The other day, Trel blogged about the fact that he's worried about the American education system, because he thinks a lot of people are dumber than they should be. (I'm probably paraphrasing a little.) Anyway, not the way to get in good with a future teacher. But I do get run-ins with dumb people and how annoying they can be.
Anyhoodle, then today, I get a text from Jay "singing" this song. (He wanted to nominate it for Song of the Day.) If you're too lazy to click all of my links (and I totally get that), it's Feist "1 2 3 4". What's the problem with that you ask? Sure, the song is catchy. Sure, Feist is a cute, quirky little songwriter, and for the most part, I dig what she's doing. I'd totally have a beer with her (and then probably mock her behind her back for being quirky, but I'd enjoy it all the same), but this song makes me COMPLETELY INSANE because she's counting and she says, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10". WTF? What happened to 7 and 8? And I know the old joke about how "7 8 (ate) 9" but that would only explain 9's disappearance. So Feist, show 7 and 8 a little respect and for the love of god, THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
As long as I'm on this particular soapbox, I also despise Fergilicious, by Fergie. Now Fergie is someone I'm okay with staying far away from as a rule. I think she's a moron and kind of a waste of space. She insists on spelling things in her songs. I'm sorry she's so lyrically challenged, but if you're going to spend so much time spelling shit, maybe you should learn how to spell. It's spelled TASTY not TASTEY, asshole.
Only four days left until freedom! Somebody drink something for me!