Raquel Villain.

Raquel Villain.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In Current News,

Hello my faithful minions readers. It's been an interesting week. First of all, we had the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which blew up my Facebook feed and made it impossible to ignore. Now I guess I can understand how it might excite some people to see some royal ass British people get hitched but from a strictly peasant-American standpoint, I really. Just. Didn't. Give a shit.
Appetizing, no?
 Congrats to them, etc., but weddings are usually boring as fuck even when you know the people, and so I avoided watching the televised ceremony. The only good part about weddings is the receptions. Where is the televised Royal Get-Smashed On Expensive Champagne Afterparty? Now that I could get in on.

In other news, you may or may not have heard about the death of Osama bin Laden. Oh wait, you did? It was kind of a big deal, especially considering the guy has been harder to find than Waldo and Carmen San Diego combined for the past ten years. 
 I'm kind of unsure how to feel about this. I mean, I understand that people see it as an act of much-deserved vengeance for our country. That's understandable. But rejoicing in the death of a person like your birthday came early is barbaric, to say the least. We as a country should be sad that hatred and terrorism has caused so much death and despair. We should defend ourselves against those who threaten us, but not take joy in the offense. In my highly professional and political opinion (lawl), we haven't yet resolved this issue. bin Laden is just one guy who's been pretty low on the radar for ten years. It seems like many express their approval of his death with the irreverent pride of a kid who finally starts winning at hide-and-seek. 

And how about the way certain strictly-Republican individuals have started praising Obama? (I'm looking at you, Rush Limbaugh.) Republicans HATE Obama. This seems to be part of an agenda, and I don't like it. 

"Wanna see a dead body?"
 Okay, so after my little rant about how we shouldn't rejoice in death, I must admit I have a morbid sense of humor. Um, see above. So although I don't totally agree on his sentiments about the situation, here's an amusing clip of Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.

So.  Weddings and funerals. What's next for this week?