Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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Welcome to the Quentin Robert de Nameland Video Chapel of Economic Worship!

Today at work the big topic of discussion was the succession of Pope John Paul II (or JP² as he was known to the hip hop community) by Pope Vader (as I accidentally nicknamed him). My coworkers are divided into the "This Is Going To Set Gay Rights Back Another 20 Years" group and the "Serves 'Em Right For Appropriating Our Rainbow" group. I'm not kidding about that, by the way. I have one coworker who occasionally complains about how the homosexual community has changed the meanings of words like queer, gay and faggot. I'm not sure it's been pointed out to her that us straight folks are the ones who changed those words, but I get the feeling that she'd counter with "well we wouldn't have had to insult them if they hadn't been gay in the first place." I'm still not kidding.

She's not Catholic, though. Actually, I think the AEG is the only practicing Catholic in the department, and the word "practice" really applies.

I don't have an opinon about the new pontiff right now, except that to me he looks a lot like Chuck De Nomolos.

Anyway, all of the conversation about religion was sparked by this magazine article about our company which was distributed to us last Friday. Read the first three pages. Most people just threw it away, but I skimmed it and I guess I was the first person to have actually noticed the quotes which come completely out of left field. No, scratch that. This is totally out of right field, and everybody's freaking out about it.

On an unrelated note, I have a letter here at my desk which I wish I could share with you, but I can't. It's more of an essay than a letter, and reads like the transcript of a drunken Andy Rooney rant. The gist of the situation is that the cardholder rented some videos (To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Daredevil, some Playboy videos and White Men Can't Jump) and took them to a video duplication service to have them transferred to DVD. When he came back to pick the videos up, they were returned to him uncopied. He's disputing the rental charge and late fees because he doesn't think he should pay for a service he didn't receive.

Obviously I can't help him, partly because I'm supposed to be working in favor of the video rental, but mostly because they did exactly what he paid them to do: they rented their property to him, and charged him late fees which he agreed to when he signed the sales receipt. His real argument is with the duplication service which probably didn't even charge his card.

The letter has a big title at the top. It says:

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Nothing!
How I Got Screwed By The Man - Hard.

That's funny.
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