I really do appreciate the following I’ve garnered. Jeff Buckley was right. If you show up in the same place long enough the weirdos start showing up; and as Fran Leibowitz once pointed out the web is a place. Everywhere you look you see bodies walk about but they’re not here. They’re where ever eyes cast low.
Since Yahoo inevitably purchased Tumblr I’ve lost interest in Tumblr. Much in the same way we lose interest in these sites. The luster is lost and maybe I just have to move onto more “profesional” avenues as Eliza had pointed out. I already have a word press but nothing serious comes to mind.
I feel I should address the Rob Ford debacle with the obvious fact that he should resign. His impact has been mired by an indisputable inability to address matters of public concern. Whatever happened today at city doesn’t help the benefits of this city and with the Toronto Sun also calling him out on the fact he is avoiding the issue at hand by not appearing before the scrutinizing eyes of political friend and foes alike he loses the capacity to have any credence for what he stood for. But maybe his shelf life has been exhausted and the attention to city needs had finally been realized. Perhaps this is the opportunity that the city really deserves as it faces budget short falls and visionless representatives. My hope is that someone can convey something more substantial. Even if it means that the city has to pander to big business interests. I’m not sure what I’m trying to say here. I liked his caricaturesque(sic) maners. He clearly had low self esteem and the wanting collective of this cities best and brightest hated how easily an oaf like him could avoid being held accountable. But the fact is that unlike the other issues this one is a cause for concern. The initial interest in his charity work and his football coaching and even his ill advised decision to alienate the cities gay social elite were all fleeting interests that the Toronto Star could use to sell subscriptions but now with Ford being unable to confront the allegations he is a distraction.
If there is anything I could suggest is that his low self esteem has thrust him into a position where the legacy of his father and the minding of his older brother can no longer shield him from the weight of his own crapulence.