What a wild day on the internet today. After taking the weekend off I thought I would check it out so I could glean some content for today’s things that make me go “hmmm” post. And man oh man did I ever. I got so much that I’m going to give you one of my compilation posts. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of those, but how could I resist with the plethora of subject matter today?!
Does #45 think he’s starring in a live action version of Love Actually? And instead of having a fight with the young, dashing Prime Minister of Great Britain he’s having his with Canada, and is it because Trudeau sort of looks like Hugh Grant? What in the hot hell is coming out of that man’s mouth, and does he not know that we are allies, friends, and pretty much family? I can’t even with what’s happening here.
Something else that seems to be happening all over the internet is that people, troll like folks, I’m assuming, are trying to lay Anthony Bourdain’s death at the feet of his lover, Asia Argento? I still haven’t figured out the connection as to what it is that inspired her dear friend Rose McGowan to call everybody out, but I’m guessing it has something to do with people saying she’s the reason he committed suicide. Which is beyond fucked up, and makes me feel like people need to just mind their business, and you know, not write stupid shit on the internet.
Not only are people writing stupid shit, they’re doing stupid shit.
There was a mom here in Ontario who thought the best thing to do with her three year old daughter, to you know, be the coolest mom on the internet and go virile was to post videos of her and her daughter together. Not a big deal, moms post videos of their kids all the time. You know the super unique ones of a kid throwing a fit because they’re getting a baby brother or sister they didn’t ask for. Or how about the ones of kids stoned in their car seats after having a tooth pulled. Some of my personal favorites are when parents make videos of their children with Lego pieces up their noses or in their ears documenting it on video before they actually help their kids out of their predicament. So many parents looking for their fifteen minutes of fame. Anyway, I guess this mom is sort of like me and thinks that that’s all lame regular stuff that all kids get up to, and wanted to take her video one step further, really rack up those views. So what does she do? She plops her three year old on her lap, while on the freeway, neither wearing seat-belts, and lets her kid steer the car. She has her three year old NOT in a car seat, ON HER LAP driving the car on the freeway.
Oh her video(s) went virile and got her noticed alright…all the way to the police department where multiple charges were laid.
Then there is another epic mom fail…a mother left her eleven month old baby in the car while she went shopping for ninety minutes. She’s twenty nine, my eldest is twenty-nine, and I know my kid knows not to leave a baby in a hot car, alone. Which means this mom is old enough to know you do not leave a baby in a locked car. Does she not have a stroller? Was she perhaps in the mall looking to buy a stroller??? So many questions, but only one good answer…babies/children/elderly people and dogs do not stay sitting in a locked car on summer days for any amount of time. Period.
My final thing that made me go “hmmm” after perusing the “local news” today is what’s with people committing hit and run crimes. Like, I’m thankful to be able to say that I’m fortunate enough to not have hit anybody with my car, thank God. So I don’t know what it’s like, I’m assuming that it’s probably the single more traumatic thing to do in the world, in your life, and having to stick around to watch a fellow human injured, bleeding and in some cases already dead on the ground can’t be fun. But to flee the scene??? Nah. That’s beyond the pale.
People, we have to be better to one another. Passing judgement against people you don’t know on the internet, is so gross. Going for social media fame at the cost of your child’s safety? So brutal. Being so ignorant on how to be a parent that you leave your baby in a hot locked car? Somebody check and see in what other ways this baby might be in danger. Not staying at the scene of a crime that you commit with your car…honestly, I can’t even. And #45 causing beef with Canada? Listen, I’m confident the NAFTA needs to be tweaked. Like every relationship the terms need to be adjusted, and revisited every so often. But to burn the bridge of the relationship and name call the leader of the country, a leader I’m not fond of; well it is honestly short sighted and ridiculous if you ask me.
Oh wait…I almost forgot about the state employee, the ONE PERSON in charge of inputting people’s names in a database in Florida to see if they have any criminal charges, or mental health issues that would make them not ideal candidates to carry a concealed weapon. Actually never did check their names because, well, she was locked out of the database. FOR A YEAR. I CAN’T EVEN WITH THIS. WOW. WOW. WOW.