Monday, February 18, 2008

On surprise.

Surprise is a funny thing. We think it appears in our lives more often than it really does; if you sit down and closely examine something which takes you by surprise, more often than not you'll see that you could've seen it coming a mile away.

I'll give a few examples.

"Wow, Stephen Harper said something idiotic, right on TV!"
He's an idiot. Idiots say idiotic things.

"Can you believe it? Britney Spears is self-destructing!"
Being a media-whore will do that to you.

"I'm so hung over this morning! I totally didn't expect this!"
Did you "expect" to put back seven shots of J├Ąger and not feel it?

"Wow, she ended up totally not being into me!"
They never are; women are cockteases, and are out to destroy you.

"The Detroit Tigers won the American League in 2006!"
Actually, this one was a surprise.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is this: if you found any of the above actually surprising, you just aren't thinking hard enough. Life is not a mystery; it just happens to be a little random at times.

...but not random enough to instill honest-to-goodness surprise in you, on a regular basis.

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