You don’t own words

I watched an exchange on YouTube between two entertainers. One used a “ethnic slur” and the other called him out on it. However, the other person claimed they could use that word because they now owned it as a “people”. I’m sorry but I don’t know how certain groups of people can own words. Especially if they have a root negative connotation.

I understand that words have meaning based on their context. To be fair, if they make you upset when others say it to or about you, what about how it makes others feel when you call your own people the same thing? 

How about we expand our vocabulary and stop being stupid idiots? 

On being a contrarian…

Do you know someone who is always on the opposite side of your opinion. I’m not talking about your spouse, it’s supposed to be that way. But someone who always starts out their response with “Well, actually…”

Star Wars vs Star Trek, DC vs Marvel, Republican vs Democrat vs some weird 3rd party, Christian vs Pagan (Don’t even get me started on the Religious sub cultures, that’s and issue that loses more friendships than any)

Some people just like to hear your opinion first so they can play “devil’s advocate” and just get on your nerves. It’s tough to be friends with people like this. How do you deal with it? Well, you can always ask a bunch of follow up questions if they are the type of person that makes statements. The best way is just to keep quiet and not share your opinions. Someone can’t shoot you down if you don’t give them any ammo. Read twitter posts, Facebook status and just grin and move on. But you can’t can you? You must be right all the time, so unleash your best with no mercy and enjoy no friendships. I should delete this blog…

 

When to hold in a fart?

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St. Louis Gateway
Arch Transport

I usually don’t recommend holding in a fart, but if you can consciously help it, then don’t let it out in one of these places.

Close quarters
Such as the gateway arch transport, there is no escape and it’s just cruel to unleash your cloud of hatred here.

Church
Most churches have padded chairs, but you might find one that has the old wooden pews. Just blame your pillar of cloud on the spirit moving you, many church goers won’t quench the spirit.

During an MRI
You absolutely can’t move and it might destroy the image they are trying to capture. Plus only you get to smell it, and that’s no fun.

Elevators
I know it’s cliche, but if you must, wait until you are about to get off. It’s the quickest way to move your stink from the ground floor so that people on the 13th floor can enjoy it.

Doctors Office
It’s probably the easiest way to get the doctor to enter the room. Once you unleash it they will enter and probably put you on a pro-biotic regimen. Bonus points for holding it in after a prostate exam.

Is it OK to Smoke the Marijuana?

Well, nowadays, it depends on which state you live in? Marijuana is given to us by God right? I guess you can also ask the question, is it Ok to eat a salad with poison ivy? Poison ivy may taste amazing and send you into a euphoric state as your face becomes swollen and blistered beyond recognition, but the short term high negates the long term damage. The point being, someone figured out that if you smoked marijuana then you get high, but I’m not willing to take the risk eating those shiny leaves that I’m trying to retrieve my golf ball from.

The real question to ask is “why you are smoking pot”. If you have “chronic” pain and this provides relief then I think it would be beneficial to remove all the mind altering effects of the drug and treat it like Advil or Aleve (which has been done). However, I’m guessing that people really don’t want to remove the mind altering part. If you are smoking pot to escape your problems like people do with other drugs, then it’s time to reevaluate things.

I have occasionally smoked a cigar when I’m with friends playing golf. I smoked quite a few cigars in college during my “hipster” phase, but started to get really ill when I smoked them. Since then, I personally have never had the desire to smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe (crack or tobacco).

If you want to smoke pot, then that’s fine, but if someone has a drug addiction past and doesn’t want to do it anymore, then don’t do it in front of them which could cause a backslide. Same with any other substance that people might abuse, including food. That’s just my opinion.

Foot tattoos 

I don’t understand why so many people are getting tattoos on their feet. Nor do I understand why people want to expose their feet and draw attention to them with a big flower. 

I guess if your work doesn’t allow tattoos, then you can silently rebel by getting one that you can cover with a sock.

Using nouns as verbs…

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Borderline bad grammar?

Hulu says “Come TV with us” and now Walmart says, “Easter like you mean it”. Why are we teaching grammar to our children? If marketing executives have thrown the rules of grammar out the window, then why should we bother? I’ll tell you why, it’s so our kids can eventually replace the people who can’t speak or write correctly.

I admit that I’m not the foremost expert when it comes to how to speak and write correctly, but our society is starting to devolve into a new type of language.