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Thanksgiving Travel Is Upon Us: Let The Hunger Games Begin!

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Ok so, I absolutely love holiday travel – As I’ve stated in previous posts. And people, this shit just keeps on gettin’ better!

Now, according to weather services all around the country, massive storms will be sweeping through America, JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVEL!

And all I can say is, YES! YES! YES! 

This means delays, long lines, angry passengers! Oh, it’s all just too much fun!  And now there’s the chance of having snow on top of it?  I’M SORRY, HAVE I DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN? 

This is going to turn into a real-life Plane, Trains, and Automobiles!

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Do you know someone on Wikipedia actually charted the route they took from in the movie?

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Oh man, it’s just all way too amazing. Have I ever told you about the time I had to run through the Denver airport to make a connection on my way home for Christmas? Denver had a massive snowstorm, and all the Frontier flights coming in got delayed. And since Frontier’s passengers are almost entirely transferring, it meant that out entire plane (including me) as well as every. single. other. Frontier. plane. was going to miss our connecting flights.

So, the airline held all the departing planes back and waited for us. People, I kid you not! The flight attendants had us line up in the aisles AS THE PLANE WAS LANDING in order of whose gate was furthest from ours. (For those who don’t know, Denver airport’s B terminal is about a half-miles long) The second we hit the gate, they flung the door open and one of the flight attendants was literally yelling, “Go! Go! Go!”

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It was a dream come true! I got to have a real-life Home Alone airport scene moment, and it was glorious!

So, what will this year hold? Perhaps I’ll watch a family have a holiday meltdown in the security line? Or disgruntled passengers like Steve Martin in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, yelling at gate agents!

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The holidays are just too much fun!

To anyone out there who wants some advice to make your trip a little easier, it’s this:

You’re fucked. Your ticket is already booked. The storms are coming. And AAA is predicting that this will be one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons ever. You’re forced to deal with it now bitches! Mwuahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Just learn to enjoy it!  I’ll be blogging my entire journey home, so feel free to touch-base here on the blog if you need some motivation to keep going!

THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN, RIGHT?!!?!

~ The Dark Horse

I’m So Excited for The Holidays, I Can’t Handle It!

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So, I’ve found a new apartment, I’ve gotten my deposit back, and I’ll be moving out of my awful apartment on December 1st. Now, I can finally get back to what I really want to be doing right now… FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS!

OH, SWEET HOLY HONEY ON HIGH! I literally love the holidays so much it might actually be unhealthy.

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Oh my lord. I just can’t.  So, now that I’m a travel a writer, the holidays have gotten EVEN better. You know how every year you see stories like, “AAA released how busy the roads will be this holiday” and “Priceline lists the top Thanksgiving travel destinations of 2019”? Well, I have always LOVED those stories. I scroll through Google news endlessly, all through November and December, reading news about holiday travel. I’m obsessed with the madness! The hustle! The bustle!

And now… I GET TO BE THE ONE WHO WRITES THOSE STORIES!  When I saw the email from AAA earlier this week with their annual holiday forecast, I literally almost died. I was like… OMG this is my dream come true. I finally get to WRITE an article on the AAA Thanksgiving forecast! (They’re projecting about 51 million Americans will be traveling this Thanksgiving!)

 

Oh lord…. this is too much. I’m too excited. I can’t breathe!   Oh no! I’m hyperventilating!

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Am I only person who goes on Google Maps, turns on the 3D mode, and then looks at airports around the country, dreaming of the absolute chaos that must be going on inside them during the holidays?

Is there anything better than knowing that after your exhausting day at the airport, you can go home, to food that was cooked by someone else, towels that were washed by someone else, and best of all… now that I live in New York, there is NOTHING BETTER than going to bed in a quiet house on a quiet street. You don’t get silence like that in NYC, so it feels simply magical when I go home!

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Oh god, I’m too excited! Ok, I’m going to make myself a chamomile tea and take a warm shower.

~ The Dark Horse

(No, this wasn’t proofread, this was written through pure holiday mania!)

Revenge Part 3: The Shampoo

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The revenge must continue! For anyone needing a catch-up, here’s what happened: I found out my roommate was overcharging $300 in rent every month. I called him out on it, so he’s kicking me out. I have to find a new apartment by Dec. 1.

So, I’ve had no choice but to get revenge, because come on, what a douche.

This morning, I got in the shower and played Better Version of Me (the unreleased version) by Fiona Apple. It was morning, so I had to pee, cuz I always have to pee in the mornings. So I unscrewed my roommate’s shampoo bottle…

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And I pissed into it. Messy? Yes. Gross? Yes. Revenge? You bet your fuckin’ ass.

And if you’re feeling bad for him, remember, since August he’s accumulated $1,200 in profit from me, simply for being my roommate. He isn’t a landlord or groundskeeper. He doesn’t pay for utilities or supplies… he’s just my roommate, who is robbing me.

So, the revenge will continue, all the way until I move out!

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~ The Dark Horse

Revenge Part 2: The Toothbrush

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The innocent toothbrush. After its invention, the oral hygiene of the human race was vastly improved. They’re pretty cheap, versatile, and can be used for so much more than just brushing your teeth…

Revenge is in full-swing against both, my roommate is overcharging me rent every single month, and my other roommate has become a total twatbucket once I decided to call my other roommate for overcharging.

So, this morning… it was glorious out. It’s Veteran’s Day. A holiday. A day for a nice slow awakening, relaxing breakfast, and a nice. long. shower.

I turned up the music in the bathroom so loud that nobody could hear what was going on in there. Before I got in the shower, as I blasted Hold Up by Beyonce, I grabbed my roommate’s toothbrushes…

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…opened up the toilet bowl, and one by one, dunked them down inside and gave them a nice vigorous twirl!

Ah, the crisp refreshing feeling of revenge.

What can I say? I’m a man pushed too far. I tried to be nice. I even enjoyed living there. I had no problem with either of them. i even bought most of the soap and toilet paper… but it turns out i was being used.

And used I shall be not.

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Bam, biches!

 

~ The Dark Horse

 

REVENGE: Part 1. The Plan

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If you read my last post, you know… I just found out my roommate has been robbing me by overcharging me rent (by $300 each month).

To make matters worse, my other roommate who just moved in is suffering from some weird Stockholm Syndrome shit. I told him that we were both being overcharged (he’s only being overcharged $200 a month) and then suddenly he changed.

He stopped to talking to me and starting getting real chummy with the roommate who is robbing us.  It’s like, since he’s only being robbed $200 a month, he feels lucky or special. Like he’s favored. It’s super fucking weird, and I don’t get it. I’m like, THIS GUY IS STILL STEALING $200 FROM YOU EVERY SINGLE MONTH! YOU DUMBASS MOTHERFUCKER! 

But, such is life… They’ve made their choices.

And so now, the time has come for me to make mine.

And I choose revenge. 

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You don’t fuck with the Dark Horse. In the past, I’ve destroyed an apartment and stole my roommate’s PS3 (I was nice and gave it to my friend) for being an asshole. When I was in Shanghai, I pissed in the shower gel of the racist Americans I was there with. In my last apartment here in NYC, when I was living with that crazy Trump supporter, I bailed without paying him 2 months in utilities.

So… I’m just saying, you don’t fuck with me.

But now, I say…

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I’m devising a plan, and I’ll be sure to keep you informed every step of the way.

And if you don’t think I’m a good person, that’s fine. I’ve never claimed to be enlightened. I’ve never claimed to be angelic. I’ve never claimed to be a pushover.

I can promise that if you don’t fuck with me, I won’t fuck with you. But sadly, this world is full of people who just want to take advantage of you… and so,

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carpe diem ya’ little cunts.

 

~ The Dark Horse

 

America’s Attention Span Is GONE.

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So, this has been bothering me recently.

And I’m going to use the examples of three films to prove my point.

The first time when I really was like, “Wow, people’s attention spans have gotten so bad that I’m genuinely scared” was back in May when the new Godzilla came out.

For those who don’t know – Godzilla is about giant monsters destroying the world.

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It isn’t exactly the kind of movie that makes people bored.

However, during the entire movie, cell phones were lighting up, people were leaving left and right to take bathroom breaks, people needed to go get snacks…. it was insane. I had never seen a movie theater so disinterested in a film ever. And I have been to many movies much worse than Godzilla.

Then, last month, the new 47 Meters Down came out, and again… It’s a shark attack movie.

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It’s not something that screams BORING.

I asked my friend to go see it with me and he was like, “I don’t know…I don’t really see movies much. They’re just so long.” (Most teen movies are exactly 90 minutes these days. The runtime has become a complete science)

Not long at all.

I was like… I’m sorry, but this has become an era where a straight guy in his 20’s can’t focus long enough to watch girls in bikinis get eaten by sharks? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG SOCIETY THESE DAYS?????

 

AND NOW, The new IT just came out.

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And granted, the runtime is close to 3 hours… but STILL! The remake of IT became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. It was critically acclaimed, and loved by audiences everywhere.

So, why would you want the sequel to be short? If it’s great, let it run for as long as it needs to! The reason why… Because people literally can’t fathom devoting 3 hours to anything anymore…Except for drinking, drugs, and social media.

These days people sit in bars and clubs all night, into the early hours of the morning, Monday – Friday. They also suck on Instagram like it’s their mom’s fuckin’ tit. But for art? For film? For something with a plot line?

For something that doesn’t give them an immediate high or feeling of popularity?

No.

Too much.

Can’t do it.

Sorry.

Fuck you humans, you’re trash. 

 

~ The Dark Horse