Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Second Set at the Gym

    Sometimes you have to do something to stem the tide that is beginning to flow against you.  Coaches in sports do it sometimes by calling a time out.  Firefighters in the mountains and forests do it by lighting small fires to clear away whatever a big one might want to consume.  I do it by coming on here before it gets out of hand to tell everyone who is a gym rat to settle down.
    Take a chill pill man.  Or woman.  Have you never read the disclaimer?  Here is the deal, I wrote a post the other day about how I think people who go to the gym are, well, fucking morons.  Unsprisingly, there was some backlash, as there is from time to time.  But this was in a form that I am not totally used to.  First of all, there were two "no" votes on my little "check yes or no" system, which is super rare and a half in itself.  Usually no one gives a shit.  Secondly, I received some backlash personally, which is ever rarer, in which people came to the Worldwide Headquarters and expressed their displeasure with what I have to say.
     Listen, I know that I am not the most physically fit person in the history of the world, but you still aren't going to catch me in a gym paying money to do shit that I can do outside for essentially free even in the winter when it's cold because a long time ago someone invented the fucking hat..  And that's my opinion.  I understand that not everyone is going to think like me or have the same opinion as I will and that's okay.  I understand that maybe, just maybe, going to the gym is the only way that works for you to be healthy and exercise.  More power to ya.  Maybe you don't own a bike, maybe you are allergic to the sun, maybe you like to run for hours and hours and never have ever gotten anywhere.  Maybe you like to watch your muscle grow, or maybe it's safer to life weights in the gym because there is someone there to spot for you, but I don't care.  I still do and always will think that it is a waste of money. 
     So if you like the gym, and it works for you, then by all means keep on keeping on.  It doesn't mean that I am going to stop liking you or think anything less of you, I just think that you are wasting your precious money, that's all.  So settle down, relax, take a lap or two, and it will all be okay.  Enjoy your exercycle.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey You Fucking Idiot,

Are you to fucking stupid to realize it is not what you said about the gym, but how you said it. By your own admittance you have lots of friends and loved ones who go to the gym, yet you were so super retarded that you didn't realize you could make your point without verbally accosting your friends and loved ones. To further prove how stupid you are, you were actually surprised at the backlash from your blog. I just hope you are smart enough to realize that every insult in this comment came directly from your initial blog about gyms. Doesn't feel so great does it now!

KingBobb said...

Oh Anonymous,

Immediately dropping to the level of outraged profanity indicates to me that you go through several infantile tantrums a day. Whether you agree/disagree with the post, using a greeting of "Hey You Fucking Idiot" is a sure way to advertise your general agitation with life in general. Perhaps you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. Who knows? As you say, "its not what you said....but how you said it." You might be one the friends or loved ones mentioned. You might be a random douche bag on a toilet. Neither option excuses you, really. Getting up on your soapbox is all well and good, but if you can't discuss the issue in a rational manner, who do you think is going to take you seriously? The fact that you come out with guns blazing without actually addressing any particular issue amazes me. Other than a vague "how you said it," that is. I don't know, perhaps you're taking these blogs a lot more seriously than I do. It was my impression that they're to be taken with a grain of salt. Try doing that. And maybe ask your doctor about a cream or something. Cheers.

Big Dave said...

Thanks dude!

KingBobb said...

I got your back.

GoneWithTheWind said...

I think your blog should be a place to say your opinions openly and if someone doesn't like it, they can click off.

BradPerala said...

wow. What the fuck. Who the fuck is that? They are the reason I hate the internet.

planetgurl said...

who knew a blog about going or not going to the gym would cause such an uprise....Good for you Big Dave! and this is purely my opinion, which can be taken or left, Hey anonymous IDIOT (notice there is no profanity) if you're going to comment on another person's blog, the very least you could do is NOT to do it anonymously....grow some balls man! Own up to your retardedness!

Big Dave said...

Company,
I appreciate your outpouring of support in regards to this issue, I really do. But one of the hallmarks of the blog is that people can say what they want to say, so Anonymous has just as much right to skewer me for that things that I say and do as I do to skewer everyone else for their shenanigans. So keep that in mind but feel free to let them have it anyway! You have your right as well. :p