September 22nd, 2004

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As Fake As Today's Headlines

BUSH DEFENDS 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' STATEMENT
"I Meant, Mission: Get a Bunch of Motherfuckers Decapitated"

F.B.I. WAS AWARE OF DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
The Plan, Not The Band

ONE YEAR LATER, STILL NO GRAND SQUARE IN BAGHDAD NAMED AFTER BUSH
Richard Perle In Seclusion

NEW ROUND OF HURRICANES PLANNED FOR CHRISTMASTIME IN FLORIDA
Tourist Bureau Changes Slogan To 'The Bangladesh Of The New South'

G.O.P. SLAMS DEMOCRATS ON BUSH GUARD FORGERY SCANDAL
"The Secret Is To Just Make Shit Up With No Evidence", Warns Rove

CAT STEVENS DIVERTS AIRLINER
Threatens To Sing "Wild World" Over And Over If Plane Not Taken To Mecca

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER AUTHORIZES EXPANSION OF POLICE POWERS IN CALIFORNIA
Demands Comprehensive List Of All Citizens Named Sarah Connor
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Practice makes perfect

Oh, man, I almost forgot about this. I was walking up to Lara's last night to hang out, andby the bus stop on Western and I-Park, there was this wide-ruled sheet of notebook paper on the ground. And all over it was this crazy-ass gangbanger graffiti, like Latin Kings logos and test runs of the graf tag of the kid drawing it! It was so awesome. I wish I had picked the thing up and scanned it so you could all share in the delight. I mean, I guess thinking about it, it's obvious that people have to practice their gang tags, but...wow, to actually SEE it! And to think about this kid sitting in algebra class, doodling little stylized swords and crowns and writing the word "SLANG1" over and over instead of doing differentials...

I guess I should feel depressed or menaced or scared or whatever, but I find it quite charming.