(Poorly) Veiled Earth Day bullshit

When I got to work, I noticed that the trash can around my desk had no bag inside of it when I was about to toss some garbage into it.  I looked around, and it turned out that nobody’s trash cans had any bags inside any of them.  I was perplexed by this.

It turns out that the building in which my office is located in has adopted the ever-clichéd “let’s become greener” approach that so many individuals and conglomerate entities attempt on a regular basis.  The recent passing of the latest Earth Day seemed like a convenient date in which to launch this initiative, and for all intents and purposes is effective on a permanent basis.

That’s fine with me, as I do not see any objection to trying to be somewhat more green and conservative with waste.  I don’t care for the fact that I’m not supposed to have leisurely use of my waste basket for empty coffee cups and any other trash that I would normally have tossed in there, but I can play by the rules, if everyone else is willing to.  It is a little obnoxious, but it’s certainly not the end of the world.

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Pretty amazing

Summary: Due to the Baltimore protests/riots, the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox play a baseball game completely closed to the public for safety reasons.

On any given day during the baseball season, give the guys over at Elias Sports Bureau enough time, and they’ll relay some tidbit of information that is a FIRST EVER OCCURRENCE in Major League Baseball.  Usually it will be the most obscure and discreet factoid on the planet like “First time left-hand batter collects extra-base hit off of African-American ambidextrous pitcher on a Tuesday with a humidity index of under 38% – IN HISTORY” but the point remains that every day is a first for something in the great American game.

In other words, a whole bunch of things nobody cares about, and lesser chance that anyone would actually remember.

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Spoken like someone who doesn’t get BEST WORST HOLIDAY off

Impetus: Creative Loafing “article” about how Confederate Memorial Day should be ended.

For starters, this is the “author” of said “article.”  Can we say definition of white guilt here?  Or should I call it like it really is, which is the dreaded slow news day?

What the so-called Unofficial Governor of the Day doesn’t seem to realize is that if he were to get his wish and Confederate Memorial Day were ended, and no longer recognized as a state holiday that many, many Georgia state workers do not get off any more, there would likely be a large segment of said many, many Georgia state workers who would wish that his head ended up on a spike outside the walls of Kings Landing.

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Brief social commentary

One of the most clichéd sayings out there is “two wrongs don’t make a right.”  Pretty much everyone has heard this saying, yet it’s very apparent that there are many more that clearly know them simply as words and not necessarily sage wisdom, and are incapable of heeding to it.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s in Baltimore or Ferguson, Philadelphia or Atlanta, New Orleans or Charleston; there is rarely a time in which rioting is ever the answer.  If allegations of police brutality towards black people are true, then that is wrong.  Burning vehicles and buildings and erupting in physical violence with complete strangers does not make that wrong right; such is also wrong.

Those two particular wrongs most certainly aren’t going to make a right.  Ever.  Believe it or not, I’d wager a good bit that I’m right on this one.

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Ahh, it’s that time of the year when I can wake up on a Monday morning, and not feel the anxious feeling of knowing that I have a finite amount of time to brush my teeth, get dressed, let the dog out, and get out on the road, before a very tiny window of time that separates a 45-minute commute from a 60+ minute commute.

For it is Confederate Memorial Day observed in the great state of Georgia, and I do not have to work today.

This is kind of like the feeling of watching your favorite sports team’s arch-rivals losing to a third party.  After your favorite sports team has already lost for the day.

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Anyone else think Mayweather wins, easily?

I can’t say that I’m the biggest follower of boxing, but anyone who watches any sort of sport is cognitively aware of the existence of guys like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and that they’re going to be having their long (long) overdue boxing match very soon.

The general consensus is pretty consistent all across the board: it’s five years too late, and most people don’t care nearly as much as they would have, like five years ago, but whatever it’s finally going to go down.

If I were the type to put money on sport (anymore), I wouldn’t hesitate to bet on Mayweather.  Not for a second.  Ask me on the street who I think is going to win, and I’m saying Mayweather before the question is even finished.

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I love it when people not from Atlanta try to write about Atlanta

Impetus: Movoto.com lists the ten most affordable “Atlanta” suburbs, “just outside of” Atlanta city limits.  Uses absolutely nothing but area population and median cost of living as criteria for list.

For the record, the author of this particular post resides in San Francisco, California.  I would bet money that the author of this has never been to Atlanta, save for the high likelihood of having had a layover at Hartsfield Airport.

The following is the list of affordable suburbs, allegedly just outside of Atlanta:

  1. Morrow
  2. Locust Grove
  3. Conley
  4. Barnesville
  5. Centerville (tie)
  6. Irondale (tie)
  7. Forest Park
  8. Thomaston
  9. Redan
  10. Panthersville

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