“Optimists also tend to also be happier. One thing that really affects our happiness is not necessarily what we’re doing in the moment, but what we believe will happen in the future. So if I have plans this weekend for a great ski outing, that will affect my happiness today.” From: The Science Of Looking On The Bright Side | Wisconsin Public Radio
I have never been an advocate for rationality or logic. Because the dirty little secret about life is that, objectively, it’s a joyless slog through misery, disappointment and disease, until the final humiliation and pain of death brings an end to the suffering — maybe. I mean, nobody (so far as I know) asked to be born into this shithole universe, why should we expect a similarly unasked-for afterlife to be any better?
The solution is to lie to yourself; to imagine the future won’t be some sort of grueling fucking nightmare. You think I’m kidding? I am not. Viz: “People with mild depression have no bias[…].”
You see? Not lying to yourself means that you are depressed. You have to lie to yourself just to qualify as normal. Which is fucked up, but PROVES MY POINT.
‘Along with bathroom improvements, the lots at the West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In, where people park their cars in to watch movies, are getting a facelift — the dirt lots are getting swapped out for smooth asphalt.’ From: Sacramento drive-in ramps up look, feel with new asphalt lots, bathrooms | KCRA
“Almost 30 years after its release, a vital character within When Harry Met Sally is getting the attention it deserves: Harry Burns’ fashion. GQ recently took the time to rank every single one of his outfit in the quintessential rom-com, and if you’ve ever witnessed his chunky “I’m sick, but I need to look exceptional” turtleneck, then you can understand why this is long overdue.” From: All of Harry Burns’ sweaters and sports coats in When Harry Met Sally have finally been ranked | A.V. Club
“If they’re able to give dozens of millions to rebuild Notre Dame, they should stop telling us that there is no money to pay for social inequalities.” From: Angered by Notre Dame donations, Yellow Vests plan Saturday protest
Boing Boing: “Why I Take All My First Dates to Olive Garden”
Yeah sure, it’s a funny article — here’s the thing. I realized while reading it that I have no strong opinions about Olive Garden one way or the other. It’s… a very strange feeling. But the first dates story is good nonetheless.
Gizmodo: AI Might Soon Make it Easy to Put Yourself In Your Favorite Video Game
Yourself or maybe your ex-girlfriend or co-worker! After all video games are just fun toys, and who would have a problem with having their image put into one?