Friday Morning FYI – 7/29/2016

Welcome to your Friday Saturday Morning FYI (politics-suck-but-people-who-talk(scream)-politics-suck-more edition) – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

I don’t get political, but I’m about to get political, probably in a way you wouldn’t think.

I’m late this week (what else is new?) because I had to take the time to process how I feel about the two political conventions that took place over the last few weeks. I didn’t watch them, mind, because if I wanted to watch primates thump their chests and throw crap at each other I’d go to the zoo where I can find creatures that actually should be preserved. Turns out I didn’t need to, though, because my social media feeds were (and continue to be) riddled with elitist asshats posting quotes and links to partisan opinion pieces, and telling me and everyone else how we should vote. No, that’s not right. That’s not strong enough. They’re on their soapboxes telling us we have a MORAL REPONSIBILITY to vote a certain way. In response I’ve been handing out unfollows like wheatgrass samples in a health food store (that analogy works, I swear) to those people who don’t seem to know how free voting works, what it represents, or how, within a political system as massive as ours, your vote is your only mechanism of protesting something you don’t like. That’s brings us to this week’s FYI:

The upcoming US Presidential election is a sh!tshow, and not just because the leading candidates are a raving lunatic and a habitual liar. No, what’s worse is we still have three and a half months of faux morality warriors panicking, ranting, and flooding us with their ‘I’m voting this way,’ posts nobody gives a f*ck about, ‘You have to read this!’ articles (barely) written by lecturing nobodies on partisan websites, and everything else they’ll use to convince you you’re an awful person if you vote third party or whatever way they’re not. It’s a dystopian nightmare that would sell ten million copies, a six film series, and at least one TV show, probably on FOX or Netflix, if we could only somehow have a love triangle develop and…

Sorry… I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Anyway, my point here is if you’re a rational, well-informed person, these people should be ignored like those Tinder matches you regret meeting, until December. No, blocking them won’t hurt their feeling. They have plenty of other ‘mobilized’ knuckleheads to throw them Likes and make them feel superior to the rest of us who just want to not-be lectured to.

And in November, vote any way you damn-well want.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

How bad do we want our good guys?

Warning: Strong opinions ahead. And it’s long, too. Strap in.


 

I like my good guys good. Complex and conflicted? Cool. Messed-up history and/or in need of redemption? Want. Going through some terrible transformative sh!t that’ll properly mess them up forever? Gimme. But they still need to be good.

Killing defenseless people, even bad guys, isn’t a good guy trait. Read on to find out where this is coming from.

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Friday Morning FYI – 11/21/2014

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI! My chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is inspired by a conversation I recently had with my girlfriend about #NaNoWriMo:

Do things that are difficult for you. No honest feeling of accomplishment ever comes from doing something you find easy.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morninig FYI – 8/22/14

Welcome to the first installment of Friday Morning FYI!

This little slice of nonsense will show up every week with a precious nugget of wisdom I’ve collected/been told/made up/found under a rock/read on a fortune cookie fortune, or otherwise stolen over my time on this planet. If you’re wondering ‘Why Friday morning?’, because what else are you doing Friday between 6 and 9AM?

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