March 31, 2015

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I un-followed George Takei on Facebook today. I have enjoyed his nerdy humor and science posts. I bristled a bit at -- but accepted -- his single-issue advocacy. But the jokes kept me connected.

It has been a couple of tough days. We differ on Indiana -- but I differ with most of my friends, including some with whom I usually agree. Takei is on MSNBC, taking whacks at Gov. Pence and posting them. Whatever, we're still good.

And then:

takei_soda.jpg

It strikes me that the jokes have slowly been slipping away, while the sermons have been increasing in frequency. Not just gay rights, but Net Neutrality and now the eeeevils of sugary soda. If you click through twice you get this video where a bottle of Coke is reduced in a pan to a sludgy, syrupy goo.

I'm a proud Atkins guy and unlikely defender of sugars, but really? That's all you got? There is sugar in Coke (corn sweetener in the USA, thanks to gub'mint). And, if you boil something down it might look unappetizing -- though you could pour the reduced Coke syrup on some ice cream and add some maraschino cherries and Cool-Whip®...

So, if you follow George, and he posts a funny share it. We're splitsville.

From the other side Posted by John Kranz at March 31, 2015 1:02 PM

What happens when you boil down "organic mango juice?" Spoiler alert: Basically the same thing, except it's orange instead of black. And it tastes like candy instead of "burning" and "garbage." (I wonder if it's possible to burn the mango juice too.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA6p6pNkfdY

Posted by: johngalt at March 31, 2015 2:16 PM

And he can't even use spell check anymore... his meds must be slipping. I don't miss talking to the arch-liberal in my complex, either....

Posted by: nanobrewer at March 31, 2015 10:46 PM

Yeah, so many of his jokes are about grammar that linking to the "are pretty terribly" post struck a nerve. But I did not want to pile on.

Posted by: jk at April 1, 2015 9:30 AM | What do you think? [3]