Wow. So I had to take the month of July off as my computer's power supply decided that it had had enough of the whole 'working' thing and clunk-sputtered to death one evening. It was during the heat wave and I think that Comcast's horribly hot and unshielded modem contributed to its death. But in any case, I return today, and discover a huge number of spam-ments. With this in mind, I've changed comment moderation to just users with google accounts. Hopefully, that will cut back on this sort of thing.
Some days I loathe working at the mall. I was just asked by a customer, who I'm not sure if they were just weird, or mentally subnormal, if I was gay. This was literally the first thing out of this woman's mouth. She then proceeded to tell her mother how 'sexy' the polished rocks were. I am not making this up. Thankfully, after asking where to find a God of War book, they were on their way leaving me to ponder what the hell just happened.
However, speaking of GLBT rights, this has been a great couple of months. First, a court in Boston rules that laws infringing on gay marriage are unconstitutional and then a judge out in California overturns Proposition 8, one of the most hateful pieces of legislation in recent years. As a straight guy, you might not think I'd give a damn about such things. I mean, how does it affect me? But that's exactly the point and the reason I support gay marriage. How does it affect me? It doesn't. There is no logical reason that anyone can give, beyond some asinine religious one, against gay marriage. Don't believe me? Go read some of the archives here and check out Judge Walker's ruling, as well as the actual trial transcripts. Olson and Boies ripped the pro-prop-8 side apart.
There is a lot of new music in the air these last couple of weeks. The new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs, is phenomenal and I may end up doing a review of it either here or over at Geeking Out About. This week, we get both the Scott Pilgrim vs The World soundtrack and score, not to mention the film itself releases on Friday, August 13th. Speaking of Scott Pilgrim, if you haven't read the final volume, I ask you, why not? Check out my review of it here.
I've gotta say, it feels good to be back.