One second to madness and joy

Leap Dave Williams will only appear in a single frame flash like Tyler Durden in Fight Club.
Leap Dave Williams will only appear in a single frame flash like penises in Fight Club.

This year saw the return of the Leap Day and, with it, one day to live without consequences or regrets. (Unless, of course, you got engaged to that guy who wouldn’t ask you, ladies.) It’s a day of celebration, especially for people in their late twenties/early thirties who officially turned four-years-old on Feb. 29th. And now we’re also getting an extra second of New Years Eve!

To correct for the Earth’s slowing rotation, scientists will add one second to the tail end of Dec. 31, meaning the New Year won’t begin until immediately after 11:59:60.

Remember: anything that happens at Leap Second doesn’t count. Reality’s for 12:00:00, Jan. 1, 2016.

The McBournie Minute: Hot takes after the blackout

Welcome back to the internet. Not you, I was talking to myself. During the holiday break, I did my best to avoid it, but I mostly focused on avoiding the news. I did a pretty good job, too. There was plenty of TV to watch and friends and family to interact with, and it seemed like everyone was on a week-long bender. Why not join them?

But despite my best efforts, some headlines still snuck into my awareness. I’d say it’s mostly because of social media and the various newsreader apps I have on my phone. This lead me to largely just read headlines and move on. Not only did this save me a lot of stress, it also kept me free to make some snap judgments on the headlines I saw.

Let’s take a look at what happened in my feed while we were out and my hot takes, in as best chronological order as I can remember. Whatever. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Hot takes after the blackout

The McBournie Minute: Famous people holidays are just more fun

I have been critical of people who follow celebrities more than they do the real world–or even their own lives–in recent years, but I would now like to say that I, Bryan McBournie was wrong. It is not wrong to follow celebrities simply because they are beautiful and you don’t want to think about your crap job.

Actually, I think it’s only wrong to do that unless there is a holiday coming up.

All of a sudden, celebrities are making the holidays a little bit more tolerable. First, we have (allegedly) Tiger Woods yelling at his (alleged) wife on Thanksgiving, who is made about his unfaithfulness (allegedly). He then (allegedly) takes off in an SUV, but not before the wife (allegedly) smashes a window with an (alleged) golf club. Woods then hits a fire hydrant and tree (allegedly). Then we Charlie (allegedly) Sheen and his wife (allegedly) getting in an argument on Christmas day, with Sheen (allegedly) holding a knife at one point. I can’t wait to see that episode of Two and a Half Men. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Famous people holidays are just more fun