Honestly, from the Boston Bombing (from its abhorrent coverage to the shootout between police and suspects this morning) to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, this week has been completely, absolutely awful. And, again, satirical "news" source The Onion has completely nailed it in a piece yesterday, simply titled "Jesus, This Week" (NSFW language ahead):
“Seriously, can we wrap this up already?” Maryland resident James Alderman told reporters, echoing the thoughts of all 311 million Americans, who have just about reached their weekly goddamned quota for carnage, misery, confusion, heartbreak, and rage. “Because, you know, I’m pretty sure we’ve all had our hearts ripped out of our chests and stomped on enough times for one seven-day period, thank you very much.”
“Man oh man,” Alderman added, shaking his head. “Can you believe this? Can you honestly believe the kind of piece-of-shit week we’re having here?”
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, when reached for comment on this week, 93 percent of Americans responded “Okay, enough’s enough here, you have seriously got to be kidding me with this week,” with 84 percent saying “Is it Sunday yet? What? How in the hell are we only at Thursday? What the hell is going on?” and 100 percent of Americans responding “No, no, go ahead, just pile some more horrific shit on this hellish shitshow of a week. Have at it.”
Honestly. I've got high hopes for the weekend, all things considered — I mean, it couldn't be any worse, right?
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