Monday, May 01, 2006

Immigrant Boycott

Happy Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes! (A Day Without Immigrants) If you haven't already heard, today is the day that immigrants all across this country will boycott work, school and shopping - all in an effort to show how much they matter to their communities.

Now I don't want to take sides on the immigrant issue - but I will admit that I think it's a genius idea because they're basically making a statement by playing hooky. If you think about it, the dude who invented the boycott must have been pretty friggin lazy. While other people were writing letters, protesting in the streets, or fighting wars against social injustice - this guy actually had the balls to just sit at home and watch TV - and gave it a fancy name like "boycott" to make "not doing something" actually sound important. Absolutely brilliant.

Of course, boycotts can also totally backfire. The last time I skipped work to show how important I was only proved to my boss that I wasn't important at all. I also once tried to boycott watching porn. It was the toughest 10 minutes of my life.


At 4:07 PM, Blogger Cibbuano said...

Instead of boycotting porn, you should boycott non-porn. Pick a day where you refuse to watch any television that doesn't have naked girls or hardcore sex.

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Chanakin said...

I tried that once. I got Carpal Tunnel.

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Cibbuano said...

I tried Carpal tunnel once... it was he toughest 10 minutes of my life.

At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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