Share Your World – Week 123

Crap!!! Goddamn fucking Mecca!!!

Last week for my SYW intros, I started a mini countdown of ten consumer items that were largely unimportant or irrelevant when I began working at Mecca in 1998, but that have since grown into their own huge categories with entire shelves dedicated to selling them.  So what else besides collectible mini toys has exploded in the past 23 years?  Coming in at #9….

Perhaps this won’t come as a surprise to those who consider America to rank only slightly better Afghanistan on a list of the world’s most violent countries…. but home security has become huge over the past decade, and security lights in particular are now prominently sold in our hardware department in one entire four foot section.  Yes, leaving the front porch light on like I always have has long since become passe and too dangerous…. now if you don’t have huge 10,000 watt motion detecting flood lights applied to every corner of your house, you’re just asking for Joe Burglar to take you for everything you own, and possibly even step on your cat in the process.  Oh, and those lights will help your intruder see your “We don’t call 911” sign you got with your NRA membership that’s tacked on your screen door at 2 in the morning…

Alright, now that we have everything locked up tight so the bad guys go murder the neighbors instead of us, let’s get on with sharing our world!  Questions, as always, by Melanie

Hey! Hands off my world you bloody thief!!!

What do you believe but cannot prove?

That squirrels have long been plotting to take over the world…

The sciurine revolution can’t come soon enough if you ask me…

Do animals have morals?

I’m gonna say no….

Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

I’m always going to side with chaos and random, because I honestly think it’s neater that way.  To hell with all those people who think life has to have some kind of purpose or be part of some grand plan.  Although mathematical patterns like the golden ratio and the Pareto principle kinda point towards some kind of order in nature, I think on a whole…. yeah, billions of years of cosmic Yahtzee are responsible for what we have today.

Sometimes nature has to scratch its large straight.

Where is your least favorite place in the world?

Since I’ve only been in about 0.00000000069% of the world, it’s a good bet I haven’t found my least favorite place yet, and likely never will.  See!  There’s one advantage to not being much of a traveler…

More reason to just stay at home and watch porn…

Feel free to share something about the seasons that makes you smile!

Nothing quite makes just about any food taste better than a little salt and pepper…

Yeah, push it real good!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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20 Responses to Share Your World – Week 123

  1. We have ZERO security lights/cameras and are amazed people get so fascinated with seeing the moths circling their porch lights at night and the cars passing on the street, etc. when checking their camera footage every morning. DUH. We take our chances thank you. Good job on Share Your World too – animals with morals? Nah…..they do what they want when they want and you’ve gotta admit, that’s not a bad deal. I’m coming back as a spoiled cat in my next life……..

    Pam

    • We sell dummy cameras, so you can pretend to look at moths circling the porch lights instead! Animals don’t have to worry about that “civilization” thing we humans are expected to put up with. I want to come back as one of my Shelf Critters……. maybe not Buster!

  2. The same trend here, all kind of lights and cameras around the houses. We are sure, having no lights outside protects us so the burglers can’t find our house in that darkness. Our municipality is so poor here is no street lamps, our neighbors go to sleep at ten o’clock, total darkness here.

    • The number of street lights in my city has exploded since I was a kid. And of course, they’ve gotten brighter. Star gazing, which was still possible as little as 25 years ago, is pretty much a no go anymore. The security obsessed definitely underestimate the utility of total darkness…

  3. we like your moral… it fits with ours ;o) …we remember sat n pepper… let’s talk about 6 was never allowed at sock hops in school LOL (oh my what a time!!!!)

  4. Ally Bean says:

    I believe the inherent order in nature is chance. There’s a chance you’ll get what you want and there’s a chance you won’t. And it’ll happen in the order it’s supposed to happen. Naturally.

  5. Thank you E.S. for Sharing Your World! I live in rural (well it’s morphing into suburban. rapidly. ) Utah. There is a single street light with that orange low-watt bulb that you used to see sprinkled generously across America, but which has been replaced (except in rural Utah) with those blinding, star-gazing killing halogen messes atop huge stainless steel poles. Our light pole is wooden. O_o Therefore it’s blacker than a coal miner’s asshole up here after dark (you still can’t see any stars though. Dammit). My neighbors have embraced halogen lights on their garage lights, which front to the street. The whole damned block, save for myself and one other rebel turn them on at dusk and turn them off when the sun is high over the yardbeam. Any burglar ought to be frightened to try utilizing his craft. He’d be seen by a dozen or more people who wouldn’t even have to go outside to do so. Plus we’re old in this neighborhood, and many have guns. Sneaking around someone’s house in the ‘dark’ is a good way to get yourself ventilated. Great answers again this week Squirrel and that sciurine with the AK-47 is only defending his nuts I bet. Have a stunning week!

    • I miss the stars…. I assume they’re all still there, but I haven’t really seen them in over 20 years. There’s way too many streetlights around here now, and even most businesses are lit up like Las Vegas after hours… probably because they get an insurance discount for “security”…

  6. Kismet says:

    No need for security-I’m an attack parrot.

  7. Don’t cha know…consumerism and fear run this country. And in many cases, go hand in hand.

  8. Trisha says:

    I wish squirrels would hurry up and take over the world already. They may not have morals but they probably have more common sense than people do these days!

    • I have no doubt squirrels would run this world better than the people do. It would be a shame I’d end up getting defeated along with all of the others, but at least I know everything would finally be in better paws…

  9. draliman says:

    Squirrels may take over the rest of the world, but you’ll be safe with all your security lighting and your resident collection of homicidal shelf critters.

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