By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com, AndyDisco on Twitter
You know how high school seniors always wear shirts that say crap like, "Seniors Rule!", "Seniors, '09" or, "It's a Senior Thing, you Wouldn't Understand", etc.? I think old people, i.e. Senior Citizens, should rock those on occasion. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw an old timer in a HoverRound rocking the hell out of one of those.
I didn't have any pictures of geriatrics. So I went with the two-man luge instead.
update: That was odd. I knew there was another wacky theory I wanted to add but couldn't remember it. What's odd about that is that it was two man luge related. ish.
The theory is that since we know that when a gay dude has a fake girlfriend to give the illusion of his heterosexuality, is the opposite- when a straight dude feigns a boyfriend to appear gay, called a mustache? I totally should be. It works so many (2) different levels.
That's how I roll.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com
When people say, "God bless" instead of, "take care" or "see ya later".
Firstly, what the hell does "bless" even mean? As far as I'm able to discern it means about the same as, "fortune"- a life with many blessings will look an awful like a life with much good fortune. So when someone says, "God bless" they're basically saying, "I hope God grants you good luck". But if they're that theistic, and simply wish you "good luck" can't we assume that the wisher of good luck assumes all good luck comes from God? So isn't the "God" part redundant?
But that's not my major point of annoyance with that phrase. What I find irritating is that when they simply say, "God bless" and not, "May God bless you", or "I'll pray for God's blessings on your behalf" etc., it sounds an awful lot like they are commanding God. "God bless" sounds pretty similar to, "Kevin, go get me a beer" or, "Joe, stop doing that to the dog".
So if the wisher of blessing , 1) Is confident that they are SOOO tight with God himself (or herself) that they can just command him around, and, 2) is truly concerned with your well being, couldn't they just command God to grant you something a lot cooler and more specific than just lame-o, generic "blessing". If someone said "God bless" to me, I'd say, "Listen pal, if God does your bidding, and you're lookin out for me, how about you order the man upstairs to send me a sports car, ocean-front condos and huge pectoral muscles, thanks."
But the never order God for that stuff- and that's stuff I can use! What the hell?
But the fun doesn't stop there. I can understand if someone awesome is alleging to have a hotline to God. If a fabulously good looking, intelligent, successful, empathic Alpha-Male (or female) claimed to have God's Ear, I'd think about considering it. But when a 45-year old fat lady sips her Big Gulp through her zero teeth from her HoverRound says, "God Bless", I really have to question either her authority over God, or just who this "God" person is, and if I want anything to do with him/her, since he obviously really screwed up the HoverRound blesser.
If she says, "God bless" I'd think, "Sure lady, but pardon me for not offering to hold my breath until it happens." But, if she were to say, "May God make you grotesque and HoverRound-bound and smelly." I'd have to respect her ability to force God to make that happen- she has a proven track record. HoverRound tracks, that is. Hi-ooooo.