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Saturday, January 29, 2005

I recently discovered that I can, for some reason, get radio reception for the first few train stops of my commute, including in my very own station. So I was standing there one morning, pissed off at the cold, pissed off that I had to go to work, pissed off at the train, which was late, and when I turned on Q104 I heard Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It." In addition to being a just fantastic song (why does no one ever mention this? Totally as good as anything the Smiths ever did), it just suddenly changed my mood. I was smiling and even a little giddy.

So from now on, whenever I feel just sort of unreasonably annoyed, as happens with some regularity in this particular city I live in, I am going to start singing "We're Not Gonna Take It" in my head, both to make me feel better and to make fun of my own overblown sense of righteousness. Unreasonably annoyed at two people kissing on the subway? "We're not gonna take it!" Pissed off at the I'm sure very nice old lady walking too slowly in front of me? "No, we ain't gonna take it!" Ready to kill my noisy neighbors? "We're not gonna take it anymore!" Shit, I should write a book about this. (It would also include Miss Clap's little trick with "Tame.")