September 16, 2011 § 7 Comments
“You low-down alligator, just watch me soon or later, gonna catch you with your britches down.” The lyrics stopped me cold.
I wanted to sing a song that included both alligators and britches (in the down position). Who wouldn’t? Plus the singer sounded sassy and while I can’t do big or brassy I can usually muster a respectable amount of sass.
September 7, 2011 § 4 Comments
Outcome: The meeting continues with no mention of the smoke.
When asked why they didn’t speak up (yes, this was a real experiment) the meeting’s participants said they were waiting for someone else to mention the smoke. Since no one did, each figured the situation was normal.
Conclusion: Endorsed by the group, almost any behavior, no matter how crazy or harmful will continue indefinitely. When “everyone does it,” no one person can be held responsible.
This post is about some of the things “we,” the collective, sanction.
September 1, 2011 § 14 Comments
Some of us wear bodies that feel borrowed, like someone else has dressed us—for life.
Some get bodies that are defective or just plain ugly.
But in terms of function, they’re all the same. A body is a vehicle; it’s just that some of us rattle around on roller skates, while others tool in Maseratis.
The distribution system seems random and not particularly fair, but there is no Better Business Bureau with which to lodge a complaint.