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Things Said In The Heat Of The Moment That I May Secretly Regret Having Said Later Although I Will Most Likely Never Say So

Up until a few days ago, I have been able to avoid/ignore/completely miss the whole Rebecca Black thing. We canceled our TV awhile back so I missed the news media coverage, and I have gotten into the habit of ignoring most internet memes because I find them to be either annoying or mean spirited.

OK, let’s get the preliminaries out of the way, before I kick the rant into high gear… The song isn’t the worst song I have ever heard. I would rather listen to “Friday” than the neo-nazi classic “The Road To Valhalla”. ANY FUCKING DAY, EVER! (Especially if it was this version of “The Road To Valhalla”). It is an innocuous bit of modern pop fluff. Bigger artists have released material on par with the mediocre that is Rebecca Black. I’ll admit that the lyric is pretty horrible, but so is the lyric to Avril Lavigne’s “My Happy Ending”. And don’t get me started on K-Fed’s “Popozao”. ::shudder::

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In which I question the fascination that people have with the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball, and inform you of new music that you should get, while simultaneously cursing BP for their part in the destruction of the earth.

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We live in a world where most people are forced to do things that they would rather not do. Even in wealthy western countries we must make compromises with ourselves constantly to survive. We work at jobs we don’t like. We deal with people we don’t like. We suffer existentially on a daily basis. Every now and then, someone is able to achieve some sort of independence for themselves. But as Eleanor Roosevelt said, with freedom comes responsibility.

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