2012 in review
by Jon Worley
This year, I will not be writing many (if any) columns about politics. This is because the Prez will be re-elected, and I just don't care about the small stuff. If the Prez is not re-elected, then the country will be in terrible shape even before a Republican president arrives in 2013. Either way, I'm just tired of the whining. Kill 'em all, and let God sort 'em out.
I will be writing about silly things. Like how 70s rock and roll just might be the greatest music in the history of the planet (The Sweet, man, the Sweet!) and why even though the Lord of the Rings movies are far superior (in a technical sense) to the Star Wars movies (with the possible exception of The Empire Strikes Back), they're not as important to the culture at large.
I will not be writing about professional sports, unless the Royals make the playoffs or the Caps win the Stanley Cup. So absent that 30-1 shot, that's right out.
I will be writing about kids playing sports, like the way my older son hit a buzzer-beater yesterday and sent his team into overtime (a game they eventually tied due to the time-constraints of youth leagues). I'm a firm believer that sports can teach kids important lessons, though you'd never guess that by the way the parents behave.
I will be writing about beer, just because I'm sure I'll want to.
I will not be writing about buying a car or putting on a screen door. Those topics have taken up far too much time in our household already, and they'll probably remain oversubscribed for the next couple of months. Though I can hope for more rapid conclusions.
I will be writing about books. I don't know exactly what I'll say past "books are fucking awesome," but I'll come up with something.
So. No politics, corporate greed (oops, forgot to mention that) or pro sports. Nothing obvious. Just weird stuff that drops into my brain and sits there for a spell.
Y'know, like a good beer.
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