Itch You Can't Scratch

Monday, October 19, 2009

I had an itch on my back that I couldn't scratch. You know that spot in the middle of your back that is JUST far enough away that from every single angle, you can't reach it? Well, it annoyed the hell out of me, and the first thing that popped into my head was "figures, its always in that spot right?"

Then it hit me. No, it isn't. We all say so, but it really is just that we've become so accustomed to being able to scratch an itch anywhere else on our bodies with such ease that we almost immediately write it off as if it didn't exist. It takes the unobtainable to get us to really think about it - and since we only think about it when we have a problem, we tend to just group them all together.

We need to stop thinking that way and start thinking about the big picture.



This site is dead and has been for a long while, for multiple reasons—not the least of which is that it's of a different era (roughly 2007). You can no longer safely play around with discussing gray areas with a humorous twist. People don't read between the lines. If they want to be offended, they'll twist what you said to mean whatever they want, and you're guilty no matter what. Or, on the flip-side, instead of being too sensitive, they'll think you're somehow defending their awfully bigoted or shameful viewpoints, even if you aren't. Both extreme sides of everything are so black/white dumb that it's an impossible minefield to navigate. If anything on here doesn't age well, sorry; times have changed, and so do people, for better or worse. Get over it. (It being "everything") There is always more important shit out there going on. Out on limbs.



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