commented on What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?
Thank you, Rich. I am impressed by the action (5 statues in 5 cities appear on one day simultaneously mocking a pompous, hateful vulgarian) but almost immediately I began to cringe at participating in making fun of the naked body of an overweight middle aged man (with a body type not unlike my own...) It's a great piece of agitprop but I'm glad that people are acknowledging the problem of the body shaming aspect. Thanks, again.
Nov 6, 2015
commented on Why I Won't Write a Review of Suffragette
I'm glad that this conversation is happening. That said, as a middle aged gay man, obese and not interested in gay marriage or the military, I never see representations of myself in popular or esoteric culture. I understand why the author is done w/ mass media representations but if I chose that path I would never see any art or contemporary culture. I am
Not interested in being seen as comic relief of next door neighbor. And I don't see Hollywood representing my life any time soon. So where does that leave a consumer of popular culture?
It's a worthwhile discussion. I'm just not sure of answers, other than seizing production & creating new narratives.
Oct 8, 2015
commented on Former Mayor Mike McGinn Endorses Citywide Council Candidate Jon Grant
#2 you're right, I'm sure that he does align w/ Jon Grant more than Tim Burgess. I was being us generous. The Stranger brings that out in me. Apologies.
I feel like we are watching a coordinated plan for McGinn to position himself as a voice/prescence in Seattle politics. I was not a fan. So I like to call it out when I see it.