1) Each and every single moron in California who voted for Arnold, who is now poised to screw us all up the ass. Special kudos to Jay Leno who just (yes, "just"... I've been writing this post for over an hour) told everyone that Arnold is an environmentalist, even though he wants to abolish the California EPA, relinquishing all authority to the Bush administration whose "Healthy Forests" initiative will more than double logging in the Sierra Nevadas, presumably to prevent forest fires. If you want to prevent fires what sense does it make to cut down several thousand year old trees? Republicans are evil. They just don't care, and they must be stopped. And since when is Dee Snider a Republican?! I feel betrayed. My whole childhood was a lie. 2) Sigfried & Roy, Jack Hanna, and every other "naturalist" who encourages the breeding of white tigers and tells the public about how endangered these cats are in the wild as though they were a subspecies of their own. They're not. They're FREAKS. Beautiful freaks, but freaks nonetheless. Their whiteness is caused by a rare recessive gene that's rare and recessive FOR A FUCKING REASON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. These cats are "endangered" in the wild because their camouflage sucks, and if we want to help the tigers survive we probably shouldn't be wasting so many resources breeding animals which have no chance of survival in the wild. Speaking of which, consider that there is already a surplus of tigers in this country, so much so that rescue groups have a very difficult job finding homes for the ones we already have and many have to be destroyed. Even zoos destroy many tigers when they've outlived their usefulness to their breeding program. Now consider the pure white tiger that Sigfried & Roy managed to breed several years ago, the one even without any stripes. How many generations did they have to go through to achieve this, and what happened to all the kittens produced who weren't perfectly white? They've also made a pure white male tiger. Breeders make me sick. SPEAKING OF WHICH. Grey wolves, as you may know, are endangered in the US. (On that thought, I'd just like to share the fact that my dog's front paw print is four inches long and three inches across, only slightly smaller than that of a grey wolf. I'm so proud!) Naturalists and misc. other "wildlife managers" have taken it upon themselves to ensure the genetic purity of the wolves, right down to genetic testing of full grown wolves and their puppies to find out which ones are pure wolf and which are part coyote. As it turns out, many wolves like to mate with coyotes. Adult mixes are neutered, and mixed puppies are destroyed. Now, these are wild, independent animals making their own reproductive decisions. They're not show wolves who need a pedigree to compete in conformation. Shouldn't we let them get it on with whomever they choose? It's not like humans have historically made the best reproductive decisions for the wolf; witness the freak of nature known as the Chihuahua. 3) My current desktop. (View here, about 200Kb.) I've been changing it every day and I can't get it right, the way I want. Nothing particularly outrageous, but it just pisses me off. 4) Stupid bands who do stupid covers of classic tunes. Just last night I was flipping the channels when I stumbled upon MTV. To my surprise they were showing a video, but the surprise did not end there. I thought I recognized the guitar but was absolutely certain that I didn't recognize the band (which turned out to be something called "Limp Bizkit"). It was a cover of "Behind Blue Eyes". You know, the song by The Who. THE FUCKING 'OO, dipshit. It was awful. The guitarist was trying to keep as close to Pete Townshend as possible, and the singer was clearly trying to imitate Roger Daltrey right down to the way he said his N's. Failing miserably the whole time. Luckily there was no bass or drums to speak of so John and Keith could be spared the inconvenience of spinning in their grave. Now here's the worst part (besides the idiotic video itself, which may or may not have taken place in a mental institution): they changed some of the lyrics, and even added some lines in places. You don't change Townshend lyrics. YOU DO NOT CHANGE TOWNSHEND LYRICS. This band must have had about an eighth of a brain between them when they decided to do this. 5) Arianna Huffington. :x That woman exists merely to promote her fabulous self, and she doesn't care who she has to step on to do it. She's like the Joan Rivers of political commentary. My father, who is a driver, had the misfortune of taking her to NBC's Today Show when she announced her candidancy for governor. She asked him to stop by Starbucks so she and her assistant could get some coffee, but then told him that she had no money. Would he please buy them some coffee, and she'd pay him back when he took her back to her house? So he did. Later when he dropped her off at home she got out of the car, said, "Thanks for the Starbucks!", and walked away. THE BITCH!!! :x As my father told the NBC newsladies, now you know why her husband left her. Dammit. I'm sure there are other things which piss me off but I've just about run out of outrage, and that itself pisses me off. I don't even have the energy to rant about all the lovely work Sleek & Co. are doing to raise the level of discourse around here. Well, maybe tomorrow.