March 26th, 2006

monk john

Why is this astonishing

So last week, due to some stupidity from my apartment complex, I had to bring Alex to work with me. No, it's not "Take your kid to work day", (I'll leave that rant for the day). It was "You're a single parent and sometimes these things happen".

Now, Alex knows the drill. This is work. People are paid to be here for a reason, and him being cute or loud ain't it. So he sat there, playing his DS all day, or asking me what I was doing, quietly, and me explaining, in a way that ensures he'd rather be a stevedore than a sysadmin, which is a good thing.

We take the bus home, same thing. He sits quietly, or chats with the regular riders on the bus, but only after they initiated conversation.

The next day, I hear how amazingly good he was.

WTF? He wasn't amazingly good, he was simply meeting standards for workplace behavior, and public behavior in general. He knows that he's not to act the damned fool in public. That's not amazing, that's NORMAL. How fucking lame have we gotten when a kid behaving normally is suddenly a paragon of virtue. Oh, just in case, no, there was no ADD medication involved. That's only for school, and he's not taking that every day anymore anyway, he doesn't need it so much. That's just him being normal.

Man, I really do hate other people's kids some days.
monk john

Things about Lost that make it suck

Okay, I should not have this many things less than 30 minutes into a show...
  1. Jet Engines DO NOT WORK LIKE THAT. If you have a jet engine on the ground with no fucking power, that engine doesn't keep RUNNING...it turns into a WEATHER VANE. Weather vanes do NOT suck people IN. Also, and I'm pretty sure chaobell will back me on this, a human body getting sucked into a jet engine doesn't CAUSE AN EXPLOSION. It just makes shit break. Of course, an unpowered engine in a high wind WON'T SUCK YOU IN
  2. When you have fuel catching on fire in the open air, it BURNS. It doesn't explode. You need specific conditions for fuel to explode. morons.
  3. If you're sitting next to a plane that used to carry over 400000lbs of JP-4, maybe, just MAYBE, building a fucking BONFIRE near the KEROSENE SOAKED SAND is possibly a BAD IDEA. Stupid fucks.
  4. Plane batteries don't last that long, and in any event, after a crash, there's not enough left of the electrical system to POWER THE INSIDE LIGHTS. Oh yeah, and THE KEROSENE SOAKED SAND
  5. Attention stupid bitch...that black box is just a TAPE RECORDER. What you're talking about is the ELT, and that's not always automatically set off by the crash, and it has LIMITED RANGE. Stupid bitch.
  6. POLAR BEARS?!?!?!?