Can I confess that there is nothing I want to post about? (about which I wish to post?). Nothing. Nada.
Got all worked up over the Golden Globes. Can't think of anything remotely interesting to say about it. Except that you have to be a special kind of person to think that the following constitutes an appropriate red carpet pose:
Got lathered up over the Obama announcement activities. Can't think of anything remotely interesting to say about it.
Really thought I had it when I read that a secret court will govern the government's wiretapping program. Can't think of anything remotely interesting to say about it.
Then REALLY thought I had it when I read that there is finally a furor erupting in China about the Starbucks located within the Forbidden City.
Hey! Guess what?! That's it! FINALLY someone is getting irritated at such a blight on history. i remember well walking through the entire City in complete amazement at its incredible vastness--and then having my reverie abruptly ended by that big round green sign that says "bad coffee, surly service and American cultural imperialism without apology."
The news report said, "The anchorman, Rui Chenggang, wrote in a CCTV blog that Starbucks' presence "undermined the Forbidden City's solemnity and trampled over Chinese culture." You think? Should the Sistine Chapel have a Starbucks in the entryway? Should we install a Starbucks at Ford's Theater so we can order a tall Wilkes Booth frappuccino?
Starbucks defended the operation of its palace outlet: "Starbucks appreciates the deep history and culture of the Forbidden City and has operated in a respectful manner that fits within the environment," the company said in a written statement.
Yeah, 'cause nothing says "The Forbidden City, built in 1420, a 178-acre complex of villas, chapels and gardens that was home to 24 emperors from the beginning of Chinese history until the end of imperial rule in 1911" like a g(*&^amn Starbucks, right?