Patton Oswalt on Boston

I was searching for something to say about what happened in Boston yesterday, and when I read this post from comedian Patton Oswalt, I felt it was the best thing anyone could say.  This is all so sad.

If you have comments, I encourage you to visit his facebook page where this was originally posted.

Patton Oswalt:

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

What Are Kate and Patty Doing?

Well, a lot.  We’re sorry that we haven’t been posting very much lately; we’re just very tired.  You see, Kate is awfully busy with papers and being a PhD student (which I’ve heard is hard).  She has to spend her time being responsible and maintaining a pretty stellar GPA.  Meanwhile, Patty is a damn mess (as you may have noticed).  Girlfriend is trying to figure out if she’s going to grad school this fall.  She’s also planning a national conference at work and it has taken over her life.  Like, for real.

Basically, we’re sorry that we haven’t been posting much lately.

We’re just so tired.


She only has one full-time job and two part-time jobs right now.  That might sound like a lot to you, but for Patty, that’s on the more reasonable end.  Once upon a time, Patty had six jobs.  She didn’t sleep much back then.

She writes a lot of poetry and is working hard at getting published more.


She’s in graduate school, working towards her PhD in English.  That’s why she’s so good at writing a blog.  Kate is the smart one.

Kate has to teach freshmen.  Therefore, she is a saint.