If you try any preversions in there I'll blow your head off.A friend asks that I comment on the presently popular expression, "It is what it is." You may be familiar with it. Perhaps your boss has stopped by your desk at five to five.
-Col. Bat Guano
BOSS: Listen, uh, we're going to need you to front-burner this spend management growth process report.Or, perhaps your favorite powerpitcherback was just accused of peeing on babies in an Atlantic City Casino suite and is speaking at a hastily called presser:
YOU: Who's "we"?
BOSS: Well, okay. Me.
YOU: What do you mean, "front-burner"?
BOSS: You know. Put it on the front burner.
YOU: Um, you mean, do it sooner?
BOSS: I don't think we need to take a deadline approach.
YOU: So I can do it whenever?
BOSS: Sure. Yes. Absolutely. But we do need it tomorrow morning.
BOSS: Hey, I feel you. But, you know buddy, it is what it is.
REPORTER: Would you care to comment on these allegations?Or perhaps you were hoping to hear the President say that he would string up past torturers by their torturing little fingers:
ATHLEBRITY: Well, you know, I'm just, you know what I'm sayin? Because teamwork, that's what matters. You know what I'm sayin? I just, these guys, and the coach, you know what I'm sayin? I'm just gonna keep giving it my all, you know? Because we're gonna take it one day at a time, and just, you know, build a team. You know what I'm sayin?
REPORTER: So you have no comment on the charge that you urinated on infants in your hotel room during a recent Atlantic City trip?
COACH: I think what he's saying is that his mind is in the game, and he's going to focus on the fundamentals.
REPORTER: But the allegations--
SPOKESCREATURE: [interrupting] Look, regrettably we live in a culture where people who achieve celebrity through excellence are targeted. And I think we all expect these sorts of things to arise from time to time. It is what it is.
PRESIDENT: I am interested in looking forward, not backward. Whatever past wrongs, those are not America. What happened is what it is, and cannot be changed. But we can look forward.Quod erat demonstrandum.