So I've got a few days off, wherein I am trying to get caught up on writing for PopMatters and elsewhere; naturally enough, this is also when I decided to start watching The Wire
at long last (the first four seasons are mine, and I'm second in line at work for the fifth). As a longtime fan of Homicide
, I didn't find it the slow start that some of my friends did - I'm badly hooked already. Damn it. I need to write another review now, not watch another episode. but we'll see.
Also, I voted today, in the advance polls. You can probably guess
my choice. It's nice that Blair Wilson decided to join the party, and may even be crucial if it gets Elizabeth May a seat in the debates (as it should; the Green Party has received as much as 10% of the popular vote which is more than the NDP has gotten when they've taken up to 13 seats, it runs candidates across the country (something neither Reform nor the Bloc has done when they've been allowed in), and now they have an MP...). But that doesn't change my feelings about this by-election, assuming Harper actually lets it stand. Which he might not, because he's a venal, hypocritical douchebag
. (I know, I know, all politicians are - but defying the 'law' he himself put in place is kind of blatant even for them)