I’m not sure about anyone else, but there are quite a few things out there nowadays that seem like used to be big deals but no longer are worth my time to worry about. For example, a year ago I used to be very interested firearm industry news, and all the “cool new guns” that were coming out. A few too many “COOLEST POLYMER PISTOL EVAR” posts, and now when I see a blogger talking about say, the M&P line (to pick one that has been hit VERY strongly in the gunblogoshpere lately), more often than not it’s “Mark as read.” There’s only so many times I can read about modular backstraps before it becomes uninteresting. A while back Tam talked about “generic GUN“; I’ve hit that plateau. For plastic fantastics, I like my XD, it’s a nice little pistol, has yet to fail to go bang when I pull the trigger, but I’d be just as happy with the aforementioned M&P, or a Glock. I don’t care about the brand any more. Oh, and the same thing goes for AR’s, hunting rifles, and most shotguns (though I have to admit that the KSG still has some novelty power on me), not to mention that classic argument, caliber wars.
Next thing I have realized it doesn’t matter if I hold an opinion or not is, of course, ELECTION 2012!!!!. While there are still maybe a few factors that could revive my interest (VP’s), I really just don’t care if Mitt Romney bullied his dog and strapped a gay guy to the roof of his family station wagon. I don’t care about the latest group Oby is pandering to while actively throwing under the bus.
Along with that, another thing I don’t care about is ANYTHING IN THE NEWS EVER. From the latest stupid scheme that would never work Denver has for stealing our water, to the high school girl’s softball scores, to Yet Another Global Warming Will Kill Us All editorial, none of it is interesting, none of it is realistic, and all of it is pointless. The news media has completely let their credibility go down the drain, with the result that even with an article that might be mildly interesting, any person with half a brain (admittedly, that number is probably smaller than you’d think) actively scoffs at the errors and fear mongering.
Another thing that has been causing me to click the “Mark as read” button anymore is pretty much anything that has to do with gun control, including good people fighting for our rights. I’m glad that there are people out there doing it, but when it comes right down to it, I really believe that the culture has turned the corner when it comes to guns. When there are multiple shows on mainstream cable tv with people making, shooting, and competing with guns, when the only sector of the economy booming (no pun intended) is gun-related companies, when concealed weapons permits are flying through the roof, there is not a blessed thing that anti-rights cultists can do to stop it. Good luck getting any compliance at all with a gun registry! Good luck trying to start some sort of widespread ban! Good luck doing anything besides looking like sad pandas! It is to the point now where the only people who are paying attention to them is, well, us, gun nuts making fun of them.
So there you go. Maybe I’d get more out of life if I cared more about these things, but I’m pretty well convinced that I’m better off ignoring them and going out to weed the garden.
Anything out there that you’ve stopped caring about?