FINALLY! A little peace and quiet!
How's your 2009 going?
It's not 2009 where I am
How do you feel about discussing the weather?
I fucking LOVE IT
It is the pinnacle of banality
It is useful only when you actually need to know about the weather
It's fine for some people, I guess, like in the flyover states
It's a good way to start a better conversation
It gets the people at the water cooler off my ass
I don't discuss the weather
What happens on January 20, 2009?
America finally sheds itself of the worst President in its history
the new season of "Project Runway" starts
Federico Fellini's ghost wishes it was alive to celebrate his 89th birthday
Chile celebrates the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Yungay, at which it defeated the combined forces of Peru and Bolivia
If I learn that someone does not like a cultural object that I like, I use the following rhetorical devices:
I immediately question their ability to have an opinion about anything whatsoever in that cultural field.
I assume that they simply do not know the history of the object's creator, and launch into a boring history of his/her many accomplishments.
I cite a number of contrary opinions by famous people.
I make reference to cultural products that I dislike even more, the assumption being that the person likes those terrible things.
I defend the object against criticisms that person did not make.
I voice my opinion that the person should be fired from his job of rendering opinions about cultural objects.
I may do any number of things, but one thing I do for sure is take the whole thing way too personally.
I immediately invoke Hitler.
I become violently angry that someone I have never met does not like something created by someone else I have never met.
This has never happened to me because everybody likes the things I like.
Have you broken any of your New Year's resolutions yet? If you have, explain how.