Skip to main content

Uncommon Sense Pt. II

Okay, so I was having a discussion with my mother on the phone today where I had to re-reference uncommon sense. From what I can recall of the conversation; I had been referencing the storms along the East Coast of the United States this week.

There was an average total of 17 inches of rain dropped on the entire East Coast in the span of 2½ days. This is a huge deal seeing as it’s the East Coast (they’ve now had a multiple hurricane/tropical storm/depression slam into them this season, even rarer than the rain totals over the weeks) doesn’t normally see these kinds of storms. But the thing that most pissed me off was people’s reactions to the storm.

We’ve ALL seen on television, the infamous coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The East Coast is not unfamiliar with floods or anything of the sort... but people still find a way to be completely and utterly idiotic:

News coverage – I shit you not, this idiot anchor on Fox News said something along the lines of, “These storms have been horrible, perhaps among the worst the East Coast has ever seen.” I’ll give him that line, it’s got some truth to it, and it’s a wise observation. But then he proceeded to say, “This region has been devastated. Why us? Our country has rarely experienced storms of these magnitudes.”

I cut the television off – I was fuming. I could not believe what I had just heard. “Why us?”!? First of all, the only deaths I’ve heard of from these storms were the result of idiot people going out and driving as though it was a light drizzle… there is minimal damage aside from the flooding. The South has experienced far worse in one hour of many-a-storm to hit; this is nothing. “Why us?”!? Maybe it’s just time for the East Coast who takes for granted never being a part of what the South has gone through.

And then you’ve got the idiot people going out and driving as though it was a sprinkle – again, we’re not dumbfounded by floods… but people STILL go out and do stupid shit like drive through 2 feet of rain!

STUPID SHIT!

It reminded me of a clip I had seen on the news the other day of a child laying between the tracks on the railroad, letting freight trains pass over. Plenty of random shit hangs beneath trains, then you consider the speed and force which can lift you, or blow a shirt up to hook onto something. What if the axles on one of the cars were to slip and slam down and smash into you? Not to mention the possibility of the planks under the tracks bouncing, throwing you up into the air...

I get it, people consider this a thrill. It’s every bit the danger of sky-diving, base-jumping, destruction derbies, etc…

…it’s all STUPID SHIT!

To those of you doing this stupid fucking train-chicken shit… I challenge you to step it up! Find a new game! How about Russian Roulette? 6-piece revolver, 4 bullets… 6 friends in the circle. I mean, it’s the same exact risk. And Hell, by the end of the cycle, we’ll have rid our planet of four idiots!

We’re no longer in the age where common sense exists. Not enough people have it… and those of us who do, lay defenseless in the path of these idiots on our planet! I’m not for any mass extermination; but we’ve got to find a way to limit the idiots on this planet.

If you’re going to be another statistic; perhaps you should make it count!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tattoos And The Idiots Who Have Them

More and more in recent weeks, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos. I’ve got no problems with people getting tattoos, so long as they actually have some kind of meaning to the person other than “I paid for it” or “it’s on me now so that’s what it means to me” or “it looked awesome”. More and more I see people tattooing the most random things to their body, most people covering their body with the nonsense… and more and more, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos. Thank a friend via Twitter recently for showing me a picture of some idiot tattooing stars up and down the side of his face. This began my rant against face tattoos. If you’re in a profession or religion where it’s deemed appropriate, fine… tribal tattoos don’t necessarily cause this reaction for me. I also would never have the balls to call Mike Tyson a fool for tattooing his face. But if you’re just a run-of-the-mill Joe… you shouldn’t be tattooing your face with anything.

Mock Royal Rumble 2017

I do not have any insider knowledge about surprise entrants into the Royal Rumble. As of me writing this, I believe there are only 22 confirmed participants for the Rumble. I also do not have any insider information about the order of the entrants, or the winner. I am just putting together a mock I think makes sense + what I would personally like to see accomplished in the match. 1. Sami Zayn - Zayn will be the Iron Man in this year's Rumble, building onto his Daniel Bryan-esque push of late with Stephanie making his life more difficult than it has to be for no apparent reason. 2. Chris Jericho - Iron Man #2. I expect both of these guys to go the distance in this year's Rumble, and Jericho's as good as any for spurts of offense in a long match. 3. Big E - We have to add some size early to immediately slow down Zayn & Jericho. In recent years, the first 10 spots in the Rumble have entered and been eliminated quickly, and we haven't seen the ring fill up unt

Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2016

Before we begin, these are strictly my opinion for what entertains me. I would love to hear anyone's opinion on my list, along with what their list is for the 2016 calendar year. I am not focusing strictly on the WWE, and this list will not be strictly singles matches. I also have not watched every match from every company, so if I'm missing something you believe is clear cut, there may be a chance that I did not see the match. Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2016 2016 was a very incredible year for professional wrestling, in mainstream promotions like WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling, to independent promotions like EVOLVE and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. British professional wrestling promotions Revolution Pro Wrestling and newly formed What Culture Pro Wrestling have been a refreshing spark in the European scene and have since seen prominence in WWE's Cruiserweight Classic (CWC) and upcoming United Kingdom Championship Tournament. See the list after the break.