After the birth of my daughter, I thought I really should focus on being a better person. A little less capricious, a little less cynical, and little less brutal to those who are slower on the uptake. Maybe a little less alcohol, too.
I would say I’ve failed.
Three things I would say have ruled out this change:
1) the word "Fucktard". It is just so fun to say and so descriptive in so many situations. Should you not believe the utility of said word, please consult the place I go when I need a quick definition – urbandictionary.com. Fucktard, with over 200 definitions, is clearly the pejorative of choice for many.
2) The lack of "on-demand" media. Why do you make me (hypothetically) use BitTorrent to get shows I want to watch? Why don’t you have an on-demand offer? KUDOS to NBC and ABC for letting me watch full length shows on-demand on my computer (I watched the Bionic Woman pilot this morning). Please – the rest of you do the same. I’ll pay 1.99 to watch a show – gladly. Alas, you persist in your 1990 ways, so people are forced to illegally download and watch your shows. Not me, of course. Get a clue and realize that the days of people making time to watch your shows is just OVER – people will watch when and where they have time.
3) Ballard. Never in the history of Seattle has such poor urban planning resulted in such a fucked up travel experience. What used to be a sleepy Nordic enclave with affordable warboxes (and linked downtown to North Seattle) is now a hipster shitsville, complete with nearly 3000 condos and the nation’s fastest growing fake church (ed note: read Righteous and be afraid). What used to be a nice neighborhood is now a gridlocked disaster due to the mayor bending over for any developer who throws a few bucks in the kitty for affordable housing. I guess the bright side is that gridlock is all Priuses.