Greetings from Figure Eight, from where I’m just now reading about Obama’s visit to one of my regular hangouts, the Greensboro Curb Market. All I have to say is Mike Faucette, who said he does “think Obama will be our next president,” sells great bacon and sugar-baby watermelons.
On an unrelated note, I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a 25-year-old male who described himself as an ‘anarchist.’ He said that while he had a cell phone, he didn’t have a television or Internet, saying they waste too much time.
I didn’t disagree, acknowledging how much I could get done if I could kick my TV addiction. I did mention, however, that I earn part of my living over the Internet, allowing me to work from home, thus saving gas and curbing auto emissions. I also told him that TV can be educational, noting how much I was learning by watching the excellent HBO series John Adams, wondering the whole time if the big shoe was about to drop. It did.
“Who’s John Adams?” he asked.
Needless to say I was relieved when he said he didn’t vote, because I sure didn’t see him pulling the lever for McCain. The conversation didn’t go south from there, though, especially when he said we should build a monorail around the Triad and use prison labor to keep costs low.
Speaking of television, yesterday’s theme, at least for me, was ‘drag queens.’ First there was the classic ‘All in the Family’ episode where Archie delivers “mouth-to-mouth restitution” to a drag queen passed out in the back of his cab. When Archie discovers the truth, he quotes the Bible, saying “thou shalt not bear falsies against thy neighbor.”
At the other end of day, the Project Runway* challenge was to design an outfit for drag queens, a prime opportunity to be as creatively tacky as possible and score points with the judges.
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