Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters

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tonight outmatched

I'm really tired of these beheadings. Not just because of the whole killing of Americans thing, although that was pretty bad, but because it lacks creativity. It's like, okay, we've seen the whole head removal thing, and it's great. I love the imagery, the symbolism, and it really focuses us in on the face, the most human element. But you don't do an encore performance without switching things up. It's just not shocking the second time. You need to be more creative. Maybe a disemboweling. Something with fire ants perhaps? I don't know, I'm not a terrorist and I'm not an expert on what kinds of executions are the most spine tingling. I just don't think that two beheadings in a row is an efficient use of American victims. The images will get confounded and in a few months nobody will remember the second one. Poor thinking, my Al Qaeda friends, sloppy work by sloppy minds.

Today was the first day where I've really felt alive in some time. I went to the job meeting and it went decently. I was one of the first there and I introduced myself to both the guys who run it. They assigned me to watch the stuff and act as the greeter for people who wandered in. I don't know whether that will influence the decision, but I think it's good for me to be proactive in those situations. The discussion was reasonably interesting and the site seems somewhat promising. I will go to the interview and talk to them. The only thing is I need political column type writing samples. I think I can edit and improve some of my old journal entries, and to that end I would really LOVE to get some suggestions from you guys about any entries you found interesting or memorable. If you think I don't have any, that's fine, but those who actually like what I write would be kind to give me some suggestions.

After the meeting I walked down to 13th street and 1st avenue with a guy from there, because I wanted to get some exercise in. It was a goodly walk, and we chatted the whole time. Interesting dude, almost 30, married to a 22 year old woman. He's been unemployed for awhile and he got his degree late in life. Claims to be conservative but isn't hardcore. Hates New York. It was a decent time. I enjoyed going on a longer walk and learning some stuff about the type of person I don't spend a lot of time with.

I got home at 7:30. Then I went out to 125th street to get the Taco Bell I'd been denied the day before! It was cool to walk among the rusted struts of the train and take a late evening stroll. I think part of what made it a good day was going on the interview. Thinking about the future and employment and the world around me. I also made a good comment at the meeting. A guy said to me "The Swedes scare the shit out of me" (about their socialist system.) I replied "You don't like 6 foot blonde girls?" It was not a great line for me, but what was healthy was the reference of sexuality in public, something I haven't really been able to do throughout my life. I avoid even inuendo for the most part, like I'm not worthy to make the comments. I am and it was a good thing that I actually made one. Healthy.

All in all a decent day. Tomorrow SHOULD be my cousin discussion day. That's got potential too. I feel decent.

P.S. Saw Bubba Ho-Tep. It was okay, but I wanted to like it more than I actually did. Some of the directing techniques were excellent but at other times it was pedestrian. The mummy was unimpressive. Bruce Campbell was pretty good but I felt excessively made up. Ozzie was wonderful as the black JFK. That was the best part of the film. All in all I had a lukewarm positive reaction to it. Worth seeing, but not worth going out of your way to see.
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