Today, I don't want to talk about politicos, sex scandals, celebrities (who also have sex scandals), freaks, black holes, or rabid prairie dogs. Nope, not today. Today, I want to talk about ... infinity.
Infinity scares me; way more than rabid prairie dogs. Or black holes, because chances are I'll never fall into a black hole, whereas my atoms will most assuredly be subjected to infinity at some point in time -- or in the space/time continuum, whichever the case may be. Who can comprehend something which has no beginning and no end? Is infinity the same thing as eternity? Apparently, since neither has boundaries, neither can be reduced to the rules of the physical world, and neither can be explained in words of less than two syllables.
What right has some unfathomable force so vast and vastly incomprehensible to exist? Does it exist? They say it does. And who, precisely, are They? We never see them, never meet them, never get e-mail from them, but we all know them. They are the ubiquitous They. Maybe I'm more afraid of
Maybe the whole thing is a vast right-wing conspiracy among certain disgruntled elves and lesser dwarves acting in consonance with a ticked off cosmos and, yes, possibly a rabid prairie dog or two.
Perhaps we'd be better off today thinking about some Words Gone Wild. They're troubling and inexplicable, but they are at least finite.
you people are retarted - Step away from the pastries, you've had enough!
jealious - To covet someone else's alias.
millionair - The atmosphere in ritzier neighborhoods.
rotton - 2000 pounds of mouldering garbage.
bracletes - Arm and ankle jewelry worn by athletes.
quandry - Reference in certain Southern dialects to a machine, operated by round, metal monetary units, found in laundromats that makes your clothes not wet.
repubilcants - Replicants with political agendas.