Australia is still dicking around with marriage equality. Here’s an amusing video on the topic. I didn’t go to YouTube for this, but this Australian take on The Daily Show is well worth a watch. It’s also enlightening to see that the US and Finland don’t have anywhere near a monopoly on hateful, ignorant, fear-mongering hypocrites, either in government or the general public.
I haven’t really been paying attention to the Safe Schools thing, but it seems like the sort of thing only an evil person would vote against. Kids are killing themselves, I’m going to vote to keep on convincing them that their bodily urges are wicked and shameful, rather than start an initiative that might help them to achieve peace and go on living. Because fuck kids.
Speaking of the Australian government and great big fuck-yous, here’s another fun little political video about the Australian coal industry. Also worth a watch, if you want to have a chuckle of a Sunday morning but also want to sort of feel a bit sad.
It’s funny because it’s true. That’s also why it’s fucking tragic.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
Every time you remind me that Australia is basically little America, I die a little bit more. You have no idea how much I thought I wanted to live there, at one time.
It’s sad. At least you guys have some sort of gay rights.
for NOW we do…. I know, I know, the Supreme Court has spoken! But don’t count on that silly little procedural hurdle. You watch TYT, you know how fucked up certain of us are.