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Things I don’t understand...

Inspired by jimhines’s ‘I don’t know’ post from earlier this week, I thought I’d do something similar about the things I don’t understand.  As you might imagine, it’s a near-infinite list, so I just picked twenty at random:

I don’t understand how all those typos and erroneous commas find their way into my ‘final drafts’. 

I don’t understand why my barber now charges a search fee.
I don’t understand the rules of American football (or ‘Girly Rugby’ as it’s known in the UK ).

I don’t understand why so many folks choose to see a glass half empty when it’s clearly half full.

I don’t understand why people use the ‘f’ or ‘c’ words.

I don’t understand Japanese (except for Asakapupu, which means ‘dirty diaper’ – just kidding).

I don’t understand why so many New Jersey drivers can’t seem to manage a proper left turn.

I don’t understand why people think something ‘inflammable’ could ever catch fire.

I don’t understand why Americans don’t wear black armbands on July 4th – do they not know their ancestors gave up the chance to be British?

I don’t understand why some people choose to post hateful comments on their blogs.

I don’t understand how to work the DVD remote.

I don’t understand how they made such an awful job of the fourth Indiana Jones movie.

I don’t understand why Moslems, Christians and Jews have such a problem with each other – it’s the same God isn’t it?

I don’t understand why politicians act surprised when they promise one thing then do another, and someone calls them on it. 

I don’t understand why some folks spend more time telling people why they can’t do something than it would take to do the thing they say they haven’t got time to do.

I don’t understand why Fox cancelled Firefly, or why the SyFy channel passed up the chance to take it on – this is the same channel which brings us the Saturday SyFy movie.  

I don’t understand why so many people think Che Guevara was cool. The man was a racist and a mass murderer – at least, if we’re to believe what he wrote in his own diaries.

I don’t understand why my pants shrink during the winter months, but grow larger as summer approaches.

I don’t understand why people think it’s ‘not really stealing’ when they accept or give away free downloads of other people’s music or books.

I don’t understand why the people who invented that hard plastic packaging (the type which requires scissors and several band aids) haven’t been hunted down and given a stern talking to.

How about you?  

What's on your 'Things I don't understand' list?

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Feb. 7th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
"To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate."

I think if he looked a bit more like Uncle Joe Stalin -which is more in terms of keeping with this quote- his mug wouldn't be plastered everywhere.
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I concur! Dying young probably helped, too. No pics of him with a receding hairline.
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: 'receding hairline'

Hey! :P
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry! But I do think Che's haircut is a major part of his image (in the literal sense of that word). Hard to maintain that tousled look with nothing to tousle.
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Jon, bald folks are sexy. Just ask Michael Jordan and Patrick Stewart.
Feb. 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah they are!
Feb. 8th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Well, I'd be biased in favor of hair, since I have mine. Starting to see some occasional grey mixing in with the golden red, though. (I blame the kids for that.)
Feb. 8th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
And, I hasten to add, just because bald guys are sexy doesn't mean that guys with a full head of hair can't also be sexy :-)
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
Less the receding hairline and more the potbelly.
Feb. 7th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Very true for overall image (look at poor Elvis!), but Che is still familiar mostly because of art work of his face on t-shirts and murals.
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
That's a good point.

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