I started this blog back in 2005 after slogging through five long years of Bush without a place to put my discontent. A sentient being can only withstand so much crap before they either crack, explode or begin to wither. This was, and still is, my way to rage against the machine and institute a small degree of sanity over in my own little tiny nook of the virtual universe.
In short, it's therapy.
As therapy, it has been a huge success. I feel good about these 500 posts. As legitimate opposition to the enormous and omnipresent bullshit producing machines in the world, I will say that it has probably had very little impact. I've only had something like 65,000 page views. But, as Kurt Vonnegut wrote in Slaughterhouse Five, "So it goes."
I am happy that it's out there and that's really all that matters. In fact, from what I've found, I would have had more media popularity if my name was something that media outlets could mention. But that's completely fine with me.
For this 500th post, I wanted to point out ten of my more meaningful (to me) posts.
The Movies Critics Are Raving About: Is about the Hollywood crap machine.
Genders: Man-tradiction?: Is about the changing roles of men today.
I'll make you famous: Is about America's fascination with fame and the industries that it has spawned.
Parents Less Upwardly Mobile These Days: Is about the challenge of a modern workplace for people who put parenting first.
America Needs More Springfields: Is about suburban sprawl and the forces that spawn it.
Advertising Needs A New Agency: Is about how the traditional agency flops around in the digital world.
Enjoy.If you want to comment, feel free. It's nice to know there are people out there sometimes. I'd be writing here either way though. As I said above, this blog is really more for my sanity than anything else.
Thanks for reading!
The Bullshit Observer