Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Despite the local news organizations best efforts to convince me that my vote doesn't matter, that the outcome has already been decided, that Bloomberg is ahead by 39 points in the last poll, and blah blah blah, all said on every news broadcast I watched this morning as if everyone had voted already, basically telling me to stay home - despite their efforts, I went out and voted. At the polling place, I was struck by how there wasn't one campaign outside trying to convince voters. On the day of the primary a couple months ago, there were people from just about every campaign out front and the street was a mess of people.

I voted for Ferrer because I do like him and think it is disgusting how Bloomberg totally saturated tv day and night with commericals, preventing Ferrer from ever getting a message out. Not that I hate Bloomberg, but Ferrer is pretty awesome on affordable housing and on gay rights and on the proper usage of police at protests (um, remember RNC?). The rest of the candidates, all those circuit court judges, I just pulled the Democrat lever like everyone else, no clue who these people were. Except for Brooklyn Borough President. If you haven't voted yet, you should vote for Gloria Mattera with the Green Party. She is awesome. Prop 1, voted no. 2, 3, and 4, voted yes.

I watched Mysterious Skin last night and it was amazing and wow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, that Third Rock boy grew up to be pretty damn hot. There is a scene where he is talking to his mom in the door to another room, and hanging his arms from the doorframe, and how this boy is able to exude such intense sexuality is amazing. I would not have thought him capable of that. That scene made me think a lot about boys and about desire, something I talk about a lot, but something which I am thinking a lot about lately and will show you what I have been thinking soon. I also was suprised by how good he got the thrill of doing sex work. That cocky expression, taking in your surroundings in mild disbelief. Spot on.

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