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I'm an idiot, but I'm not as dumb as these people

So I'm watching High School Reunion again, because I'm a huge frickin' idiot. This guy (re)proposes to his ex-wife and mother of his kids (high school sweethearts, married because she was pregnant, yadda yadda). All good—the redemption and restoration of marriage is a beautiful, wonderful, excellent thing. But this guy's proposal peaked something like this:
...and I can't promise you success, but I promise I'll give you 100 percent...
OK, musclehead, this isn't the coach's pep talk at the big game. 100 percent?! Get real. Nobody gives anyone 100% all the time, not even themselves. This is the kind of bullshit that made you end up in a doomed marriage the first time.

Now we're at the end, and everyone is talking about how they accomplished their goals, broke their stereotypes, and all that rot. Again, all fine and good, except the beautiful successful people are talking about how the geek taught them that looks and intellect don't matter. Wait a minute, isn't that just another insult?

Yeah, I watched it. I'm the idiot.

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You just voiced something that has always bugged me, and that is when people say something to the effect of, "I did my best."

I am in complete agreement? Who has ever done their best? I mean, really?

Not even in my most shining moment do I think I did my best.
At least you weren't watching The Swan.
True—I am oddly and continually comforted by the fact that there are people dumber than me.
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home movies pwnz
i can't believe you used the words "huge freakin' idiot". It seems unlike you, that's all.
I am large, I contain multitudes.

—Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"


It's actually very much like me, but I think a different persona comes out in my writing much of the time.
*blushing feverishly*
You're not the only one who watches it.
In a really sick, voyeuristic way, it's just so compelling.
Sheesh. That kind of stuff is depressing.