Today’s biggest gripe. Last night some guy that I’ve more or less liked working with made this bitchy remark about me making a CD of “XTRMNTR” for him. I mentioned that I had a CD for him, and I’d give it to him later.. and the fucker made a remark about, “What is it? How to buy and influence friends?” I was so oblivious to the ugliness of the remark that I thought he was making a joke about the long title of And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Our Dead… but he doesn’t know that band, nor will he ever. It was just an ugly remark, for no damned reason, and I’m quite pissed about it, let alone the fact that he goofed off all night while the rest of us work, flirted incessantly with a new female employee, and occasionally made comments about a certain someone else that i found quite two-faced. So to hell with him. He ain’t getting his CD, and can continue to wallow in his sad, little world where shit bands like Three Doors Down and Slipknot “rock”. What a limp buncha cockrock. If someone listened to such shit, wouldn’t you throw them a lifepreserver to keep them afloat? Is it wrong to want to share music? I’ve never even told him that those bands suck!
As for “good” cockrock, it’s a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion morning, of the “Xtra Acme USA” variety. I still don’t have a clue whether it’s all a big put-on or not, but it doesn’t matter. I just needed something loud and abrasive to cleanse the palate of my mind.
I have a bad habit that I don’t want to break. Every weekday that I happen to be home, the television is on the Cartoon Network, for the Toonami lineup, in the hopes that there’s some new episode of Dragonball Z on. I haven’t been home on a weekday in seeming ages, and I’m missing Goku bashing the skull of the Androids. I know most everything of what happens, as once i found this crazy webpage that summarized nearly the entire Dragonball saga, from the first episode, all of the way to the end of the GT series. I cannot find the site right now though. All I know is that I miss the simpleminded heroics and the mindless, overwhelming violence. I cannot believe that weeks of episodes can all focus on a single fight that lasts only a a couple of hours in the context of the show. I aspire to be more like the trusting, optimistic Goku, but find that i actual identify with the green, pointy-eared Namek Piccolo, for being a misunderstood outcast with his own sense of honor, or self-doubting Kurrilan, who never quite makes it as a superhuman hero. Come to think of it, i love the repeating theme of defeated villains are incorporated into the cast of heroes, because they wind up so obsessed with defeating Goku on their own terms that they wind up defending his values so often that they forget why they are fighting on his side in the first place, because they want to defeat him, not because they shared his belief in what is righteous and good.