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Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man.

December 16, 2008
Filed under: mortgage scandal,TV — bcd @ 11:23 pm

it amazes me sometimes how much i see of my parents in myself.  every time i laugh and hear my dads laugh, it’s hard not to think back to all those times when in anger i said i would never grow up to be like him.  now i wish i could be more like him.  time and perspective, kids; time and perspective.

a lot of the TV shows that i watch as an adult started as habits as a child with my mom.  i still watch (really TiVo) 60 Minutes every week; it was ritual with my mom to spend Sunday evening preparing for the coming week and to watch 60 Minutes.  these days i am lucky if i get to see it all; often i just listen to the podcast at work and end up deleting the episode from TiVo.  take that advertisers!

in spite of my habits, this week i watched Sunday’s episode on Monday.  Scott Pelley did a segment on the impending second wave mortgage disaster, something i was already aware and scared of and something that i knew most people were oblivious to.  ignorance is bliss.

while watching the episode i had to restrain myself from throwing the remote through my big screen.  listening to acupuncturist Rula Giosmas sent me into life tilt and of course, despite being 100% to blame for her situation and 100% blame for the problems her greed and ignorance have inflicted on others, this bitch still had the temerity to think she deserved a workout.  i think she even claimed she felt misled.

it’s hard to not be a misanthrope when everywhere you look some fscking douche-nozzle is trying their best to lie, cheat and steal their way to riches.  hard work is for suckers, man.

humanity is doomed; accept it and move on folks.

3 Comments »

  1. While personally I want to throw the remote every time I see Andy Rooney, I hear ya on the mortgage crisis. Having just gone through the process of buying a house, and hearing our realtor tell us she was in closings where the people put no money down, paid no closing costs out of pocket, AND walked away with cash at closing, I shudder to think what these knobs were thinking (or IF they were).

    And — having been in cities/burbs where entire neighborhoods are abandoned, it’s so strange. But it’s easy to see why — people feel entitled. It’s keeping up with the Joneses on steroids. Everyone has to have an iPod, everyone has to have a big screen or flat panel, everyone has to have 250 channels of shit on the TV to choose from, and everyone — whether they can afford it or not — thinks they need a house.

    I have no point, other than to agree with your rage. Carry on…

    Comment by DAC — December 17, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

  2. but we pay for it. we’ll be feeling the effects of this debacle for decades.

    if we’re lucky maybe someone will realize that humans are fscking greedy and need regulation. what moron trusts individuals and big businesses to do what is right? don’t i keep hearing statistics that 80% of Americans are god-fearing people? are they reading a different bible than the one i studied academically for over half my life? i guess they gloss over the whole original sin/man’s carnal nature, etc etc etc. it’s gotta be in that damn book somewhere….

    either that or Wall Street is run by the 20% of Satanist and Muslims that are in the U.S. Madoff was Jewish, right? i know there is some current christian sect/cult thinks Jews are evil…oh wait, that is just Mel Gibson.

    Comment by bcd — December 18, 2008 @ 12:05 am

  3. Ha ha. I thought I was the only person who was starting to become their parents by watching 60 Minutes. I always hated when my parents watched it on Sunday nights after football but, just like you, if I miss an episode now (which I often do), I download the podcast and listen to and from work.

    Comment by chip — December 18, 2008 @ 7:08 am

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