Seen on a Shirt

SOAS at the KMFDM concert last night:

is the poor man's
is the rich man's

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Singer of Joy

This morning when you woke me with that phone call, I was dreaming of you.

We were waiting for someone, a couple, actually, you might have been part of the couple, to marry. But there was some reason that neither of us could yet depart and we embraced, and you sang, clear and steady, a song of love.

We twirled through someone else's house, old furniture spinning past and persian rugs beneath our feet, and when you forgot the words you sang on, maintaining the melody with the simplest of sounds--lahdaidedai. They rang from your lips like the peals of a tiny church bell, and you beamed at me as you rarely do and your eyes twinkled with happiness.

Even now the memory of the tune is burned in my mind. I hope the tune stays, as my previous dreams of such have remained. But more than that I hope that I can remember the way you sang, the way your voice sounded in those happy moments few.

There was joy in your voice.

Lahdaidedai. . .

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A Little Bit of Politics

Now, I have a quote that I love very much. It's from Tycho of Penny Arcade.

"Nobody really says anything in a political debate here, we all just sortof heap our emotional baggage onto the table and then gesture wildly at it."

That being said, you now get to watch me gesture wildly.

First, this:


It's today, and you should know what it means. If you don't, follow the link, and be ye educated. Or remain a clueless, herd-mind victim of corporate skull-fuckery. Your choice.

And while we're on the subject of fuckery, I'm reminded that elections are just around the corner!

I'm a Georgian, so if you're not, the following won't really apply. You can stop reading now, or you can intelligently apply the same data I'm about to give you in a generic manner to your home state or country.

There's a wikipedia page up that helpfully lists the Georgia Statewide Elections candidates. So if you aren't sure who is running, or what they stand for, that page is an excellent jumping-off point for the major players. I've mainly been grabbing names and then heading directly for the candidate's websites, using Wikipedia as a background resource merely to guide some of my research.

Of course, I'm a libertarian so I'm spending most of my time analyzing those candidates, since they're the most likely ones to actually perform in office in a manner that doesn't make me regret voting for them.

If you're a libertarian, or think you might be, the page for the Georgia Libertarian party is a handy place to learn about it locally, and of course and are good for national information.

And on a totally unrelated note: ZOMG, KMFDM is coming to the Masq! Eeeee!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006