Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

An early-30's guy in cutoff army surplus shorts and a yellow t-shirt that says Capitalism Overcomes All in red gothic script. A homeless Asian man lying in a torn heavily branded Raptors sleeping bag outside Union Station with a cardboard sign saying Needing money to get home to Winnipeg - God bless those blessing the poor - Going home. Oversized bottles of Kirkland Signature 99.9% germ-killing wipes everywhere around the lobby of a downtown office tower- even well-heeled corporations buy in bulk to save money. A tex-mex restaurant with a line of guys in their late 20's waiting to get in for beer steins of daquiris and 15-minutes-or-they're-free fajitas. The Toronto Star pointing out that 2010 is the hottest year in recorded history and a group of former system administrators behind me taking apart this supposition by asking if they'd taken Hiroshima or Nagasaki or that meteor that hit Siberia into the equation. One of them brings up Sodom and Gomorrah and the others laugh and say that biblical plagues don't count. Disasters past and present and ongoing notwithstanding it's clear and beautiful outside and if I wasn't otherwise engaged at being me at the moment, I'd probably enjoy it free and easy.

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