Why Our Society Sucks

by Fat Daddy, Esq. on November 15, 2011

Hot Mama loves Pinterest. I am not going to discuss the relative positives and negatives of the site at this time. But one positive I have noticed is she can “pin” a recipe and I can login to see what interests her when I am making plans for dinner. Recently she pinned, and I made, a meatball recipe from Martha Stewart’s website which is apparently the recipe used at Rao’s in Manhattan. The recipe was simple and, in our opinion, very tasty. I later noticed the reviews under the recipe:

JGreto, pamchinik, and vessi all seemed to approve of the recipe, but PaulieBagOfDonuts was not impressed. And it was not sufficient for PBOD to opine that the recipe calls for too much water. “Fix the recipe,” PBOD demanded. As if PBOD is somehow entitled to a revised version. PBOD did not have to pay anything for the recipe. There are plenty of other meatball recipes available online for PBOD to use that do not include any water.

How amazing is it that there are millions of web pages available with free recipes for virtually any food known to man? Cooking is so much more accessible to everyone because of the free availability of information. And obviously it is not just cooking, there is a mind-boggling amount of information on just about any topic.

On countless sites there are PBODs out there bitching and moaning. There seem to be more and more people these days who are like PBOD, unappreciative and full of delusions of entitlement.

I know this video has fully made the rounds on the internet but I think Louis CK’s message is essentially correct: everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy. Since the season of giving thanks and sharing time with others is almost upon us, I thought it appropriate to hear his message once again.

If you would rather read than watch, here is a transcript. You can read more about Louis in this Vanity Fair interview or check out Louis’ post on the topic on his website.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

JimmyBagOfDonuts November 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

This post sucks. Fix the blog!


Fat Daddy, Esq. November 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

Thanks, I’ll get right on that. Siblings, aren’t they grand?


Mommy, Esq. November 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

Lately I’ve been contented with my kids, my job, my life. But I find that contendedness means that I am not striving for anything. I believe that we should strive as people. I’m trying to decide what to focus my striving on but I think “unhappiness” is just a way to motivate ourselves forward.


Fat Daddy, Esq. November 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

I agree it can be a tricky balance, but I think it is possible to appreciate where you are while you seek to improve.


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