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My First Fall Rage

I know the awards season has begun because I find myself being enraged by a parade of people (some of whom I really like), institutions, and general (often intentional) absurdity.
Unlike some, I will never take out these moments of anger on the movies themselves or the people in them or who made them. For someone who loves the work, that would be an abomination.
But man, it gets to be like swimming in a tank of acid-tripping piranha sometimes. There are so many people in charge of the same things. So many layers of people who are

7 Responses to “My First Fall Rage”

  1. Damn who’d you piss off this time…

  2. David Poland says:

    That’s your thing, Kris. This is exclusively about those who pissed me off.

  3. I’m a teddy bear.
    Sorry it’s getting to you, though. Good luck pushing through.

  4. Spacesheik says:

    What did you do or didnt do Dave?

  5. leahnz says:

    put ‘bullet with butterfly wings’ by smashing pumpkins on your ipod, dave poland, and rock out at the top of your lungs. i guarantee you’ll feel better afterwards…
    despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage
    despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage
    then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
    despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage

  6. scooterzz says:

    certainly an interesting rant but without the impetus/context i’m not sure if i’m with ya or agin ya…..
    absolutely none of my business but would love to know the backstory to this one……

  7. yancyskancy says:

    I agree with scooterzz. This is one of those times when you seem to talk around the subject, leaving us to infer what it’s all about. I don’t doubt you’re on the side of the angels here, but I hope none of this will be on the test, Mr. Poland.

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