I have been "Loser" for a long time. (not A loser, just "Loser") It's one of the many terms of endearment that my closest friends tagged me with. (You don't think I named myself Lippy, do ya?)
But things have been going on that have made me reconsider my status.
We have losers all over the place these days. Look at television: we have losers on news shows, losers on gossip shows. We have court shows where we watch losers try to unscrew themselves and each other; we have 27 year old losers having babies with 15 year olds, and they use DNA testing to tell us which loser is the REAL father; we have losers living in houses with other losers, trying to out-loser each other, losers looking for love, looking to get out of love and a Springer show where the whole concept IS losers, and a Shrink getting rich exploiting losers and trying to fix them. And we have a show where they actually decide on an award for the bigger Loser.
And it's not just TV; we have a political process that is basically telling us to eliminate the least loser-ish of the whole pack so that we can pick a President. Our economy is in the dumper in large part because a bunch of Wall Street Losers thought they could get rich by giving mortgages to people who never should have gotten them. And now, of course, the REAL losers are the ones who got stuck with a bunch of worthless investments. It just stinks.
Enough. I'm out of the club.
I need a new nickname. We've ditched StupidJimmy and now Loser has bitten the dust. Sigh. I'm sad, but I don't want to be associated with anything Loser-ish anymore, K?