It's amazing, sometimes, how circumstances can just come together to screw humanity.
Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and other protozoans, worms, flukes, etc. have plagued humanity since the beginning of our history, since before our history. They do for all species, because being a parasite, something that lives at the expense of another, is an incredibly easy and evolutionarily successful way to live.
I was reading in the newspaper today about 2 opinion pieces, since gay marriage here in Washington was recently passed by the legislature, and then a referendum to overturn it, and one of the pieces was in support of the referendum, and the other against it.
See, I just don't understand this shit.
That one that was for the referendum was saying like how it affects everyone, because the definition of marriage would be redefined for everyone as not "husband and wife" but "Spouse 1 and Spouse 2".
I'll probably even write a journal when I'm not up to my asshole buried in homework.
A very sad, beautiful song.
Oh, and you guys have to listen to the new Dirty Projectors album!
Enviro Bear 2000.
Just wrote this on Facebook:
Back when we were in New York, we visited the new 9/11 memorial.
The Empire State Building, that craziest of tall buildings, was built in the 30's and was the tallest building in New York until the 70's, when the twin towers were built, each being taller than the Empire.
But, after 9/11 attacks, it was again made the tallest in the city, until just a few months ago, when the new World Trade Center One, also known as freedom tower, (going to be 1,776 feet tall, for the signing of the Declaration of Independence), surpassed it.
So, watching 6 Feet Under all over, once again, like the 3rd time.
God, it's really so, kinda pathetic, I don't connect all that much to the people in my boring, same old same old life, but I actually feel so much more, from a fucking TV show.
Like I watched it once, felt nothing, didn't even like it much.
Watched it again, and this time I felt a little more, and even cried at the finale, where they have that beautiful ending montage.
That's an interesting viewpoint about aging: evolution selects for reproduction, but most species are more fertile when they're younger, meaning evolution has no reason to select for longer-lived organisms, although it would definitely be possible.
Dan Bejar makes no sense...
So I've been mostly absent here, and that's cause I've been on the East Coast for the past week and a half, and Internet has been spotty at best, and I've had other things to do.
No doubt, when we get back on Tuesday I will post far too much again.
Anyway, I had a question for you guys, do you guys ever want to have children?
My answer to a question such as that is usually, I have no fucking clue, I definitely don't want children now, and I have no clue what I'll be doing in my future when I might want them.
it's hard to watch olympic diving unless I've jacked off first recently...
I mean look at this shit
Shit what an erotic sport.
It makes me realize part of the reason I miss swimming, no more seeing hot guys wearing next to nothing...
I need to get back into it...
I just wrote this on Facebook:
In the past few centuries, the lot of children has changed dramatically. In the 1800's, during the Industrial Revolution they were often basically full citizens who worked in factories for many hours of the day.
This under-protectiveness of children has in more recent years swung around all the way, to sometimes over-protectiveness, sometimes leading to nonsensical and strict laws and practices designed in theory to protect children but more often being inconvenient for a lot of people, laws like age of consent laws and several laws regarding porn.
... and I'm shitfaced.
Wellie wellie wellie wellie well! I've got great news for all of you!
I'm home all alone this weekend!
Not. That actually fucking sucks. You know, before getting a driver's license, you imagine it'll be awesome, think of all the places you can go!
And where exactly are those places? I haven't seen them. Most places I ever have to go on any regular basis, I either do walk or I could and I just drive cause I can.
You don't really get the sense of freedom you imagine you'll get.
Which would be okay... except now I'm fucking lonely.
I bet you guys have probably wondered like I have, if my life was a movie, what song would it start with, and which would it end with?
Frankly, I think it depends on what kind of movie it'd be.