1. Everyone is basically a liar, because you can’t possibly tell everyone the truth about everything - we’d never get anything done. That being said:
2. There are the people that, by default, prefer you to know what they’re thinking, and there are the people who, by default, prefer you not to know. Nobody’s good and nobody’s bad but it’s safer to keep to your half of the world.
3. To complicate things, there are people that think “Good Will Hunting” is a good movie, and there are people that cringe while watching it. There are honest people and dishonest people on both sides. And if you are an honest person that hated Good Will Hunting, you need to minimize your contact with dishonest people that loved it, and I don’t even want to get into why this gets nearly impossible to accomplish. Let’s just say that there has never been an easier lie to tell than “I hated Good Will Hunting,” and there has never been a lie more incentivized than “I thought it was fine.”
4. There’s no such thing as love. There’s infatuation, there’s obsession, there’s addiction, there’s ritualistic, compulsive repetition, there’s horniness, but there is no such thing as love.
5. I hate being alone. I hate waking up alone. I hate waking up with strangers. I hate my empty rented house on my dangerous winding street full of rednecks that can’t wait for an earthquake to kill me because I had a party once. I hate not having feelings. I hate having too many. I hate not being able to express them, I hate the way I express them, I hate people’s reactions to my expression of them. I hate people trying to cheer me up, I hate people casting me adrift, I hate being alone.
6. I hated being in a relationship. Every day in a relationship is a lie.
7. I hate Good Will Hunting. It’s a terrible film. It’s a crime. If you like it, I think you’re stupid. Remember the “apples” scene? Do you remember it? Really think about that scene. Are you smiling? Then I hate you. But thank you for being honest. I would hate you more for lying. Thank you for letting me hate you.
I also have come to dislike much of Google because they very quickly went from big company that sells my personal information to strangers, which makes me nervous, to a company that innovates at nothing yet spends *billions* of dollars from one business to enter new markets and destroy existing businesses.
I truly don’t understand the people who are embracing Google+ like it’s some kind of relief from something. Google is in a far better position to abuse your personal information than Facebook ever was.
If I was going to be evil, first thing I do is make my motto, “Don’t Be Evil.”
Is there any feasible way to invest small amounts of money, especially to get a short-term return? Like, I don’t know, you buy a bond for $20 and get back $25 in a few months. Tiny little returns that only matter if you’re such a broke penny-pinching Jew that making $5 sounds like a good idea to you.
What about being like a day trader, buying and selling small amounts of stock? Is that something anyone can just go do?
I hope this question is not too silly.
Well, you are essentially asking for a 25% return for a few months of investment at 0 risk. So no, that doesn’t exist. If it did, no one would invest in anything else. The closest thing to that currently is a treasury bond, but the returns are way lower and take 20 years to mature. Sorry!
As for day trading… don’t. First, any gains from picking individual stocks are statistical randomness. Your odds of beating the market consistently are low. Second, you’d be day trading against huge financial companies with automated systems. You are not going to beat them.
And finally, you never invest money you can’t afford to lose. You’re better off right now trying to stretch a dollar by giving up some lifestyle perks than seeking a return on it.
Chambaland - Sweet Friday Night (Katy Perry/Tag Team/Guns N Roses)
From the new mixtape On My Mind, available for free D/L right here next Tuesday, 8/9.
And if YOU’RE looking for a sweet Friday night, this upcoming Friday, 8/5, Jason and I are hosting a fresh installment of Cool Show 4 Teen Girlz @ the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. 1999’s favorite pop culture countdown show is back in the habit with another walk night to remember. The show kicks off @ Midnight, reservations are available here.
I’ve been listening to entirely too much Guns N Roses recently, so this is absolutely wonderful to me.
Before I knew how to talk to people in real life (coworkers will tell you I never actually learned) I learned to talk to people on the internet. I was 14, I had an old TRS-80 from my Dad’s office, and, at night, I would use it with a direct connect 300 baud modem to call a “citizen’s band…