Nick here to bitch and complain at you. Don’t worry, I won’t be bitching and complaining about you (well, maybe sometimes), I’ll be bitching and complaining about pretty much everything else.
A BIT OF BACK STORY
Before we started this here blog, I had started work on a different blog, a blog called Nick Hates Everything. It was a compilation of hopefully humorous rants about pretty much anything I could think of and how awful they are. Really everything is awful when you think about it. I am not a glass half full kind of guy. If I pay for a full glass I expect a full glass and whoever is happy with getting half a glass is a dumb idiot. You just got ripped off man, get mad! Anger and hatred are important parts of us, we all feel them and if you try to suppress them you will, and this is science, you will become a serial killer. Everyone has something that pisses them off and as long as you don’t direct your hate at a specific group of people or me, there’s really nothing to worry about. So get mad Gentlemen!
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
So now it is time for Nick Hates Everything to come on over to the Casual Gentlemen blog as a weekly feature which will be posted every Monday (normally in the morning, sorry this puppy is late) because Mondays suck and they deserve the hate (a future post). I am going to start you off by reposting a few of my personal favorites from the old blog to get you going and then start writing new ones in a couple of weeks. If you were already an avid fan of the old blog, well, then you are awesome and Nick does not hate you, new stuff will be up shortly. If you are new to this idea, then I hope you enjoy. Either way, make sure you post your feelings on whatever subject I happen to be ranting about in the comments and also feel free to leave suggestions for future rants. Who knows, maybe the thing you hate most will become the next feature on Nick Hates Everything.
For my first post I’m going to share with you, well, my first post. It is (I think quite appropriately) titled, Nick Hates Blogs and originally went online November 11, 2011, almost exactly a year ago. Enjoy!
NICK HATES BLOGS
As clever a title for my first post as this is, it is very much true. Blogs are self-indulgent, petty and 99% boring as all hell. This is a fact that StumbleUpon has yet to learn about my web-browsing tastes as it continues to send me to blog after blog written by mid-westerners and teenage girls. I don’t give a crap about your top 5 favorite lasagna recipes. No one wants to know about the amazing thing your five year-old said at dinner the other night, it’s not that insightful. Just show me Daily Show segments, TED talks, pictures of cats doing silly things, the occasional naked woman and (depending on how late it is/how drunk I am) a website where I can move a bubble around the screen with my cursor.
What is a blog? Where did it come from? Why am I writing one? All valid questions. Lets take them one at a time: