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wanderlust is simply genetic diffussion? – mobile draft

In Fleshed Out Tweets on June 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

I’ve spent time, the past year, with reacquainted friends of the all mighty American faith….

Good Clubs, Schools, Hobbies, Clothes, Looks & Grooming- when Black Kids started wearing Polo Ralph Lauren I was unsurprised, I’d seen many people don camoflauge.

They each of them come from the Christian side of an extended family.

That is to say that for whatever reason one patriarch decided to become
American…
White….
Christian…..
(it all sounds so sordid)
While his brother remained Jewish……
And today I’m thinking that from a Darwinian point it was a brilliant, selfish and altruistic decision.
Your nephew has about as much common DNA with you as does your grandson.
Nobody would question a grandparent’s decision to take actions designed to assure the future procreation of their grandchildren.
So by donning new mufti the old boy lengthened the chance that someone was going to survive to old age while getting a chance to Shtup and produce Kinder.
I guess there is also a better chance that someone will make it to some afterlife and be able to beg the case with some dominant entity for the souls of his ancestors.
And it is so American….
The Amerinds put their backs to Asia, (or France if you keeping abreast of developments) and took their genes to a place that was different.
And all of our forebears did so as well….
OK, I’m not addressing the Middle Passage and we fail to remember that a significant number of black people, in the US are the progeny of later volunteer immigration from South America and the Caribbean.

Maybe not safer, but subject to different calamities.
So what- wanderlust is simply genetic diffusion?

LIRR Observations, Chic to Freak

In Fleshed Out Tweets, Street Seens on August 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

08/15

There was a young woman opposite me on the train this morning w/ a unique nail style. I believe it’s French Polish when the tips are white? The different part was the moons at the base above the cuticle were painted black. In her world I guess that’s chic- from my vantage it looks like a blood blister from banging her finger with a hammer. Is this outside her experience?

08/16

There is a 300# woman squatting, in a sun dress, and pissing on the train platform and I’m too much of a gentleman to photo it.

[I glance up from my paper and see her, waddling down the platform, pause hike up her dress and take care of business. I’ve seen worse on mass transit; I’m not especially surprised or shocked as much as I’m sorry and shamed]

The pic would have made me famous- but Jesus she’s someone’s daughter.
[All joking aside this is the kind of thing that makes  for millions of hits and montization.  I had the BBerry in hand- she is 50 yards down the platform but an intrepid reporter would have closed the distance and gotten the picture- or better yet the video…. I couldn’t do it. Maybe she was an EDP, maybe she was high- Maybe she just didn’t give a shit; not a distinct possibility as societal norms don’t seem to count for much with someone that size in a sundress. Hell for all I know it was an empowerment exercise.  I had a flash to Thunderdome when Mad Max knocks the helmet off  Blaster and lets the fight go. Then I’m talking on the phone and pacing and had to pause at the scene of the crime like any rube gawking at a train wreck]

On the Media- Impact of the Internet

In Did You See This?, Fleshed Out Tweets on August 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm

http://www.onthemedia.org/2011/feb/18/the-global-impact-of-the-internet/transcript/

Well worth perusing vis the impact of the internet on governments’ ability to control information. The Dilemma is- the same tech items that enable business enable dissent. There is also an interesting meander exploring “Social Media” ie Facebook and business interests vs social consciousness.

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