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Today was a tough morning…it’s hard to want to joke around and be silly when something as awful as what happened in Boston. I can’t even wrap my head around it. It’s ridiculous that there is human behavior as awful as that…this was just a large example of it, but every day when I read the news I am overwhelmed by how much evil there is out there. I think about the families…the runners…the community…forever impacted by one persons actions. Pissed off is an understatement. All of these emotions have been swirling through my head, and then I see this from Patton Oswalt. What he wrote is right on…and I am glad I stopped and read his words. This was what he posted yesterday regarding the bombings in Boston…
Boston. F***ing horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, 'Well, I've had it with humanity.'
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.
Just like this morning, we tried to bring you some laughs during this tough time...so here is something that will hopefully bring a smile to your face...
Today's Video Blog features another installment of Torture Tuesday. Today, Hot Kyle had to gargle and swallow a shot of hot sauce.