I admit, I'm a flawed man. I have my prejudices and I'm trying to work them out, but last night as I was procrastinating over my next Class Traitor post, I had overheard my wife's show, The D-list.
It seems that the show's starring object, loser professionale, Kathy Griffin was dating up by going out with my man, Steve Wozniak. Now, if you are not a geek, you may have never heard of the guy. If you are a poser geek, you may have at one time googled him after you saw Pirates of Silicone Valley. You would have learned that he is the inventor of home computing and the father of the Apple I, II, and grand daddy of the Macintosh.
Steve is one of those dudes that true geeks admire and want to be. If he made lots of money; cool. That meant that people found use of what he did with his hands. I'm sure farmers, artists, and inventors get that feeling that it's all about their work and people's love of that work that is the true reward and the money part was just the gravy. The thing about Steve was what he did with that money like put it into educational programs where technology found its way into schools to be a tool for learning. The concept behind why we still see Macs to this day in schools must have come from him before he decided to leave Apple after his plane accident in '81.
According to Griffin (because by now I'm paying attention to her little, shitty, 'reality' show), Woz still likes to eat at cheap dining chains like Bob's Big Boy or Denny's. Still not man who spends his money just because he has it, he supposedly emailed Griffin about his 'discovery' of the Men's Warehouse; you know, the buy one suit, get one free place? Well according to her act, he had no idea a place like this existed but he was going to 'splurge' and buy a suit so he do some red carpet bullshit with her.
Anyway, I'm shaking my head at the thought of them together. I knew he was married to some jock girl the last I read about him, I decided to hit wikipedia just to catch up on his life after the early 90s. Apparently I did not know about the divorce or last marriage after his first. Not that I really cared, but I just thought it was strange that he was dating Kathy Griffin when in my mind he seemed like the monogamous type.
So, you're asking, why do you hate Kathy so much? Well it's not so much Kathy as it is the subspecies of humans she belongs to. She is an ass-kissing social climber; one who is never satisfied with being who she is (supposedly a funny comedian), but is always looking to be a part of the in-crowd. Now you may say I'm wrong and will start pointing to her stupid stand-up which is more celebrity gossip and "tell-all" bullshit than jokes where she supposedly throws shade on the rich and famous. But Kathy reminds me of those little toadies back in high school who were tolerated just enough by the hierarchy of the student body to be allowed hang out with.
You know, these were the year book kids. Anyway, she comes off like she hates celebs, but she so wants to be them and so much so, that her entire life resembles that of those birds you see perched on a Rhinoceros's ass, pecking, living, and shitting on something that is bigger than she but only doing so because that is how she survives. She's sad, really.
Anyway, the joke was on me, as it turns out they aren't dating anymore, in fact, The "Woz" seems to be engaged to someone else, according to Griffin. Perhaps someone a little less celebrity-addicted and trite? Either way, he will be going back to living his life of anonymity but contributing to the human race in his way as he always has, and little Kathy can continue on with her social climbing and mock celebrity. Never date below your station, kids.