Monday, October 15, 2007

Warning: THIS MORNING I AM BORING AND READING BORING THINGS THEREFORE POST-GOOGLE WILL BE BORING. Makes sense, right.
Effing, news and shit, g. It is Monday, I have faced nothing but rejection all morning, and the new Radiohead is still making no sense whatsoever, of course I am only listening to it though the one good speaher left in the left side of my skype headphones and FROM a skype history. I am listening to an album THROUGH - err, FROM a skype history day after day... because I have no money and can't bear the thought of downloading without paying, jeez. BEWARE OR BIG LONG RANT TO COME, lonely human.


and this article is the most depressing thing

ever ever ever: (except perhaps Star Wars Episode 1)
like, "why can't I calculate and quantify my (path to) happiness-"
ripped from dealbreaker.com, craigslist posting in New York:
"What am I doing wrong?
Okay, I'm tired of beating around the bush. I'm a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I'm articulate and classy. I'm not from New York . I'm looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don't think I'm overreaching at all.

Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board? Any wives? Could you send me some tips? I dated a business man who makes average around 200 - 250. But that's where I seem to hit a roadblock. 250,000 won't get me to central park west. I know a woman in my yoga class who was married to an investment banker and lives in Tribeca, and she's not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right? How do I get to her level?..."


and a fitting answer:

"I read your posting with great interest and have thought meaningfully about your dilemma. I offer the following analysis of your predicament. Firstly, I'm not wasting your time, I qualify as a guy who fits your bill; that is I make more than $500K per year. That said here's how I see it.

Your offer, from the prospective of a guy like me, is plain and simple a cr@ppy business deal. Here's why. Cutting through all the B.S., what you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here's the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity...in fact, it is very likely that my income increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won't be getting any more beautiful!

So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, your depreciation accelerates! Let me explain, you're 25 now and will likely stay pretty hot for the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in earnest. By 35 stick a fork in you!..."


DE-PRESSSS-ING! SAD! PROOF THAT CONTEMPORARY LIFE IS NOTHING SHORT OF AWFUL!, right? sure.

Onwards. Onwards. Onwards.:

Yesterday in the early morning Nadine was criticizing my German grammar, to which I started playing Devils Advocate (sorry, I simply have to sometimes):
"We should simplify German, it is too difficult and full of rules, nobody want's to speak a language like that, it isn't user-friendly. Hell, maybe I should just stop trying to learn German altogether, maybe Turkish would be more useful- especially in our neighborhood- I mean in the national integration plan (put forth by good-fairy Angela Merkel) it says everyone (foreigners living in Germany, that is) should integrate and especially learn German- but, really, why bother? maybe it is more realistic to just learn Turkish, because in a few generations all the Germans will be dead and there will just be Turks- why not start the shift now?"
"What!?!"
"Look, the Germans have one baby per couple when they are, like, 40 years old. The Turks have 4, 5, 6 babies by the time they are 38, so- if this trend continues- do the math! The Germans geiz will kill them, they want time and money and urlaub and Uni til they are 30 to themselves for so long that they will die out, killed in an unaware subconscious suicide driven by hardnosed greed, apathy and aloofness."

NOTE: I do not actually think this, BUT I do like to hypothesize it as a possiblity, I mean- it IS possible, perhaps even likely...
However, I am often convinced that Europeans need more incentive to be motivated- by this I mean that life could stand to have a few more risks in it. Like, rather than sink or swim it is swim or lifevest... ad dinner with a table full of Germans Nadine said "The Germans are unmotivated." plain and simple. That is because this is basically a communicst country rules by a rich and bascially retarted aristocracy.
It is even watching its own slow-motion near-future carcrash BUT chooses to look the other way and go about its business like everything is just dandy.
Europe needs a fire under its ass- but what? Fire, fire of some sort... That is really the only thing I can think that might get the society jumpstarted again and out of its decadent downward spiral.
Sounds like a crazy Right-wing Republican talking, right?
A friend of Nadine- who is half-german, half American, said recently: "In AMerica, it is 'be all you can be', in Germany it is 'be what you are, and work, but not too hard...'"

am I just uncomfortable with life being so damn comfortable?? madness.
hmm.

and then there is the clearly abusive relationship that one has with the government here.
either they are cuddling you, soothing- patting your head and telling you not to worry, al will be well OR they are BUTT-raping you.


what the hell can you do about that? I don't want ANY relationship with the government, especially not a totally fucked-up manic abusive one---

---chunks of crap from earlier post---

Post Titled: "People's democracy is the lifeblood of socialism," Hu said
Post Subtitled: Red Net
FROM here - "The number of Chinese Blogs will surpass 60 million this year and possibly reach 100 million in 2007."


boring, huh? yea.

THIS FILM called "The Door" by David Shrigley, however, is not so boring...

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Blogger Ithaca said...

Trivia of the day: the German for Devil's advocate is Teufels Anwalt. Isn't that great? I can't wait to use it.

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