Searching for more pretentious words to learn and then describe my favorite television shows. “Eric Northman is…”
Verisimilitude: (n.) the quality or state of having the appearance of truth or, as in art and literature, depicting realism. “Downton Abbey’s degree of verisimilitude is compromised by characters who use modern expressions like, ‘I’m just saying…’”
Antediluvian: (adj.) of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible. Colloquially, it means made, evolved, or developed a long time ago or extremely primitive or outmoded.”Peggy Olson struggles against antediluvian notions of women’s roles in the workplace.”
Governor Romney, I hate bullies and I really hate b.s. apologies. I once blew up on a kid in middle school for his continued physical abuse of a special needs student and I remember his cornered, b.s. apology that was so pathetic and inauthentic. So listening to Romney’s own half-assed apology on the radio yesterday was a flashback and a half.
And I’m not going to say, “The real problem here is how he’s handling the situation and how he is apologizing, not that he had some juvenile indiscretion because you can’t hold him responsible for that.” Really? Can’t I? Because to me that kind of “prank” is indicative of a cruel streak that goes beyond typical high school hijinks. And to top it off, you can’t remember? Either that kind of behavior was normal for you or you’re lying through your teeth because it’s politically expedient.
Whatever the case may be, it’s nice to be able to pat myself on the back and know I had more spine when I was twelve than Romney had then or now.