I'm still not doing New Year's Resolutions, which does not preclude a little reflection. One thing that I’ve learned over the past year is that there are an inordinate number of pretenders and poseurs in the world – rank amateurs at the art of riposte, I might add. It’s not that much fun taking on unarmed opponents -- except when it is. I am not above enjoying a battle of wits with those who have plenty of bark but no bullets. Things are perfectly fine as long as we don’t cross paths. When we do, look out. I have no compunction whatsoever about kicking ass now and taking names later.
I don’t pretend to be anything/anyone I’m not. What you see is pretty much what you get. I don’t say anything that I don’t know to be true, or that I haven't already seen stated as fact in a news article somewhere. I believe it’s better to say nothing than to say it anyway, knowing that it’s false. Likewise, if something is purely stupid, why would I call it anything else but what it is? I mean, you can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig, isn’t it? If I don’t like someone or something, I’m not going to pretend that I do. Isn’t that lying?
I don’t stand much on ceremony. The more laid back and open things are, the better I like them. Even laid back and mellow, however, can be done with a little bit of élan and finesse – which is more than can be said for some folks.
Here’s another Warped New Year’s Resolution for you: If you’re not particularly photogenic, shoot, simply Photoshop yourself onto someone who looks better. You don’t think anybody would be ballsy enough to do that? Guess again!
Moving on, the phone man cometh and the phone man goeth. It took him only a moment to discern the nature of the problem: a squirrel had snacked on the line leading into the house. I guess that’s a hint to me that I should feed my rodents more.
Today’s Twisted Linguistics:
There’s been a lot of hulpa lately about the rich and the famous and the natorious adopying needy children. Some of them do it for the noteriaty, as though they’re the vangaurd in some sort of conustants. It gives their enimies something to esavoir, though the more insightful feel remoursfull for the kids.
How Machiavellian are you?
|You Are Somewhat Machiavellian|
You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!
As clear and convincing – and final – proof that these friggin’ quizzes lie, I give you Exhibit “A” –