Category Archives: Bitching

I bitch a lot.


This is a voting year unlike any we’ve had, maybe ever. For years I’ve said that we shouldn’t vote until they give us somebody to vote for. Unfortunately, the majority of people in this country vote because they think they’re making a difference. Maybe they are, maybe they’re not. This year we have to pick between one of the worst candidates ever, and another one of the worst candidates ever.

My problem, or one of them anyway, is that we are told who to vote for. Our choices are limited. I don’t belong to a side. And those who are, mostly always vote for their candidate, no matter how good or bad that candidate is. That is not good. That’s being close minded, and that’s being irresponsible with your vote. If everybody was a “middle of the road” voter, the votes would be more unbiased. But that’s never going to happen.

As a person who has no political affiliation, I’m constantly torn between voting for one shitty candidate and another shitty candidate.

Could I vote for a third party? Sure, but will they win? Hell no. Not with so many staunch left and right voters. Third party candidates aren’t even allowed to be in the debates. And there are people who say the system isn’t rigged.

This year, I’ve lost more friends (on Facebook) than ever before over the election. Of those I’ve unfriended, none were because of who they were voting for. They were all because of their shitty attitudes.

This is yet another problem I have. We’re all Americans, yet we turn into assholes during election season, and we start hating, literally hating, our fellow Americans. United we stand, eh? Politics and religion bring out the worst in people. And I’m sick of it.
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Mr. Colin Kaepernick, I Salute You

By now I’m sure you’ve heard all about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and how he refused to stand for the national anthem before his preseason game a week or so ago. And I’m sure if you watch the news, you’re probably all pissed off about it. I can’t logon to Facebook without seeing tons of irate people on my friends list, posting things about how he should love it or leave it, and how he’s a white guy and shouldn’t be oppressed by anything, and so on.

Here’s why he said he didn’t stand…

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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Karma Is Too Slow

I think I’ve finally had it, completely. For the better part of my adult life I have been on the fence about religion, or more importantly, a higher power. I think religion in and of itself is full of shit, but as far as there being a God, or a supreme being, I really don’t know. I mean really, nobody knows for sure. Having faith and believing are not knowing, and don’t ever confuse them.

So I’ve decided that I was going to believe in Karma. I know most religions believe in some form of Karma, but I’m going with it specifically as my religion. I believe in Karma because I’ve seen it work a million times, for good and for bad. Some people call them miracles, but they probably still believe in the Easter bunny, because they probably still celebrate Easter.

The problem is, while Karma works, sometimes it can take a little too long to work. And it would seem more often than not, when it does work, people don’t notice.

“Why do bad things keep happening to me?!”

That’s the only sign you’re going to get, asshole.

Lately, maybe for the last year, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m sick of waiting on Karma. I’m sick of waiting for people to start doing good. I’m sick of waiting.

What I’m really fucking sick of, is doing as much right and good as I can, while everybody else does whatever the fuck they want and get away with it.

Mostly, I’m talking about driving. I could go on more tangents, but we’ll leave it here for now.

Basically, what it boils down to is, if you change how you drive when a cop is nearby, then you’re a shitty driver all of the rest of the time. Cutting people off, not using turn signals, driving way too fast… you’re an asshole and a shitty driver. Because you know what you’re doing, especially if you change what you’re doing when you see a cop. If you’re that cognizant about how you’re driving to know that you’d get a ticket if pulled over, then you’re breaking the law and you’re driving wrong ON PURPOSE. Making you an asshole.

And that’s what I’m fucking sick of. I’m sick of driving the speed limit, I’m sick of using my turn signals, and I’m super fucking sick of being a courteous driver when nobody else is. I’m sick of doing right and getting nothing but shit on by everybody else who doesn’t give a fuck.
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What Happened, Burger King?

When I was growing up, up until I was a late teen, Burger King was the shit. I would always pick them over any other fast food burger joint, including McDonald’s. And then, sometime in the mid to late 90s, they decided they were going to change their fries. Everyone was pissed. Their new fries came out, and people were on the fence about them, but Burger King continued to be a pretty good place to eat.

I started to get used to the new fries, but I still wasn’t happy about them. I had no other choice though. If I was going to eat at Burger the King, I was just going to have to deal. But then, a couple years later, they decided they were going to change their fries yet again. And yet again, this pissed me off. It only showed to me that Burger King had no idea what they were doing.

And then the burgers started tasting bad. Too much of the flame broiled flavor was being added to the burgers and after eating one I’d be burping up flame broiled flavor for the next day or two. So, much like the rest of America, I stopped eating at Burger King.

Oh yeah, that’s totally a flavor added to their burgers. Don’t let them lie to you. Their burgers are sent to their restaurants frozen, pre-cooked, and they have those grilled lines on them added for the look, just like the flavor is added for the taste. Neither have anything to do with the actual cooking of the burgers.

I don’t know how well they’re doing in other parts of the country, or the world, but around here they’re terrible, and have been for many years. Well over a decade. Every time I pass by one I see no business, when all other restaurants around them are busy as hell. I just can’t figure out how they’re staying in business.

On a side note, I was working in Mason, Ohio for a while and in one spot there are two of damn near everything right down the street from one another. Including Burger King. I thought that was special, considering one barely gets business, now they got two eating into each other’s business. Well apparently one of them closed recently. SURPRISE SURPRISE.

I see a commercial every now and then for Burger King, as they continue to promote their business, and their food, and they continue to come out with new items and specials. Yet I continue to always see no business as I drive by.

Recently Burger King announced they were going to start selling Mac N Cheetos and the internet collectively lost its shit. While die-hard Burger King lovers were still completely pissed (including myself) at the fact that they got rid of their tater tots with the cheese in the middle, everyone seemed to be excited about the Mac N Cheetos. The fattie in everybody was happy.

An orgasm for your food hole.

An orgasm for your food hole.

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Paging Doctor House

I’ve always been a fan of the show House M.D. but during its initial run I missed quite a lot of episodes. With it being on Netflix currently, I decided to start at the beginning and watch every episode. Not binge-style, mind you, just every now and then I’d throw an episode on and enjoy it.

I finally got to the end of the second season the other day, and then yesterday I started the third. And that’s where I started noticing shit that I should’ve noticed way before now, and it stuck with me. I wasn’t going to write anything because the show has been off the air for four years now and I’m sure I’m not the first person to notice these things. But it kept eating at me, so I thought what the fuck, why not?

To catch you up. The second season ended with House being shot in his office by some dude. The entire episode is an hallucination inside House’s head because of blood loss, which you don’t find out until the end of the episode. During, however, he discovers a certain drug given to him during surgery should help him get full use of his leg back and no pain. It isn’t said or shown, but you can guess that he has it done in real life once he comes out of his hallucination at the end of the episode and tells Cuddy to give him that drug.

The beginning of the third season shows him running to work, which is apparently 8 miles from where he lives. The procedure worked and his leg works. He’s in such a good mood he decides to take on two cases. One turns out to be relatively easy, but the other involves a man who is completely paraplegic and has basically no real life other than being stuck in a wheel chair and being unable to move. House thinks he can fix the guy.

Here’s where I started noticing things. First of all, in every episode, every one of the main characters spends some time over-analyzing one of the others, or perhaps even the patients and/or their families. Once I noticed it, it pissed me off. If it’s character building, I think by the third season they’ve built enough. We got it by now.

These moments are time filler. Sure they can make for some interesting banter, and every now and then they actually help push along the story, on a whole they could all be left out and nothing would suffer except the time of the show. The only thing I learn from each one of these sessions is that not-so-secretly everybody hates everybody else.

With this particular episode I noticed a few things that taught me more about the characters than their over-analysis of each other. Like…
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