Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Holy shit, I'm tired

I haven't slept all that well for the past week and last night I was up doing ridiculous things to help my mother... don't ask, I'll scream, barf, get a perm and smash my body against walls. The result is that I am totally 100% fat-n-gay. Even the titilating news that a coke-whore homo won the PQ leadership is doing nothing for me. OK, maybe it is. In my younger days, I was a separatist sympathizer, which probably had more to do with my dogmatic "root for the underdog" mentality more than anything. I still can understand the emotional argument for secession but don't think it's feasible. Anyhow, the Québécois are in many ways a cool lot. Case in point, Boisclair's leadership win. I'm not sure if he would have succeeded so easily in another province... mind you, the PQ is largely made up of 1960s idealists, socialist, intellectuals and people from Chicoutimi-Jonquière. Whatever. I still think it's cool that someone can be taken seriously based on their ideas/character rather than sensationalized trivia about their choice in nightlife.

8 Comments:

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous bert said...

Now, now, it's not just trivia. As our friend Opinionated Lesbian has pointed out, cocaine comes from gangs - in Quebec, mostly biker gangs, who also do things like kill journalists - and so a prospective political leader who knowingly supports the economic enterprises of organized crime does warrant a second look, don't you think?

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger Genet said...

You have a point, to be sure. What I was thinking about is that there wasn't a moral focus on the act itself à la Nancy Reagan. The organized crime element was too intricate for my pooped brain.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger marty-loo said...

I thought my bro and I had invented a really catchy Quebecois expletive in "Calice, Tabarnac, Chavagnon, Calice", "Chavagnon" being the innovation. (It doesn't mean anything but sounds very Joual. I know it does and so does anyone who had Francine as a third grade teacher.) It would sound like "Kawliss, Tabarnac, Shavagnon, Kawliss" the whole being a complaint like "Fucking Hell" with the final "Kawliss" of frustration.

Buzzed, but sober compared to my co-workers at a company party, I tried it out on some Quebecois in attendance. I got mixed reactions. I explained the idea and some thought it was great, others told me that it sucked. You can't win 'em all, especially when everyone's loaded.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger PDD said...

You can always win them all when everyone is loaded!

 
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At 12:19 PM, Blogger PDD said...

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At 12:20 PM, Blogger JR said...

Having spent three months in Jonquiere, I can say that Quebeckers are pretty hype. It's such a contradictory province.

Yea, drug sales benefit organized crime. But really, we participate in three million horrors a day. But we blind ourselves to them, deny our participation in them because our culture sanctions it. Opiniated Lesbian is just putting a spin on an old old issue.

Plus, Boisclair is cute. And more scandal is just what Canadian politics needs.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Genet said...

True JR... Some of the horrors we participate in are totally obscured as well. I have no idea if my cup of coffee this morning was related to the death of a Colombian villager, par exemple.

As for the cuteness... I agree, except he looked horrendous on the front page of yesterday's Star... all teeth and menace...

 

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