Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unintentional Honesty

Department of Bizarre Arguments:

The following are things Megan apparently finds comparable to the idea of a business selling internal organs:

Having volunteered for Habitat Humanity several times in college, I am personally offended by the existence of Toll Brothers. Also, I've worked in a soup kitchen, so I'm suing Friendly's for defamation. As for hotels, as the former employee of an organization that provides homeless shelters, I can only say: have you no shame, sirs? At long last, have you no shame?
Because every hotel room used to be someone's home, but they had to sell it to pay off gambling debts.
AND MEGAN DID APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES OF VOLUNTEER WORK IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TO MEET INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS, just in case you didn't know.

11 comments:

Downpuppy said...

The phrase "on the grounds" is the tip that she's dumping all over the Kidney people over a 6 year old position paper that she hasn't fucking READ!

NutellaonToast said...

Hey, you're stealing my typing all in caps thing. I TOTALLY INVENTED THAT.

Downpuppy said...

cAN I sTILL HaZ THE rANDOM MEss?

One frustrating thing about posting at Meganville is that nobody has eVer got one of my jokes.

clever pseudonym said...

NoT - you should have filed for a patent. Think of all the bloggers you could be suing right now.

Doesn't Megan know anyone who loves her enough to tell her to stop trying to be funny? Because she's not. Ever. Especially when she's displaying that special brand of callousness she possesses that leads to her comparing letting hotel rooms to people selling kidneys out of financial desperation.

Susan of Texas said...

Those comments are unbelievable. They are utterly without moral center and willfully ignorant.

Unreal. They have no clue at all. I can just see these people selling bad drugs or building substandard buildings or selling crap securities, blissfully congratulating themselves on their understand of free market forces.

Susan of Texas said...

understanding

Dhalgren said...

The comments there are frightening. They seriously have no clue. They can't form arguments. And they have no sense of humor, either.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting pretty cranky about her namedropping all these obscure businesses (I realize some of it is her inherent New York centricism). OK, Friendlys I've heard of, having lived in New England for a few years. Having checked the Friendlys website, the closest locations to NYC are in NJ, so this seems a bizarre choice for Megan to name drop. At any rate if you're writing for a national audience, don't name drop regional chains.

Toll Brothers is a real WTF. I guess there aren't any well known national construction companies, but why couldn't she have just said "developer" or "construction company".

Then there was the Ray's Pizza/Cafe des Artistes. If you google Cafe des Artistes, there are restaurants by that name (unrelated) in most major cities. Now, it's obvious which one Megan means (and while it's out of my price range, it doesn't strike me as expensive enough to epitomize the "expensive restaurant"). Ray's Pizza is apparently some kind of NY in joke.

Generic descriptions of businesses would work better. Name dropping places most people have never heard of is just obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

Having served in the army, I am totally horrified that mercenaries kill innocent people with machine guns and bombs in the third world.

Matt said...

"Ray's Pizza is apparently some kind of NY in joke."

It's not really an "in joke" anymore - the Simpsons and Seinfeld have riffed on the city's many variants on the "Ray's Pizza" name.

Even so, I think it's pretty clear that she thinks anyone who hasn't had the exact same life experiences as her can go fuck themselves.

Dhalgren said...

OH NOES!!!!!!!