Everything is amazin’ right now, and nobody’s happyBy: Brendan Bilko
If you’re a stand-up comedy fan, then you have no doubt seen or heard Louis C.K. in some capacity. In one of his recent hours of comedy (I want to say it was from Hilarious), he does a great bit on people and their interactions with technology. You can see the bit here, but I’ve transcribed the part that holds pertinent for this particular post:
“When I was a kid we had a rotary phone. We had a phone that you had to stand next to, and you had to dial it. Do you realize how primitive that is? You’re making sparks in a phone — and you would actually hate people with zero’s in their numbers because it was more [work]. ‘Ah that guy’s got two zeros, screw that guy!’ And then if they called when you weren’t home, the phone would just ring lonely by itself…
…Now we live in an amazing, amazing world, and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots that don’t care. Because this is what people are like now: they got their phone and they’re like ‘Ewwww, it won’t [whines]…’
Give it a second! It’s going to space! Can you give it a second to get back from space?! Is the speed of light too slow for you?!”
This morning when the Jason Bay news broke, my Twitter feed was sated with whiny comments. Go ahead and search “Jason Bay” on Twitter and see what you come up with:
“Mets 2011 season over before it starts….goodbye Jason Bay.”
“So the Mets season didn’t start yet and Jason Bay is already on the DL. I give up man, I really do…”
“Jason Bay: Making me want to kill myself since 2010.”
“I want to see how Emaus does, see if Ike mashes taters even more frequently, see Thole become a solid backstop, see Niese grow…I could go on. But none of it would involve an overpaid aging corner outfielder with underwhelming power.”
Joel nailed it. Isn’t this what we should all be feeling right now? We’ve ditched our conjectured rotary phones. Right now we’ve got something decent going on with people in charge that seem to know what they’re doing. “Plan B” means more than just a hypothetical morning after pill we wished existed to rid ourselves of “that’s baseball” stupidity. It means options abound should the need arise. Considering where we were on Opening Day last year, we as fans should be happy with how this team stands now.
Games haven’t even started yet; can we give this team a second?