A few months ago, I tore a ligament in my thumb. I didn’t know that at the time, I just thought that I had hurt my thumb, no big deal, you know? I bonked it! Well, WHAT A BONK. The thing is, I mostly just ignored it for a long time. Months, actually. Ignored is the wrong word, because I thought and talked about it all the time, but I assumed it would get better, and it did not get better. Uh oh! Eventually I went to a doctor and he said I probably should get surgery on my thumb, but I was like, no way man, surgery is for nerds, and instead I have been wearing this full-hand brace-cast thing (as seen here). I wear it all the time, even when I am asleep. EVEN IN MY DREAMS, I AM WEARING THIS THING (probably). I’ve been wearing it for almost a month now. Sometimes I forget what life was like without a full-wrist-hand-thumb-brace-cast-that-makes-it-hard-to-type-and-is-also-starting-to-smell. Which brings me to my point: the world as you know it can change like THAT. One second you aren’t wearing a smelly hand-brace and the next second you are definitely wearing one constantly. The truth is, a torn ligament in my thumb is a supertragedy, I’m sure, but it’s not the type of serious and chronic health problem that millions of people around the world struggle with and suffer from on a daily basis. I can only imagine what type of self-aware/absorbed blog posts people with actual health crises are writing right now.

This life doesn’t get any easier, you guys. So find pleasure in it where you can. If what makes you happy is taking your shirt off and tying your long hair into pigtails, and pretending to be a “cute Japanese schoolgirl” building a snowman and squeaking out a few expressions you picked up in your Official Gwen Stefano Harajuku Phrasebook, don’t let me be the one to stop you. And if part of that pleasure involves posting videos of yourself doing this on YouTube, well, you know, life is too short, and it sounds like you’ve got things pretty figured out, for yourself at least.

Good for you, sir. What you are doing is not necessarily my cup of tea, but everyone gets their own cup, that’s the deal. And I raise mine TO YOUR HEALTH! (Thanks for the tip, Thor.)

Comments (38)
  1. woozefa  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2010 +10


  2. I feel compelled to cut across the dotted line of the horizon. Doko desu my scissors?

  3. Well… there goes my Foreverboner.

  4. Happy New Year, indeed!

  5. You know, his Japanese is actually better than half the people who try to speak it on ‘Heroes.’

    • Except that listening to people speak Japanese on “Heroes” has never made me want to stab scissors into my brain until I eradicate the very idea of “Japan”. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to!

  6. Look, I get the Cup of Tea thing but being honest…I fucking hate this.

  7. Do not hoshi.

  8. Good to see Bruce Villanch is still getting work

  9. The Icelandic adaptation of Precious loses a lot in translation.

  10. What makes me happy is that I was able to watch this video IN HD! Will wonders never cease?

  11. My cup of tea requires much less man boobs, but I would like lemon and cream please.

  12. I think we can all agree that our thoughts on this are adequately summarized by the probing analysis of venerated Youtube commenter Ganonzor:

    “fukn fatboy think ur a girl wtf u jap wanbee fuk u trick ass bish”

    So think about THAT, you guys.

  13. Hurley’s flash-sideways life just gets weirder and weirder.

  14. we should use this comment thread as Gabe’s digital arm cast and we can leave him awesome cool time notes on it.
    i would draw a really cool skull and cross bones but it would be in pink sharpie because pink is really hot right now. i would also draw a piece of pizza because, well, i just like pizza and it’s easy to draw.

  15. To a point. But what if everyone indulged thusly (question borrowed from a book read to me in my infantile years :“What if Everyone did it?”)?

  16. When asked for a response, the nation of Japan responded, saying,

  17. Madame Butterstick

  18. Gabe! With that finger of yours, your like Shia Lebeouf’s awesome Dad!
    This of which make ME happy! exclamation point.

  19. Is that Beans from LatFH? I am pretty sure that is Beans from LatFH.

  20. So are you going to be wearing that cast for the rest of your life? That’s a shame.

  21. I think we are all looking at this from the wrong perspective. It is the not the grown man with weight problems and pig tails that is living the dream, it is instead the other grown man that gets to go out with an obviously mentally stable man to a field in the middle of nowhere a film him doing a school girl impression. The cameraman is the one truly living his dream.

  22. I always get this guy on chatroulette.

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