Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Status MO

A common theme around my various social cirlces has to do with the status quo, or the fact that Misery-ians live by the status quo, or status MO as I like to call it. Everything's ok the way it is. Nothing should change. This is as good as it will get. What's there to complain about?

Natives of COMO often ask why I'm so miserable here or what's so bad about this place. They point out that it's a good place to raise children. The university offers so much to the community. We get some good shows. Blah blah blah blah blah...

The town is not that bad, but it's not that good either. It's blah. It's absolutely unremarkable, but that's ok with everybody.

Now, I know that it's not just Misery. Misery, by virtue of being located smack-dab in the middle of this country, is simply an ideal example of America's movement toward mediocrity. This entire place is obsessed with making everyone homogeneous and boring. I also know that I've harped on this before, but I feel it needs to be repeated.

This place is not so bad, and it's not so good either. Misery is blah. It's so blah that I don't really want to blog about it anymore.


Anonymous said...

What will you blog about then? Is this a theme change? I had a pretty bad experience, then went right back to what I was doing, mostly because it's theraputic.

I'm working the Blues Roots Thingy tomorrow, I'm working on getting you and a friend some famdancy wristbands. Lets cross our widdle fingers.

comoprozac said...

Ooh. That would be nice. I'm not actually done blogging on here for good. I was just cranky last night and was done with this post. I had intended to write a very wordy point-by-point breakdown of the status MO, but became tired of it.

Don't worry. living in misery lives on. Let me know about the wristbands.

The Mikester said...

I read one of those "Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest" lists a couple of years ago. I thought it was funny, because out of the eleven largest cities in the midwest, Kansas City was voted the least pleasant place to live; St. Louis was voted next-to-least pleasant. What does that say about Columbia, which aspires to be both KC and St. Lou all at once?