The economy lost 95,000 jobs last month, and according to a new report, the United States will need to create 11.5 million jobs just to get us back to where we were before the recession. 11.5 million jobs! That is so many jobs! I didn’t even know there were that many jobs in the whole world. (I’m super super dumb.) Obviously, the perpetually dire economic situation, which would already be a pretty major bummer in its own right, is heightening the volatility of this year’s mid-term election cycle, and that’s why you get the Carl Paladinos and Christine O’Donnells of the world coming out of the barfwork. There is really nothing like a national election cycle to remind you of what a horrifyingly backwards piece of shit nightmare world we continue to live in. Is it actually getting worse? It kind of seems like it’s getting worse lately. Are we collectively sliding backwards through metaphorical feces into a fetid existential lake of immoral vomit? WE MIGHT!
So if we can find something in this life to hold onto and take some happiness from, we should, even if that something is putting a bunch of makeup on your pretty lady face and pretending you’re Jared Leto.
Life is short. (Thanks for the tip, Sean and Antonia.)