It’s been a while, so what’s new with me? I’m running a marathon in 23 days that I’ve barely trained for (so far), and sometimes the best way to get back into something is to just start, so, here’s some random thoughts and things.
I enjoyed David Cross’s most recent special Oh Come On. It was recorded about a year ago and I think it’s his strongest special yet. I always liked him on Mr. Show, and thought his standup had it’s insightful moments here and there that shine but he was stronger in sketches and acting, but Oh Come On might be the best thing he’s produced to date. I recommend.
I try to count my blessings all the time. I’m employed, I love my partner and our dog. I’ve got a great family and am healthy. I have a lot to be grateful for, but I still get bummed out all the time about the state of the country and the world. I find myself often still thinking about the way social media affects people. Affects me. As long as a feed or stream isn’t displayed in simple chronological order, that stuff is harming people. The latest news in that manipulation is Facebook’s decision to let politicians violate their terms of service without consequence, it’s just so bad now and has been for years, and we’re expected to understand it all already. It’s a lot to keep up with.
As I’ve said before, it’s all fun and games until you wake up one day and Donald Trump is president of the United States, and every day the administration brings something horrifying and shameful and embarrassing. Reads like this are just normal now.
I just needed to vent, thanks for listening.