Well, a few things I want to mention now that the week is over. First, there’s radioactive water leaking into the Pacific ocean. But it’s okay, says government hired experts. Not a biggie. LOL! No – the Japanese don’t need healthy edible fish populations. Hell, neither does the rest of the world. We can do without. Then that nutty Evengelical Krystee-Cream-Puff Terry Jones burned a Quran. Okay – really – what happened next was priceless. Muslims attacked a U.N. Compound and started violently protesting. ROFLOL! Great way to show how Islam is the religion of peace, folks! It’s no wonder so many hicks want to turn the Middle East into a cratered sheet of glass. When will you guys learn that when you protest with violence you’re merely proving the point of the guy burning the Quran? He’s burning it because your religion is violent and hateful. So then you turn around and make his point and in turn make him want to burn more Qurans. No one wins stupid crap like this. Everyone’s best course of action is to stop reacting to people like Terry Jones, or some artist who made a cartoon. Get a sense of humor and quit taking yourselves so damn seriously.
Then there was the whole Southwest Airlines thing. Okay – so for most folks, probably not a huge deal, but I fly Southwest all the time! 🙂 Ha! I suppose it’s probably safer to fly them now that they’ve had over 81 planes inspected due to this incident. Huge massacres in Africa continue.
But in good news Prince William is getting married ::snark:: and latest reality show whore, I mean celebrity, Snookie is making tens of thousands of dollars to discuss hair and shoes with college kids. Personally I’d be protesting the use of my student activity fees in that manner.
All of this has made me realize I have a great deal to be thankful for. First, I don’t live in Japan and I don’t eat a lot of sea food. Second, I’m not a Muslim or a Christian. Third, I’m not flying anywhere soon. Fourth, I don’t live in Africa. Fifth, I’m glad I’m smart enough to not give two shits about Prince William getting married. And Sixth, in ten years Snookie will be used up, dried up, and her five minutes of fame will be over. She’ll probably be broke and on crack, too (along with Justin Bieber).
I am lucky to live in a part of the world where we place the highest monetary value on blind faith, youth, beauty, unremarkable ability (rather than real talent), athletic ability and stupidity. It’s not always easy being the middle-aged, married smart girl, but it certainly beats being murdered, raped, suicide bombed, having to wear a ghost costume 24/7, having no rights, being in a disaster zone, being too ignorant to function, etc…
It’s that one thing that makes all of our Saturdays bright and sparkly. Thank the Gods I don’t have kids who will be stuck with this mess we call civilized society when I’m dead and gone. 🙂