I’m easily annoyed. A lot of things piss me off. Here are the things that irked me today:
- Fake St. Patrick’s Day. A large drinking school schedules Spring Break the same week as St. Patty’s Day, and they do it two years in a row. This pisses off the students because it costs them an official drinking day (they’ll be drunk on spring break regardless if it’s St. Patrick’s day). So, the students schedule their celebration of St. Patrick’s day for the weekend before Spring Break. There’s a few hundred drunk douchebags walking around town in green shirts and stupid hats today. It’s goddamn amateur hour.
- I bring my own bags to the grocery store because it allows me to cope with some of the guilt I accumulate after driving my petrol powered vehicle to the store and purchasing too many packaged goods and too much meat. I expect the checkout kid to realize that I’ve carried around my eco-hippy bags for the express purpose of having my purchased items placed in said bags. Yet the dumb kids still feel it necessary to put some items in plastic bags even though there’s plenty of space in my fucking hippy bags.
- This last item wasn’t from today, but it still pissed me off. Also, it’s about genetics, so it makes this entire post relevant to the alleged theme of this blog. The third thing that pissed me off was people writing about molecular biology who have no understanding of molecular biology. That fucking article is a lesson in overhype and lack of context. The author confused the importance of interesting research by giving a misleading description of the current understanding of an entire field. For why the article is crap, see Larry Moran’s take.