Not that I swear myself. That would be Wrong. With a capital "wuh."
Not that Hanne has any such qualms, as demonstrated in this interview with Baltimore City Paper. Which also features a very cute illustration by Autumn Whitehurst, for those of you who see no value in an interview without pictures and conversations. And swearing. And shit.
Also, the previous link includes a larger version of the illustration from the City Paper article.
And now that the pictures are out of the way, maybe you'll be in the mood for an extended conversation/IRC chat with Guardian columnist Decca Aitkenhead on abortion. Which has no other relation to anything in this entry whatsoever, but I'm not updating very often, so deal with it.
Decca: My views are that most people think abortion is ok these days... but it's a shame that even supporters of abortion always argue that every woman suffers guilt and trauma and emotional stuuufff and that's something to be ashamed of. [. . .] lots of women, myself included, have abortions and don't feel any trauma at all... and people who call themselves pro-choice should be quite open about that fact.
Never been able to follow a live chat myself, and could barely read the transcript. Something for young people, that.
Like books with pictures and conversations. And shit.
Then again, several of Kathy Acker's books featured pictures and conversations, and were most definitely not for young people. . . although I think I would have liked to have read them when I was younger.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself.
See? Walt Whitman never swore.
Or was that Walt Disney?
And again, I am unable to quote from something by/about a person I know. Odd, that. Also, I'm brain-dead.
This do in remembrance of him. Just in time for Black History Month, Cincinnati pays homage (and penance) to Gregory Beauchamp -- gay, black, proud and bashed to death on New Year's Eve on his way to party like it's 1999.
Perhaps fed up and pressed to show itself humane, city council expanded the existing hate crime law in secret honor of Beauchamp. [. . .] All the feel-good-movie-of-the-year rhetoric adds up to little more than a super-sized side of nothin' if crucial elements don't fall into place. Plus, look for the homo-hatin' homogeneous Citizens for Community Values (CCV) to level a lawsuit over the expanded hate crime language.
Your Negro Tour Guide appears in Cincinnati City Beat, not Baltimore City Paper, as I'd originally written.
I would know this, if I'd ever actually added that link to the list over yonder.
Well, at least the one for Laura/Interesting Monstah is right again. . .