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SO LONG, SUCKERS!

SO LONG, SUCKERS!


Published August 13, 2010

Hey guess what! After editing thirty consecutive issues, I am finally quitting this dumb job!

No, not really. But I am getting a vacation. This is great news to me as frankly, I am really tired. I know Grapevine looks all effortless and nonchalant and happy crappy and stuff, but making it really does take a lot of work. Especially when we’re in bi-weekly mode and it’s just one issue after another, interspersed with phone calls and e-mails from angry and demanding folks that want our help in selling their snake oil.

It wears you out, it really does. At times I’ve felt like I was just losing it, y’know, feeling the urge to yell at everyone and slam doors and go to my room and listen to some KoRn and feel sorry for myself. LIFE IS SO HARD! WAAAA! IT’S NOT FAIR! AND SO ON!
Luckily, that didn’t happen too many times, and now I am going on vacation to SUNNY PHILADELPHIA, so I probably won’t throw any major tantrums for another thirty issues or so.  Hopefully.

It got me thinking though. Even though I think my job is pretty hard and all (I still really, really like it), it’s probably nothing compared to what the good folks in our government are faced with. Look. I know I am always ragging on them for being lazy and incompetent and not knowing how to use e-mail and stuff, but you still gotta feel for these people.

I hear they’re always on the job. That some of them have stopped exercising and sleeping, that they’re always on the verge of nervous and mental exhaustion, that they never meet their families. Well some of them anyway. The hardworking ones.
And, you know, the task they’re faced with is a pretty big one. Let us not forget that by the time they took over, the nation was pretty much in shambles after being raped by ideologues, banksters and corruption for at least two decades. Cleaning that shit up has got to be a task.

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this. Am I implying that it’s maybe time to cut our government some slack, try showing faith in them and letting them do their job for a while without second guessing everything they get up to? I don’t know? That sure doesn’t sound like me.

I just feel like something’s gotta change, you know. Sometimes feel like our entire nation is locked up in its room, refusing to take out the trash, blasting some KoRn while blogging about how misunderstood it is.
Maybe that’s fitting though. Considering we only scored independence like sixty years ago, Iceland is very much a nation in its teens.

Too bad goddamn teenagers are all way self-absorbed and annoying and like really shitty music.

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