<@notme> we got behind the soccer as a nation last night, are we all going to get behind [ Nguyen's execution
<@notme> we should all cheer "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Hang Hang Hang"
<@notme> although I suppose the result is a fulldrawn conclusion; Singapore 1, Australia -1.* uh, I didn't say it...
Speaking of offensive, I've been reading about [ Camille Paglia
] and by extension some early feminist theory such as [ The Male Gaze
Thumbs up for Paglia for thinking for herself, thumbs down for some early feminist theory. I've been reading some awfully cute assumptions about males made by women, who're just adorably raging against the overly simplified machine. +10 for effort, -10 for objectivity.
It'd be offensive if it wasn't being said by girls.Do you really think my use of "who're" was accidental? I mean, not my use. Yeah, still not me.Update:
I've read a bit more about Paglia, including the linked wikipedia bio, and the salon.com article on her [ pre-war thoughts
] on the justification for the war on Iraq. She's kind of fucking fascinating. I've yet to strongly disagree with anything she's said, and she's a shotgun scatter of opinions when she speaks. It's possible that we could use more feminists like this, and less who feel that their whimpering about the negative impact of advertising's use of people in the healthy BMI range contains any gravitas whatsoever.A quote
From Camille Paglia of her thoughts on the anti-war movement prior to the war.
What do you think of the antiwar movement that is taking shape in the U.S.?
Well, I had great hopes for it but am discouraged. I turned on C-SPAN with great excitement to watch the big march in Washington last month. But talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Several speakers were good, but most of them tried to drag all sorts of extraneous issues into it -- calling Bush a "moron," accusing America of imperialistic ambitions, "No blood for oil" -- all these clichés. When fringe, paleo-leftist voices take over the platform, it drives away the moderate, mainstream people in this country who have nagging doubts about this war.
It's a bit hard not to feel somewhat validated when you read one of "the top 100 intellectuals of the 20th century" echoing your own individual statements almost verbatim.Well, that post grew from a crappy 4 line joke to... a truly esoteric collection of topics.