If the title of this blog doesn’t make sense then I say shame on you for not being a bigger Simpson’s fan.
Clips like that seem especially funny to me on days like today. I just got my cable and Internet back. Due to some unforeseen circumstances as well as a few months worth of unpaid bills, Time Warner in their infinite wisdom decided to take away my lifeblood. No cable. No Internet. For the last 48 hours I’ve been living like it was 1975. Now that the Internet is back, youtube seems funnier, ESPN seems sportier, and pirating music seems even more illegal.
Do you know what it’s like to be surrounded by televisions and computers but to have zero use for them? Do you know what it’s like to sit on your couch and read? Do you know what it’s like to have to use your iPhone to… you know… Well I do and it sucks.
It’s back now, and thank god too. If I had to go another 24 hours trying to avoid any spoilers about the Walking Dead finale I would have killed myself.
The silver lining in all of this is that I have so much to catch up on. I can now sit on my couch for five hours and catch up on shows like Shameless, Californication, Eastbound & Down, and even The Voice (The Voice has quickly become one of my favorite shows. It’s amazing. Shut up).
It’s 72 degrees in Los Angeles today. Last week was cold and rainy, after today it’s supposed to be cold and rainy for another week. Some people would be taking advantage of today and going outside. I was going to play golf today. I had a tee time and everything. But now there’s no way I’m getting my ass off the couch.
When I’m old and gray and my children ask me what it was like when I was younger, at a time when internet and television didn’t yet exist (my kids are idiots), I’ll be able to tell them that it was a scary time. It was a time when you didn’t how your March Madness brackets were looking. A time when you weren’t sure whether or not it was supposed to be nice out the next day. A time without Facebook updates or retweets. In short, it the scariest time of my life.