Friday, May 28, 2010

Life Is Good(?)

I have good news and I have bad news.

The good news is that there is non-refutable evidence that the economy is getting better.

How do I know this?

That's the bad news.

Life is good apparel are back on the mean streets of suburbia.

My gym is a haven for the white upper middle and lower upper class. I am white but solidly placed in the middle of the middle class. I regularly drive my 2000 Mazda Protege into the parking lot full planet killing luxury SUVs.  I have found what people wear to the gym is directly connected to how well the economy does.

Before the iceberg (The Great Recession) hit everyone was wearing their Life is good shirts and caps. It was all sunshine and the belief that the business cycle had finally been beaten (that Boom-Bust thing). Then reality hit. Suddenly nobody had Life is good on. It's like they were all fair weather fans of the philosophical statement, Life is good. Could they have all been following the herd? Where was the optimism? Where was the AmeriCANism?

Well, let me tell you my friends, I was never a fan of Life is good. Seeing that 1.2 billion people on the planet are hungry on a regular basis, 1.4 billion live with $1.25 a day, and life for a majority of people through history has been, "Nasty brutish and short," (thank you Thomas Hobbes) I have developed a few sayings that depict reality a bit more honestly.
  • My life is good.
  • My life is better than your life.
  • Your life sux. (notice how I spelled sucks differently... that's creativity)
  • Life has no inherent quality of being good or bad.
  • My life sucked then I discovered beer.
  • My life sucked then I discovered internet porn.
The list is endless.

Somehow, I don't think my suggestions will be popular...

in Purgatory.

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't amused by your smug superiority at driving to the gym ( but not in a ' planet killing luxury SUV', but you won me back with 'MY life is good'.

    Then my approval dipped, with 'Your life sux'. Not an amusing attempt at irony.

    and after you discovered beer, and internet porn... well, you got me back.

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