Friday, November 21, 2008

#111 - Even Steven

Except it never ends up even, does it?! I heard the line decades ago – “Don’t get mad, get even”. Then I heard the line – “Don’t get mad, don’t get even, get revenge”. Made sense, after I heard the reason. If you’re put out or slighted, getting even only restitutes the situation. What about the payback for putting you out in the first place? This is why “karma” is described as coming back “ten-fold”. Getting even only straightens things out. Getting revenge makes up for having to deal with the whole situation in the first place.

Then there’s the line, “revenge is sweet”. Today, I learned there is something sweeter, if that’s even possible. It is. And it’s called vindication. See, you can get even or get revenge on someone for whatever reason, but a lot of the time it has to be kept secret, under wraps. Only you, enjoys the benefit. But vindication is much sweeter. It means you exposed something or someone, and was paid no attention. Essentially, being kicked to the curb. Slapped in the face. When the inevitable occurs, as you predicted or warned against, the secret is exposed. Nothing is more satisfying than hearing “You were right. We’re sorry for not listening to you or heeding your warning.”

Even better, if “pride” prevents this affirmation from coming forward, they deserve the appropriate “I told you so”. If revenge is a piece of chocolate, then vindication is a goddamn banana split.

Monday, November 3, 2008

LaFevre Retorts...

Are you playing dumb, or just plain dumb?
Are you always this dumb, or only when I'm around?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

#110 - In A Nutshell

As I said before, fevisms come to mind in the strangest places. This new addition to the LaFevre Dictionary of Contemporary Terms, came to pass, while passing in the lav, at an alternative comics convention, no less. Probably contributed to the creative process. NOT.

Here is a term that is not new, per se, as a created word, but a new definition; slang, if you will, for the standard urinal found only in mens’ bathrooms. New slang has to come from somewhere. Without further adieu: I give you, the “walnut”. Huh?!

Think about it. The standard toilet has it’s own vernacular: “the john”, or “the head” (both more of a total bathroom reference), and, more prominently, the “porcelain god”. The urinal has nothing. It isn’t fair. Enter, “the walnut”. It hangs from the wall, and juts out in the center, under your nuts. Plain and simple. That’s it. In a nutshell. You heard it here first.