I Hate

November 29, 2014

I hate: Drink Machines

hate drink machines. You know the ones – in fast food restaurants. A $1.80 cup of soda only costs about 5 cents. Fast Food conglomerates know that it costs more in time and order line disruption to have a counter serf fetch it than to have you do it yourself. So they’ve opened up their soda bar like a self-serve gas station. You pay your money for a cup, and you can guzzle down all you want – you’ll die before they talk a loss. What I don’t like about this is that the average consumer (I use that as […]
November 29, 2014


Here’s a full list of things I hate. Well, things I hate that I’ve gotten a moment to write about. More to come. Much more. Jeeps Black Backstabbers Drink machines Jawas TechNads {jcomments off}      
December 14, 2014

I hate: Jawas

hate jawas. Not those little shadowy creatures with the tan sand-robes and the glowing bulb eyes. No. But I hate the ones I saw today. The wife and I walked over to Juniors, the local breakfast/lunch joint that is our Sunday tradition. Came in and there they were – six teens sitting at a table, five of them with their hoodies up. “I can’t abide those Jawas! Disgusting creatures!“                                                                       -C3PO The deal was that the Corrine merchants were having a shopping drive over the weekend, with wares on the walks, a book show (got an invite but didn’t attend) […]
December 18, 2014

I hate: Backstabbers

hate backstabbers. So, first, at least make it worth it. If you are going to backstab me, don’t make it easy for me – keep my whip. But I also ask that you make it worth it – have that gold idol under your arm. Leave me to die. Don’t just pick up corporate brownie points by ratting me out. I mean, shit, I’ve been backstabbed major by corporations – I’ve had two that owed me backwages or cut my wages to keep the lights on fire me. I’ve been fired for nepotism – when the little family-run business found […]
January 2, 2015

I hate: Black

hat IS it about wearing black? Look, I commuted in on the bike today. It was 7am, still dark, and misting. My glasses were beading up but I swiped them when I could. I rode with full lights, yellow shirt and jacket and a brilliant orange safety vest. I passed about four pedestrians on my travels. Half of them were crossing the road outside of crosswalks (one was only twenty feet from it). All of them were wearing black (I nearly hit the guy off the crosswalk – like it’s hard enough to see normal people – stupidity ninjas are […]
February 9, 2015

I hate: Jeeps

 hate Jeeps. You can tell a lot about people by what they drive. I generally thought VW owners such as myself were eco-conscious hippy-throwbacks (or people who embraced that life-look). Generally I was right. Beetle drivers tended to run smooth. I remember the day I saw one driving with a cellphone and not signaling, I felt betrayed. BMW owners and Cadillac Escalade owners, I got ya. I know that it’s that pushy channeled-textile-mill-owner stuff coming up, the wealth-makes-right stuff, that makes you that way. As Douglas Coupland said, BMW drivers drive so horribly because they believe their car’s ad copy. […]
May 7, 2015

I hate: Technads

his goes beyond my usual hatred of slack-jawed mobile twits who endanger me on the road and need to be coddled by the rest of us when they walk. If there is something I really, really hate, it’s people who confuse being clever with owning a tech toy. This happens a lot. Someone pulls out their penis-baker and googles something or flashes to the current news or shows how easily they can place stock bids or whatever-de-fuck. Really, only a small percentage of us are envious. Most of us quietly endure your graceless little boasting much like adults will smile […]