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[personal profile] eruthros
1. This may be the most hilarious thing I've read in the news today:

The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

I read that and then went, "what, seriously? Your chant was 'you lie, you lie?'"

So [personal profile] thingswithwings and I tried to do some in-living-room chanting, and determined that it's really hard to stay in unison on "you lie, you lie" because it has no rhythm, and also because it's all vowels. Both of which would make it impossible to hear from a distance. Then we tried to figure out how you'd possibly chant "enough, enough" for ten blocks; I tried doing a bunch of different inflections: "enough! enoooough. enough? ENOUGH!" but that was more hilarious than successful.

Then we tried to parse the chants: where, we asked, are the objects of these chants? Enough what? You lie about what? We, the people ... in order to form a more perfect union?

[personal profile] thingswithwings: They should really just hire the left for their chants.

2. I went to the state fair last week! I saw horses and bunnies and went on many rides and ate extremely unhealthy food. (We started the day with frozen bananas, because [personal profile] thingswithwings was like, "wait, I thought that was just on Arrested Development!" And then the day went nutritionally downhill from there.) The one problem with our state fair was a lack of horticultural stuff -- I wanted giant zucchinis, competitive butter sculpture, and berry preserve competitions! That's totally one of the fun parts!

3. You probably haven't seen me around much on dw lately. This is because I slid my thumb out of joint* while in the Middle of Nowhere about five weeks ago, and it didn't heal right -- usually it just pops back in, but noooo. I'm about one week into three weeks of a really irritating hand brace that makes it difficult to type**. Also I have yet more physical therapy, but at least I get to play with non-Newtonian solids for resistance training.

Anyway, that is just to say that you likely won't see me commenting as much or at any length, and if you talk to me on IM you will find me slow and mostly lowercased.

*This is normal for me; I have congenital hypermobility.

** And also impossible to use a can opener -- I'm lucky that I'm not a different kind of person, or that could be a real problem. As it is, I can chop vegetables decently using two fingers to support the knife, so I'm okay.

Date: 2009-09-12 09:36 pm (UTC)
livrelibre: DW barcode (Default)
From: [personal profile] livrelibre
I am LOLing at the experimental chanting; I can just picture you doing this:) And hope the thumb feels better soon!

Date: 2009-09-13 04:54 am (UTC)
anatsuno: a cute acid green frog on a very red leaf: kermitsuno (frog)
From: [personal profile] anatsuno
It's perhaps because our chants (in French) have another rhythm, but it's very hard for me to even conceive HOW 'you lie, you lie' or 'enough, enough' could NOT be found to have rhythm! They would be very easily chanted around here.... Innnnnteresting. :)

Date: 2009-09-13 03:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blushingflower
As much as I support the First Amendment and the right of all citizens to make their voices heard, the Tea Party Patriots need to get the fuck out of my city. At the very least I need them to not be in the lobby of the hotel hosting the Board meeting of my non-profit BDSM group. They are seriously harshing my mellow, and as I have no insurance, I do not have the requisite supply of benzos to deal with them.

Also, you would think the NY State Fair would have more agriculture, what with NY being a big agriculture state, but I don't know that I've ever really spent a lot of time at the NY State Fair, despite having grown up only an hour from the fairgrounds (I've been to the grounds many times for other things though).

Date: 2009-09-14 07:28 am (UTC)
m_shell: glasses (queer slugs)
From: [personal profile] m_shell
I'm assuming the "you lie" was related to this:

Rep. Wilson: No second apology for `You lie' words
One apology is enough, a digging-in-his-heels Rep. Joe Wilson said Sunday, challenging Democratic leaders who want him to say on the House floor that he's sorry for yelling "You lie!" during President Barack Obama's health care speech to Congress.

But...yeah. How would you chant that, anyway? Yeesh.

Date: 2009-09-15 01:07 am (UTC)
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
From: [personal profile] bironic
I accidentally ran into the protest over the weekend while showing around a friend who hadn't been to DC before, and wow. They were everywhere, they were carrying signs (that half the time had no substance to them), they were angry, and they were... wearing tea bags dangling from their hats, which led to inappropriate jokes. Quietly.


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