Yeah, yeah, I know... you missed me. I get it, alright! I'm awesome and witty and amusing and dashing and gassy! A perfect mix, when it comes to churning out haphazard blog mediocrity... which you are hopelessly addicted to. You've re-read the last couple posts numerous times, all the while sighing wistfully, wishing I would update.
Well, your wish has come true!
You may change your wish after seeing that I'm going to lead with a parenthesis butt...
Yep, that's the intellectual high point for this post. It's all downhill from here... sorry...
OK, well, now that you are depressed, I will depress you further... I saw a video tonight that is the saddest video I've seen in ages. I'm just going to link to it instead of embed it, since it is too, too sad... you may think I'm kidding, but I'm not. It is sad. Click at your own risk. It is a video of a cat trying to revive his companion cat that got run over by a car and died. Hey, that's not funny! It's sad! I never said I was trying to be funny!
CLICK HERE to go to YouTube and be bummed out...
OK, in the interest of balance, here's a funny picture...
Carth Vader... come on, that's pretty funny, right?
Did it cheer you back up yet? No? OK, well, here's another...
It's a Reuben's Cube!
Get it?! See, it's funny, because it's like the Reuben sandwich, but it's also, like, shaped like a Rubic's Cube, see? Clever, right?
OK, well, I suppose I'm reduced to fart humor then... here's a recent White Ninja comic...
There... if gratuitous fart humor doesn't cheer you back up, nothing will!
Man, a guy links to a sad cat video and you'd think it was the end of the world! Get over it! Things die, that's just the way the world is! I didn't write the rules, I just break them like everyone else! Sheesh!
Hey, I thought of something last night, and I chewed on it today, so I thought I'd dump it here and see if you all come up with the same conclusion I did...
So, back when I went to that bizarre Men's Retreat a couple months back, the speaker said something that was interesting... he said all women need to be told that they are beautiful. It isn't just that it would be nice... he said that literally, it is a need that all women have... to be told that they are beautiful.
First off, is that true? If you're a lady, is it just nice to hear once in a while, or is it literally something you NEED to hear?
What about guys that you know? Think of everyone that you know that is a male. If he's a family member, wouldn't you immediately think "well, he's supposed to say that, he's my dad/brother/husband." Or if it's your boyfriend, wouldn't you think the same thing? What if he was a male friend that you had no sort of relationship with or feelings toward whatsoever? Let's say you're single, and a married male friend of your tells you that you're beautiful... wouldn't that creep you out? Would you interpret it as him hitting on you? Or a single male friend tells you that you're beautiful... could you ever simply receive it at face value without automatically assuming that he was flattering you in order to get something from you? Angling for a date, perhaps?
I assume another female telling you that you're beautiful wouldn't have much effect, would it? I don't mean anything romantic, I mean like your girlfriend going, "Oh, Susie, you look so beautiful tonight!" Does that meet that NEED, or does that not count?
I guess my question is, if it really is a NEED in all women to be beautiful (and told so), in what context could another person tell you so, that would effectively meet that need and be positive, healthy, effective, and not suspect/creepy/weird? Do you take flattery well? I guess that's another way to put it. As a married dude, I don't think it's my position to tell any woman other than my wife and daughters that they are beautiful, right? Wifey never believes me when I tell her, and the kids think I have to say it because I'm dad. But I do still have working eyes! I can tell if someone is handsome/beautiful or not! Yet I can't really imagine telling any of you I thought you were beautiful without it being awkward.
So if it is a NEED in EVERY woman, it strikes me that the parameters for getting that need met in a positive, healthy way are ridiculously narrow. Can't you only get that need met effectively by another single, attractive man, who fits the profile that you personally find attractive, while every other person that told you that you were beautiful would be "weird" to hear? Or am I missing something here?
OK, so I finished the Warrior's collection of short stories. I may write a review (of sorts) soon, just to highlight a couple of the tales I thought were worthy of the spotlight. I read many very good ones... but I can't help it. There's something about the way George RR Martin writes that puts him in a class by himself. I don't know what it is, really. He's so easy to read, and the page just opens up. And I noticed with the story he had in there, that he threw out tons of character names and references to historical events and places, which usually drives me insane... but in his case, it didn't bother me at all. Maybe it's because he's so good at name creation, and in making his references so casual and natural that they just feel right.
Meh, I'll write more soon...
I also bought a Web Book! So I'll be doing some writing tonight, w00t!
Nothing else to say. Going to go work on the Piranha newsletters, write a bit, read a bit, and go the heck to bed!
Dave the Goof