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Dear Kim Kardashian: you happily model for magazines that constantly make women feel fat or just bad about themselves in general, so if you’re tired of people talking about your weight (regardless of pregnancy), just think of it as “reaping what you sow”.
I just realized something… my criteria for friends/friendship isn’t whether or not someone likes the same things I like… it’s whether or not you’re a good person. Common interests are just gravy.
Edit: it’s also pretty awesome to learn about things that you totally would not have been exposed to otherwise. I guess it’s ALL gravy.
So, I was watching one of my favorite bad movies, The Chronicles of Riddick, when something dawned on me…
OK, so the bad guys in this movie were called The Necromongers. They were these horrible people who worshipped the dead (or whatever) and went from planet to planet, leaving only destruction in their path. And then Dame Judi Dench (how did they get her in this movie, anyway?) described them, and something made sense to me: ”They are an army unlike any other… crusading across the stars toward a place called UnderVerse, their promised land – a constellation of dark new worlds. Necromongers, they’re called. And if they cannot convert you, they will kill you.”
Let’s see… “crusaders” who’ll kill you if they can’t convert you? Sound familiar?
I don’t know. I just think it’s funny that if the “bad guys” kill those they can’t convert, then they’re like, EXTRA bad. But if Christians do it, well… hey, it’s for a good cause, right?
The thing that bums me most about the growth in popularity of Twitter is that I can’t say “a-twitter” anymore. Yes, I used to say that. Now I have to say something like “todo.” Examples: “Everybody’s all a-twitter about Manti Te’o.” Can’t say that. I now have to say “What’s the big todo about Manti Te’o?”
Bah. That just sounds awkward. And really, I don’t care about Manti Te’o either way.
So, I read this article Space Invaders by Farhad Manjoo that tells me that people who use two spaces after the end of a sentence are wrong. Wait, not wrong, WRONG.
First off, FUCK YOU, Farhad Manjoo. I haven’t even addressed the right/wrong thing yet; you just seem like a complete douchebag. You can just hear the snobby attitude in his words:
“…and yet people who use two spaces are everywhere, their ugly error crossing every social boundary of class, education, and taste.”
Douchebags like you are everywhere, their douchebaggery crossing every social boundary of class, education, and taste.
“You’d expect that anyone savvy enough to read Slate…”
YEAH like Slate is right up there with the Oxford English dictionary as far as correct grammar. Pompous asshole. Let’s get to the meat of this, though…
“What galls me about two-spacers isn’t just their numbers. It’s their certainty that they’re right.”
THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR YOU. What, some typographers from way back when decided that there should be only one space so they’re obviously right? FUUUUUUCK OFF. It’s just an arbitrary selection made by some people who denoted themselves “experts” (and believe me, I’ve had quite enough of people who call themselves experts and expect you to believe everything they say because they’re the expert. ”social media experts”, anyone?) .
Oh, shit, there’s more.
“Every modern typographer agrees on the one-space rule. It’s one of the canonical rules of the profession, in the same way that waiters know that the salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork and fashion designers know to put men’s shirt buttons on the right and women’s on the left.”
WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT ANY OF THAT? Look, I understand that people like to have stuff in the places that they like, but seriously, does it make the food taste any better if the fork started on the left? Does it get digested more thoroughly? IS IT PASSED MORE EASILY WHEN WE’RE DONE WITH IT?
It all comes down to they’re saying I’m wrong, because someone else says I’m wrong. But those are just OPINIONS, not facts. Sure, maybe he’s an expert, maybe he’s got tons more experience, but it’s still his OPINION. If you come at me with some measurement of something like the Cesium-3 atom that denotes 100% that there should be only one space after a sentence, OK fine, I’ll concede. But until then? FUCK OFF.