Ruined My Life

Friday, November 03, 2006

Caught with his pants down

Now I could care less what people do in their lives. Have sex with whomever you want, do drugs, drink, listen to Pat Boone. Who cares? But I do love this story...

A top evangelical leader who is accused of paying a male prostitute for sex admitted today he contacted his accuser "for a massage" and purchased methamphetamine from him. But the Rev. Ted Haggard said he never had sex with Mike Jones and threw away the drugs.

I think my favorite part is that he bought drugs but threw them away and he got a "massage" but had no sex. Bullshit! Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. This is revenge for telling other people how to live. If you keep your mouth shut they don't care when you fuck up.

Now I, for one, don't understand why someone would buy meth if they weren't addicted to it. Isn't that how it works. Billy tries meth with some friends one night and likes it. He does it for free for as long as he can and then his friends say, "dude, this shit costs money. Buy your own or I'll stab you in your sleep." So Billy goes and starts buying his own and gets hooked. Then he starts stealing TVs and grandma's money, selling his mom's doll collection and powertools so he can get more. Then one day he stops using meth because he's dead or in prison or in rehab. The end...

I'm positive there are variations on this theme, but you don't just wake up one day and go to the corner and say, "I've heard quite a bit about this meth and I'd like to partake like all the kids..." And you sure as hell don't start calling male escorts to buy you drugs and not either do them or get rammed in a cheap motel.

So, the next time you think you should tell a stranger how the fuck to live their life, remember this little tale. Some day you will fuck up and look like a jackass and the world will be ready to point and laugh...

I do guess that vapid shithead Dianne Sawyer will interview him at some point and say "What would you say to the people who want an apology from you?"

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Work is Ruining All Our Lives!

So, the government is worried because worker productivity isn't growing but wages are...

WASHINGTON - The productivity of American workers slowed to a standstill in the summer while wage pressures were rising at the fastest clip in more than two decades, a combination likely to raise inflation concerns at the Federal Reserve.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, showed no change in the July-September quarter while labor costs rose by 3.8 percent. For the past year, labor costs are up by 5.3 percent, the fastest increase since 1982.

Maybe the answer here is that this is a good thing. What happened to being concerned about the quality of life of your employees? I don't need a McMansion or to eat out 10 nights a week or to wear the most expensive clothes. I need to spend time at home with my family, with people I care about. I need to go on vacation and read books. I need to watch sports on TV and walk my dog. Increasing productivity means more hours at the same pay. That seems like a breakdown of the social contract between employers and employees.

I'm the last person to claim to have balanace in my life, however, I strive for it. We've gone mental in this country. To be honest, we need the baby boomers to retire so there are more jobs than people, that would be good for us. Remember how great things were in before the dotcom bubble burst?

If we burn people out and make it all about buying crap, what good is that? We need to bring manufacturing back to this country, we need to bring back the 40 hour work week, we need to keep work sane. Otherwise, what is life worth?

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

What do you want to do when you grow up little Billy?

I want to carve apart people and animals legally!

Look I know someone has to do it. And I know that those animal skeletons in museums don't just appear all beautiful and put together. But why is Yahoo doing such a fun little piece on this?? Maybe next year they can pull out the story about the mortician who does puppet shows with the dead.

On a completely unrelated note, I like the labels but I wonder if they will ever be coherent because I'm not starting a unified organizational structure like a certain someone.

By the way, there is a link there. I'm not sure it's appearing (even though I used Blogger's tool) its (and the news story is on yahoo!)

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Begging Children

I swear, the kids are getting worse and worse at dressing up and begging. Come on, it's not like you have to do this more than once a year! The costumes were fair (especially on the older kids). I had a few girls show up in jeans and say they were fashion models.

Beyond that, no one said Trick or Treat. A few did, and I can't fault the tiny tiny children who are unable to do more than grunt and fart. The best were the kids who tried to scare me, at least they were in the spirit of it.

I promise, I won't complain about almost running out of candy. Shannon saved the day with a creative solution and we made it through. Plus we had more kids this year than last year. There must have been 100. There were hordes of kids and parents in the street.

Gripe of October
I don't mind parents driving kids to our neighborhood (it's a safe place to Trick or Treat), I just don't think that once you're in the neighborhood mom and dad should get to drive you around to maximize your candy. RUN! Hustle from house to house. I want to see those little bastards work for it. I can respect that. And that idiot Dianne Sawyer wonders why kids are fat these days.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Blogger vs. Google (with some Gen Y hatred thrown in)

So I upgraded to this new google thingy and you know what? It's no different! I just have to sign up with a dumb google username which I'll never use because all of my other stuff is done through Yahoo. They said I could customize the look of my blog but when I click on it, it says you might lose changes you've made. Why on Earth would I want to start from scratch.

I just wish these internet wizardoo companies would stop buying each other and changing so damn much. Establish a service and keep it consistent. I don't care if the shitheads who are collectively known as Generation Y like things dynamic or need to keep it real and fresh. They suck! As a generation they don't pay for the things they should (like music) but they'll pay for things that should be free (ringtones, internet services, customer service, etc.). What a bunch of fucking chowderheads. I want to scream at them, stop wasting your money AND screwing things up for me at the same time.

Well beyond my little complaint about Gen Y, to recap, I think that Blogger should just be kept simple and easy. I don't have a lot of time for this shit.

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Monday, October 30, 2006


I really don't have a lot to post. Time has been weird lately as I was on the west coast last week and didn't adjust and then we changed the clocks. I'm all sleepy and awake at the wrong times. It's dark now and it feels like 10 o'clock at night. Plus the weather is cold in the morning, warm during the day and I'm either freezing or sweating inside.

As a result I'm just sitting at work muddling through. I went through 50 or 60 business cards today, throwing half of them away. I half cleaned my desk, had three conference calls, and ate half a sandwich for lunch.

There is still a big pile of shit on my desk but that never leaves.

Meal of the Week
It was out so I hope my wife doesn't take offense. It's a small sushi place called Jinpachi. It's on 8711 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. If you're in LA, make a reservation at the sushi bar (310-358-9134). It is fantastic. I've never had better.

Recent Past Reading
McSweeney's Issue 20 was pretty good. A few nice stories in there including The Big Dud. I also finished Chrisopher Moore's A Dirty Job. I thought it was funny as hell and a really good read. I bet if you read a certain someone's book journal they'd hate it.

I'd do a what I'm reading now section but a) no one cares and b) I'd have to change the format of my blog and I have absolutely no clue how to do that shit.

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