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Huzzah.

A group of men, technically headquartered locally (but not necessarily of the local population), who are paid more money than can reasonably be explained to perform a task that is of no lasting benefit to humanity, have bested another group of similarly elevated individuals who are theoretically based elsewhere. The masses are suitably ecstatic over this exercise in hyperbolic, aggrandized entertainment.

Perhaps, just perhaps, if comparable levels of time, energy, enthusiasm and, of course, money were directed towards undertakings that would actually improve the human condition, things might improve.

But I can understand that it’s much easier to wear appropriately colored clothing and cheer orgiastically for accomplishments that aren’t even your own than to, you know, actually DO something impactful.

It’s not even 7:30 am, and I’m already so tired of hearing about this. Humanity, your priorities are skewed.

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Date: 2016-06-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morganaus.livejournal.com
...you're listening to that song again. ;)

I feel the same way you do about sportsball--the only thing I care about is that the people in this city feel happy. Being around all that positive energy is electric, and the population at large doesn't consider itself a bunch of "losers" any more. I've always rooted for Cleveland, so even though I couldn't care less about sports or politics, I'm glad to be in a city that considers itself thriving. Hopefully this will counter all of the negativity when the RNC comes to town next month...

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Date: 2016-06-20 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prolixfootle.livejournal.com
I understand the sentiment, but the Land of Cleves already has so much to be happy and proud about - excellent museums and a revitalized downtown for example. I just really dislike the resources wasted on an artificially exaggerated distraction from real world events. But that's just me...

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Date: 2016-06-20 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morganaus.livejournal.com
Well, you and I are in agreement about that yet again, but unfortunately, we are in the minority. More's the pity.
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