Monday, August 01, 2005

The "Very Special" Truth Episode #100

     According to Blogger, this is post #100. (I haven't counted, so I'm going to trust it) In the great American tradition of the Sitcom, I'd like to dedicate what should be a groundbreaking, must-read post into a flashback post of the greatest hits of the past 7 months. Also, because we're apparently in the summer blogging doldrums, it's not exactly sweeps time, so consider this filler (but still with great taste).

Flashback #1) (Jan 14) Urgent Newsflash - President has epiphany!
This was my first (and only) attempt at breaking news. I'll leave making fun of Bushisms to the experts.

Flashback #2) (Feb 1) Why Should We Care if we Torture Some Terrorists?
I thought I made a good attempt at reasoning with the Bush worshippers with this post and with Why I Don't Like the Iraq War. I've come to learn the hard way that their boy can do no wrong, especially when he does wrong.

Flashback #3) (Mar 14) Hebrew National Shortage
This one still hits very close to home. Let me just say that my family still hurts from this painful episode, although as the temperature flirts with triple-digits, we've moved away from homemade chili and Franks & Beans.

Flashback #4) (Apr 18) Pharmacist, Restrain Thyself
This still boils my blood. As a person with very little extended family because many of my relatives were murdered for being Jewish, I understand that "religious freedom" means the freedom to worship as I please. I understand that it means I can't be (shouldn't be) denied a job because of my religion, that the government won't shut down my shul because the president believes something else. It does not mean that I can force my religion on other people or that I can force my employer to observe my religious laws. The religiots just don't get it.

Flashback #5) (May 10) Hello, My Name is Scott and I'll Be Your Waiter
The way certain institutions work in this country piss me off. Here I discussed the counter-productivity of tipping. I can't remember if I've discussed how corrupt real-estate commisions are.

Flashback #6) (May 22) Yes, but what does Benedict say about Viagra?
My first ever guest-post, by the esteemed Oh Really Factor. If I'm lucky, there will be more. Also if I'm lucky, I'll go on vacation again someday.

Flashback #7) (Jun 13) Mawwiage is What Bwings us Togever Today
I love this topic. This post was actually a response to the question I asked the previous Friday. I loved all the comments I got, and I was especially touched by the sincerity of many of the commenters.

Flashback #8) (Jun 29) Are People Smarter in Cold Weather?
Holy corny controversy, Batman! This just goes to show how little I know about what pushes peoples buttons. Forget abortion or dead wives. Give a little love to the neigbors up north and the world erupts. I got 38 comments on... I'm still not sure what the big controversy was

Flashback #9) (Jul 25) Are We Too Rich? (Take 3)
Third in the series, this is the reason I started my blog. I have this great sense that we're mismanaging our great wealth, both as a nation and as individuals. And I believe it's corrupting everything that made us great in the first place. I don't believe in complete wealth distribution and I'm not a socialist (or Communist), but I've had the worst time trying to explain this without people jumping down my throat to tell me that it's the Paris Hiltons of the world that made this country great. When people care at all, that is. It seems money abuse doesn't rank up there with dead blond women.

     Well, there you have it! Feel free to post comments in those respective Flashbacks if I've stirred something within you. I really don't want to have 9 separate discussions going on in this post. And don't be too hard on me for not having any original ideas today.


Maria said...

This comment is about "Charlie", so sorry to not be on topic.

I sense animosity in your comment, but since I'm hypersensitive, it could just be me. I haven't read the book and I didn't want to get into a whole thing comparing books vs. movies, because that's a whole other mess.

I usually like Danny Elfman's music, but I think he was way off the mark on these tunes. I know that Roald Dahl hated the 1971 movie. I guess the "original" wasn't really that original after all.

ORF said...

Dude, I'm so psyched you acknowledged my guest blogging appearance on your "greatest hits" list! *blush*

It was fun to do that, so here's hoping you get to go on vacay again sometime soon. You should come to NYC! I was perusing my archives the other day and read the one you wrote for me and was like, "Hey, self, this is funny. You are a good writer, even tho you don't recall actually writing this." And then I remembered YOU wrote it. haha!

Scott said...

ORF, I think you must have my writings mistaken with SSB's. Nothing I wrote was particularly funny, although your mom pretended to like it a little.

Sylvana said...

I have a bone to pick with you Scott. You never answered my question about the marriage issue. You made a big deal about me writing about what marriage meant to me, and then you never even responded. What's up with that? Was it too much for you to handle? Was it total shit? Do you hate our love?!


(I can't wait until this whole mattress shopping is over. I'm getting a little too testy)

ORF said...

Syl, you seem a bit tense. Is "mattress shopping" a euphemism for "not getting any?"

Sylvana said...

If by "not getting any" you mean sleep, yeah.

I just want a good night's sleep! ...and an answer to my question, and that's all I need. And this remote control. A good night's sleep, an answer to my question, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches...