Rhetoricals and Hypotheticals

I missed last week, due in large part to procrastination of a paper.  And when it comes to finishing a paper and writing some dumb observations on a post, somehow school always wins.  My bad.  Now I have to punish you with a longer than average post.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Queen lately. I don’t know why; its just been on the radio a lot. And it might have to do with my station of choice which happens to be 95.5. I used to have a preset to this station but I deleted its place for something else. But when its the only station you get, you kinda don’t have a choice. And Queen’s song “You’re My Best Friend” is such a great song. If you find someone who can “make you live” then you have certainly lucked out.  “Ooo you make me live.  Whenever this world is cruel to me I got you to help me forgive.”  Genius…

I’ve been watching NBC’s new comedy “Community” starring Joel McHale. I wasn’t a big fan of his. I thought “The Soup” was actually pretty annoying. But I think he does a great job in this show. Its really well written and the characters are well cast, unique and developed. And Joel says something to Chevy Chase while he’s inside a fort he built out of tables and chairs after a bad drug trip (so far, if you haven’t watched the show, I probably just convinced you not to watch it).  Chevy Chase is dealing with the fact that he’s old and McHale’s character responds with: “I don’t know how you spent the first 60 years, but I know in the last two months you’ve probably doubled the national average for amount of life lived per lifetime.”  “If life is just a series of ridiculous attempts to be alive, you’re a hero to everything that’s ever lived.”  I wonder if that’s what we’re supposed to be doing. Making constant and ridiculous attempts to live.

I got a Rev Run “Words of Wisdom” the other day that said, “One day, you’ll see your life flash before your eyes.  Make sure its worth watching”. Makes me never want to watch TV again. Except maybe Community. And hilarious highlights of Wipeout. And the NBA playoffs.

I wonder what’s the percentage of people who work hungover on Fridays and Saturdays. Someone should conduct a survey or a poll (is there a difference?)  Even more intriguing is the number of people who attend church hungover. I don’t think anything is wrong with drinking alcohol. It’s definitely not good for your body. An addiction is not something that should be taken lightly. But it’s people that make bad decisions when drinking who give alcohol its bad name. Then again, I think most decisions made while drinking are probably bad. I’ve never heard of people making great decisions while they were drunk…

Typically most people will only do the minimum it takes to get by. But I wonder how much harder people would try if they got paid daily per unit of accomplishment. If you could see the actual fruits of your labor at the end of your shift. Then again, it’d probably require a lot of honesty and if money is involved, honesty decreases. Weird how that works.

I wonder how you become a philosopher. Is that an occupation? Or is it just a title other people give? Like if Aristotle had to fill out a form at the DMV and it required him to fill out an occupation, would he just write philosopher? Or was he just a dude with a lot of crazy thoughts and not a lot of friends and he just started saying stuff out loud? What a weirdo…

I hope everyone is making some kind of attempt to live.  Or to at least trying to find someone who makes them.

Thanks for reading

-The Community Queen


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