Sometimes I need to have a good bitch-fest. Here goes. Christmas-mania before Thanksgiving (hell, it starts after Halloween). Why? Seriously, I realize that it is driven by commercialism and not because people (excluding the ones who own a separate set of dishes that have x-mas trees on them) are just that into the holiday, but it is so annoying to see Christmas wreaths and Santas plastering anything that stands still. If I was in charge, I would have a law banning all and any Christmas decorations until, oh, say December 15th. Ten days of cheap x-mas décor are all that any self-respecting store or city needs. And after Christmas? Take it down, please, spare us. I am not trying to sound like a total scrooge, because I actually enjoy Christmas very much, but I despise the commercialism and plastic-ness of it. What better way to ruin a holiday than by decorating and over-selling it two months before it even arrives?
Here’s my second rant and puzzlement of the day: Video games and the hype over buying new consoles. I am a self-admitted idiot when it comes to pop culture, so if NPR doesn’t report it, I probably haven’t heard about it. This morning, the newscast mentioned the release of new Nintendos or Sonys or some kind of new game thing—and here’s what I don’t understand: people standing in line for three days to buy one, or paying $1500 on eBay for a blasted video game player. Sometimes our culture completely disgusts me, and paying that much, or waiting in line that long for a piece of entertainment is ridiculous to me.
There, I'm done. I feel much better.