I'm taking some inspiration from Mama Kat's Writing Workshop again, and this week I have chosen her topic of:
6 people or things that deserve to take a time out!
#1. The whole YOLO thing. I am so sick of hearing "Yolo!" and seeing it on Facebook, Twitter, and every other source of social media I could scream. The number one offenders are those damned Kardashians. Every other minute somebody's yelling "YOLO!" on that stupid show.
You want to know what YOLO is? It's Carpe Diem for stupid people. By the way, Carpe Diem means "Sieze the Day". Carpe Diem was the whole meaning behind Dead Poets Society, the most awesome movie ever. Don't be a yolo stupid person. You need a time out to get some perspective. Have some intelligence and carpe diem!
#2 "Gluten-free" diet this and "organic" that and "GMO" this and food allergy that, and "dairy free diets". Now I do my best to eat healthy foods, and I did have to go dairy free due to the fact that I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
However, there are so many people that are going all militant with all of this stuff it's unbelievable! I cannot imagine what their grocery bill is like, buying all gluten free, organic, GMO and dairy free stuff. To me, that is going WAAAAAAYYYY too far with it. I mean come on people, really? Is it absolutely necessary? I grew up eating mud pies and drinking water out of the water hose. I suffered no ill effects as a child, so I see no need to go all militant about my food. I go to the freakin Food Lion most of the time. I get my veggies and salad stuff and everything I need there. Gluten-free, Organic militant crazy people - YOU NEED A TIME OUT!
#3 The whole "Grumpy Cat" meme thing. You guys all know what I'm talking about. I guess somebody came out with grumpy cat as an antithesis to all the cutsie kitty memes that were floating around on facebook and other social media outlets. I now see a new grumpy cat meme at least twice a day on my facebook page and while I appreciate the dark humor, enough of the damned grumpy cat! Grumpy cat, you're in time out indefinitely!
#4 These next 2 things shouldn't just take a time out, they need to out and out RETIRE! The "selfie" and the all-annoying "duck-face" photographs. OH EM GEE! (oh, that needs a time out too) People have gone a little over the top with the selfies and in most of them, they do not look attractive at all, and we see WAAAAAYYY too much of their bathroom. Can anyone say TMI? As for the damned "Duckface" pictures, they are just stupid. It is not an attractive look at all, and all you "Duckfacers," you look dumb as hell. I don't know what you're going for with that look, but you need to STOP IT right now. You are all in time out!
#5 Okay, some of you are going to want to take away my blogging license for this one (but too bad, there's no such thing, ha ha!) but we need to take a time out already from freakin TEXTING! Everybody that has a damned cell phone just has to text EVERYTHING! I get it if it's a quick note to someone, that's totally fine. But most of you idiots, and you know who you are, have full on conversations via text! That's not what it's for, brainiac. If you have that much to say to somebody, dial their freakin number and HAVE A CONVERSATION LIKE REAL PEOPLE! Your cell phone does make and receive calls you know, it isn't just a text machine.
Also, you don't have to have it with you 24/7. If you're in church or a meeting or somewhere you should be paying attention or participating in something, it's not going to kill you to turn your phone off for an hour. Nothing bugs me more than seeing somebody texting in church. I just want God to strike you down with a bolt of lightning. Have some restraint for goodness sake. Better yet, take a time out!
#6 Lastly, movie reboots desperately need to take a time out. Movie execs haven't had an original idea in at least 15 years. First off, they did this Spiderman reboot, when they just finished a reboot with Toby McGuire just a few years ago! Huh? We just had a couple of Fantastic Four movies several years ago right? Well guess what....they are rebooting that too. We all know about the Superman reboot, Man of Steel they just did after they just had one of those as well. Also how many Batman reboots have there been now?
Do not get me started on the 80's movies that they destroyed by rebooting them: Footloose - that will never work for me without Kevin Bacon people, Red Dawn - a sacrilege without Patrick Swayze. I also hear they are re-making Poltergeist!
Movie people, get your shit together already. Come up with some original ideas instead of recycling other people's. Take a time out, maybe a nice nap and come up with an original thought of your own.
So that's it folks! My list of things that need to take a time out. Agree? Disagree? What do you think needs to take a time out?