July 9th, 2005

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Everybody else thinks we're whiny pussies. You know that, right?

Warren Ellis' response to the bombings in London is fucking perfect --

"My American friends have noted
that four bombs have been met
with stark indifference by the
British public, and have asked if this
is some stiff-upper-lip thing. Listen,
Christmas bombing campaigns
used to turn up with the same
regularity as the Queen's speech.
We've done this before, and,
frankly, the IRA were better at it.

"This 7/7, 070705 shit is bugging the
fuck out of me. Especially when it's
coming from Americans. It's an
insult to the genuine disaster
suffered in New York, and it goes
against the general feeling here.
This isn't something to be enshrined.
It's something to leave behind. It's
happened before, and it'll happen
again. Don't expect us all to go
insane. Most of us went to the pub."
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The responses in this post are fantastic.

The only ones making a big deal about the bombings are Americans, because we either lost or never had the ability to just handle shit. What happened in London Thursday was the equivalent of walking up to a prizefighter and busting his lip with a lucky jab. Yeah, it hurt, but he's taken a lot worse from a lot better than you and certainly will again. You ain't bad, and he ain't scared.
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Wonderful Nap

It's great to go for a walk, then fall asleep on the couch in front of Empire Records. Now I need to go to the store and get things to make sandwiches with, in case the juice goes off tomorrow. Then clean up and eat some dinner (or maybe eat some dinner and then clean up), thes the warrior ritual of purification, and then perhaps bed. I didn't get much sleep last night.
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