This has been bothering me since about 5am and I need to get it off my chest.
The first thing I see in my mailbox this morning is this comment (go ahead, I'll wait while you read it). The second thing I see is three - yes, THREE - emails admonishing me for linking to the site.
Why? Because the main part of the site is something called Murdoch Watch. There's not even a site there yet. Just a main page. And the Star Wars thing is just hosted there - there's not even a link to the main page on it.
Yet there are people who think this is some grand conspiracy by a liberal Star Wars freak to get bloggers to link to the Murdoch site, that the whole thing is a set up in some grand scheme geared towards bloggers to subliminally or coercively guide them towards linking to and publicizing a site that is run by a
gasp liberal. And then what? They win a prize? They get to run the country? Buildings collapse? MY GOD, THE BLOGGERS ARE LINKING TO THAT STAR WARS THING AND IT'S HOSTED BY A PERSON WHO DOESN'T LIKE RUPERT MURDOCH!!11!!! DEFCON 1!!
There are a couple of things I'd like to point out here:
1. Stop thinking the world revolves around blogs. Not everything that happens on the internet is connected to blogs.
2. Who cares if there's a Murdoch watch? It's ok for there to be a Moore watch and a Rather watch and whatever else you people are watching but the minute someone wants to watch the guy who owns some crappy papers and a biased tv station (that's right, I said biased, and if you are a conservative/Republican and refuse to acknowledge that FOX is biased, you're a jackass) there is evil afoot at Circle K! Dish it out? Great, then take it.
3. IT IS A FUCKING FLASH FILM ABOUT SOME FICTIONAL CHARACTERS SET TO A CHEESY 80'S POWER BALLAD FEATURING STEVE FUCKING PERRY! Oh god, I can see the conspiracy in it now! Oh wait, I can't. Because there is NO CONSPIRACY. Dou you know how to have fun? Do you know how to laugh, smile or enjoy yourself without seeing "LIBERALS ARE TAKING OVER MY BRAIN!" written in your alphabet soup?
4. I am really beginning to hate the lot of you. No, not you. YOU. You know who I'm talking about. You humorless group of people who are always and forever outraged at everything that doesn't conform to your tight, knotted circle of what's appropriate. You are so entwined in your bombastic outrage and clingy, righteous rules and regulations for an upright, moral, perfect, conservative, honorable, praise to jesus above life that you don't see anything BUT things that outrage you. Haven't you had enough? When do you stop seeing signs in everything? When will you put down your "WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA AND GOD" pamphlets long enough to fucking ENJOY your god damn life instead of spending your days thinking up new ways to suck the ever loving joy out of anything that's remotely pleasant to experience?
God DAMN. I'll be back after the coffee leaves my system. I am fucking OUTRAGED about your outrage.