Archive for April, 2014

Popular Misconceptions Vol. 1

Considering the fact that this blog is titled, “Humor Me,” it’s obvious it’s self-serving and indulgent, but occasionally I try to give back. That’s why I’m taking the time to debunk a few popular ideas that have gained traction despite being nothing more than mere myths and Hollywood hokum.

 

Single, vulnerable women attend weddings

Wedding Crashers misled an entire generation of young men who were shown a magical world where women are so emotionally charged by the public display of eternal love that they were nothing more than fresh fruit at a farmer’s market. This is patently untrue and I’ve thought about filing a class action lawsuit against them. Normal people go to weddings and normal women do not want some sauced up stranger clawing at them. Also, women rarely have trouble convincing a “Friend-zoned” guy to accompanying them to a wedding so they can avoid this situation. Like a creep force field.

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What if Dog was one of us: A dog’s life

Dogs are great, aren’t they? I don’t have anything against other pets, but there’s something about dogs that make them such great pets. There’s one for every personality type: lazy, outdoorsy, fancy, or just really tiny.

 

Well, now I've got your attention

Well, now I’ve got your attention

What interests me is how we interact with our dogs. It seems like we treat them like human children for the most part, which is misguided. It’s not wrong, it’s just not necessary. First off, they’re not humans, they’re animals, dogs to be specific. They’re evolved forms of wolves, yet we coddle them like they were our own progeny.

 

Believe it or not, I came up with this idea before I found this picture

Believe it or not, I came up with this idea before I found this picture

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TV Shows: Your Better Half

I think movies are cool. They’re always fun, but the joy movie provides is fleeting. They’re like a one-night stand. Lots of excitement and explosions, but it’s all over in one night and then you have to go back to your normal life. That’s why we are drawn to TV shows. It’s more like a relationship. It requires time, commitment, and often takes up way too much of your free time; but in the end it’s generally satisfying.

 

I think this is the beginning of something good

I think this is the beginning of something good

Many shows with loyal followings have ended: Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and very soon, Mad Men. The end of a show leaves a gaping void in our lives because it feels like we’ve lost a part of ourselves. I guess it makes sense; it’s no sillier than being distraught over your favorite team losing. We have no literal connection with a TV show or a sports team, yet we live and die for both.

 

Sounded like people were ready to kill over this ending

Sounded like people were ready to kill over this ending

For sports, it’s the primal urge of triumph. We all want to taste victory’s sweet nectar, and rooting for a team is by far the easiest way to feel that. With TV shows it’s different because we experience a world we want to be a part of or feel more connected to than our own world.

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