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Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« on: September 07, 2010, 07:18:34 pm »
There comes a time in everyone's life when you have to reevaluate what you stand for, what you believe in.  Just as the Buddha started out a rich man, and then had a nervous breakdown that changed the world, and just as Jesus grew weary of carpentry at 30, and started all manner of hilarity due to the Law of Unintended Consequences, each and every one of us has to periodically review our manner of thinking.

In 2002, I wanted to change the world, or at least a small part of it.  By 2006, I just wanted to watch it burn.  Nowdays, though, I have decided to enjoy the constant stupidity displayed daily in the news and in my City.  There's some really funny shit going on, and sometimes you just can't stop laughing.  Obviously, you have to remember TGRR's Law:  "Everything is funny when it happens to someone else.", and even Doktor Howl's Collolary: "It's even funny when it happens to you."

There is evil in the world.  There is suffering.  I can't do a damned thing about it.

There is good in the world.  I didn't do it.

There is also evil and good that I find amusing.  The actions of the Arizona "government", for example, are both evil and funny, and keep me giggling like a little schoolgirl.  Likewise, watching the Hopey-Changey crowd wake up and realize that Obama is just more of the same has filled me with mirth for a couple of years now.

There's also out-and-out nutbaggery that keeps me chortling (Lys, thanks for posting that genius of a Japanese "politician").  And let's not forget Basil, who I believe to be good (at least in intention), nutty, and absolutely hilarious.

And sometimes hilarity is enough.  Sometimes, having a good laugh is all that is required for a good day, the kind of day that gets you through the night with minimal use of brain-smashing substances.

In fact, sometimes hilarity is MORE than enough, but we all know that too much is always better than not enough, and if that means I have to bray my laughter in the faces of stupid people, well, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.  It even does some good...Jackasses like the Teabaggers don't respond to logic, for example.  Ridicule is your only weapon, so don't be afraid or "too polite" to have a good time at their expense.

That is, after all, their function.

Okay for now,
Dok
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 07:30:50 pm by Doktor Howl »
"Man, there's nothin' to do in this stupid town rope swing's busted, stinking cops always kicking me out of the park manager of the 7-11 always says "get off my curb you good for nothing" all the girls already know I'm a bad kisser so they don't come anywhere near me I don't know how many times I've been to TGIF a kid can eat an onion bloom only so many times bowling's boring, the skating rink's been taken over by 12 year olds there ain't no good movies out, blockbuster never has any good games in I don't want to play Bombad Racing, I mean what the heck is that? I'm sick of all my records and every time I walk into a record store, I forget what I want to get and their ain't nothing on TV, not a stupid thing! There ain't nothing to do 'cept take naps and wait patiently for death!"
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 07:28:10 pm »
Sometimes that's the hard part, isn't it? The laughing, I mean.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 07:31:10 pm »
Sometimes that's the hard part, isn't it? The laughing, I mean.

Not for me.  It's all where and how you look at things.
"Man, there's nothin' to do in this stupid town rope swing's busted, stinking cops always kicking me out of the park manager of the 7-11 always says "get off my curb you good for nothing" all the girls already know I'm a bad kisser so they don't come anywhere near me I don't know how many times I've been to TGIF a kid can eat an onion bloom only so many times bowling's boring, the skating rink's been taken over by 12 year olds there ain't no good movies out, blockbuster never has any good games in I don't want to play Bombad Racing, I mean what the heck is that? I'm sick of all my records and every time I walk into a record store, I forget what I want to get and their ain't nothing on TV, not a stupid thing! There ain't nothing to do 'cept take naps and wait patiently for death!"
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 09:09:27 pm »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 02:15:31 am »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

ook ook....

Gotta love it!

I love this series Dok.  Things are a bit insane right now, but I am reading even when I don't post!!

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Then what the fuck is their job?
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 02:21:36 pm »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

ook ook....

Gotta love it!

I love this series Dok.  Things are a bit insane right now, but I am reading even when I don't post!!

:mittens:

Then what the fuck is their job?

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 03:29:15 pm »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

ook ook....

Gotta love it!

I love this series Dok.  Things are a bit insane right now, but I am reading even when I don't post!!

:mittens:

Then what the fuck is their job?

From a police point of view, their actual job is not crime prevention/apprehension, or to protect the public.  It is "to maintain order".  This is a fact.

And sometimes those three things are very different.

"Man, there's nothin' to do in this stupid town rope swing's busted, stinking cops always kicking me out of the park manager of the 7-11 always says "get off my curb you good for nothing" all the girls already know I'm a bad kisser so they don't come anywhere near me I don't know how many times I've been to TGIF a kid can eat an onion bloom only so many times bowling's boring, the skating rink's been taken over by 12 year olds there ain't no good movies out, blockbuster never has any good games in I don't want to play Bombad Racing, I mean what the heck is that? I'm sick of all my records and every time I walk into a record store, I forget what I want to get and their ain't nothing on TV, not a stupid thing! There ain't nothing to do 'cept take naps and wait patiently for death!"
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 03:30:12 pm »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

ook ook....

Gotta love it!

I love this series Dok.  Things are a bit insane right now, but I am reading even when I don't post!!

:mittens:

Less liquor licenses = less revenue = less money available for policing.

HAW HAW!

It isn't about crime.  It's about temperance spags.
"Man, there's nothin' to do in this stupid town rope swing's busted, stinking cops always kicking me out of the park manager of the 7-11 always says "get off my curb you good for nothing" all the girls already know I'm a bad kisser so they don't come anywhere near me I don't know how many times I've been to TGIF a kid can eat an onion bloom only so many times bowling's boring, the skating rink's been taken over by 12 year olds there ain't no good movies out, blockbuster never has any good games in I don't want to play Bombad Racing, I mean what the heck is that? I'm sick of all my records and every time I walk into a record store, I forget what I want to get and their ain't nothing on TV, not a stupid thing! There ain't nothing to do 'cept take naps and wait patiently for death!"
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, Part 4
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 04:19:42 pm »
I had to come to this point myself.  When I stopped whipping myself over bullshit I had nothing to do with starting and stop being mad when I couldn't fix it.

I sit back now and just watch people and they continue to fascinate and amaze me with their stupidity. 

One of our local debates is whether or not a few of the "downtown" bars should lose their liquor license.  The bars arguement is that they have been there for umpteen years with no issues, but since the police have laid off 1/3 of the force, there are now problems.  They city comes back with it is not their responsibility to stop the crime.....  :|

ook ook....

Gotta love it!

I love this series Dok.  Things are a bit insane right now, but I am reading even when I don't post!!

:mittens:

Less liquor licenses = less revenue = less money available for policing.

HAW HAW!

It isn't about crime.  It's about temperance spags.

In a nutshell!!!