eating more bacon, doesn’t that suddenly make you want some? It definitely made me want some.

When I was thinking about this post, I was going to reprimand people who fall into bandwagoning. But now that I realize that I’m one of those people… maybe we can use bandwagoning to accomplish higher goals. Of course, a group of people can’t bandwagon without another group of people trying to disprove every word of what you’re saying. I think you can tell where I’m going with this.

Also, there’s the issue of people calling your argument as “bandwagon appeal.”

None of this really ties together. What is this post about. Where am I. What’s going on. Who am I.

november season

If you thought I was going to let this election go by without writing about it on my blog, you were only lying to yourself.

I think election season is an excellent time to gather social commentary.

There are plenty of people who like to complain about the direction that things are going on and have the ability to change things but decide not to.

There are also plenty of people who only look at the titles of initiatives and referendums (I. E. I-502) before the vote on them; they end up making the wrong choice out of simple ignorance.

Then there are those who think that these things don’t affect them at all.

It’s really irritating for these people to come across my Facebook feed.

Still, people say we made history today.

I don’t really think we did. We all knew that the referendum was going to be passed.

Other things need attention and they’re just being dwarfed by others.

It’s a little irritating, but what can I do about it? I can complain all I want but I’ve already done my part; I can only hope that people see things from my perspective.

I can only hope that people want to be able to see things from my perspective.

“It’s not something you give a **** about one month out of every four years.”