Having opinions is fine. Commendable, even. It’s the communicating of opinions that I am growing tired of, not the having them. While I have loads of opinions (if you wear heels higher than three inches on a night out you will have the most dreadful time and any perceived elegance will be undermined by your tragedy-mask face; a rights-based approach to international development is far better than a needs-based approach, but it will be undermined and rendered pointless if it doesn’t provide spaces for communities to solve their own needs; you should spend more time and money choosing your cleanser than your moisturiser; you can’t over-season a hard-boiled egg) I am also aware that they don’t really change anything. But telling people about your opinion – what are you trying to achieve? I am interested in facts, but the facts are not interested in YOU. Don’t “believe in calories” and prefer to just “eat natural stuff, yeah”? The calories don’t care, you’re still eating them. "Not convinced" about climate change? Unless your opinion is literally made of carbon it is irrelevant. It still snowed at Easter and there aren't any polar bears.
Twitter is dreadful (also: really good for pug pictures so I’m still on it) for this, because it basically packages up other people’s shitty useless opinions as “content” and encourages you to look at it. Maggie Thatcher died recently and it was an event notable (depressing) for how many people said something and how few people said anything I agreed with. You would think that with every possible permutation of opinions, some of it would have been good, but it had the strike rate of Keith Floyd trying to knock over a coconut shy with a balloon animal. It just makes me want to weep. It is so vulgar to tell anyone what you think, ever. Let's all just stop.
This is all I have to say about Luis Suarez biting someone: