a short list of things I’d like to see in 2019

In no particular order:

The Great British Baking Show with Paul Hollywood as a contestant. Let’s see how he likes that.
— A movie car chase in which the police officer doing the chasing decides it’s just not worth the risk to the public and just stops.
— The return of home milk delivery in glass bottles.
— Playgrounds for adults, so you could go play on a swing for half an hour without other adults looking at you like you’re some sort of pedophile.
— Louis CK continuing to perform in comedy clubs…and the entire audience standing and walking out.
— A remake of Killing Eve with all the same actors but with a plot that wasn’t phenomenally stupid.
— Donald Trump and his family of grifters and traitors in handcuffs.
— Universal health care in the US.
— Universal selective service in the US. Not necessarily military service, but a couple years of compulsory national, state, or local service.
— George RR Martin admitting he’s sick to death of GoT and acknowledging he’s never going to finishing the last books, so everybody should just watch the HBO show and be satisfied.
— More respect for bollards.
— A harsh, severe, punitive tax on houses with pointless gables and extraneous dormer windows.
— Brett Kavanaugh busted for DWI.
— Gun owners actually held accountable for their guns.
— Actual usable pockets in women’s clothes. It’s 2019, for fuck’s sake.

I’m sure there’s other stuff, but this is all I could come up with while waiting for the coffee to finish becoming coffee.

What about you? What would you like to see in the coming year?

12 thoughts on “a short list of things I’d like to see in 2019

    • SO many terrific actors on Killing Eve, and they do a fine job with the script they’re given…but Jeebus Strasberg, the script is embarrassing.

      And speaking of actors, did you see Kim Bodnia in the original Swedish/Danish version of The Bridge?


    • I said it half in jest, but it would be nice to get rid of plastic milk containers and give jobs to more people…and it counteracted my tendency to forget to buy creamer for my coffee, well that would be a good thing too.


  1. Is the bollards thing a reference to something in particular? Otherwise we’d miss out on a good number of videos in the vein of “idiot vs bollard” (spoiler: The bollard always wins!)

    On the architecture side of things, are you familiar with the McMansion Hell blog? http://mcmansionhell.com/ It’s either cathartic or enraging, make your pick.


    • I just happen to like bollards. They’re probably the most abused and least appreciated urban planning feature. There’s a certain physical diversity among bollards, but they’re still all basically the same. I like them because they’re not just for show.

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