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November 28, 2012


For the love of God somebody call Amnesty International for me

I’m at my second job tonight.  There’s a TV in the workplace.  Usually, it’s volume off and subtitles so I can just ignore it.

But my coworkers have decided to take their dose of Dr. Oz with volume… I can’t get away from it.

He’s doing a panel show on gay stuff - nature vs. nurture and whether or not it can be addressed therapeutically.

Oz is being calm and fair and trying to get all the voices in.

But the gays-and-those-who-love-them on the panel (and apparently as pop-ups from the audience) are emoting and shrieking and interrupting and expressing outrage and laying on the campy effeminate sarcasm and and and and and and…  Geez, it’s like declining to go to General Convention and having it show up in your front yard.

Please help me.  Stop. The. Torture.  Somebody call Amnesty International and tell them what’s being done to me here.


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You have my sympathy.  I am about to cave in and purchase the key fob thingy that emits 209 separate turn off codes for televisions.  But in the workplace, I suppose you would eventually be detected by co-workers…


long face

[1] Posted by tired on 11-28-2012 at 06:13 PM · [top]

Yeah, tired, I hear ya.  And my department here has a bank of security monitors.  Shutting those down would be uncool.  confused

[2] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 11-28-2012 at 06:19 PM · [top]

#2 Father Tim moonlights as a CIA analyst.

[3] Posted by The Plantagenets on 11-28-2012 at 06:43 PM · [top]

RE: “Geez, it’s like declining to go to General Convention and having it show up in your front yard.”

Oh my.

How horrible.

But . . . you know . . . you only have one night to endure this, Tim—not the 12-14 solid days of emoting, irrational bloviation, sobbing, outrage-over-logic, meltdowns, histrionics, vacuous bromides said with applause from the admiring throngs, vicious snipings and public putdowns from inclusive loving revisionists towards the few conservatives, etc, etc.

I can’t tell you how awful it is to endure that.

So maybe this is Your Just Reward for not having gone to GC?

[4] Posted by Sarah on 11-28-2012 at 06:45 PM · [top]

LOL yeah, I should count myself blessed that it was contained within a frequently commerical interrupted hour.

[5] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 11-28-2012 at 06:51 PM · [top]

#5 Father Tim does not deny that he is, in fact, a CIA analyst.  wink  zipper

[6] Posted by The Plantagenets on 11-28-2012 at 07:15 PM · [top]

Plantagenets, stop this!  I don’t want a large, peaceful group of Muslims, protesting an insulting YouTube video, to wander over here to this Cental Intel… uh… centrally located business annex where they might be tempted, against their better natures, to get out of control with mortars.

[7] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 11-28-2012 at 07:18 PM · [top]

Yeah but at least they will turn off the tv for you with the mortars .... I am sure one of the incoming will have ‘Have a Nice Day’ stamped on it. grin

[8] Posted by martin5 on 11-29-2012 at 12:41 AM · [top]

martin5, bless your sunny disposition cool smile

[9] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 11-29-2012 at 07:28 AM · [top]

Maybe its God’s judgement on Father Tim for not spending enough time on his first job - advance time spent in purgatory so to speak.  Then again it may be a God-given opporunity for Father Tim to get to know and engage his co-workers.  One just never can tell.

[10] Posted by Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] on 11-29-2012 at 08:15 AM · [top]

It starts with mortars, and then they break out the pestles….

[11] Posted by Ed the Roman on 11-29-2012 at 08:20 AM · [top]

#11:  Well, that ground the comments to a halt.

[12] Posted by RoboDoc on 11-29-2012 at 12:21 PM · [top]

#s 11 & 12 - Aggggghhhhhhhhh excaim

[13] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 11-29-2012 at 12:41 PM · [top]

I didn’t realize this was Black Punday!

[14] Posted by Fr. Chip, SF on 11-29-2012 at 12:51 PM · [top]

#s 11-12-14…You all are just TOO quick witted. Gotta go listen to Rush Limbaugh in a few so I can soak up a bit of reality today!

[15] Posted by merlenacushing on 11-30-2012 at 11:33 AM · [top]

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