this is where i bitch, comment on the state of society, and talk about human behaviors i don’t understand or that confuse me

The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by
those who don’t have it. — George Bernard Shaw

 

I’m a 70 year old grouch.
Acquaintances call me a cynic. Friends call me a realist.

Curmudgeon is simply a euphemism for a grouch. My thesaurus says a curmudgeon is a crosspatch, grouser, sorehead, bellyacher or churl. Choose any one you like, they’re probably all appropriate. People refer endearingly to old grouches like me as curmudgeons, probably because they’re too polite too call a spade a spade.

I suffer fools poorly and rudeness less. I’ve been watching the world for all these years and my opinion of the human race has declined steadily. In my youth I believed in the innate goodness of people and thought democratic rule would steer a good course. I no longer believe either of these things.

My favorite twentieth century chroniclist — the exceptionally perceptive H. L. Mencken.
My favorite twentieth century novel — Catch 22.

— I made this “About” description the first post —
expect the first real post tomorrow

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~ by aloony on November 3, 2006.

3 Responses to “this is where i bitch, comment on the state of society, and talk about human behaviors i don’t understand or that confuse me”

  1. Feel free to delete this comment if you don’t want it on your About page, but your upcoming blog interets me.

    Maybe I am a 70-year-old curmudgeon trapped in a 20-year-old’s body, but I am eager to hear your words of wisdom.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I doubt you’ll find much wisdom here, mostly just things I run into in my daily life that confuse or annoy me.

    I’m new to this blog thing. If it’s like websites it’s lost in a wilderness of blog babbles. If you have any ideas how to get people to give it at least one look please tell me. And, since there are only two posts maybe I should wait until there’s more to see?

  3. alooney wrote:
    >I’m a 70 year old grouch. Acquaintances call me a cynic. >Friends call me a realist.

    Acquaintances call me rude. Friends call me a b*tch.

    Kim

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