Huh (1).

(Wednesday of Huh, Part 1)

So Australia’s postal survey on same-sex marriage was a solid win in favour of allowing equal rights. Well … I say “solid”, but it was about what one could reasonably expect the result to be: About 61% Yes.

Would I have liked it to be a 95% Yes slaughter, leaving the noisy bigoted minority reeling in their empirically proven Nobody Likes You status? Sure. But as dreameling himself has pointed out, 60% give or take is what Finland’s actual vote evened out at, so that’s probably a realistic planet-Earth real-life-humanity result that we can take as a good sign.

And a win is a win.

Next challenge: Will the Australian government actually pass the law? Promptly and easily and without any more shitty fucking around?

Let’s put it this way: Over here in Finland, the fabled westbound metro route (länsimetro) is set to finally open on the 18th of November.

That’s this Saturday, which means Australia has until Friday to get shit done.

I’m pretty sure the länsimetro will be open and operational before Australia allows same-sex marriage. And that’s pretty embarrassing. But I am open to being proved wrong.

About Hatboy

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.
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2 Responses to Huh (1).

  1. stchucky says:

    “Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his government would aim to pass legislation in parliament by Christmas.”

    That’s slow. But okay – again, planet Earth.

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    61% is good enough for me. Let’s see if it’s good enough for politicians. Here in the US, it isn’t. Cheers, as “they” say.

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