03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
North Americans are such hypocritical whiners. We aghast at growing rates of obesity and then a week later complain about the increase in food prices. Shut up you fucking babies! Here's a solution: EAT LESS! It IS possible to eat healthy on a budget.
We claim to be concerned about the environment, "climate change", "greenhouse gases" and all that bullshit but we still build sprawling subdivisions. And then they complain about gas being $1.30/L. Anyone who chooses to live in the suburbs made the choice to drive everywhere therefore they lose the right to complain about the cost of gas. You wouldn't have to complain if you lived in a proper city where biking, walking or public transportation are viable options. I saw man-on-the-street article in the local newspaper asking people how their driving habits would change if gas was $1.50/L this summer. Depressingly most people grudgingly admitted that it wouldn't change their driving habits at all.
I got talking to some old guy at Staples a couple weeks ago and he told be that the war in Iraq was never meant to succeed, it was meant to drive up oil prices. At first I was like 'yeah whatever old man, I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy but that's a bit much', but then it made sense. The fucking oil companies are making a killing because North Americans have an addiction more costly than coke.
Which leads me to the big news this week (it was a slow news week): OMG General Motors is closing its truck/SUV plants in Oshawa. Oh Nos!!!1!!111 The President of the Canadian Auto Workers union Buzz "Attention Whore" Hargrove and other union leaders called the closure a 'betrayal', but really this is just GM accepting the realities of the modern economy. No one is eager to buy a a gas guzzler and it's GM's own fault for taking this long to realize that. Unfortunately the workers in Oshawa are paying the price for that lack of forethought and flexibility.
It really irks me when I see morons with bumper stickers that say "out of a job yet? keep buying foreign cars". Fuck you. The Big Three (Ford, GM and Chrysler) are anachronistic companies stuck in the 1960's. They have been laying employees of for years. On the other hand since 2005 Toyota and Honda have both opened multi million plants in Woodstock and Alliston respectively which employ thousands of people.
Raaaghr. Holy SHIT is that the time? I got home form work around 6 and quickly passed out, I blame the fucking heat, ugh snot nice hear? When I woke up the clock said 7:00 am and I thought it was time to get ready to go to work so I got took a shower, ate some cereal, did the routine. Oh no the skies getting dark. Rain? TWO HOURS LATER I realized that it was actually 9PM! Doy.
So I guess some black guy is gunna be the next president or something?
Oh yeah, why did I get Rick Rolled at the mall today? For real. Has this gone from internet meme to pop culture norm. Ugh as long as I don't see goatse as a waterfoutain next I need to buy socks.