Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SOTU meta3 whine

welcome to the tenth (count em, ten!) annual i-hate-the-state-of-the-union rant. holy shit, i can't believe i've stretched this out for so long. what can i say that i haven't said before? hell, i've even said that before! i've even said that i've said that before before! yes, i'm bringing this to the meta-meta-meta-level this year. look at how cool and po-mo i am. i'd say the author is dead, but the author in this case is the president and i'm afraid that statement might trigger a secret service investigation.

but it occurs to me that my last substantive explanation of my SOTU beef was a long time ago. for those just tuning in, the state of the union is meaningless. although it is based on something that is required by the constitution, in the modern age it has devolved into an over-hyped speech surrounded by a lot of empty pageantry. i don't know why anyone would want to watch it, other than the fact that the media has deemed it important and thus people feel like they have some kind of civil duty to sit through the ridiculous thing.

actually, i'd love it if some president started the SOTU address with "the state of the union is meaningless." now that's a speech i would watch!

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