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Saturday, October 20, 2007

should this affect my vote?

Know what's scary? Barack Obama looks a LOT like the latest in my long line of crazy-ass bosses, Bill. I hope this doesn't prejudice me against the candidate.

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BTW, does anybody want to buy a nice corner desk? You'll have to fetch it from my house, since it won't fit in the Subarushi. Cuz yeah, posting an ad on Craigslist has gotten me nothing but aggravation. Heck, I'll GIVE you the thing if you'll just come and get it.

And no, I can't simply set it by the curb. For one thing, I can't move it that far by myself. And for another, I got it from some nice neighbors a few months ago, and I don't want them to see that I'm chucking it. It's a nice desk, but it just doesn't work in my office.

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So, J.K. Rowling has announced that Dumbledore was gay. Why? What's the point of trotting out this bit of trivia so long after the character met his demise? So Potter fans can all now claim to be GLBT-friendly? "Oh, I'm totally down with the rainbow. One of my favorite fictional characters is gay." Sorry. Gotta throw the "milking the franchise" flag on that play. Penalty: No more press conferences for 1 year.

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Far more interesting and relevant: A Japanese clothing designer has created a garment that, when properly deployed, disguises the wearer as a vending machine. Click to see. It's meant to camouflage women so they can hide from sexual predators.

Pursued woman = Coke machine? I could go into a long feminist/deconstructionist-type diatribe here suggesting that's how society views women anyway — as a machine men put money into in expectation of a treat — but I won't. Not gonna trash men. Some of my favorite fictional characters are men.

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Finally, I'd just like to say that I'm really, really glad I treated myself to the ST:TNG collectors' edition DVD set, despite the imposing plasticky smell. One season down, six to go.

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