It’s So Hurtful

I’m taking a lunch break at Stop and Shop, using their network and checking out my stats and my friend’s blogs.

Or trying to. Nomi’s blog, ‘I Dreamed I Saw Grace P. Today’ is forbidden on this network. Likewise ‘Echidne of the Snakes’.

Has Nomi spent too much time hanging out with ‘Jesus’ General’? The General does get into some personal matters every other sentence or so. And his gladiator obsession is kind of much.

Kmareka is not forbidden. Possibly because our editorial policy bans any language that Kiersten’s kids can’t see.

But maybe that’s not it. Maybe compared to Nomi we are harmless and uncontroversial. Maybe we’re not important enough to be banned in the Stop and Shop. It’s so hurtful.

What’s Missing?

It’s just a piece of pop culture trivia, that a poster for the American movie, ‘Couple’s Retreat’ had a British version, with the black couple removed.

Actually, the movie looked like a woofer to me, so I wasn’t going to see it anyway. But it suggests an intellectual exercise. Look at the world as seen on the screen, and ask what’s missing. What kinds of things dare we not show? The boredom of the daily grind? Apocalyptic fantasies are crowd pleasers. At least you don’t have to go to work on 12/22/2012.