Reverb11, Day 17 – On Loathing, or Stupid Stuff That Really Annoys Me
Loathing - Who or what do you loathe and how have you expressed that in 2011?
Oh boy…permission to rant. Hooray!
First, the title of today’s post is dedicated to @uncletypewriter (a fine person who serves up heapin’ helpin’s of snark on the half-shell. Whic in reality covers up a heart that is large and deep. Really, if you don’t follow her on Twitter, you’re missing out. F’real) who listed blog posts with titles that start with ‘On…’ as one of her pet peeves. I loathe pet peeves, to be honest. Mainly because they don’t make sense. Well, mine make sense but other peoples don’t. Well, some peoples…
Things I loathe and why. For the record, these are not limited to 2011. Just sayin’…
The Dallas Cowboys – America’s Team my big fat stinky arse. America’s over-hyped team maybe. As a football team, they’re like the nerdy kid in school who gets close to scoring, yet gets denied time after time. Poorly coached, over-hyped and over-exposed. My second favorite team in the NFL is who ever the Pokes are playing. Except when it’s the Oakland Raiders. Then I root for the grounds crew. Except, since Al Davis died and the Raiders suck worse than an old Hoover, I may have to rethink hating them.
The New York Yankees – Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Microsoft. Or Wall Street. (The only exception to this is people who, y’know, actually LIVE in New York. Yankee fans in Kansas are just wrong.) Gotta admit, I do like Derek Jeter and have always enjoyed watching him play.
The mass concussions in both football and hockey – Mainly because the solution is pretty simple. Padding on the outside of the helmets or even better, be real men and play football without Forty-Eleven pounds of padding and more like players in 1932 did. If leather was good enough for them, it oughta be good enough for you. Concussions are serious, prevention and actual concern for the players should be front and center. Penalties and fines aren’t working, move on and start throwing people out of the league. Permanently. Playing football and hockey isn’t a right, it’s a privilege.
Speaking of hockey, I’ll add The NHL to the list – Get rid of the fighting. Make the rink bigger, play like hockey is played during the Olympics. I wanna watch a fight, I’ll watch boxing, MMA or Real Housewives. Please, make it about putting the biscuit in the basket and quit being so fucking macho.
Faux “News” – Not because of their politics, even though I disagree. They are certainly entitled to their opinions and to espouse them. No, the reason I despise them is that they lie. Study after study has shown that Faux “News” bends things to move their agenda. They are a cancer on the American Political Scene and I wish they’d go away. Won’t happen, but I can dream, right? And just to be ‘fair and balanced’ I should state I am no longer a fan of MSNBC. They screed too much to suit me. The overt and obnoxious extremism on both sides pisses me off. Soundly.
Reality TV Shows – There is nothing remotely ‘real’ about these douche rockets. The Real Housewives of who knows where? Really? Is this the best America can do? And we get pissed off when somebody dares suggest that America has lost its edge? Good Grief…those shows are as phony as the boobs and makeup on those dipshit bimbos. Makes me wonder where the price tags are hidden.
Plastic Surgery – We are so shallow as a culture that getting “work done” on ourselves is a form of therapy. Unless it becomes a disease when it’s taken to extremes. Of course, we do get fodder for lots of bad boob job jokes. Except those aren’t funny when you’re packing ‘em in your dress, I suppose.
Peeps – I hate those little yellow things. A disgusting mass of nothing that people pay good money for. Of course, I hate even more that I didn’t come up with the idea of selling nothing and getting money for it. So it goes….
The above was written with tongue planted firmly in cheek (mostly) and a song in my heart….and I get pet peeves. Honest!
Posted: December 17th, 2011 under reverb11.