Okay, people who like Cards Against Humanity are dumb

Initially, I was going to title this post “Okay, Cards Against Humanity is dumb,” but when I think about the impetus to this post, it’s not so much that CAH is dumb, but the people who are enamored with the game that are dumb.

Don’t get me wrong, I think CAH is pretty dumb in itself, what with its minimalistic design of white Arial bold on black on everything that symbolizes a dagger into creativity, and the fact that it’s a game that’s basically the equivalent of being crass and vulgar because being crass and vulgar is supposedly cool.  But CAH wouldn’t be the game so well known if not for the hordes of fans who love the game and are so willing to blow their money on cards with text on them, or in some cases, nothing at all, that are the party that should be subject to more criticism.

I mean I can’t hate on CAH for making money, that’s what they’re in business for.  But I can’t get over the fact that there really are that many people who are so dumb and careless with their own money that they’d willingly forfeit it to a company that flamboyantly expresses their intent to do absolutely nothing of any worth with it.

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Interesting logic

I still remember when Jet.com first launched.  The media and internet touted them as an online retailer that could compete with Amazon.  They had an interesting business model that was along the lines of things get cheaper the more you purchase.  However, the notion of a membership fee was a tremendous turnoff for me, because I don’t really want to pay to have the right to shop.

Regardless, Jet seemed to do well without cheapskates like me supporting them.  To the point where they attracted the eye of the much-reviled Wal-Mart, and ultimately sold to them for $3.3 billion dollars, because they thought that acquiring Jet would help them combat Amazon.

So it sounds like Jet has really hit the big time, but then I saw this commercial recently that makes me wonder just what in the world they’re thinking.  Jet’s been pushing something called the “Careculator” in conjunction with their mobile app, where the thought process is that people can put a price on their friends and family.

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Context matters

SSDD: Black Lives Matter organizers to protest, over an incident with the police that resulted in a black woman arrested with a broken jaw

From that much of a description, it sounds like some sort of unjust police brutality, doesn’t it?  Yeah, but that’s only part of a story where only part of the picture is painted.  Yet, the rest of the picture is basically explained, but it doesn’t change the fact that BLM still insists on conducting yet another protest.

Long story short, woman is caught by the police smoking pot with a friend.  They even admit that they were doing smoking pot.  Officers search the car and find more pot, and then decide to arrest the woman and her friend.  Woman resists arrest, wrenches back and slugs an officer in the face.  Officer then responds to force with force, slugs the woman, and completes the arrest.

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The unexpected slaughter, 2016

In 2011, Virginia Tech was really good.  They started the season 4-0 and climbed all the way up to #11 in the AP national rankings.  Then in week 5, Clemson came into Blacksburg and basically demoralized Virginia Tech on their home field with a suffocating defense.  Tech shook off the loss and then rang off seven straight wins and pretty much cruised to the Coastal title, earning a date with the winners of the Atlantic: Clemson.

And in the ACC Championship Game, it was pretty much the same thing all over again, with Clemson’s defense smothering Virginia Tech, with Tajh Boyd throwing fifty touchdowns, running in ten more and making Al Bundy’s legendary high school game seem like Pop Warner.  The two losses to Clemson would be Virginia Tech’s only losses* on the season.

*Excluding the bullshit loss to Michigan in the Sugar Bowl that wasn’t really a loss because Danny Coale’s touchdown was good but the crooked fucking refs overturned it, gifting the game to Michigan

In 2012, Virginia Tech wasn’t really that good.  But they still played Clemson, and much like the year before, Clemson hung a ton of points on them again in a blowout victory.

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Life in limbo

It’s been a little bit of time since I didn’t write about a particular subject in mind, and blabbed on about life in general.  At least, I think it has; it’s sometimes hard to keep track when my brog is still down, which I’ll address in a little bit.

But saying life were all peaches and honey would be inaccurate, I hate to say.  Things are not completely in the toilet by any means, but I’d be lying if I said that I woke up every day and didn’t have a sense of unease and general discontent with life as a whole over the last few weeks, months, and maybe even 2016.  Sure, it’s en vogue to talk about how shitty of a year that 2016 has been in terms of people dying, the rise of Donald Trump, and other negative things, but when I stop and think about things in my own little stratosphere, I have to say that 2016 has been a pretty downer of a year.

Sure, my vacations to Europe and Korea were pretty good, and I can definitively pinpoint where I felt the most happiness I have in the year, maybe longer, but in the grand spectrum of the package as a whole, 2016 has been kind of crappy.  And as a result, I feel like I’m more often sitting on a happiness rating of like 40, out of a 100 on any given day, with occasional spikes of good times and happy moments sprinkled here and there.

Part of my general discontent with life has to do with the fact that I’m an empathetic person, prone to letting the misfortune and unplesantries of others affect my mood.  There’s no denying that part, and it sucks, but I’m an empathetic person who cares about others despite my best efforts to not sometimes.

But I would say the other part has to do with the fact that my future is kind of uncertain as the year winds down, because life is moving forward, I’m not getting any younger, and truth be it, there’s nothing wrong with moving forward; it’s a natural progression of life.

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What a creative shocker

Atlanta United FC unveils their official team uniforms, they turn out to be red with black stripes – almost entirely how I had predicted.

Don’t get me wrong, black and red is a cool color combination.  Very hard, very urban, kind of counter-culture.  Black denotes something a little bad, rebellious, with a dark side.  Everything goes with black.  Black and red is the nWo Wolfpac, the supposed cool nWo, as opposed to the old fogey Hulk Hogan led black and white nWo.

But black and red is also the same color combination used by the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Falcons.  I’m pretty sure the Atlanta Hawks have at least one alternate uniform that’s black and red.  If it were even remotely justifiable, there’s absolutely no doubt that the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech would bust out a black and red alternate uni if they could.  If Mitchell & Ness actually make hockey apparel, they’re probably already trying to figure out how to incorporate black and red Thrashers merch as throwbacks to the now-Winnipeg Jets.

Black and red is old hat, played out, overdone, here in Atlanta.  Lining everything in gold trim doesn’t change the fact that all anyone will primarily see are blacks and reds whenever Atlanta United FC is playing.

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Oh, why not one more?

Because that’s a great idea: The Atlanta Hawks’ new developmental team, to get, wait for it . . . wait for it . . . a new stadium!

Everything about this is a bad idea.  For starters, the NBA is a joke of an organization, bastardizing a pure game with hip-hop, flash and no substance, and the repeated degradation of a sport enjoyed all across the world.  But to swindle taxpayers into creating an arena nobody wants for a D-league team??  Now that’s just some bull shit, if I’ve ever heard it in my life.

The D-league isn’t like minor league baseball; contrary to what the NBA wants people to believe.  People end up in the D-league, because they’re simply not good enough to make it into the NBA, and the D-league is more or less a holding cell for mediocre players, with organizations hoping the cream of the crop will rise, into becoming a useful backup player for the big squads.

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