October 24th, 2001


Poetry is bullshit!

Yeah, there's some good poetry out there, but I have to say that I consider most poetry to be complete and utter bullshit. The problem is there's so much of it getting churned out every day but so little of it is good, it gives the good stuff a bad name, and it makes it really hard to find.

The same is true of art, too, for the most part. I hate all of the websites out there devoted to artists that suck.

Damnit, I wish more than 1% of the population of the planet had taste. Not even good taste, mind you, just a real opinion. Even if they had bad taste, but could back it up and had formed it themselves, I'd be cool with it, but so many people are just stupid and utterly without any taste or sensibility that it's quite offensive. To everyone out there sans-taste, please do the world a favor and send me all of your money and then kill yourself (and I don't believe anyone on my friends list can be included in that group, but if I'm wrong, feel free to follow up).

Once that 99% of the population is gone and I control all of the money in the world (since, face it, most people with taste are not rich), it'll be a much better place. Well, for me anyways.

Then I can enslave the people with bad taste, or at least enough of them to make my life fun and easy, and tveryone else can go about their daily business, just without having to deal with nearly as many morons, and with less poverty and starvation and war and conflict* in general.

If only life were so simple.

(* - Most people who actually take the time to form their own opinions also tend to be more open to listening to other peoples' opinions and less willing to, say, ram a plane into them or drop bombs on them because they hold a differing opinion.)

On offending people.

I was bothered for a long time by those people (comics, artists, poets, writers, speakers, whatever) that got attention because their work was all so offensive. It, well, offended me. What was the point of it? It's just making a spectacle of things and not actually accomplishing anything useful.

Well, I still don't like most of it, but I've begun appreciating the point of some of it in the past few months and even years.

When they offend you, they get your attention. A lot of times, they make you think. Most people don't really think about things, even when they're offended, but the ones that matter generally will.

That's the thing that I used to miss about the whole thing. Making people think. Now, don't get me wrong - a lot of people just offend people because they're stupid gits, but some of them really have something to say and they've just learned that by being a bit outrageous, by being a bit offensive, by going over the line, they pull people along with them and make them actually start using that little fecund blob of matter swishing around inside their skulls.

So, to everyone who has something to say and has learned that something offending people is the best way to make them listen to it and think about it: cheers.

The rest of you stupid, fat fucks can suck my pasty white rancid unwash'ed ass! ;)