August 5th, 2008


I was talking to a friend of mine online last night and they told me they were thinking about unfriending someone on our mutual friends list because they found that person's posts frequently offensive.

It got me thinking, because at least two or three times a month I get an IM or an email asking me why I don't block or unfriend different people either because their comments on my blog are condescending, bat shit crazy, way offensive, disrespectful, show a lack of sense of humor or whatever.

And it's true. Some of the women on my friends list and who comment here have moments of extreme insanity and bitchiness. And some of the dudes who comment here have moments of extreme insanity and dickiness.

But, you know what?

I sorta enjoy that. I like having different perspectives in my comments and on my friends list. I don't want to live in a vacuum where all I read or see is shit that is in my general realm of acceptance. Even if I think someone is completely out of their mind, it always gives me something to think about.

Also, people change and go through phases. There are times when people on my friends list go through periods of being complete and total assholes, only to become completely reasonable again. There are other times when people are cool for months and months and then become doucherobbers.

It's part of the human experience and it's fucking interesting. As long as people don't attack Rome Girl, I'm pretty much down with the program.

Plus, it's good to know what other people are thinking - even if they are humorless politically correct liberal fascists/ironic politically incorrect actual fascists.

Control The Drunk Ex Pat Writer

The other day when I was on PayPal billing a client I noticed that they have a new promotion where they encourage people to "Put a PayPal Link on your blog and get donations!"

I find it hard to believe that anyone would donate to a blog, but I'm a pure capitalist so fuck it.

I put a donation link on the Drunk Ex Pat Writer Home Page.

If there is anyone wealthy enough out there to actually donate ten bucks or more to my blog, I'll do one entry on ANY topic you choose. I won't guarantee that you'll like the entry, but I promise I'll try to be amusing.

Also, unlike regular blog entries, I'll actually check my spelling.

Donations of $50 or more will get a picture of any part of my body/apartment/place in Montpellier where you are legally allowed to take pictures.


The new Star Wars animated film - The Clone Wars - is going to be about the Jedi trying to save the life of Jabba The Hut's son, who is apparently kidnapped.


What the fuck is George Lucas thinking. Jabba's son? Does anyone give a shit about Jabba's son? I'm so fucking tired of Lucas deciding that we give a rat's fart about tiny versions of characters we love.

Eight year old Anakin Skywalker? Fuck him.

Young Obi Wan? Fuck him too.

Baby Boba Fett? Eat shit and die.

Jabba's son? Suck my cock.

Young Indiana Jones? I'll whip your fucking snake fearing ass.

Ewoks in general? Shit swamp.

Just give me an actual adult Vadar and Bobba Fett and have them do anything on screen for 90 minutes and I'll be happy.

Down And Out

Do you think that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kevin Sapcey big name Hollywood closeted gay male actors get pissed off that Lohan is able to come out of the closet and boost her career while their careers would be over if they married a dude?