Sunday, December 03, 2006

The D Word

Today's post is going to be a bit disjointed. (Is it ever not? /rimshot)

night·mare /?na?t?m??r/
1. a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc.
2. a condition, thought, or experience suggestive of a nightmare: the nightmare of his years in prison.
3. (formerly) a monster or evil spirit believed to oppress persons during sleep.

So, nightmare basically means "bad dream" right? Then what's the word for "good dream"? Is there one? WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!

The whole nation's in an uproar over Michael Richards (aka "Kramer"). He appeared on Letterman to apologize, which actually made him look even worse in my opinion. SNL mentioned him only about, oh, eight times on last night's show.* Look, I'm not trying to defend the guy, and I agree that word is despicable. But let's look at another word that black people African Americans use on Caucasians white people - "cracker". Granted, it's basically a word made up to go against "nigger". It's still insulting and demeaning, is it not? So why is it deemed acceptable to say that word? Even if it's not considered to be 100% "acceptable", people aren't labeled racists for using it, are they? WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?! I hate double standards.

I dunno what's making that damn squeaky noise from the roof, but it's driving me batshit insane. James, WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!

*"Kramer vs. Kramer" and "replacing the 'n' word with Kramer" were pretty funny, though.

you always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows


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