Hey tweeps, today is my birthday. I’ve never liked birthdays, not even when I was a kid. Maybe it’s because it just means that I’m one year closer to dying. But that’s negative, although accurate, thinking. I should be grateful for celebrating one more year on this earth because, let’s face it, the alternative sucks.
So, happy birthday to me and to celebrate it, this week’s OpinionList is all about good things. Enjoy!
1. Children Are Angels: A sleeping baby wakes up in the car seat to dance when she hears Gangnam Style and her toddler sister can’t stop laughing. Watch it to remind yourself of how good it is to laugh, and how children are angels sent to remind us about love and joy.
If you want to laugh even harder, check out this video of a dancing 2-year old that has gotten over 17 million views since it was posted 10 months ago, and rightly so.
2. Six New Ways To Be Happy: New happiness surveys show what makes us happy. Some of these include eating your fruits and vegetables, having power, and not looking at pictures of “your stupid, happy friends.” Oh, it also helps if you’re a gay man. I’m screwed.
3. Netflix, I Love You: The company that I fell in love with for its brilliant concept, execution, and those red envelopes that I stalked in my mailbox back in early 2000, has done it again. Netflix has not only produced House of Cards which according to The New Yorker is “The West Wing meets Breaking Bad,” it is also releasing all 13 episodes at once for binge-watchers like me. Just subscribed again with a one-month free trial while thinking Qwikster what?
4. Another One Bites The Dust: Dick Morris, the expert who predicted a landslide victory for Romney (325 electoral votes) has been fired from Fox News closely on the heels of Sarah Palin, another one of their ”diminaries” (the opposite of luminaries). This is such great news. It seems that Fox News is cleaning house. Could it be that they’re now trying to become more fair and balanced? I don’t know. But I do know this: Too bad that they didn’t send Karl Rove roving right behind them.
5. Clash Of The Vanquished: Former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill is launching a super PAC to fight against Karl Rove’s Conservative Victory Project. Simply put the project has the goal to stop the Tea Party, through two major initiatives: 1. To protect conservative incumbents and 2. To prevent Tea Party candidates unable to win in general elections from winning primaries. It seems that the GOP is seriously crying over spilt tea.
6. From Dream To Reality?: 49% of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of immigration. 72% believe that undocumented workers should have a path to citizenship and 85% agree that employers should verify a worker’s legal residential status. But, that’s not all. The GOP leadership is changing its position on the DREAM Act. What a difference a vote makes.