So unladylike of me, I know.

Over the weekend, I asked a friend if she had seen the results of the Fuckling Contest.

“No,” she admitted. “Last time I looked at your blog, you had some kind of tirade going.”

Tirade! I resented this characterization. “You want a tirade?” I thought. “I could show you some real blog tirades, dammit.” But then I reconsidered, and decided that perhaps “tirade” wasn’t such a bad word after all.

Thinking is ranked somewhere up there with masturbating on the list of Things People Do But Should Not Discuss In Polite Company. It is actively discouraged in schools. It is frowned upon in the workplace, and banned in amusement parks. It is allowed in coffeehouses, but only reluctantly. But thinking is crucial. If we succumb to socially mandated intellectual numbness, then maybe we deserve to have our elected officials strip of us of our right to privacy, our right to reproductive freedom, our right to free and fair elections, our rights to habeas corpus and freedom from torture.

Perhaps I should have made it clear sooner that this blog is NOT polite company. I will discuss all sorts of unpleasantries here, including possibly electoral politics, race/class/gender/other isms, bodily fluids, and anything else I can think of that will make someone, somewhere, uncomfortable. There will occasionally be tirades.

But I will also discuss knitting and cats, and maybe food. So don’t give up yet.

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14 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Red Diabla said,

    Speaking of food, sorry to miss your invite yesterday. I was barely awake by 11am, and the other half was waaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy asleep.

    And I like tirades. I feel comfy when they happen.

  2. 2

    uccellina said,

    We have leftovers! And leftunders, and lefttothesides.

  3. 3

    miss kendra said,

    i find your admission to participating in this “thinking” stuff disgusting and totally out of line.

    i demand that you cease and desist.

    now let’s eat donuts.

  4. 4

    Laurie Ann said,

    I was taught that too much think caused blindness. Who knew?

  5. 5

    Mom said,

    And hair on your palms, as well.

  6. 6

    Faith said,

    small minds people…small minds.

  7. 7

    Husband said,

    Oh my god,Dude, the palm trees are getting hairy! Must be thinking too much.

  8. 8

    Mom said,

    I was always suspicious of those palm trees…Maybe because they actually belong to the grass family and aren’t true trees at all. Weed, man.

  9. 9

    Hyphen said,

    I like tirades. I vote for more.

  10. 10

    Mahala said,

    I enjoy a good tirade now and again 🙂

  11. 11

    brina said,

    We definitely need more tirades here. It can’t be gummy bears on spikes all the time, y’know. Some people.

    More cat pictures would also be good.

  12. 13

    MonkeyGurrl said,

    My mom told me that thinking too much was unattractive.

    That being said, how am I voting on the various propositions in November?

  13. 14

    nora said,

    Funny, cause my mom said looking attractive made me look unintelligent. We can’t win…


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