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Weeks of Reading

Over the last few weeks the local Dollarama (a Walmart Company?) has been stocking massive piles of Trade Paper Backs (TPB) so much so that I’ve already overrun my bookshelves and storage. I have a pile of Books on my bedside table FOR STORAGE. Not for reading. I’ve also got a stack in the Bathroom and a bunch that have just sort of found a home in one of my short bookshelves.

Usually, I would just read through them. Start on “book X” and read all the ones that are in the same series until done.

I’ve been keeping myself slow on these, mostly to string them out as long as possible. I wouldn’t normally buy (for example) a series of Thor books, but because they were so cheap I bought a big stack of them. I read Thor off an on, because the writing for Thor can get a bit “much”

All of that aside, I have weeks of reading ahead of me. Months of stories and years of memories. The problem with all that being the stack of straight novels piling up and the years of movies and TV shows I’ve avoided.

I finished “Destroy all Humans” last night.

I have too much Passive Media around I think. Also, I just turned 45, you should see my Collection of Transformers!

We're Doomed

White mass killers:

0 “dylan klebold was a thug”
0 “the tsarnaev brothers were thugs”
0 “james holmes was a thug”
1 “tim mcveigh was a thug”
1 “adam lanza was a thug”
Famous White criminals:

0 “ted kaczynski was a thug”
0 “john wayne gacy was a thug”
1 “john dillinger was a thug”
1 “ted bundy was a thug”
3 “lucky luciano was a thug”
4 “jesse james was a thug”
4 “charles manson was a thug”
5 “bill the kid was a thug”
5 “bonnie and clyde were thugs”
10 “john gotti was a thug”
3,630 “al capone was a thug”
Fictional White criminals:

0 “don corleone was a thug”
0 “walter white was a thug”
6 “tony soprano was a thug”
Unarmed Blacks killed by the police or neighbourhood watch:

7,320 “eric garner was a thug”
8,650 “oscar grant was a thug”
26,200 “trayvon martin was a thug”
45,200 “michael brown was a thug”

Tevir Elim

I’ve called it for a while. America went from racism to socio-economic discrimination. It’s easy to blame someone for being poor. But why they’re poor is never addressed and it’s assumed it’s because they’re lazy.

But in reality, in America for a minority to succeed you have to be the best of the best and the deck is stacked against you. Chris Rock says it best in his standup routine, in order to get the house he lives in now he had to be one of the best and successful comedians in America. The white guy living next to him, is just a dentist. He had to soar to get something the white man can just walk to.

http://gawker.com/i-ve-called-it-for-a-while-america-went-from-racism-to-1700697175

Pontypool Changes Everything – Burgess, Tony (Aldiko)

Their heads sway above their shoulders on Queen Street. One of the first signs of viral presence is an addiction to Big Town TV. The station repeats itself, quotes itself, touches itself in a way that is somehow comforting to the early victims who cling outside the building tonight. This spectacle used to be reserved for those evenings when Electric Sex Party was broadcast live; now the crowds only appear when the program is rerun the following evening.