- 12:30 PM - July
- The air is thick
with reminders of where we are and what we're all
going through. Independence Day only exascerbates what
used to be. How far we've come...
- You rarely reflect
on the thoughts you have when watching fireworks. The
trite "proud to be an American" aura faded as
I became an adult. Self-awareness of your country
does that. I guess it's a bit cynical but it's
also just, you know, learning history...
- ...but what I've
always known about this country and where I do
fit in? Ambition to do shit no one has ever done
before. The attitude of "I bet I can do that..." is
uniquely American. Never was that more apparent than
when I spent a few says with a man named Alom in
London back in '09. I had just gotten my Comedy
Central pilot audition and was on cloud
- (speaking of
which, that month houses 30... THIRTY entries. One of
the most incredible months of The Journey - great
rabbit hole to travel)
But he said point-blank: Americans always start from a
foundation that anything is possible. British people
don't. The rest of the world does not. It struck me. I
guess that's true, but I knew no other way. I was
proud to be an American if that's what it meant to the
rest of the world.
- However. LMAO.
There's really no two ways about it: we're in some
serious shit. Fall of an Empire type shit... and I'm
ready to leave. I cannot tell you how nice it was to
sit in France, look at a story about Trump and think
"glad I'm not there..."
- That shit is
intoxicating. But that's just one man. A man who will
most likely not be president much longer. The real
problem? The overwhelming amount of people who support
him. The overwhelming lack of community where even
wearing a fucking mask to help your neighbor is asking
too much. The rest of the world is horrified by our
country and they're
BANNING US FROM ENTERING THEIRS.
- That's the reality
in 2020 and I don't know if that changes when Biden
becomes president. Trump ripped open a wound that no
Biden Band-Aid can fix. Trump is the result of over a
decade of unregulated social media and there seems to
be no sign of fixing that. Trump's people will be
LOUDER when he's defeated, not quieter. I don't
want to be here for that.
- Fuck... I just
want my kids to be able to go to school? See other
people in person? We're forced to live like there was
a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty fucked up. They've
either been on our property or my mother-in law's
property for 116 straight days! Only a car ride in
between. And this will go the rest of the year... and
probably longer. And if we attempt to leave? There
will be a waiting list. We're now Mexico trying to get
into the US. That's how bad it is.
- So our Quaranteam
came to our house for the 4th since there are no legal
fireworks celebrations and as this neighborhood is
known to do: it lit this shit up. What was once
annoying as a single dude with dogs? Is now pretty
awesome with 2 kids. I mean, it's still fucking
insane and they go for weeks and weeks and it's
tiresome... but in 2020? It's something to look
forward to. Even if mybrain can't really process
- It's gone, folks.
And a change in the president ain't gonna change that
I'm afraid. Time will tell.