Yesterday was kind of a wash: I didn't get to see Barack. Apparently something like 25,000 people showed up - which wasn't exactly surprising
so much as very, very loud, to the point where Lee and I couldn't hear him speaking at all
. Even the rap music (YES, there was RAP MUSIC because Barack is totally down with that, yo) was muffled and sort of incomprehensible. There was an upside in the fact that I got to laugh at a bunch of kids from NYU who were trying to mosh
at a political rally. This is absoLUTELY the time and place for a mosh pit, guys! Way to go! Yeah.
Anyway, Lee and I ambled down to The Strand (when we realized it would be more fulfilling to watch the speech on youtube) and bookgasmed happily over the specials in fiction, and then we got some gelato in Little Italy; so, all in all, not a complete waste of subway fare. Oh, well. He'll be around again, and maybe this time I'll try to get there fifteen thousand hours early so I can be closer to the platform.
But tonight promises to be better! Stargate Atlantis! I've seen the leaked version already, and I'll miss the Bang Man, but I think it's going to be a whole different experience to see it with everything put together right. I'm excited! *does a little dance* Who else is gonna be watching it? Anyone on the east coast want to babble through it with me on AIM or something?
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[Snippet of Conversion Commentary] Not really music per say, but oh my god Joe Flanigan and David Hewlett are precious! Slapfight!
[Pink Martini - Bolero] Obviously not theirs, but they make it jazzy and smooth. <3
[The Clash - London Calling] If you don't know this song already I may have to cry.
[The Tragically Hip - Poets] I don't know if I've put this one up before, but whatever. So. FUN.
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Nine Barack Obama
Six Panic! at the Disco
Three Stargate: Atlantis
( I am shocked by this unforseen turn of events! )