I was pointed out by Max Thrane that the comments weren’t working. Thanks to him pointing this out, I was able to go in and fix the code. It was my fault, as I changed some stuff around and forgot to test to see if the comments still work properly. So if you tried to post a comment the past two days and got an error message, I apologize for the inconvenience. The comments are now working again.
If you remember, not long ago there was a huge controversy about an Al Qaeda-linked website making available the beheading of an American civilian. People either clamored to watch the video, or speak out against watching it. I’m one of those who think it’s inherently wrong and stupid to watch the video. Now some college punk wants to air it on a closed-circuit college broadcast and force people to watch it because, “”It’s not that big of a deal. People show stuff this violent and horrible all the time.”
It is a big deal. It is disrespectful to the man’s family, it gives the terrorists exactly what they want (anger, disgust, fear), and you have to be sick in the head to watch the video in the first place. Some people say you should watch it, it’s the truth, it’s reality. That is a pathetic excuse. If I read in a book, or heard on the news about the beheading, I don’t have to watch it too. Why subject myself to such horrors?
It’s one thing to see the beheading of a person in a movie, because it’s not really happening, and it is used to set up an emotion or to tell a story, but to see it happening to a real person, is another matter entirely. I accept the fact that some people love to watch people getting seriously hurt, killed, or tortured to death, and I also accept that some people are so messed up in the head, that they don’t care too.
Saw a hilarious post, that tries to figure out what Canada has brought upon mankind that is good, and the guy struggles with it. I could figure out one thing: it’s one of the rare places where you can ask complete strangers for a fag and not get dirty looks.
“There’s nothing like Canada day to make you realise that Canada is a boring place… or at least that’s the image that seems to be projected to Canadians and Non-Canadians alike. I too suffer from the self-deprecating anti-nationalism that is symptomatic of living the Staid White North, but I’d take that over jingoistic fervour any day. How did Canada become written-off as being defined by a handful of terms? Canada = Cold, Hockey-obsessed, harmless.”
I’ve put together and made available a new stylesheet with a more “manly” look for this site, if you so choose. The default will still be the pink and purple I first put together, but since some of you aren’t in touch with your lesbian side like I am, you now can choose the blue/green/orange look. To the right you’ll notice a new box, Colors, where you can choose between two icons. As always, any feedback is welcome. Style switcher courtesy of Alex King’s excellent style switcher plugin for WordPress.