I couldn’t help being tickled by this ad from Cult of Mac:
Up front, I have great respect—not for socially and morally irresponsible, greedy, and destructive “agribusiness”—but for genuinely family owned and operated farms. My aunt lived most of her life on a farm. I visited just once, in the middle of winter, and it was dismal as shit! My brother owns and lives on a farm. I’ve visited there, and it’s very nice indeed. He designed and built the house himself, and it’s beautiful.
But I grew up in the suburbs of a city, and I’ve lived most of my adult life close to the center of a small city (30,000-40,000 residents). I don’t like arcade games. And none of my dreams (most of which are horrific nightmares these days) involves any kind of farm. I’ll stick here in my house on our not-as-quiet-as-it-used-to-be residential street, enjoying my brother’s farm vicariously through his photos and stories.
The algorithm that selected me to receive this ad could use some refinement, I’d say.
Pictures worth many thousands of words.
Black Georgia state legislator Park Cannon is arrested by White Georgia cops for—wait for it! — for knocking on the Governor’s door!
Georgia’a White Governor, flanked by six White colleagues, signs into law a bill severely restricting the ability of Georgia’s Black citizens to cast ballots in upcoming elections.
Behind him on the wall is a painting of Georgia’s restored Callaway Plantation, whose White owners once used 100 Black slaves to work their fields. The Callaway Plantation State Park includes the special cabin where “noncompliant” slaves were held for special punishment.
La plus ça change, la plus c’est la même chose….
That eerie sound you hear is the ghost of
Lester “Ax-Handle” Maddox laughing his rocks off!
Might have been a commercial flop, but….
I got one, and I’m glad!
Still have it—in the original box.
I did forget to remove the batteries before storing it away, so there may be problems with battery leakage to deal with. Other than that, it’s in very good condition.
So fuck you, Cult of Mac!