We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy: Competitive Sitting

Today is the 15th day of protests and general political unrest in Egypt, and there’s no real end in sight considering the fact that Mubarak isn’t giving up his 30-year dictatorship easily. Weird. You’d think he’d just be like, “Cool, gotcha, peace,” and then take a staycation. Meanwhile, the U.N. has issued a severe drought warning for China. And I will tell you something else: it’s notably disheartening that in order to do one of these “bad news” round-ups as a casually tossed-off introduction to a YouTube video of people doing something silly, it is more than a little sad that one doesn’t really need to be that caught up with world events but can simply open the New York Times in a new tab and copy and paste the first headlines one sees. Oh well? On a more personal note, we’re definitely at that point of the year/winter where it is just some Princess and the Pea shit. Like, the most minor of inconveniences lead to mock suicidal ideation, but not that mock. ENOUGH! The point that I am trying to make with all of this is that it isn’t getting any easier out there, and yet, when it is all said and done, it will all be said and done, you know, so let’s get our fun in while we still can.

For example, if you want to get some plastic, aerodynamic stools that look like if devil sticks and a diablo and a boogie board had a three-way baby and that baby was something you sit on, and take those stools out to an alleyway and do “tricks” with them for a heated round of “competitive sitting,” go for it. It won’t keep you from dying, and some people might (will definitely) laugh at you for doing that, but they’ll die one day, too. So, you know. Enjoy!

What doesn’t kill us makes us SITTER. (Boo!) (#Egypt!) (Thanks for the tip, Dan.)