Oh sure, I'll do a news story every now and again when it grabs my attention, but the high-profile stuff -- capturing fugitive dictators, convicting snipers, whatever freakishness Michael Jackson is up to this week -- I just can't work up the enthusiasm, usually.
That, and the whole left wing bloggers blogging about how right wing bloggers were blogging how left wing bloggers weren't blogging about the capture of Saddam (and we're on a first-name basis why, exactly?) with sufficient enthusiasm. . . made me want to run away screaming, actually.
Which would have been a mistake. Silver Rights does a roundup on right-wing reaction to the little paternity revelations about the late Strom Thurmond, senator from Planet Klingon. Attention conservation notice: they're dumbfucks. But you, me and her all knew that going in, and it's nice to see conclusive evidence of their dumbfuckery.
Well, no, it's not, but it's worth reading anyway.
And that's just brimming over with faint praise. Sorry. Washed dreads, it's not all that warm in the apartment, and my brain may be icing over.
I will therefore go out on the porch to smoke.
Seems theres a flaw in that logic somewhere, but I can't figure out what. . .
And this will be the last entry today, I think.
Monica Bellucci poster is about to scroll off the page, and we can't have that. . .
. . . so I'll mention here that (courtesy of Dwayne's blog) Static Shock has been renewed:
Action abounds in the fourth season of Static Shock as Static and Gear unearth an underground group of metahumans whose exposure to sunlight can be fatal, help African superhero Anansi protect the secret of his power, save a gifted young athlete from the criminal clutches of a powerful supervillain, get jolted into a face off with the Green Lantern, who may have gone renegade, and discover that world famous NBA All-Stars have a super secret of their own. The captivating season premiere takes Static on an electrifying adventure into the future as he teams up with Batman to save his adult Static-self.
Not just Batman. Batman Beyond.
I'm so looking forward to that. And am so going to forget and miss it.
And so should rewrite that introductory sentence so it doesn't sound like Dwayne's blog somehow got the show renewed.
Onward. Nalo Hopkinson mentions FutureVisions 6.0: A Symposium on Science Fiction and Social Change, which I'll let you read more about either at her site, or at the official one. Or neither. Up to you, really.
I mean, just because possible topics for discussion include:
- SF Film and Race
- Feminist Utopian Futures
- Social Satire and SF
No reason anyone here'd be interested. Tra la la la la.
That isn't really current events, is it?
This wasn't really a roundup, was it?
Brain freezy. Fix later. Smoke now.
Kind of silly to point out that the woman's age didn't make it a criminal offense in 1925, considering that inter-racial sex was a criminal offense in 1925.
Hypocrisy really is the greatest luxury, isn't it?
Raise the double-standard.
Money quote from the column:
And when a black girl gives birth to a baby whose daddy happens to be the son of her wealthy white employer, well, those things happen, too. And life goes on.Bitch.
Clueless fucking white bitch.
You have no idea.
Pray to whatever gods you worship that you never have to learn.
Sorry. Patience with clueless white folk has now been used up to fiscal 2007, and there's no end in sight. . .