Unpopular Opinion: Pride

I thought I wrote about this somewhere, maybe Facebook, but I can’t find it now, so here goes. I don’t think people should be proud of what they can’t help but be. For instance, I don’t think anybody should be proud of being a certain race. Blacks, whites, Native Americans… none of us should be proud for being what we are because we had no say in it. We weren’t given a choice. We didn’t “accomplish” it of our own merits.

However… I think you should be proud of who you are as a person (hopefully that means you’re a good and decent person) and if being whatever race you are is what helped to mold you into who you are today, you can totally be proud of that. I guess it’s just easier to be proud of being whatever race you are as opposed to all of that.

How can you hate them? I like to party, too. Source

Even still, I feel black power, and how people should be proud to have that or feel that or utilize it in positive ways. But black pride? Get rid of it. You weren’t asked if you wanted to be black or white or whatever. Nobody was.

Because I’m sure a whole lot of people would’ve picked something else. I’m sure there are some black people who would love to experience white privilege once or twice. And as a white guy, sometimes I’d like to be black so I couldn’t be hated for being white and having white privilege. I didn’t ask for it, and if I ever used it to give me something I wouldn’t get as any other color, it was an accident.

But having white pride totally makes you look racist, even if you’re not. Source

For sure I’m not proud of being white. I feel that would come off as bad, anyway. I could’ve turned out to be a better person, for whatever reason that might mean, but I’m proud of who I am, for the most part. Unfortunately who I am is because I’ve been white my whole life and have benefited from it. But, when that was happening, I had no idea it was happening.

What I’m trying to say here is, if we’re going to be proud of who we are, how about we’re all proud of being human beings? That would be something. Then we would all look at one another as such, and we’d all be equals. So can we do that? You, me, her, him, we all decide to be human beings and treat each other as such. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, or a guy who wants to be a woman, or a guy who dates only guys. We’re all people dammit, let’s start treating each other as such. THAT would be something to be proud of.

And if you’re not already treating everyone that way, fuck you. YOU’RE the problem.

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Strange News Sunday – Arresting Winter

From down the street at ABC News’ place comes this fantastic story of a police department in New York getting fed up with winter, so they arrested it.

The Depew Police Department announced on their Facebook page that they had arrested winter. If any more snow were to fall, they would hold it against winter in court.

They also called out Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter, and said he should turn himself in for his prediction.

It’s a good thing winter is white, cause if it was black they wouldn’t have arrested it, they would’ve just shot it. Don’t be surprised if Punxsutawney Phil ends up being busted with meth or something. I’m sure it will be planted.

Hey, speaking of crooked cops, eight of them in Pilar, Argentina, blamed mice on a half-ton of missing pot. HuffPost reports that there was supposed to be about 13,000 pounds in lockup, but about 1,000 was missing.
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Live Friday Nights: Heart – Barracuda

What a voice. What a rocking song. There’s a reason this is still played on radio stations around the world. Rock out!

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Great Commercials: State Farm – State Of Chaos

I shared this on my old blog because it’s so awesome, but then I realized I hadn’t shared it here yet. And it’s so good I just couldn’t let that happen. State Farm had a moment of genius with this one.

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How Fast?

For many decades car manufacturers have been putting complicated, expensive technology into cars just to let us know how fast we’re going. And it’s right there in front of us on the dash, showing us how many miles or kilometers per hour we’re going. Most of us get it and understand it. We know how fast we’re driving. Some people don’t get it, and those people make for good conversations.

There’s a whole crap-ton of videos on Youtube with people not getting it, and they’re all fun to watch.

That thing on your dash is called a speedometer. It would be pronounced “speed-o-meter,” but then people would think it’s a meter for your speedo’s, and nobody needs that. Well, some people do, I guess.
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Remember?

Do you remember? When it was last September?

Sorry, it’s stuck in my head. Now it’s probably in yours. HA!

Don’t you hate it when people say to you, “Remember?” Here’s a fake conversation…

PERSON: I don’t know who moved the chair, but it’s moved.
OTHER PERSON: You moved the chair when you went into the fridge, remember?

That’s one of the most idiotic things to ask someone. The answer is literally the reason why you’re having the conversation.

“Why did I tie this around my finger?”

If the first person is saying they don’t know who moved the chair, then they obviously don’t remember moving it. So asking them if they remember moving it is literally every single time going to get a “No.”

I hear it all the time and I always want to say, “If I fucking remembered it, we wouldn’t be having this conversation, you fuck.”

And I smoke a lot of weed, so I never remember shit. My wife and I have this conversation all the time, without me calling her a fuck. At least not directly to her. But she’ll probably read this and kick my ass, so at least I got that going for me.

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