Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon?

Both are made up words where the word “snow” is added to partial words, in one case “apocalypse” and the other "armageddon." Both original words describe the annihilation of life as we know it.

Last month, this area received back-to-back blizzards, which SUCKED! It was made all the worse because we possess incompetent governments. We lost power for a day and had to throw the food in a bag and put it outside so it wouldn't spoil. Our street was half-heartedly plowed and several inches of ice remained blanketing it for two weeks after the final snowflake had fallen.

But, as far as I know, after the snow melted, everything is still intact. Sure, a few roofs caved in and some guys ingenuously torched frozen power lines resulting in a house catching fire, but things are pretty normal if you ask me. Life still exists.

That takes us to the made up words snowpocalypse and snowmageddon. Neither is clever. Neither "ar" nor "a" rhyme with "snow." Neither means snow in another language. It’s a very clumsy pun- puns being the lowest form of humor to begin with.

Why does this really matter? Because I'm sick of stupidity. We settle for pitiful mediocrity at every turn. I am avowedly against violence, but the next time some moron suggests something on the level of snowpocalypse or snowmageddon, please shoot that person in the face.

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