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Tuesday, December 29   >>

STFU

I hate it when people use the word "riffs." For most people, anything that remotely resembles sound is a riff. Shut up.

It's sort of the same reason I don't talk about sports. The other day I was at The Gino's house joining his family for dinner when his dad, a huge Laker fan, asked me, "Hugo, you a fan of the Lakers?" And when I said, "I'm a passive fan," everyone nearly threw up their food on their plates.

I just don't like claiming I'm a fan of any sport for the sake of saying I'm a fan of any particular team. It's really embarrassing saying, "Yeah, I'm huge on the Ducks" and not knowing the difference between the name of one o' dem hosers and the title of a position in play. Womp-womp.

Plus, EVERYBODY knows one guy who suddenly becomes passionate about a team when the timing is right. I'd hate to be that loser. It's almost as sad as that guy everyone knows who is a chronic liar. We just stare. And laugh pitifully in our head. So sad. So sad.

Maybe this has nothing to do with why I hate it when people use the word "riff." Goddamnit I hate being stupid.

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