Thursday, November 15, 2007


Daily Wii Fitness Age: 24

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Anyone notice the change in the "Survivor: China" opening credits? I don't know if it happened this week. They're highlighting the remaining players more, which is smart -- the batch of personalities this season is as good as it's ever been.
    • "Earl" was fantastic tonight. The funniest thing about it is that both "Private Practice" last night and "Earl" tonight involved a birth during a hostage situation and I found both amusing, though only one of them was supposed to be.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • Mousewatch Day Two: Negative for dead rodents in the office.
    • Santas in Australia are being "censored."
  • Daily Rant:
    • Today, we discuss context. It provides meaning to our lives and keeps us from living in absolutes, and too many people have lost its use. I'm referring to the above story and how political correctness keeps rearing its head in horribly inappropriate places. It's hard for me to believe that anyone really thinks that "ho, ho, ho" will offend someone; they're just worried about a lawsuit or a loss of business from complaints. And that's where context comes in. Nobody should have to worry about paying legal fees because a word expressing laughter since 1150 (according to all of a sudden gained new meaning. When Bryan Singer uses "Superman" it's cool; when Souljah Boy uses it, it's disturbing. Here's a new law: Santa can't get in trouble for using "ho" unless he's wearing a feather in his hat, driving a jacked-up Crown Victoria, or smacking his "elves." People, introduce a bit of context into your lives -- you can't enjoy the world when you're walking on eggshells and having to look down all the time. Besides, the really offensive Santa is this one.

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