By The Wiz
Well, obviously the blogging here has taken a turn for the non-existent. Apparently summer is kind of busy. Or laziness-inducing. Or whatever. But I have some thoughts. So here I spew.
The other day I was deeply disturbed by the state of the world. I had been watching a BBC documentary about brothers and sisters who grew up apart, but met as adults, KNOWING they were siblings, who were married and/or living as couples. “Genetic sexual attraction” it was called. It disturbed me.
Then as I checked my yahoo email account, (mostly spam, I KNOW you were dying to know) I saw that Mel Gibson’s girlfriend was pregnant, he has no plans to marry her, and Brooke Shields wishes she had done the deed much earlier than age 22. Also, Boston is probably going to fall into the sea. (I mean, I know I don’t like Boston much, the weather’s crappy, but it doesn’t deserve an Atlantean fate.) The world depressed me.
Clearly, this generation has the WORST PROBLEMS EVER, and the world was going to end soon. There was no other option. Nobody before us has had to deal with the crap we have, and the next generation? What do they know? I mean, hey those pioneers up in heaven? They are going to look at us in awe and ask us how we possibly lived through it and managed to stay faithful. Heck, they might even BOW DOWN.
How lucky was the generation before mine? I mean, hey what did those boomers have to live through? THEY didn’t have Internet p*rn attacking people like Devil’s Snare and killing their souls. THEY didn’t have the swine flu. THEY didn’t have High Fructose Corn Syrup advertising itself on TV. What did they have? The 60s? OK, that was probably a little tense. Vietnam? Also, kind of a problem. And the music and fashions of the 70s are probably best forgotten. All righty then, so they had their issues as well. But I’m sure if you go back a little further, THEN things were peachy.
Oh, well, there was that whole WWII thing, with the Nazis and stuff. That was Bad in ways I can’t comprehend. OK then, before that! The Great Depression. Hmmm…..glad I didn’t have to live through that, and before that, they had the Spanish influenza, which actually did kill bunches and bunches of people, and the bloodbath that was WWI definitely wasn’t a party either.
However, I’m SURE that if you were born in the 1800’s you didn’t have NEARLY the problems MY GENERATION has to face! Of course, you didn’t have running water, either. Forget that.
I suppose the world has survived worse things then Hollywood celebrities acting dopey. And people like me whining about it. It’ll keep on surviving, even if Boston does fall into the sea. (And I’m sorry, but I have a hard time believing that one. Although I know, if you can’t trust Yahoo news…..)