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Some Things Just Need To Go Away in 2010
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Ramblings From A Bitchy Woman
Every year at this time our local newspaper publishes their list of what will be In or Out in the coming New Year. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I disagree. Sometimes I wonder how obvious candidates were left off the list, like Heidi Klum and Seal "You're either In or you're out".
As this year ends and we look forward to the next, I am reflecting about 2009. One word sums up 2009 for me: annoying. Many things about 2009 annoyed me. Things like people becoming news stories when they aren't, like the Balloon Boy or Octomom. Words or phrases annoyed me like "under-employed" or a "weather episode".Why do we need to invent new words when the ones we have are perfectly useful? TV shows that are just a waste of air time annoyed me like Dancing with the Stars or America's Got Talent.
If there were an award for years that annoy, 2009 wins the Academy Award of annoying years. There are some things that just need to go away in 2009 and here is my nomination in the category of "These Things Need to Disappear This Year". See if you agree with me and please feel free to add your own list in the comment section below.
Words and other Things we can Do Without in 2010:
Obamacare, Obamanomics, Obamanation- In fact any combination of words used with Obama in front of them. He's President, I get it. Enough already with putting his name in front of EVERYTHING!
Cougars-The human kind not the animal one. The old women who hunt down young guys. Do we really need to see Grandma smooching all over the kid who serves us our Big Mac? Are 35 year old female History teachers who sleep with the kid who sits in the front row of their class cougars or just pedophiles? And to be fair to both genders, this goes for men too. Whatever the male equivalent is of a cougar . If there isn't such a term for men, then maybe we should call it doing a Larry King or being Hef ?
Hottie- I hate that word and equally hate those little skimpy tee shirts with the word "Hottie" written on them, usually worn by women who aren't.
Twitter- The lamest thing ever invented. This is just Instant Messaging or Texting. I really do not need to know every mundane, idiotic thing you are doing at any given moment. Go away Twitter, Twitter Tracker, tweet, tweeting; and all words related to it. Ditto with expressions from tweeters like "I'm just sayin' followed by a cutesy ;)..wink wink. I wish Twitter had a widget that would let me reach out and smack you, you stupid emoticon.
Loan Modifications- This is an urban myth. No one gets their loan modified so the term should just go away.
Recession- It's a D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-O-N folks,it's just that no one wants to utter that word out loud for whatever reason but for those of us who are unemployed it's no big secret.
Under-employed- Translation : I work for minimum wage and I have a college degree, thus I am under-employed based on my potential.
Bailout--If I'm not getting one, I don't want to hear about it anymore.
Swine Flu- Obvious candidate.
Going Green, Green business, Green Jobs- Stop it. Enough with everything being "green". It really is not a new idea. I've been going green since 1973. We had Earth Day in 1976.
Hybrid Cars- Especially the Prius. Has it really been proven these cars are better for the environment? And, what about the owners of these hybrid cars. I know for a fact the Prius owners are the former yuppie BMW owners. I can tell this by their "War is not the Answer" and "Co-exist" bumper stickers smugly plastered on their rear bumpers that I am forced to read as they cut me off in traffic and give me the finger. To these snobs and their I'm better than you because I drive a hybrid attitute, Fuck Off.
Weather Event or Episode-Okay I live in Los Angeles, so this may be specific to our city, but whenever rain is in the forecast, these overly tan weather people (excuse me Meteorologists another word that needs to go) say "we are in for a weather episode tomorrow" PLEASE, just call it what it is--- RAIN!
TV Shows That Need to Go:
Jon and Kate Plus 8-I don't really need to state why do I?
The Kardashians-Why is this a show? Seinfeld was a show about nothing but it had more substance, talent, originality than the Kardashians could ever hope to achieve. Please someone put this show to sleep.
The Girls Next Door-It's just sad. Hugh can't even walk upright anymore. He falls asleep eating his hard boiled eggs (which is the only thing hard in that house). Truly, are we really suppose to believe these young girls are having sex with Hugh?
Dancing with the Stars. I don't get it. There are no stars on this show so why the name?
Dr. Phil-You do know he's not really a Doctor, don't you? He really pissed me off when he paid the Octo-Mom millions for her interview. Why encourage a person like her?
The View-Especially Joy Behar. Loud mouth windbag. Sheri Shepard, who thinks the world is flat and Baba Walters who blames Paula Dean for childhood obesity. Come on...go away now.
The People of 2009 Who Were a News Story but Never Should Have Been:
The Balloon Boy
Jon & Kate
The Obama's Dog
The Run Away Bride ( or was she last year?)
Miscellanous Things We need to say Good Bye To In 2010:
Anyone over the age of 17 having a myspace page. Seriously, if you are 45 years old what are you doing on myspace? Old geezers who post photos of themselves sitting on their Harleys are just pathetic. Ditto to the old broads who post photos of theirselves in semi-nude poses.
Tattoos-If you are not of the current 20 something generation, you are too OLD to get all tatted up. You look stupid. Tattoos are the mark of the 20 something generation. A statement of their time, not yours. You had your time and just because you didn't participate in the fads of your generation doesn't give you license to grab the fad of this generation. Grow the hell up. Look and act your age.
Froyo or Frozen Yogurt. Wasn't this already a fad in the 80's? Frozen yogurt is okay but, we certainly do not need a frozen yogurt concept on every street corner.
Calling someone a racist because they disagree with the President.
The Religious Right
The Fanatical Left
Gas Prices over $3.00
Bailouts to Insurance Companies, banks, car makers--all of whom have not lowered their prices!
That's the first half of my list. What's on your list?