Having one's own blog is so therapeutic! I can bitch and moan, and nobody has to read it if they don't want to. ;-)
I've been on a roll against facebook so far, on the site and ABOUT it.
Now i'm going to rail about BLENDERS, and against people who test and report about them.
I need a new blender. I have two that "work" but they really do a piss-poor job at frappes, margaritas and daiquiris. I've been reading reviews....
"This model does a great job on SMOOTHIES! It purees beautifully! Is wonderful for soups!" WHAT FUCKING BLENDER DOESN'T??? ANY CHEAP K-MART BLENDER DOES THAT!!! WHAT I NEED IS A POWERFUL MACHINE THAT STAYS SHARP MORE THAN TWO DAYS. SOMETHING THAT DOES SOMETHING YOU CAN'T DO BY HAND. SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T HAVE A HUGE DEAD SPACE UNDER THE BLADES. SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T LEAVE YOU WITH MELTED ICE AND FUCKING FROZEN-WATER PEBBLES IN YOUR DRINK.
Are we all so used to inferior appliances that don't do what they're supposed to, that we can't tell a good product from a pathetically non-performing one? Or are some people so fucking stupid they don't realize that some things are so easy to do that it's no "accomplishment" when they're done?
It's probably both things. I'm all for appreciating the bright side (if there's one that isn't merely a reminder of how far short something falls). I think that "showing up" is not a thing to deride, even if i think it's overkill to award a trophy for it. I just don't find it meaningful to give a product five stars because it MAKES A FUCKING SMOOTHIE.
SMOOTHIES. Jesus. Worse, GREEN smoothies. Talk about drinking your calories.... Talk, rather, about drinking unreasonable quantities of things that might not have been a good idea to consume raw in the first place.