Thursday, July 30, 2009

Things That Make Me Go Hurm.

So, I spend a lot of time on the Internet reading various news sites and blogs and whatnot (especially lately because my job means I do nothing in the summertime). And I'm constantly running across things that freak me out or greatly disturb me, and considering the fact that I've already accepted that we as a species are doomed, these types of articles only solidify this thought. So here, I've randomly collected some things that I would like to share with you, not so much for your enjoyment but more for your daily dose of 'oh-crap-things-are-fucked-up.' Enjoy.
  • Fish are shrinking. Not just in numbers (which is a problem in and of its own) but also in size, which is going to create problems for us and numerous other creatures.
  • With the economic crisis and high unemployment rates and all, people are starting to work for free. This article points out some reasons why that's good for both businesses and workers, but it seems to me that this is the kind of thing that will throw the whole employment system out of whack.
  • Every week or so I find an article that basically says technology is destroying us and making us terrible people, like this one about how Twitter can make you amoral, or this one about cyberspace making the youth into sluts, or this one about how texting is causing anxiety in kids. Fun.
  • I was just introduced to this Tumblr blog by my friend Ryan, and it shows some very interesting parental specimen. I highly recommend clicking through it, but prepare to be somewhat perturbed.
  • Recently a small town in Wisconsin had a giant uproar and call for a book ban because of young adult books with sexual content (both hetero and homo) including The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I might remind you that it's 2009.
  • There's always been idiotic talk of Obama not being a citizen, but for some reason as of late, that story has picked up some steam and now it's all about whether or not he's a 'natural born citizen.' This isn't going to go far enough to actually kick him out of office, but it worries me that just enough people will be convinced that he's not legit, because let's face it, most people are pretty stupid.
  • Also on the Obama, because of this whole Gates debacle, he's having Gates and the arresting officer over for beers. Sounds totally cool to me, I'd love to have beers with the president. What worries me is the amount of coverage now being dedicated to the types of beer the men will be drinking, and whether or not they are appropriate choices. Come on people, seriously?
That's all for now, but I'm sure if I give a few more days, there will be plenty more troubling things...


  1. In regards to the fish, at least that means we don't have to live in fear of the return of the megalodons! Safety from giant sharks is at least a little comforting!

  2. See I'm not too sure about that. Yeah, regular fish are getting smaller, but we still don't know what kinds of crazy things live in the deep dark trenches. And as waters get warmer, the tides change, and who knows, one day a big wave could wash in a whole mess of crazy looking sea monster things. It's something I'm kinda really freaked out about.

  3. Where's the giant alien invasion that is supposed to unite us as citizens and innate humanitarians by kicking the crap outta some race of beings bringing some radial new resource called, 'P.E.A.C.E'?

  4. Maybe that's the 2012 world-changing event that's gonna happen...