February Useless Observations
And just like that, Black History Month is over. The shortest February in recent memory has come to an end and now it’s time for a recap of useless observations. I’ve included last month’s newsletter here. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
- UO #1: Watermelon tastes like water. Don’t let the red color fool you. If you hate the taste of water but like watermelon or vice versa, you need to have a long look at yourself in the mirror.
- UO #2: I respect the confidence it takes for a rapper to say that they’re going to make it, even if the billion-dollar music industry doesn’t want them to. Does any other profession talk about persevering despite not having the support of the billion-dollar industry they find themselves in besides rappers?
- UO #3: The peep-toe shoe is the most illogical invention of all time.
- UO #4: Lifehack: if you’re trying to read an article behind a paywall, there are a few tricks to get around it. The one I’ve found myself doing most recently is choosing the option to listen to the article and have it read to me. For some reason, listening to the article reads the entire article and doesn’t stop at the paywall limit.
- UO #5: Will Ferrell’s classic movies “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights” are the most problematic movies that don’t seem to have any stigma associated with them, and neither movie could be made today. It’s one thing to have a movie with racist or sexist jokes that don’t seem to hold up well over time. It’s another thing to incorporate racism or sexism into the core theme of the movie. The entire plot of “Anchorman” is about how women shouldn’t be working real jobs and should only be stay-at-home wives in the kitchen. “Talladega Nights” is somehow both homophobic and xenophobic, as the world of NASCAR seems to shun an openly gay French driver because he’s both gay and French. Must be nice to have a Teflon career like Will Ferrell.
- UO #6: Why do they still make non-sports cars with two doors? I understand a Ferrari or Lamborghini coupe, but why does a coupe Honda Accord exist? And don’t even get me started on three-door hatchbacks either.
- UO #7: When you’re hungover at an airport, the price never matters. You buy what you need and what you want, regardless of how overpriced it may be. Shoutout to Donny L. for coming up with that one.
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