me:Have you seen that Chris Jericho thing on Larry King?
I want someone to break character, just once.
Some wrestler, that is.
W:Jericho wouldn't in a million years.
Although, this is actually pretty close.
me:wrestling is like bad acid for me at this point
I just have no idea what is going on
W:I can totally imagine. Even I, who hung on long after you did, feel completely out of the loop.
me:Cheers to Vince McMahon
W:I wasn't a WWF/E guy either. Jericho was a WCW guy, like myself.
W:WWF had really loose ropes and was more about the soap opera, which wasn't my jam. You know me, if it's athletic, I'll watch it.
(I can't believe I just defened post-virginity wrestling-viewing.)
me:[L laughs out loud]
W:If only you'd been in class.
W:And that was far more satisfying than a [LOL] would've ever been.
W:Also, the stimulus passed the House without 1 (ONE!) Republican vote?
me:yeah, Boehner has them in fucking lock step
W:HAHAHAHAHA! Hoekstra (R-MI): "Interesting! The bi partisan vote on stimulus was no. It wasn't the winning vote but the only vote that received both R and D votes."
W:That's ridiculous. I mean, even beyond their usual ridiculousness.
me:they are fucking children
W:A. had the best line last week re: bi-partisanship. "If there are good ideas and bad idea, I fail to see why somewhere between the two is better ideas."
W:I've always had something like that on the tip of my tongue, but as usual, that's better.
You know who I find attractive? Megan Fox.
me:Yes, she is an attractive young lass
I find every woman on House quite attractive and I think is the only reason I watch that show
W:I can't believe you watch that show. It's worse than CSI.
It's sarkoidosis or lupus. Every fucking time.
me:It is horrible, it is the same show every time
W:IT'S NOT LUPUS!
me:and yes, it is probably worse than CSI
me:Something is probably stuck inside them or they are faking
me:it is horrid
W:And they are always lying.
me:but everyone is so clever and attractive
I also watch it on Hulu, and not with any regularity
W:But 13 is pretty. And Lisa Edelstein is also attractive, especially for a boss.
W:C. watched it for a long time, so I know the names. And yes, though since she's a character, I would find her more attractive if she weren't so incapable of living without constantly seeking male approval.
W:I do hate that a character like that in an otherwise good show will make me hate the show, unless it's fundamental.
me:"I ain't a misogynist I love massagin a bitch in exchange for her slobbin my dick..OH! shock raps out and now emos in? sorry girl I don't even know what I was thinkin"
“Would you complain because a beautiful sunset doesn’t have a future or a shooting star a payoff? And why should romance “lead anywhere?” Passion isn’t a path through the woods. Passion is the woods. It’s the deepest, wildest part of the forest; the grove where the fairies still dance and obscene old vipers snooze in the boughs. Everybody but the most dried up and dysfunctional is drawn to the grove and enchanted by its mysteries; but then they just can’t wait to call in the chain saws and bulldozers, and replace it with a family-style restaurant or a new S and L. That’s the payoff, i guess. Safety. Security. Certainty. Yes, indeed. well, remember this, pussy latte, we’re not involved in a ‘relationship,’ you and i, we’re involved in a collision. Collisions don’t much lend themselves to secure futures, but the act of colliding is hard to beat for interest. Correct me if I’m wrong.”—Tom Robbins, again from S.
“If people don’t like me, they can kinda go fuck themselves. I have a lot of friends and really haven’t found a need to deviate from this philosophy.”—Me, pontificating on my latest relationship dilemma.
Also, please stop..."Amid all the praise of First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion choices for the inaugural festivities, the Black Artists Association is taking her to task for not wearing anything by an African American designer."
me:they are going to get this at every turn
W:I know. But black folks can't just assume the Obamas are going to come to them. You still need to make some noise beforehand, you know?
me:they are conditioned to doing this shit
W:I get that, but you need to make noise before the fact, not complain after. You have someone's ear now, fucking use it.
me:Of course you do, but these folks have just been handed a light saber after being used to using a fucking broken Hoth staff for the last 250 years.
It took Luke until Jedi until he could really rock the light saber.
W:But that's the kind of reaction that's going to make "sensible liberals" buy the right's "entitled minority" shit. Not that it's their fault, but it's not going to help.
me:</star wars references>
me:One of the larger problems with black and white culture in America is that as much as many whites may try to accept blacks as their socio-political equal, they will always keep them at arms length culturally.
W:Yes. And that's made worse when white people steal black culture and then won't --- for lack of a better phrase --- properly attribute black culture for the inspiration.
W:The sheer numbers of people who won't see the blues in Elvis or the Rolling Stones ... or in Rock and Roll generally ... are, I would guess, astounding.
W:I read a great (tongue-in-cheek) post by either Ta-Nehisi Coates, Oliver Willis or Jesse Taylor about the ending of Back to the Future being the most racist thing ever because Michael J Fox had to bring Johnny B Goode to life.
W:I think it was around the time folks were trying to explain the "Magical Negro" theory, and this was the worst of the flip side, that black culture only exists through white benificence and magnanimity.
W:Why didn't we go get PhDs in film and literature criticism?
me:because there are about 7 job openings every year?
And yet, it's why, when I think about teaching, I can't decide between history and english.
me:you can do both with English
W:I didn't consider that.
(Which is shocking derilection of duty on my part.)