Words: Feel the Power

Maybe it is because I am getting older. But, I am finding that impolite people makes my left eye twitch. And then I long to snatch up a large, automatic weapon.

Fortunately, I am (mostly) sane and restrain myself. So, all I get is some sneering about the eye twitch.

Used to be, if you walked through someone’s field of view, or crowded them as you passed, you’d say, “Pardon me”.
If someone gave you something, you said “Thank you” to which they replied, “You are welcome!”. If someone held the door open for you, you would smile and say, “Thanks!”

You wave at someone when they let you ahead of them on the highway. You don’t speed up and ride the bumper of the guy in front of you to keep them from gaining one car length ahead of you.

What the heck is wrong with being polite? Why do most folks associate being strong or edgy or whatever with being rude dipshits?

I does not grok.

Por Favor?

There will be dancing later this evening. Oh, yes there will.

I will be in Pffflugerville til 730 or so. Does anyone have anywhere that I can don my geek-to-goth chrysalis?
Unfortunately, I am not Superman and cannot use a teeny phone booth and insta-change into costume and tights. And I sure as heck don’t want to drive all the way back out to Kyle then back into downtown.

Gracias!

Answers for the Meme – Now! Bolded for her pleasure (the unguessed ones)

1. ” I’ve been a bad, bad girl.”
The Red Queen; Resident Evil (movie)

2. “I believe there was a book that claimed the world was created in seven days. Best-seller too! ”
Warren Vidic ; Assassin’s Creed (game)

3. “Does everybody know right now exactly where you are?”
Scissor Sisters ; Sex and Violence (song)

4. “I’m on a horse.”
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like ; TV commercial for Old Spice (TV commerical)

5. “He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I’ll chase him ’round the moons of Nibia and ’round the Antares Maelstrom and ’round Perdition’s flames before I give him up! ”
Khan; Star Trek II, the Wrath of Khan (movie)

6. “You got your job and I got mine. Same job, too. Don’t you whine at me, Jack and don’t make me chase you no mo’. You’re a coppiceman, same as ever was.”
Speedy; Black House (book)

7. “So simple anyone can operate it. After a background check, a training course, and a five day waiting period.”
Announcer; BUD LIGHT BEER, MR. T-SHIRT LAUNCHER INVENTOR (radio ad)

8. “Though circumstance has knocked you down, there is nothing gained by staying within it’s reach”
Assemblage 23 ; Ground (song)

9. “Yes, my wife. She’s waiting at the entrance of the barracks. She comes there every day. But they won’t let her in. Now she’s trying to peep between the bars. She doesn’t yet know I’m absent, but she suspects it…Those big tragic eyes of hers-with that martyred look they always had. Oh, how she got on my nerves.”
Garcin; No Exit (book)

10. “Yeah, well, I’m an expert in … nameology!”
Paul Smecker; The Boondock Saints (movie)

11. “Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an ‘unsatisfactory’ mark on your official testing record, followed by death. Good luck!”
GLaDOS ; Portal (video game)

12. “I know what “it” means well enough, when I find a thing, ‘it’s’ generally a frog or a worm. The question is, what did the archbishop find?”
The Duck; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (book)

13. “Well, I ought to. I spent the entire afternoon bumsening like mad with this ghastly old producer who promised to get me a contract.”
Sally ; Cabaret (movie)

14. “What the hell are you staring it? Do you have any idea what it’s like out there? Do you? Well I’m fighting this thing man, it’s like kick ass, or kiss ass, and I’m busting heads! It’s the only way to win this fucking war.”
Andrew Scott / GR13 ; Universal Soldier (movie)

15. “Relax, it’s just a corpse. Jump at every little thing down here and you’ll wear yourself out.”
Balthier; Final Fantasy XII (video game)

16. “Hey… you wanna see something really scary? “
Car Passenger ; Twilight Zone: The Movie (movie)

17. “The scout ants track it back into the mound — and here’s the really good part — everybody dies, even the queen. And while there’s joy in all creatures living in harmony, it’s nothing compared to wasting fire ants.”
Announcer; Antstop Orthene Fire Ant Killer (radio ad)

18. “….whacko….”
Richie; IT by Stephen King (book)