Review 2691

I need to know what the hell is wrong with you people, so I decided to visit a blog that would answer that question. The blog What the Hell is Wrong With You People? seemed to be the logical place to start. The blog’s subtitle is “Reason to question humanity’s sanity…” I liked that. It rhymed.

Written by a guy calling himself Gern, this blog has been around since early 2004 and features Gern’s observations on odd movies, his life, and the lives of others in the headlines. (No, not Paris Hilton, stop it already.)

It has red type. All over the place, links, headlines, certain passages–red, red, red. I extremely dislike red type, unless it is a vampire blog and then, well, that goes without saying that you need red type. If it’s not a vampire blog, then all I see is blood red type all over the pages, making me think of blood, which makes me think I’m reading a vampire blog…

So, I had to get past the red type thing, which I did, and I read his current entries and his archives. Another thing that gnawed at me was that he has all these links (again with the red) in just about everything he writes, and if you click on the link, it doesn’t open in a new window. It takes you there. Then, you have to hit the “Back” button on your browser to get back to Gern and his questions on humanity’s sanity. It’s annoying, Gern, so please find the “open links in a new window” code for your blog. Thank you in advance.

If you read from the beginning, you find out a lot about him, his past, his friends, and he did one of those 100 Things lists if you want to know even more. He spends a lot of time on the Web finding odd headlines to comment on (Party Crashing Batman Steals Birthday Cake is an example and actual story.) He writes random lists of things that enter his thoughts, and most of them are quite witty. For example, the July 26, 2004 archive is a list of 6 automobile names that will never be made, “Chevy Chase” is one of them. “Jeep Bastard” is another. (I know, made me laugh, too.) He also has a love of comics (something I don’t share) and writes about them frequently, even including screen shots of what he’s referring to.

I was puzzled, however, by the posting of the lyrics to “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen, including no explanation or even the name of the song. It must have been on his mind that day, that gloomy, nostalgic, depressing day that would make you want to post the lyrics to ‘Thunder Road.’

I loved his Blogger Profile–under Favorite Music, he writes “Stuff you hate.” (chuckle)

What the Hell is Wrong With You People?

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