David said this is the best thing for the country - perhaps even better than a fair election. Not sure I'd go THAT far.
yeah.can't believe i was away for the "compost" post.i think the east coast was good for you. Some great posts from there. not that montreal has been bad mind you.
I agree with jon that there is a difference between The Eastern posts - that contain a little more enormity -and Montreal that carry a little more angst. Question: are suburbs inherently Violent? Violence in the broad sense of the word, such as loneliness, airplane noise, pre-prepared food and tupperware, lawns for foliage, the way kids from the suburbs seem to turn out... etcThis is related to watching Bigger Than Life a few weeks ago, and also La Haine last semester
and also being trapped at CrossIron mills for two hours due to flooding (no grass= flooding)
This does not answer your question, but both those movies are INCREDIBLE.So, uh, if suburbs are inherently violent, they make for incredible films. (although Paris projects=suburbs?)
'She said "A little. I can't believe how brave those people are," she said.'A little proof-reading goes a long way.
Jon: feel free to comment on the 'Compost' entry.I'm glad you're enjoying the 'Eastern' entries. I'm still in St. John's until the end of June, so there's more to come, probably.Forrest: Enormity from the Atlantic, and angst from the St. Lawrence? Okay. I can see that. Am I so angst-y? I blame Houellebecq.I haven't seen La Haine yet. Bigger Than Life though, that was something.Are suburbs violent? I think it's pretty obvious, though too much is made of it. And condemning the suburbs is like saying "I love Radiohead" -if you know what I mean. I love Radiohead.Boyda:I wouldn't go anywhere near Dave's comment. That's WAY too optimistic. It assumes the end result, and we still don't know where this is going to lead. I think there's a danger this whole thing could backfire in the worst imaginable way. But I'm crossing my fingers, and watching in awe. I just pray the protestors can maintain the moral superiority of non-violence, though if I was in the crowd and saw soldiers coming at me I'd probably have a rock in my hand (as I ran away as fast as I possibly could).I've got a lot of sympathy for the soldiers.Thank God Obama is watching closely but keeping his hands out.
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