Election day storm

There’s a crazy windstorm going on outside today — from my balcony I just watched a whirlwind of leaves about twenty feet across traveling down the street — and the sky is totally weird looking. Caitlin and I got lucky though today — we got on the elevator to walk down the street to our polling station to vote, and discovered that there was actually a polling station in our building (the third time in my life I’ve been able to vote federally in the building I lived in), so that was a quick mission.

That reminds me, I have to show Nefarious these great pictures of the sun later.

I was reading a story called “Bogus lesbians ‘causing emotional damage“, and it said,

The current trend of gay acceptance is a Trojan horse: on the surface it’s ‘wow, isn’t it great, it’s being talked about’, but it’s not real acceptance — it’s a titillating, easy-on-the-eyes acceptance.

I think a lot of people would argue the same thing happened in body modification as it moved from underground movement (where everyone was in “the wrong”, and everyone was marginalized, so it had a sense of camaraderie) to a commodified movement that strongly codifies a right and wrong… The mainstream acceptance is a sort of gentrification that destroys the original movement, so the people who were happy in the original movement are suddenly outsiders in what they helped make mainstream. I can definitely see how much damage the pop-culture-ification of gay culture has the potential to do…

Speaking of damage, I was reading about how Dubai is drowning in debt, and I had just one exceedingly obvious comment on the story:

Ghost Town.

Seriously, when their economy collapses totally — it’s not as if they have oil propping them up, and the extremes of class stratification have never been able to survive on a mass scale historically — and money evaporates, it’s going to be quite the spectacle watching their monuments decay into the desert…

And Nefarious has been learning to draw on my computer…

Oh — in the time it took to write this entry, the storm seems to be over and the world is back to normal… If I’d been sleepier, I’d never had known it happened at all.


  1. Pixie wrote:

    “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away”

    Dubai, the modern Ozymandias… I kinda like that thought.

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    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 3:48 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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