Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ranty Time

Nothing annoys me more than the predictable comments people make when they're interviewed on the news.  Well, a few things might technically annoy me more.  Like Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face,' which I can't get out of my head even though I don't know the words, so it's just a constant loop of  'naaa naaaa nuh nuh daaa da.'  And also it annoys me that I was thinking about the film 'Brewster's Millions' today, and I can't remember how it ended and whether he managed to spend a million dollars a day to satisfy the absurd terms of his inheritance, and now I'll have to watch it, and I don't have time.  I. DON'T. HAVE. TIME. GAAAH.  Also I'm feeling all fluey (as in 'coming down with an influenza-type illness,' not 'chimney-like'), and when I'm feeling fluey I tend to rant and eat too many biscuits.  It also annoys me that I've run out of biscuits.

So anyway, when there's a genuine shocking event anywhere, the networks wheel out the same concerned mum with a toddler on her hip to tell us earnestly that it's such a quiet neighbourhood, and she never expected anything like that to happen here.  Really?  Where did you expect it to happen???  Just once I'd like to hear someone say, 'He was a terrible neighbour - really aggressive and weird.  I'm not at all surprised by what happened.'

And why bother asking people how they feel about interest rate rises? Of course people don't like them.  But they never ask the person who says 'No - the interest rate rise doesn't really put any pressure on my family.  Although, if rates keep rising I may have to sell one of my investment properties.'

And it doesn't stop there: there isn't a famous man who died who wasn't a top bloke, there has never been a cute cat that was rescued from under a house that didn't use up one of its nine lives, and any sporting loss can be attributed to a persistent calf strain, rather than a lack of talent.

I have to go now.  I think I have some cookie dough in the freezer.

naaa naaaa nuh nuh daaa da.....

1 comment:

  1. they never ask the person who says 'No - the interest rate rise doesn't really put any pressure on my family.

    Well to be honest it doesn't put any pressure on us, mostly because we're still in the fixed rate part of our mortgage. So yeah, no change up or down.

    Just once I'd like to hear someone say, 'He was a terrible neighbour

    That has happened a couple of times - notably with the girl that they found in LA recently who'd been kidnapped 11 years earlier. The neighbours were mostly quoted as saying (roughly) "well we knew he was kind of weird, but we didn't think he was that kind of weird. And he was a terrible neighbor - have you seen his backyard? Brought down the property values like you wouldn't believe..."

    there isn't a famous man who died who wasn't a top bloke

    I'm getting altogether too much schadenfreude-y enjoyment out of watching people take a hatchet to Richard Pratt's post-mortem reputation. Yep, the dead really can't sue any more.

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