Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. . .


This is my little brother. Needless to say, he's got "angry" down. Note his proximity to both beer and attractive women. Nevermind the fact that he's at a cheesy sports bar and that the women are practically his sisters -- there's beer and there's chicks, and therefore there's no excuse for that grumpy face. And the middle finger. . .my god!

The thing is, angry is my brother's natural state. Being pissed about everything is like his version of happy. If he's not scowling and giving you the finger and calling someone a douchebag, something's not quite right in his world.

I have a secret though: he's not really that angry. He just pretends. Oh sure, he's fired up about Darfur and religious fanaticism and the erosion of our constitutional rights and all that, but he's not one of those people you hate to be around because they're so negative and they never stop bitching. He's more like a funny guy whose bitching makes you laugh. Sometimes even he has a hard time not laughing at his own angry act.

Occasionally though, he walks a pretty fine line. Referring to him as "Dad" is usually enough to make him snap out of it in a hurry, which is good because really my brother is this guy -- the happy one with a smile on his face and his middle finger being used only to grasp a can of Bud.

I like funny angry little bro' an awful lot, but it's funny happy little bro' I really love.

6 comments:

Brian said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr...

I mean, aww, shucks.

Brian said...

Fucking Sundawgz.

Notice Kate and Sara's faces; how they don't seem to be enjoying themselves?

That's kind of what Sundawgz does to rational, normal people.

You know, like, if you're not a frat boy or sorori-whore, or some local sleaze-bag guy looking for some loose tourist-y girls, you're not going to have much fun...hence the relocation to (expensive-ass)Metropolis.

(The band there that night never played my String Cheese request, by the way. Of course, they might have and I just missed it, on account of I was focussed on the (blonde) bartendress.

Megan said...

I liked Sundawgs plenty when it was the only game in town and my dream-boy Shaun bartended and every night, no matter how much I drank, my tab was $12. But now, you're right, Sundawgs totally sucks. It was karaoke night at Sundawgs that night too, which made matters worse.

But you gotta admit that picture of you is pretty funny.

Melissa said...

Finally! A face to match the bitching! When are we going to see YOU, missy?!

Megan said...

Oh, I'm on plenty of old posts. I have slideshows, even. Or, just imagine Brian with long hair. :)

Brian said...

And minus the beard, of course.