Watched Justified last night. Some great moments…can’t wait to see how Raylan and Boyd handle their fathers – they seemed to be the only two men capable of knowing what their father’s are all about. Hilarious that they gave Arlo $20k – I knew he’d steal it, it’s the same amount he took from his wife and he wants to pay her back–paying Bo back was the last thing on his mind! …and so much for marriage? WTF is up with Raylan’s ex? I think Ava should just cut her losses with Raylan and take up with Boyd.
I’m always amused at Europeans that get in such a lather over how America runs domestically, and how our president handles things domestically. Honestly? When I see foreign tweeters and bloggers saying shit like ‘you promised us‘ and ‘we know what’s right and wrong’ – I get irked. I am of the opinion that we are not a perfect union – but I live here and pay taxes, I’m a resident. Our domestic policies effect only Mexicans and Canadians, because they’re on our borders. Brits in particular love to armchair quarterback America from that island of theirs in the North Atlantic. Newsflash: on wars, you’re 2-2 with us [that’s right, we had out Gulf conflicts but you guys have had 2 world wars]. On rights: let’s not get started – we own what we did to the native Americans in this country; we’re still caught up in trying to mend what we did to people of color in this country – but coaching us on modern rights and uncivil behavior? Really? Are you kidding me? Europe and the UK made Africa the mess it is today. A healthy percentage of African citizens suffer because of a lack of civil government–a legacy left behind when YOU all were told to stop raping the land there, and get out–which you did without looking over your shoulder to see if any mending could be done before you left. Nope, you cut them and left them bleeding. Don’t even get me started with your track record in Iran – though I should, since you’re all so fond of bringing up our track record with Afghanistan. /done with this.
I’m not going to keep ranting – I hope you get my point though–we’re all in the same glass house with floors are made of glass. If your opinion is that we’re in the basement, then please put your underwear on because the view from down here is about as ugly as it gets.
Another bit of web weirdness I keep seeing comes from the APPLE zealots. They’re willfully ignoring the obvious elephant in the room [the one with ‘draconian content policies’ spray painted on it] to praise the the unit and push pubs toward it because of it’s lack of DRM support? /done with this. Their policies only affect niche publishers, not the mainstream…so I guess it’ll never be an issue.
I’m always amazed at Diamond Previews covers – ero manga has some of the most lovely covers in the biz, and yet Diamond always seems to scrape the bottom of the barrel for a cover that’s uniquely…crap. How many times have BL covers headlined the previews catalog? Can anyone tell me? I think Class Comics had one once, right?
We have a branch meeting tonight – oh joy. Hour/+half of telling us what we’re doing wrong in terms of customer service all because the Sales Coach had a bad day and decided to criticize the manager. Shoot me Now.