I've been listening to Sheen's Korner lately. I enjoy it quite a bit. He just sounds like a pissed off guy to me. Not real crazy. I mean unless Brady's crazy. Because I think Charlie Sheen is channeling him.
For example, If you watch the following video (Watch the whole thing if you have time) from about 10 minutes or so in and then read a comment from Brady about a post of mine a while back, there's an eerie similarity. I actually think Sheen has been reading Brady's comments. Winning!
When your (two) readers finish reading this blog, chances are one of them will have said, "It is what it is."
Good God I hate that one.
Of course it is, you stupid parrot.
Oh, please excuse me, I forgot. Self-affirming statements make you appear more intelligent, right?
In the age of Relativism, nothing can be called what it is. Instead, we should strive to speak, write and to even think in vague generalities.
For this reason, I think (never say aloud) in its double-negation, as in: "it isn't what it isn't".
But even more, the existentialist would argue that everything we experience is already in the past, for by the time our myopic brains record what our eyes have sensed -- as when your neighbor shouts, "I SEEN IT!! IT IS WHAT IT IS!! -- it has already happened.
Thus, even better than above, one should think in doubly-negated past terms, as in: "it wasn't what it wasn't."
But if I'm feeling really obtuse, then I turn directly to my all time personal favorite, the "Future in the Past" tense. The beauty of this tense is that it encapsulates the best of both worlds: the future wrapped in the reality of the past.
Hence, I present the best of all, the double negative, future in the past version: "it wasn't what it wasn't going to be".