The other day I was with some friends and the topic of the most powerful woman in the world came up. I don’t remember who they suggested, but I got overly-indignant at their inferior pick. So I said, “What about Hilary Clinton, the friggin Secretary of State for the most powerful country in the world?” And they were like, “Uh, dummy, she resigned. Like six months ago.”
My jaw hit the floor.
Then I read someone’s blog entry about being out of the loop. And I left a beautiful comment which included how I find the DOMA decision absolutely banal. Gay marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001. America sort of maybe coming around is like… showing up to a party when the host has already gone to bed. And I am far more interested in the party when it’s really happening.
However, in a few days I am returning to the land of narcissism and self-referential monologue. My jokes about Israel will not be funny in the land that teaches that Palestine was never a nation. So I need some new material. What’s important in the good ol’ US of A these days? Is Obama still the president? Is North West really that baby’s name? Which alcoholic beverage are the hipsters drinking? And which ehtnicity’s wardrobe should I be appropriating to win most stylish? Should I learn how to twerk? Please help me to fill the gaps in my knowledge!