“Xbox 360 Kinect owners had some trouble today watching Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal due to device’s response to “Xbox” commands spoken during the livestream. Several users took to Twitter to document their problems, which included pausing, opening Xbox Live or quitting the stream entirely.”
i just saw there’s a labelling for foreskin, i’m sorry y’all!!
so take your apples and oranges and your seas and your doors and your ladders and your asses and your yolk on the floor / take it up, make it safe, safety first, you know the place, I know where to go that’ll be very safe
NOTICE: A Flock of Signs, by Kim Beck, proliferating in 100 Acres…
another in Alphabet City last night.
I am shaking with anger.
The timing couldn’t be worse. With the weather getting warmer and the city’s crime statistics undergoing their seasonal quadrupling, the violence will be more targeted as this shooting has kicked off a rising fever that will culminate in Pride Weekend. The possibilities there, in the wake of the Boston Marathon and New Orleans Mother’s Day Massacre, are all too vivid to contemplate.
What this all means for the future is uncertain, as until this crime the gay community had almost forgotten about its own sense of victimhood. We were willing to turn against our most high-profile, self-appointed spokespeople and protest the silencing of Bradley Manning by SFPride. In NYC there was an anti-Quinn movement with a strong gay contingent because of her pro-police and pro-business record. Now Quinn is leading a protest outside the West Village LGBT center, itself criticized for being too corporate. In our fear we’ve returned to those leaders we were poised to turn against.
Just yesterday I was enjoying an article about how progressive mayors even in this liberal city have historically lost to more non-progressive, pro-business, or downright conservative mayors in just such climates of fear as exists now. No surprise there, as the same is true of all politics in the country, but this piece focused on NYC’s unique history. It certainly seems to be the case now, and I’m not going to accuse Quinn of this level of cynicism, but this shooting may prove to be a boon to her campaign.
But forgetting what implications this may have for Quinn, this is a turning point for us too. Is this a moment where our fear makes us vulnerable to political interests? Are we going to come together as a more diverse political front, including those who have been victims of this violence without living in the safer parts of Manhattan where this is now happening in a rash? Is the supposed sanitation of even these neighborhoods a lot more fragile than we think? There was a bashing just a few months ago in the UWS, was that some sort of overture? Will the headlines compound this violence as it is seen to come into fashion? How will this affect our troubled history with the NYPD, as we’re now looking to them with pleading eyes? How will they respond?
I love this kid.