Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The Class Issue

There is a lot of class out there in the world. John Kerry was a lot classier in defeat than Gore. Ty Willingham showed a lot after being dismissed from Notre Dame. And our new Volvo S60 just oozes class, especially since it's fixed now! Then there are the Ron Artests, Donald Trumps and pimped out Escalades of the world that show there's no shortage of anti-class out there, as well. I cite one shining example of said classlessness here. It reads in relevant part:
I am leaving all the MP3 songs on the hard drive. Some of the different music is 12 Country artists, 8 Rap artists, 8 easy listening artists, 31 rock artists and 2 techno artists. To name a few singers - George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, ACDC Elvis.
Okay, dude, you're a bit lazy and you have eclectic tastes. That's a bit weak to sell your MP3 player and impose your music library on the buyer. But then it gets better!
Also has 31 Rated X vids loaded.
Whoa! Pardon me? It has WHAT? Now that's holiday marketing! But who's in the vids? What are they doing? Are they just short clips, or are we talking plot here? I, as the prospective buyer, would like to know what kind of kink I'm about to bid on. Are his porn tastes as confusingly diverse as his music tastes? I'm intrigued, I confess. If I didn't already have an iPod, I might try to win the thing, tell him to delete the music, and pay extra for express delivery.

Here's another example of a woeful lack of class displayed at this most wholesome time of year. I actually think it's kind of funny, but I'm pretty subversive. And the remark about how it would raise major hell had it been of a Muslim scene is most true. If someone made wax versions of Malcolm X and Cat Stevens in the Da'wat Dhul-Ashira, people would cry bloody blasphemy!

And lastly, there's this, courtesy of my favorite blog, Bumptious. It's both classy and totally bereft of any redeeming moral character whatsoever. I was told it's a reaction by some celebrities to Bush's latest electoral win, but I can't find any mention of that on the site. It's damn funny, though!

If you can't tell, I'm practicing embedding hyperlinks in my text. It's pretty cool!

On the iPod: "Split Open and Melt" by Phish. I highly recommend running on a treadmill to tapes of Phish shows. You get so into grooving, and the songs are so long, that you don't notice the time passing. Oh, but "The Switch" by Hey Mercedes just came on! You must listen to them if you don't already!