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Dear Charlie Sheen: You are a TOOL

Normally I try to stick to being positive and uplifty and all that crap. Not today.

You’ve been warned.

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Charlie Sheen is a selfish, narcissistic, abusive asshole.

CBS cut off the end of this season of Two and a Half Men, and his response was:

I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.

Charlie Sheen wants YOU to “march up the steps of justice” to right the “unconscionable wrong” of his show’s season being cut off early.

People are sacrificing their lives for freedom in Libya. People are fighting for their basic human rights across the Middle East and Africa. Trust me, Charlie Sheen, missing a few episodes of your television show is not an “unconscionable wrong”.

An unconscionable wrong is that you are getting press attention while they are sacrificing everything to overthrow their dictators.

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Good Things Thursday III: I got to drive home in the rain!

Happy Thursday! Today I bring you Good Things numbered in Korean. And since it’s time to focus on Good Things, I’m not going to dwell on missing Good Things last week.

Yeodeol.8: Yesterday there was a rainstorm and I got to drive home in it on my motorbike!

The most important thing to understand about this rainstorm is that I’d been waiting for it for some two weeks. It had been so humid, so hot and sticky. Every morning I’d wake up, look outside, and think that it would rain that day. But by noon it always cleared off and just left a hot, sticky afternoon for us to bake in. Grr.

Yesterday, though, it finally happened. The sky turned that crazy apocalyptic storm color, the wind picked up, and as I was finishing up in the office after school, the heavens opened upon us.

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Breaking out of Lurkers Anonymous with PostAWeek, One Little Word, and Books I Should Have Read in School

Hello, my name is Donna and I’m an internet lurker.

I spend hours every day reading news, blogs, tweets, status updates, etc. ad nauseum – but I never commented until a couple months ago when I decided that I wanted more than five people to read my blog.

This year I’ve kind of half-heartedly thought about breaking out of my lurkdom by joining things. (I sound super enthusiastic, no?) Every time I tell myself I’m going to do it, though, I think that maybe I should just wait and see how I do before I post anything about it. However, I’ve come to realize that this is stupid, because journeys make interesting stories, not destinations.

Thus, I’ve decided to just go for it. There are three things I’ve really been excited about doing this year: Post a Week, One Little Word, and Books I Should Have Read in School but Didn’t. I don’t know if I’m going to meet my goals. I don’t know if I’m going to like being a joiner. Sometimes I think it might be better to keep talking to myself.

Oh, well. I guess being a hermit on the internet really takes introversion too far.

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My Mom Jokes: Because Trauma is Funny!

You’ve heard of Yo Mama jokes.

You’ve heard of the more grammatically correct Your Mom jokes.

Now it’s time to introduce my very own… My Mom Jokes.

My Mom Jokes are special because… Oh, wait – I don’t have a mom! (Oh, snap!)

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Good Things Thursday I

Let’s start off by addressing the obvious: It’s not Thursday.

Believe me, I know. If it was Thursday, I would be rounding up my class and taking them to the bathroom right about now. Good Thing #1: It’s Saturday, and I got to sleep in, workout, and meditate this morning!

Point number song (2): You may have noticed that after really-really thinking I would start doing a weekly Rad Roundup, I… didn’t.

And where do those two things collide? In introducing Good Things Thursday, of course!

(I really super promise not to stay so frakking cheery.)

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