Saturday, May 23, 2020

shared on May 23rds

I just saw a robin on the fence. As I was thinking how beautiful it was, it shat. Nature mocks my romantic impulses.

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Some people see similarities first; some see differences. I hope I'm in the first group.

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It may be easier for libertarian socialists and capitalists to get along than it is for authoritarians—right and left libertarians want to free people in fairly similar ways while right and left authoritarians want to restrict people in very different ways.

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Yesterday, at Harbor Freight, I mistook a white guy for a clerk. Noted for everyone who thinks this only happens to people of color. (I've been mistaken for a clerk, but now that I dress like a bum, it doesn't happen anymore.)

Also: The idea that being mistaken for a clerk is insulting is about as classist as you can get.

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Speaking as a straight man, I think homophobes are repressed homosexuals because they're much more interested in gay sexuality than I am.

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Dear NFL, the only gesture that's more respectful than kneeling is prostrating yourself on the ground.

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