The Stranger, You Simply Rock It
Thought I’d share some of my favorite exerts from Last Days, in The Stranger, this week:
“WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5
“In much worse news, today brings the sad announcement of the death of Steve Jobs, the American inventor and entrepreneur whose cofounding of both Apple and Pixar secures his stature as the most entertaining man of his era. (Suck it, dead Michael Jackson). For Last Days, Jobs will forever be the man who gave the world the iPod, i.e., the closest thing yet to a robot you can fall in love with. Of course, our reverence for the now-lowly iPod is tied to our place in history. Growing up during the five-pound Walkman era, we could never imagine a day when our entire record collection would reside in a four-inch steel wallet…..
.. Thanks for the mind-blowing entertainments, Mr. Jobs (and fuck you, cancer).”
“FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
The week continues with a novel solution to job creation from the big, stupid state of Florida, where Republican state representative Ritch Workman has introduced a bill to undo the state’s ban on dwarf tossing. In case you’ve forgotten, dwarf tossing is the reprehensible “sport” in which bar patrons compete to see who can toss a well-padded little person the farthest.”
How do they find these stories?!! WHAT?!
Well anyway, The Stranger is magic and you made my day. Thank you.
*sigh* I love my city.