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September 12, 2007

Bust up the Grid Bugs & assault the I/O Tower

Thanks for all the suggestions and advice on dealing with the close gathering of similarly-dressed troublesome youth on the corner. FYI, there were gunshots heard down that way on the corner of 5th and Q on Monday evening. I thought it was fireworks (I can never tell the difference). I've been witness to one crack related shooting in my lifetime and I don't want to see another one. It's not pretty, but a lot more bloodless than you'd think. FYI, it's best to walk to Howard University Hospital than to wait for an ambulance or taxi to rescue you. You'll die before they arrive, so it's best to go on foot.

I think at the core of my downer post on living on the wavefront of gentrification is that it's always the same shit, which I'm getting tired of. At two former addresses it was the same process: 1.) problem property; 2.) people get pissed off; 3.) people get together; 4.) problem property goes away by some method.

Light CycleIt's not an issue of how the youth will be moved elsewhere, it's a matter of when. I am confident the menace will be removed. It's not that I don't think something can't be done, I'm just tired of the process, tired of living in lower-rent areas, due mostly because of my income. But down the long road I'm working on the advanced degree, getting more experience at work, which has some promise of allowing a bigger salary, so that I may one day live away from such bullshit. I don't think it's my job to have to deal with this shit, but I can if I have to. Sadly, I live in a city where the cops can't seem to get their shit together to bust a crack-dealing gang without the help of local citizens. They know they are criminals, they know their only destination is jail, so they're just gonna party until that day comes.

Tron GeekAnyway, OMG there's a remake/follow-up to Tron in the works! Link thanks to Martina Gurlatalova, the rice gene queen, who freaks out every time I link to her.

Did you know that Bruce Boxleitner is married to Melissa Gilbert?

Over the weekend somebody told me I was "emotionally distant". A few years ago somebody told me I was "needy". I can't please everyone.

Chris Crocker has all the answers one really needs in life. Get ready for a chorus of Chicken Littles who are freaked out that such a femme guy "misrepresents the community!!!" He puts himself out there, no one elected him leader of all femme gays. Personally, if I became President of the United States of America with Oprah Winfrey as my VP, Chris Crocker would be my Karl Rove.

Posted by jimbo at September 12, 2007 1:03 PM

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If I was President I'd have Mr. Crocker be ambassador to Iraq. That would shake things up and since our current ambassador is named Crocker, we'd save money on the stationary and name tags.

Posted by: homer at September 12, 2007 4:14 PM

It's not so much the femme nature of Chris Crocker that makes me despise him. God knows, I love me some queens. It's the fact that he's a compulsive liar and he misrepresents much of his living situation to create this hard-knock persona.

The truth is Chris Crocker lives in a small city in South Carolina with his grandparents, who are totally supportive of him. Bitch is 19 years old and less than two hours from Atlanta. If he really wants to get out so bad, he can.

It's an insult to gay youth who actually are in desperate situations with little hope of escaping.

Posted by: chrisb at September 12, 2007 4:46 PM

The TRON remake/sequal has been in the works and development since the late 90s. The Videogame TRON 2.0 was supposed to be the relaunch of the franchise. But unfortunately the only folks who bought the game were those of us who were old enough to remember the original. And I wont even go into Trons's appearence in Kingdom hearts ((shudder))

I wish they made an update or sequel. But to use a quote from Little Britain "The computer says no"

Any why did yo have to put the pic of "The Tron Guy" ?he is scary
Brave .. but still scary.

Posted by: Dax at September 12, 2007 9:12 PM

Are you old enough to have seen "Tron" in the theater? I went with my geeky high school boyfriend, who spoiled the movie by continuously whispering things in my ear like "Computers can't do THAT," or "These morons don't even know what a byte is!"

Posted by: Sean at September 13, 2007 7:00 AM

>Did you know that Bruce Boxleitner is married to Melissa Gilbert?


Ah, the memories of Cpt. John Sheridan. Especially after he grew the beard.

Posted by: DougT at September 13, 2007 9:40 AM

I always sucked at Tron, and the movie freaked me out to much.

Posted by: patrick at September 13, 2007 9:44 AM

When I first saw Chris Crocker's video, I was so embarrassed. I thought, "he gives fags a bad name!" But you know what? I came around in my thinking. People who push the envelope ultimately help others. Too many of us have lived in fear of being rejected by others. Chris is not afraid to express himself. He is actually more self actualized than most of us.

We should all express ourselves more than we do. Too much fear exists in trying to be ourselves. God knows that my entire blog existence is related to my need to express myself. For too long, I cared way too much what other people thought. I was afraid others would reject me. Now, I can confidently say that I have conquered most of that fear. I am finally living MY life and enjoying the happiness. How sad would it be to live your entire existence for others and have regrets when it is too late?

Posted by: brettcajun at September 13, 2007 10:44 AM

Hmmmm

It's not an issue of how the youth will be moved elsewhere, it's a matter of when. I am confident the menace will be removed

and

I don't think it's my job to have to deal with this shit, but I can if I have to.

[Note to self: Keep an eye on the WP for Jimbo going all Jodie Foster on their asses]


Posted by: wyocwby at September 13, 2007 3:58 PM

Chris Crocker isn't a spokesman for anybody or any group: he's just a guy who puts videos on YouTube. Either you think the videos are amusing or you don't, but that's pretty much the only criterion anyone should use to judge him. I find them amusing if I watch one or two at a time. Beyond that, they quickly become tedious.

Posted by: TED at September 14, 2007 10:20 AM

"Let's awaken our souls!"

That he's dead serious about things like Madonna and Britney and fabu-faggotry is what makes it kinda funny. That he's so earnest about it is tedious, though.

Ain't nothing wrong with being a raging sissy.

Posted by: Sean. Spelled the Right Way. at September 14, 2007 10:49 AM

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