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Date Game of Thrones. Campus Game of Thrones.

Who gets it? Get it? No?

It’s OK, because it’s a tasteless joke. But a joke, none the less. Same as all this talk about rape on Game of Thrones.

So quickly- yes, I haven’t written anything to this blog (as is my intro usually) in a very long time but I just couldn’t walk away from the screen today without throwing this one out there…

It’s silly. Not rape. Rape is horrendous, of course. But it’s the “of course” that I’m surprised most people can’t connect with in the mainstream.

You’re watching a SHOW Senator McCaskill. A SHOW! Unfortunately yes, someone out there I’m not going to link to referred to this show as an interesting depiction of historical events, but wait a second… You don’t think it’s historical as well do you?

Point? No? Not yet?

The point is man… This is made up shit. Made up by a fat hobbit looking, recluse looking old nerd- that got REALLY lucky in this day and age that his toils over a fantasy world hit the mainstream and he’s become a millionaire with… but I digress.

Point being- It’s a silly show. I watch it, because I am silly. Many people are silly.

In the show though, you have SOOOOOOO much more to object to than the probably necessary story telling tool of rape.

Senator, and everyone else milking press attention from the coattails of GoT… You got past the incest and beheadings (popular in  parts of the real world unfortunately) in the first episode quite well I see, since you’ve gotten this far. You got past ALL KINDS of murder. You got past the Red Wedding, which was like… a new level of murder depiction. You got past a whole lot of male dominated social depiction and female subjugation (at times between a son and mother!), hello? Patricide? Torture and dismemberment. No pun intended. And you still watched.

So I say to all of you… You’re a bunch of hypocrites.

I say to all of you as well… Get ready because if you didn’t get the telegraph that Sansa was going to get raped- You’re definitely not seeing what I see, and that’s the probability that you’re going to see the head of a closeted gay male character roll down some steps pretty soon.

Gonna stop watching then too?

Get over it.

It’s a show about a place that doesn’t exist.

An educated tweet may have been- “thank god we live in a world where the depictions of abuses on women both social and physical are not common place, and are definitely shunned, thanks for the reminder, Game of Thrones”

I know, too many characters.

Or is it?

(Irony though; A show like Mad Men can be equally wrong, but no one tweeted they were going to quit that one did they?)

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Get well soon Mr. Jobs.

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I think it’s one of the most disgraceful realities of American and world finance that the public trust is so fragile that even the hint of losing one man at the top threatens to injure the stability of an entire company’s stock.

I think Apple is a hell of a company. A shame it’s a company devoted to what seems to be entertainment value, would be my personal opinion, since it’s technological advancements border on the sci-fi futuristic, but none of it’s products seem to exist for any other reason that no make fluttery pawed kitty cats out of human beings – and of course to separate the fool from his money. That aside, a brilliant company that I’m sure other companies want to emulate. By no means is it a company that I would think is dependent on the presence of one man. And if it is, then frankly, it can’t do anything but improve after that one man is gone. (the iPad was stupid if you ask me)

That the public “demands” disclosure of the big boss at Apple’s private situation, and not because they care about the man’s health, to me seems so sad.

Sad, because I picture the general public, investors and the like, all amassed in a riotous crowd outside a building like, lets say, the Vatican? The White House? Apple Headquarters? shouting and wailing to know information about their leader so that they can feel secure about the coming day.

It’s ludicrous that people put the entire stability of a company, on the capability of one man to manage it. But this is what the general public do isn’t it? I mean, it’s crazy I think, that in this way, nothing has changed from the days of monarchy. People think the world will fall apart if the man at the top can’t continue to lead.

As if he were a man sitting at a desk pulling one million strings and controlling all aspects of a company, or a country, or in some cases- the world.

Whatever Mr. Jobs is going through I think he deserves his privacy and it should be respected by all. Even those who hold major shares in Apple, who if because of general stupidity lose money in his absence, should respect his privacy and not “demand” anything as I’ve seen it stated in the press.

It’s a shame. The economy relies on this unstable aspect of human intelligence or lack there-of.

And knowing this was a possibility it’s no more intelligent or responsible for those at Apple not to have a contingency plan better than to simply tell people that the support staff is capable.

A campaign of information should have been made available long ago regarding those who stand in succession as capable and maybe even better leaders than Jobs himself- if you care about ensuring stability in the stock price that is, against those who would rather see it falter.

But Jobs, the leader that if absent, overseas stock prices immediately drop 10%, wasn’t under the spotlight presenting new products with anyone else but number one- and that, as we can see now, is a huge business mistake.

Yet confidence in the company drops when a boss who makes such a vain mistake is suddenly gone? I really don’t see why it wouldn’t just stay even.

That the reaction would sway stock prices at all because Jobs is out sick, seems rather cultish in fact.

Anyway- these are just the thoughts I’ve been having on the subject. Ironic too, because I remember Apple having a motto once that begged it’s consumer market to do exactly the opposite of what it seems to be OK with now…

City Planning- your guide to New York, and the apocalypse

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry Nation (to borrow a term from Colbert), but today’s, or rather, this weeks Opinion is just about NYC.

I’m crammed in a train today, as most days, and I look out of the train’s window, across to the opposite platform at Times Square station, and I wonder- Did anyone plan on this city being so overcrowded?

Redundant question- I know. The very term overcrowded denotes there could be no planning. No one plans for OVER-crowding. They may plan for crowds, but not an overage. Overage is what happens in the absence of planning, ok, ok. 

So in this millisecond my thoughts move to how ripe this city is for any kind of terrorist attack or natural disaster that would have the highest death toll ever- and from there of course to my over repetitious thought of this being the very case against the free acts of terrorist cells- and how they’re likely controlled by some government source that only releases the hounds so to speak, when the corporate bosses that hold their leashes say it would be conducive to revenue streams.

All of which always ends in the thought “whaaaaaat the fruck ever” I have to get to work so who cares?

Bottom line is, no one planned for this, and people, the ants, or sheep that we are- just wiggle around in the pens made for us, not using any sort of real intelligence to make a better life, or a better world for ourselves* (note- remind me to opine on the difference between the European public, and the American public when it comes to asserting control over their destinies vs. the political regime’s looking to profit from their lives, like a ranch owner would his cattle).

So then I say to myself, well of course- what we need is a reduction in head count here, so the city can be a little more livable. the buildings are built upwards, not outwards, and there is no more ground level space to move around in anymore. People are going to start falling off the platforms in the transit system.

Solution; consolidate housing.

You can’t really consolidate work space- I mean, you can, but I’ll get to that next.

Consolidation of housing means you take the space of two apartments- and make it one.

Yes, there will never be a cessation of greed, so there will never be a landlord, landowner, who in their philanthropic best, will concede to- not losing money- but making less than the overbloated mess of money they make now- and have to then cut back on the equally bloated mess of a privileged life they likely lead. No, that’s not going to happen- but still- this needs to be done- so of course, then the two 2 million dollar spaces for example, will not cost 2.5 million when consolidated, but instead cost 4 million for the one space it then would be- but you tell me- could you have afforded it at 2 million anyway- what do you care? Thats one less multi millionaire taking up space in New York City.

That’s a good thing. 

Instantly (well, instantly after the buzzards are done ravaging the opportunity for construction of these changes) you have half the rich people you had before, living in New York.

I know, this doesn’t make my train any less crowded by much- but it helps. But you have to remember- a one room studio in New York City proper- the island of Manhattan where greed is at it’s worst- costs about $1 million.

Co-ops, average about the same. Sure you can find some pushing up against old New York (poor neighborhoods- i.e. gentrification) for less, but less I would guess to say is maybe a little under half a million dollars, and the maintenance you would pay is about as much as rent up to 10 miles outside the City, in the pre-burbs (my term). The area before Long Island that is the legitimate suburbia, but outside “The City” of New York, Manhattan Island.

We’re talking 2-6 miles inland of Brooklyn and Queens. The immediate surrounding areas in these Boroughs have been swallowed up by gentrification already- the rents and prices of property are in the outlandish bracket- well, outlandish unless you inherited money or were put through school by your parents AND make a little more than a livable wage. Staten Island and the Bronx are anomalies.

Staten Island should be sold to New Jersey because it’s inhabitants are very strange, if not just as bad as any ghetto peeps, excuse the colloquialisms. The Bronx, has to wait for the island of Manhattan to be completely consumed by gentrification, don’t worry, they’re working on it- they’re up to the mid-100’s streets now. It used to be all Caucasians got off the train at 86th street, but now they stay on a couple more stops.  But the strange thing about the Bronx is that it does have it’s nice areas, but you have to go through the ghetto to get there. As opposed to Brooklyn and Queens where gentrification makes it the other way around.

So anyway, there would be less rich people, and less middle income people, and who cares about low income people like me, we couldn’t afford it anyway, so we keep our commute, only with less shoulders to rub up against on the way in and out.

Now like I said before- the rich don’t all take the train or bus, they drive and take cabs- hello? And Hello? Less cars, less cabs, less traffic, less gridlock, less pollution.

For the landlord greed mongers- less expense. How? Well less people means less water used, reduction in water bills per property- you greedy bastards.

For the city, a reduction in the same, and thus an extension on the already dilapidated infrastructure’s expiration date. More time to reinforce that shyit, or do you not mind the occasional steam pipe burst that takes out an entire city block and cuts tax revenue by repair cost and lost income to the merchants on that block? it happened not too long ago.

Not to mention the lawsuits that come from such catastrophes.

Well, long story short- there are a lot of benefits to this kind of change, I won’t get too much more into it because frankly, who am I in the here and now? Sure, we’ll pack away a mental note for when I can do something about it- but right now I’m too busy with Graffitti Park and other aspects of life to give this more thought than is allowed on a train ride- and then- only because I have to ride a cattle car passing for a passenger train to work.

Most days I just think about how much I wish the world would end so I could never have to go into the subways again, and the woman pressed up against me with the perfect skin and expensive lifestyle would cling to me for survival instead of stand on the other side of the class divide that can be infinitely wide, even while millimeters apart.

Not that I wouldn’t shake her off for holding me back mind you.

(smile)

Yemen bomb was 17 minutes from exploding… But it didn’t.

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

MSNBC Article

And they won’t.

Ever.

Until the explosion serves the purposes of the government.

No?

These didn’t go off… how again?

Tips received about their delivery. Voila! Good informants? There is no such thing. Governments hold the purse strings, and approve/ sanction any terrorist explosions that would really effect modern society. Rural society? Who cares- right? They feel the same way.

These reports are just fodder for the fear machine.

Keep them afraid, show them there is a threat- they’ll stay tuned in like the movie of the week.

Give me a break.

Education. Teachers. Parents.

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

If you want teachers to be held responsible for the education your American children are currently NOT getting…

Then let’s institutionalize schools and have you send your kids away months at a time.

There, problem solved.

So when your kids end up in a mediocre life because of a lack of education, you can clearly blame the educators.

But as long as those seeds of yours that you arrogantly brought into this world come home to you every afternoon and you play the role of “parent”… It’s up to you to show your kids that they have a either;

A shitty system because that’s all you can afford, the public option, and that is a result of you settling for the push your parents didn’t give you- and that shitty system isn’t going to get better unless larger forces begin moving, so it’s up to you and them to make the most of it with hard work and focus…

Or they have a better system at their fingertips than others because you did bust your ass to be able to afford that for them, and they still have to bust their ass and focus to make the most of that system.

So you see the constant is you, the parent. Not the teacher.

The home base. Not the school.

Guidance. What every new life needs to acclimate to this crazy system, this crazy world.

Without that you breed an unprepared, and likely unsuccessful human being.

Either that or move to Japan where there is already a culture in place, where a teacher making around 60k a year, still too little in my opinion, just naturally, as a work ethic, as a personal responsibility, take ont he role of parent when it comes to the success of the children under their charge, not only in the sense of education, but in a moral sense as well.

And I’ll be honest, I don”t put it out there as some ludicrous option, because frankly, unless I want my kids (the one’s I haven’t been arrogant enough to have yet) to be better human beings than I (which isn’t saying much- I mean, I have fun but I’m no humanitarian- how could you be an ‘-arian” of any kind when you don’t really hold the root part of the word, ‘human‘, in high regard to begin with), then I owuld probably do this myself, not only for the fact that hey, Japan is fucking cool, especially for an artist mentality like my own, but really, they can probably cultivate a better human being than I can when it comes to raising one and setting them out into the world.

All I can do is create an act of vengeance on mankind for it’s ridiculous holier than thou concept of itself on this planet.

So, would I want to do this to the world, or the child, knowing the world I’m bringing them into, should they acclimate to my view of it- stands against them, for a lifetime?

Or would I want to do it to myself if despite my self proclaimed realistic outlook of the world and society somehow doesn’t stick, and they grow up to somehow get more out of it in respect to being “happy”, than I have?

Thats right. I said it. And I would love to see the honest answer to that question if posed to parents…

“If you knew your child would grow up to contradict your beliefs, and in essence contradict you- and live a life more fulfilling as a result “in-yo-face!”… would you make the choice have them?

But that’s a bigger and much more fun question than education.

Isn’t it?

That’s my Occasional Opinion.

Snapshot of a New Yorker, if not an American in general

I work in a government office with a publicly published phone number. This as you can imagine, has it’s drawbacks. Aside from the pun that the drawback may be every single member of the general public who calls, and how satisfying it is to rerer to them all as Drawbacks because the name seems to fit so well, so often, here I offer you a tiny little snapshot of the general mentality of a citizen of this country.

Since this is a published phone number, with the right research, anyone can call. The title of the office indicates contact to a high office in government, but c’mon, really? You don’t know better than to think you’re really going to dial a number you found somewhere on the internet or in a book somewhere and THAT person is going to answer the phone do you?

Well, it’s a rhetorical question- because I’m here writing THIS aren’t I?

Now, lets go down the list, in no particular order of course, of the levels of stupidity it takes to use this number before we go on to your snapshot. There are some reasons people may have to use this number which are “no fault” as I’ll refer to them and indicate as such. Now, I’m giving the benefit of the doubt as I write this, and I might actually be suprised myself to find that the label may only apply to one or two reasons. But lets see…

~ You live in a small municipality or a “town” or “township” where the title of this office indicates to you that you can recieve certain services from it. This is a “no fault” reason. You’re a hick of sorts and that’s cute. We forgive you here in the big city and we’ll show you some kindness as we smirk at your naivete and pass you along to where you should be calling. Maybe even with a little politeness and explanation that will educate you on the ways outside your quaint American Norman Rockwell bubble.

~ You ACTUALLY DO see the title of the office and say “let me speak to the xxxxx” when we pick up the phone. You, are an idiot, and you make us wish there was a Hitler button on the phone we could press for a final solution to you. Or at least a pre-final one, like a sterilization button to prevent you from passing on the stupid gene.

Well that list was alot shorter than I thought it would be. I guess there are only two types of stupids that use the number after all. Forgive me for getting your hopes up, I do have to engage in a certain amount of self imposed denial to be able to get to work each day and deal with these undiagnosed retards you must understand.

Everyone else who uses the number has a reference by which they can state who it is they wish to speak to and we connect the call accordingly. This includes the elected official who holds the office by which this office is named. He, and these, are intelligent if not methodical and logical people. The minority of the population. Usually this exchange takes no more than a few seconds, at most. So you can understand when a retard gets a hold of the number, how frustrating it is to have to listen to their rusty wheels turning for ten times that amount of time just to BEGIN the phone call after the greeting.

As if, the availability of this number to the general public wasn’t bad enough, there is no exclusivity to stupidity of course, and so the organizers of morons, such as Unions, sometimes use their own lack of intelligence, thoughtfulness, thoroughness or implement their abundant laziness and apply this number to some cause they would like to enlist their army of members to petition this office for.

Now, this would be, and likely is thought to be, by those supposed leaders of men, a radical and impressive idea- right? Except for the fact that this city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising the three digit number for EXACTLY that type of action, and some dumbkoff in those Union offices completely disregarded the likely dozens of public references they pass each day to the number they SHOULD be enlisting their members to be calling, and likely every reference to the number they come across in their dealings WITH the city their union probably does business with each and every day- and made the executive dumbkoff decision to apply this number instead when he or she signed off on the campaign.

Let me be clear… Some asshole in a Union Office, overlooked something so simple and wasted not only the money and time of his union and union members by using THIS number- he or she also cost the entire city time and money because now we here in this office have to redirect and educate those misdircted callers to the appropriate number in order for them to accomplish their goal.

This is how you have come across your snapshot today, and here it is…

Good Morning, the office of the xxxxx.

“I just got a call that said I should-”

– Who called you sir?

“uhm, well, I… ”

-You don’t know who called you?

“it just said to press the number 1 and…”

-So sir, you don’t know who it was that called you and you are following instructions from the call?

-Are you a member of a union perhaps?

“no, I’m retired”

-I see, well in any case sir you may have once been a member of a union, we are recieving many calls from union members this week directed to us via an automated message such as the one you describe, the number you should call to express your opinion on the matter in question is xxx.

“oh… well… how about we just nevermind then?”

-how about that then, that’s fine, you have a good day.

“click”

And there you have it. I have many-many… many-many… many… many other examples. I and others here acquire them each day. If we got paid on commission to morons, we’d be rich and not underpaid public servants.

Mind you, these are just the Morons I’m addressing here and now. I’m not addressing the thick headed people who simply refuse to allow effective communication to penetrate their skulls unless you repeat the same phrase or answer to their question over, and over, and over. At which point do you rarely hear a thank you- but rather an insult for not giving them the answer they imagined in their dimly lit minds before they even dialed the number.

This is the lot that gave us eight years of purgutory in the White House. Those who are now very busy pointing the finger at another lot who have given us nothing better. This is America.

Let me not forget to mention that on a popular show I watch I heard the reference to Americans being lazy brainless zombies or something to that effect, and I realized the guilt I sometimes feel for the harshness of my opinions, the self depricating criticism I privately subjugate myself to as I brush off that voice in the back of my head made up of all the ex girlfriends I’ve ever had and my mother before them- that says Danny, chill out, maybe it’s you and not them… is wrong, and other people see what I see. And they likely feel what I feel… Shame. Shame for being one of you dumb asses if only in a patriotic sense. Knowing that if one day the country is held accountable for its moronic behavior, that by association, I’d have to take a bullet too.

(note- you know that if your members are SO lazy and inept that you cannot simply mail them a brochure and request they dial a phone number to express an opinion you are requesting them to consider- and you have to set up a dumb-button, for lack of a better term- how likely is it that if you get that number wrong- they will actually bother to pick up the phone again and dial the number they are re-directed to?)

The Mosque

As you may or may not know, I hold a position with the City of New York that for obvious reasons I do not disclose here. In this position though, I unfortunately get a uniquely honest perspective on the general public, that the general public isn’t uniquely aware of. Basically what  that means is that I get a look at you from the inside, as opposed to your view from the outside.

I see you, and I do not like what I see.

Now, am I a patient person? In this case I would jump to say no, I am not. But in close self examination, I really am a patient person. It’s just I do not tolerate stupidity. To further delineate, stupidity to me, is ignorance, inconsiderate of others, a disrespect of the personal space of others, and well, right back to fucking ignorance.

The inability of a human being to look at a situation and discern the truth either likely or verifiably behind that situation, is stupidity to me. The inability of a human being, not mentally handicapped, to discern the validity of their opinion in matters they are not directly related to- to me, is abhorrent stupidity.

Let’s use some examples…

~The MTA Preacher, letting everyone know that Jesus is their savior, at the top of their lungs, in their opinion. Stupid. Disrespectful. Ignorant.

~In the same respect, the Mariachis, Solo Guitarists, Saxophone players, Trumpeter, Violinist, Flutist, Break Dancer, Random Singer (any style), Conga Drummer, yes, fucking congas, and any and all Beggars, drug addicted or handicapped or both- ALL Stupid, Disrespectful and Ignorant.

~Anyone and Everyone who gives them the money they’re asking for- also Stupid, Ignorant and Disrespectful- as well as Criminals, since it’s illegal to solicit for money in the train. Oh, you didn’t see the expensive ad campaign plastered all over the system? You are aiding and abetting criminal activity by reaching in your pocket and enabling these people to keep invading the sanctity of my train ride, that I paid way too much for just like you. In the long run, your lack of fortitude and small mindedness cost us all because it takes police to stop these beggars, and the more you enable them, the more police and police time it takes to process those violations. As well as the afore-mentioned ad expense- attempting to educate you- the enabler. As a result, it’s another reason the fares go up. So thank you- asshole. Were you really entertained? Really? I’m glad I helped you pay for that entertainment with that fare- the next time I see you reach in your pocket I should ask you how much you’re going to give me for the annoyance you’re causing me? But I digress as always…

Now, I don’t give much allowance for the fact that this beloved country of mine is the most sloven, fat, uneducated and bored on the face of the earth. It’s blindly patriotic inhabitants are not much more than willingly enslaved easily distracted nincompoops who like felines, chase the bright lights against the wall of their lives whenever those in power choose to manipulate them so.

It’s because I don’t give that allowance, enough at least- that I am constantly banging my head against my own wall of disbelief when I encounter the blatant stupidity of the every day New Yorker.

I have to console myself, that in my position, those that I am not exposed to- are likely so much more impressive examples of humanity, and if I were exposed to them, then I might feel more often that we as a species do deserve the right to be here amongst the supposedly lesser evolved inhabitants of planet Earth.

I don’t console myself enough, and it would take alot of faith to believe that the majority truly do not bring down the better minority of this human race. It takes faith just to believe they exist.

In any case, all of this, in the everyday sense applies to New Yorkers, but only because that’s what I’m exposed to.

Recently, America has afforded me, through the situation with this Mosque being built in the downtown Manhattan New York City area, a wider spectrum of understanding when it comes to how many stupids there really are in this country, as well as how deep the stupidity pool goes.

Wow.

There are alot of morons across the country who first of all, don’t have the common sense (are stupid) to hear about this on their local news and say to themselves, “hmm, interesting” and let it be. They somehow, some way, think it has something to do with them and what’s worse- they actually have a synaptic burst that inclines them to think that their opinion actually matters to anyone here in New York???

On what level I wonder do they come to think that they matter in relation to anything here in New York?

Here is a questionnaire for those who feel the actual need to pick up the phone and call New York City to express their opinion on the Mosque.

1. Did you lose a friend, acquaintance, or loved one in the supposed terrorist attack, specifically the one in New York, on 9.11.2001?

If you did, we are sorry for your loss, and welcome you to participate in the ceremonies every 9.11, but in the case of the Mosque, it has nothing to do with you, unless you are Muslim, and will be worshipping there- or are interested in the property for your own purposes. With all due respect, you have better things to do with your time than to worry about this.

If not, mind your business, this isn’t news, there is freedom of religion in this country as there is freedom of speech, and voicing your opposition to the building of any house of worship borders on exposing yourself as a bigot. Can someone tell me if any Churches have been built anywhere near the Oklahoma City bombing? Any crucifixes erected? Any catholic or Christian idolatry placed near there at all? Are those expressions wrong as well? Because that guy was Christian- wasn’t he? Case closed.

2. On 9.12.2001, were you in the city of New York or on the way to the city of New York to assist with the clean up and recovery?

If so, thank you for your help, but the building of this Mosque has nothing to do with you, unless you’re looking for work in demolition or construction- to help the Mosque be built.

If not, where were you? Did you lift a finger to help at all? Waving a flag doesn’t count. There were alot of people missing, did you help look for them, or were you there, where you are now, as you were that day- talking shit- thinking it matters to anyone but you? Keep your opinion to yourself and those other fools who are burdened with listening as if it matters, and far away from a telephone that can reach a New York phone number.

3. Are you willing to come here and protest the building of the Mosque in person?

If so- Shut up and express this opinion in person when you get to the Mosque’s future location. Make sure to spend as much money as you can while you’re here- most tourists end up spending money at Muslim owned kiosks, vendors, news stands, ATM’s, taxis and shops- Just because the Muslim culture is profoundly entrepreneurial. I love the irony, enjoy your stay.

If not- Shut up. Just shut up. When you’re ready to get up off your ass and stand up for what you believe in, book your trip. We’ll be here waiting for you- you idiot.

Need a place to stay when you get here? Be careful when choosing a hotel. You don’t want to be funding terrorism after all- and many of the hotels, both major and minor, are Muslim owned. May I suggest one of the best ones- Jumeirah Essex House. Its lavish and beautiful and historic. many of the celebrity’s you love, stay there when they come to New York. You would be lucky to get a room. And guess what- they won’t discriminate against you if you’re a bigoted American slob.

I could go on asking redundant questions but the disappointment I feel in people will not go away. If it does, it’s because I successfully put them in the back of my mind for the time being- eventually some moron will come along and remind me of the sad state of affairs in this country, and this city.

I for one, want to leave.

And when I do I’ll come back and visit, and enjoy America, and New York, for the amusement park of freaks it is, and ever will be, it seems.