**I’m working on getting healthy and developing better habits in life. This is my public effort to do so. The why is here.**
Weight: 207 lbs
Dinner: Scrambled eggs, eggs, almond milk loaded with stuff
Workout: 3 miles
In bed by: 12:00, likely
Asleep by: 12:30
The Good: The Interview was tossed in a garbage can. Good riddance.
The last 24 hours on the internet have been weird. Everyone on Twitter knows that it’s essentially an echo chamber; you follow people you like and the people you like generally have the same opinions you do. That isn’t ideal, probably, but if you feel righteous in your beliefs you probably don’t have time for the bullshit the other side spews.
So when 95% of my timeline is made up of people upset with Sony shelving The Interview and saying that the terrorists won and that free speech was trampled and that Sony is a bunch of pussies and this is comparable to 9/11(!?) and Nazi Germany (!!!??!!!)…I find myself well on the otherside. With everyone, it seems. The left, the right…everyone has a reason that what transpired was terrible.
From the start, I didn’t think The Interview was a good idea. Honestly, I thought it was tasteless. And that was before I found out that the film depicted a sitting president being blown up in super slow motion. I didn’t, and still don’t, understand how someone could have thought this was a good idea. I don’t know why superstar Hollywood actors signed on, and I don’t know why it was backed by Columbia and Sony.
But it was their right to make the movie and it was probably going to be terrible but people in this country were probably going to flock to see it anyway. So whatever.
But they had to know this was going to piss an incredible amount of people off, right? And the country they were pissing off is completely unhinged?
A popular subject on Twitter today was free speech. By killing the release of The Interview, North Korea (and Sony) were trampling on the First Amendment. People, the left in particular, are big fans of an expression when it comes to free speech: you’re free to say what you want, but you aren’t necessarily free from consequence.
If a shock jock goes on the radio and spews racist and sexist bullshit, they can do that. But if corporate sponsors stop spending money, that same shock jock can get shit-canned in a heartbeat. If a racist NBA owner gets caught on tape actually being racist, the NBA may force him out because its in their best interest. Say what you want. It doesn’t mean won’t be made to regret it.
It’s in that vein that I think of The Interview. If you make a movie that pisses off a number of people with the technical wherewithal to fuck your shit up, you can’t really complain when they decide to do so. Did the corporate hack go too far? I don’t know. I’m not the group that was offended.
I don’t like siding with criminals and tyrants and evil nations. I don’t think I’m doing so here. I’m just not exactly feeling sorry for anyone from Sony or Rogen or Franco. Use better judgement. Next time think about whether that shitty movie really needs to be made.
The Meh: I’ve got four days off over the next two and a half weeks and I’m still expecting the holidays to be mostly shitty.
Also taking a day off tomorrow.
The Bad: This fucking website. Had no idea migration was going to be such a bitch.