Feb 11 2009

It is what it is!

Published by at 3:03 am under I Don't Get It,Why?!?

I’m not sure when the phrase “it is what it is” came on the scene but I feel like over the last year I hear it every day from someone. I can’t quite put my finger on why but it bugs me. It’s the equivalent of saying nothing.

I feel like I usually hear it coming from the puffy mouth of a bikini-clad slut right after she barfs in the refrigerator on “Rock of Love” or some other reality TV whore-fest.

I have a cold, I feel like shit and that’s all I feel like writing. I need a nap. Sorry, it is what it is.

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11 comments to “It is what it is!”

  1. Jasonon 11 Feb 2009 at 6:25 am

    I think you might have overlooked this one YJMML. In today’s crazy world where nothing is what it seems this one statement sorta reminds us that sometimes, ‘it IS what it is’. We’ve got a whole society that feels that if you’re not content with the way you are you can take a pill, see a plastic surgeon or have lypo or get your stomach stapeled, instead of doing some actual work and having the dicipline to stick to a diet and workout routine and working the weight off. Instead to being happy that you don’t have back pain go out and get some gianormous hooters so you don’t need to work on what’s going on in your head. Instead of growing old gracefully go out and get so many face lifts you look like you’re scared all the time or you look like you’re standing in a wind tunnel. I think it can be good once in a while to see something and realize, what you see is what you get. ‘It is what it is’, is just the 21st century expression of that old saying.

  2. CreatureofHabiton 11 Feb 2009 at 7:33 am

    It’s a thought-terminating cliche. One among many. Those kind of folksy-sayings bug me as well…. it’s not so much the phrases as it is the typical douchebag using them since they typically have no idea what they mean.

    How’s that for bitchy?

  3. rachelon 11 Feb 2009 at 10:45 am

    creature- you got it. like the question “how’s it going?” and the response “it’s going.” people are too lazy to say what they mean.

    now my brain hurts.

  4. SanFranon 11 Feb 2009 at 10:59 am

    YJMML: Hope you feel better, you sad, sick puppy. I hate being sick.. HATE IT. Anyhow, “it is what it is” annoys me, too – there is always something so defeatist about it.

    CreatureofHabit: thanks for introducing me to the “thought-terminating cliché” – while familiar with many such sayings, I didn’t think that they had an assigned name.

    I try to learn something new every day, so thanks for making today’s lesson easy, and fun! (I had a girlfriend like that once)

  5. Ronon 11 Feb 2009 at 2:26 pm

    The only place I’ve ever seen this phrase is in a dialogue option in the game Fallout 3. So, you can officially blame Bethesda Software.

  6. YouJustMadeMyAnus!on 11 Feb 2009 at 9:52 pm

    you seem to get sick a lot. I hope you feel better.

  7. Yubberson 12 Feb 2009 at 5:50 am

    My ex regularly said this to me. Caused a fight every time. What a bitch. Come up with something intelligent to fucking say right!?!

  8. Munchieson 14 Feb 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Dude – let it go man.

    It is what it is.

    You’re harshing my mellow.

  9. Laurieon 11 Sep 2009 at 1:38 pm

    This was the saying that my ex husband said when he stated that he wanted a divorce. Therefore, I really hate this saying.

  10. You Just Made My List!on 11 Sep 2009 at 1:41 pm

    It is truly a horribly annoying phrase, just like you ex husband probably was. You can tell him I said that!

  11. jakon 15 Jul 2011 at 12:15 am

    There’s only 1 more annoying,…..”have a good one”! Have a good one what? Fuckin’ retard!…when the dipshits say in front of me or to me,”it is what it is”, I usually fire back quickly w/ my hands at the side of my face, in sarcastic amazement, and exclaim to them….”do you mean, it can’t be what it is’nt?”, and walk away!