Man, what was with all the celebrities dying this year? It was ridiculous. I mean, we're supervillains and we're usually not against people dying, but this was too fucking much even for us. Perhaps it's the fact that people react to any famous person's death, even the guy who pitched Oxi-Clean, like it was Mother-goddamn-Theresa.
People Thinking Twitter Has Political Influence
This summer, about half of Twitter's users turned their icons green in a show of solidarity with Iranian protesters railing against the results of the likely rigged Iranian election, whichincumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "won." Reporters wrote all kinds of stories about how Twitter suddenly had all this political influence. People on Twitter started feeling really important. The world stood up and took notice. And then however many months later the guy's still president. Great work, Twitter!
Did any politician from either party shut up at all about wanting things to be "bipartisan" this year? And did anybody actually do anything that was even a little bit bipartisan? No, they just blamed the other guy for not being bipartisan enough. Is there any such thing? Then why do people keep pretending there is and feeding everybody else a line of straight-up bullshit?
If the music blog you read was calling this new band nobody had heard of before the best thing since sliced bread and three months after the band's debut is released, that same blog is dismissing them as yesterday's toast, then that is a system that is unsustainable. If it progresses like this, not only won't bands get a chance to get to their second albums, they won't even get to their first. (Though for some bands, that would have been preferable, honestly.)
Video Game Controversies
Hey did you know that in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," you have to pose as a terrorist and kill innocent civilians to maintain your cover? Oh, that's one of the oldest atction-movie cliches ever, having the protagonist do a bad thing that he or she has to deal with the consequences of later? Well...it's never happened in a video game, though! It's bad as shit!
Celebrity Relationship Problems as News
If they weren't dying this year, celebrities were busy sleeping around on their wives or beating up their girlfriends or getting divorced and for some reason people really cared about it. Seriously, we had David Letterman and his wife, Tiger Woods and his wife, Rihanna and Chris Brown, Mel Gibson and his wife, Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn, Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, Nas and Kelis, and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and his wife (okay, that one probably was news). Hell, there was one couple, Jon and Kate Gosselin, that got famous this year because of their fucking relationship. Thanks, American public!
Man, fuck that guy.