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I saw Batman walking along the inner harbour this week. Little Miss Redhead screeched at The Peon and I so we came rushing to the front to see this dude, in full Adam West Batman gear walking down the street. She started freaking out and I turn to her and say:

“This would be weird if we didn’t have Darth Vader playing the violin on the corner every day.”

“What?!” she screeches (she seldom does anything quietly) “You’re kidding me!”

Nope. So not.

I live in the best city evar.

In other news, there ought to be a bylaw about aggressive sidewalks. They really should not leap up and bite people. Seriously!

*Sigh* I have been wading in politics this morning (between bouts of editing and ‘oh crap people are home’) because it’s nearing voting time. And I must say I’m rather sick of the whole “so and so is a wanker, vote for me instead” crap that seems to be a large part of the process. Seriously folks, get a grip and no, it really does not make me like you any more than I like your opponents.

I am the first to say that I am pretty naïve when it comes to the machinations of nations. I say this because I got into a fairly heated debate yesterday about the appropriate action, or rather, reaction, to terrorism. Granted, if I were in a position where I, or people I cared about, were the victim of a random act of violence I can’t say that retaliation would not be my immediate response – retaliation in the sense that one would hope to prevent further random acts of violence. And short of turning everyone into enlightened and transcendent beings, well, that might be the only viable course of action. But at the same time, I can’t shake the ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’ attitude. I’d like to think that there would be, could be, alternative solutions. (This is part of the reason I shied from journalism – there is a bias, no matter the intention to be otherwise.) Problem being: both sides believe that they’re in the right and that the other is in the wrong. Both sides believe so passionately in their respective causes that reason is not an option. Neither side trusts the other to hold with their treaties and contracts because they are so alien in their belief systems and behaviours that talk is merely that. Talk. So with these parties all convinced that they’re right and everyone else is wrong, they take more and more extreme measures to achieve their goals. And that, my friends is some scary shit.

I still don’t condone war. I still don’t think that it is any one country’s responsibility to police others, that was what the UN was originally formed for: i.e. in order to prevent a conflict as horrific as the last World War. I suppose that’s where my naiveté shows through the most: that I think things should work as they were meant to. I’d like to believe that the basic human nature is one of compassion and that it merely gets twisted by circumstance and thoughtlessness. I cling to these ideas because to do otherwise would suck. Read: I’d be more of a cynic than I already am. (And no, I don’t mean Cynic.)

Regardless, I’m nescient of the subject as a whole and this bothers me. And because of that I’m going to do some more reading. Be careful folks, I just may pick your brains on the subject too. (Insert evil laugh here.)

listening to: Punk – Ferry Corsten (if you follow the link, be sure to check out the policeman video too.. seriously, who thinks this shit up?)
eating: perogies, Canadian style
drinking: Pepsi
reading: World of Wonders – Robertson Davies (no more political sites, that’s for sure – at least for now!)
word of the day: nescient
craving: let’s say chocolate – though some crazy dancing, a few shots and a good snog might be the ticket – or not. I blame the music. (Ha!)
feeling: a little more rested, but not caught up
headspace: dystopia