A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society
I’ve been wandering around this planet for quite a few years now, and I’ve discovered a whole pile of cool things. Most of it is useless information — like James Bond never wears lace-up shoes – and while that might be good for a few drinks on Quiz Night, it doesn’t exactly pay the rent. In fact, these days, Wikipedia has put smart people like me out of business. However, some of the stuff I know just isn’t generally available, and sometimes it can make life’s journey a whole lot easier. So, here are a few things (in no particular order) that are kinda neat to know.
Venice isn’t fun anymore — it’s full. One more busload of tourists and they’re going to change the name to Atlantis.
Never play peek-a-boo with a toddler on a transatlantic flight. You’re trapped — and they’re relentless.
When the voice at the other end of the telephone says, “Your call is important to us,” you’re going to be on hold for a loooong time.
People with an accent are smart enough to speak at least one more language than you.
As you get older, the printed word gets proportionately smaller.
Hygge is real, and so is Pyt. If you don’t recognize these words, you need to google them immediately. It could change your life.
Saying “sorry” doesn’t do anything. The idea that it’s some kind of emotional antibiotic is just contemporary crap. The trick is not doing things that you have to apologize for.
Always eat the last cookie in the package. Leaving it is an act of cruelty to the next person who thinks they’re getting cookies but … ends up with disappointment because who looks forward to eating just one cookie?
Hobbies are just work you enjoy.
For some weird reason, candlelight makes food taste better.
The minute somebody says, “I don’t judge” — they already have.
The difference between movies, films and cinema depends entirely on what kind of a pompous ass is talking about them.
Anybody can sell their soul, but it takes a real dick to get full value.
Life is actually just a constant struggle between sexy and comfortable — but when the two of them show up in the same place at the same time, it’s absolutely fabulous.