Georgia Girl

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I'm kinda disgusted by this...

So I have an aol email account and check it every day. They have all sorts of thought-provoking news stories, and todays headline disturbed me. A lot. So apparently some young guy went into a mall and killed 8 people before he shot himself. And aol put, as a subtitle, "Note left says 'Now I'll be famous.'" And aol is posting that ALL over the internet. So basically, aol is enabling this killer to become famous.

I don't know anything about the situation because I made the moral dicision not to read about some poor, miguided, deranged, in-need-of-great-mental-help guy who decided to kill people to become famous. I mean, shit, it's the same story, just a different day and a different crazy person and different victims. I'm not gonna sit here and pretend that I know what it feels like to be so depressed that I want to kill people so I'll be noticed because, thankfully, I don't. I am gonna sit here and wonder why we're so intrigued by these stories that we read about them and listen to beauty-queen-like newscasters replay the same story over and over. Why does it seem like young people have gone from being respectful and getting into petty police trouble to reinacting violent movies and video games? I'm not saying that ALL folks my age are terrible, mean, violent, crazy people. And I'm not saying that ALL folks my age 50 years ago were nice, sweet people. It just seems like, proportionally, people are getting crazier and crazier. What's the dill-io?

Monday, December 3, 2007

I'm not suppose to judge people...

but I judge smokers....for the following reasons:

1. It smells bad
2. It's gross
3. Doing so increases the chances of littering by 90% (a statistic I randomly made up but will stand by)
4. It smells bad
5. Some smokers who abide by the "no smoking in restaurants" law choose to smoke RIGHT IN FRONT OF the entrance. Good thinkin.
6. The nasty smell travels long distances and grabs a hold of anything it can (kind of like the Chupacabra)
7. Ex-smokers will attest to the fact that cigarettes really do smell terrible.
8. It's actually not cool.
9. Oh, it causes cancer (for smokers and innocent standbyers alike). Just a minor detail.
10. Air pollution is not something our planet is lacking.
11. Firing up a piece of paper that is filled with toxins, poisons, oh and a little tobacco and inhaling the smoke just seems stupid.
12. Half of one of those SOBs leaves me hackin and gaggin and feelin all woozy. I just ain't cut out for that shit.

The end. I hope I didn't alienate anyone. If you smoke, you should quit. It's not good for you.