The It List
+ Gyoza (and other vegetarian dumpling variants) for being so delicious!
+ California Supreme Court for making CA release 27,000 prisoners due to inhumane overcrowding. (Note: the court did not say anything about the fundamental structure and concept of the prison system being hopelessly ineffectual and backwards, huh?)
+ Long Term Thinking come on everybody, lets make a 5 year plan!
+ Sesame Oil for making Gyoza even more delicious than normal. Is that even possible? YES. Thanks Sesame Oil!!
+ John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, for using his public platform to express his views on health care reform. Every opinion deserves whatever soapbox it can get, good on him for speaking up!
+ Mexico, for legalizing small quantities of drugs and giving free government treatment for addiction. Wow, that’s so reasonable. But remember, if it’s still illegal to buy and sell drugs that doesn’t really make much sense and continues to give criminal syndicates power over distribution. WHICH IS THE WHOLE PROBLEM.
+ Dreadlocks, because they are awesome.
The Shit List
- Me, for waiting until I’m delirious from lack of food at about 3pm in the afternoon to eat anything (this sentence doesn’t make sense I’m going to the taqueria….)
- Short term thinking
- Obscenity laws that apply to private content (public content should maintain with public standards of decency, although this gets dicey when you start talking about sex shops).
- John Mackey, CEO of whole foods, for making intellectually incoherent arguments about health care and not having the business sense to realize that pissing off your lefty customer base will trigger a boycott in a recession. Hopefully someone is getting spanked hard by their board of directors right now.
- Cafes that don’t include a little plate to put my tea bag on.