Everybody is so angry…and over stupid bullshit.

Late to the discussion, but I just saw Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks performance at the CMAs…and of course the stupid, useless worked up “outrage” over it. People pissed off because they think Beyonce is crashing “their” scene, people still pissed off because they haven’t gotten over the Dixie Chicks dissing George Bush…I mean, shit, people pissed off because Kenny Chesney evidently didn’t sufficiently look like he was enjoying the performance to their satisfaction.
For FUCK SAKE, is there NOTHING somebody out there won’t inevitably get angry over any more? And I’m talking STUPID shit, too. I’m not talking REAL shit that people should get angry over, which depending on your politics would include issues from climate change to police brutality, etc…I’m talking STUPID SHIT that doesn’t make a goddamn difference in your own personal life…
“Dixie Chicks and Beyonce at the CMAs! IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!! ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!”
“Kenny Chesney didn’t look like he was enjoying their performance enough! IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHH!!!!”
“They cast Ben Affleck to play Batman!!! IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!! ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!”
“The Force Awakens is too much like the first Star Wars! IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!”
“Kendrys Morales won’t speak English in his post-game Royals interviews! IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!”
“Walking Dead had a cliff hanger at the end of Season Six and made us wait half a year to reveal who Negan killed! IT MAKES ME SO—”
…wait, that last one might have been me…
Seriously, people…it’s like social media has become this incubator that causes anger to fester and boil over into stupid fake outrage. You don’t have to like the Dixie Chicks or Beyonce…so just move on.
Maybe, just maybe, Kenny Chesney was taking in the performance and he was simply absorbing every facet of it.
I can’t help you with Ben Affleck since the movie he played Batman in was just lame, but he did okay.
Abrams did go too far into the well for Force Awakens, but it was still a fun movie.
And Kendrys Morales helped deliver Kansas City a World Series, so maybe he doesn’t owe you a goddamn fucking thing more, and if he’s more comfortable speaking Spanish, try having a little empathy toward someone who may not be naturally inclined towards learning a second language as an adult.
And as for Walking Dead’s cliffhanger…with a little patience, and therapy…I got over it. Eventually. Like two or three days later.
Just try lightening up, Facebook. You too, Twitter.

Super Bowl Recap, and Beyonce…

My Two Day Late Super Bowl Recap, which segues into a now-rare BPR Political Post:

Great defensive effort, especially by Denver, though that tends to make for a bland football game overall. Cam Newton did become a sulky, pouty player when faced with adversity, and not even diving for the football on that one play after he fumbled was a bad, bad look for him. I empathize with his abruptly leaving the post-game press conference, though. I might have been the same way if I were in his shoes, especially with the Denver player nearby trash talking during his own interview.

RE: The Super Bowl Halftime Show: I’ve always been lukewarm regarding this. It’s really just a spectacle and it’s overly pre-packaged and stage-managed. Which I guess is necessary for what it is. (Although U2’s 2002 performance was phenomenal and remains my personal favorite.) But…why Coldplay? LOL. I have no opinion of that band, good or bad, and from some of the social media responses, they evidently are the Nickleback of the aughts, heh. Chris Martin was totally out of his element and outclassed by Beyonce and Bruno Mars. He should’ve just have hung back at the end and let the other two close the performance instead of looking like he was photobombing them.

RE: Beyonce’s protest song. I’m seeing a lot of huffing and offense over her alleged “racist” “anti-police” song, etc, especially among followers of a certain toupee’d presidential candidate and tea drinking segment from the right side of the political spectrum. People always seem to have to find a way to be offended by just about anything, I guess. I’ve always felt that, regarding race and racial issues, black people and white people are talking on two totally different wavelengths and neither side is really “hearing” what the other is saying. So White People Outrage over Beyonce, brought to you by Fox News, is just another example of people not getting getting the point.

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