The centre cannot hold

Happy Thanksgiving from “meal for one” at American BBQ bar here on the edge of the planet. Thankful we’re not all nuked yet. Japanese whiskey, American pale ale, jalapeno chicken wings, beef brisket.

And Black Friday sales have made it to Australia. Massive eye roll at ultra consumerism consumption. Pretty much the last thing we need in 2017. And all the years previously.

Sorry not sorry for the cynicism.

Was watching the news before and it seems like the planet is falling apart in ten different directions. Yes, I know it’s the same as it always has been and it’s just more visible now, but it still sure is depressing in the here and now.

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The centre cannot hold

Presales

Why didn’t anybody tell me that Fringe has presales going already!

For Fringeworld Friends. Somewhat conflicted, because ever since I was told artists don’t get a reasonable cut from Rushtix sales, I’ve always been the pay full price, support your friends attitude.

Also the skip the queue access, seems to me a bit rich elite buy your way in, which I’ve never equated with the Fringe experience.

But on the other hand, two for the price of one tix. Meaning I may not have to take a mortgage out on ticket buying this year. Plus there’s showbags at Ekka and sake in Kyoto to save for over the next two years.

Yes, I know that being a starving peasant because of principle won’t actually get noticed by anyone in 2017, but still, conflicted. Plus I want to start buying tix now rather than wait for Dec 7 haha.

Presales

Attenborough Voice

That rarest of animals in Perth over the next two days, the interstate visitor. Usually only seen once or twice a year.

Now, which small bars in the city or Northbridge to take them to, to show the absolute best of Westralia? Hmm, decisions, decisions. ๐Ÿ˜

*it’s a rhetorical question, I have a short-list of four or five spots*

Attenborough Voice

A week is a long time

Was it only just a week ago that 61.6 percent of the country voted, or at least chook balloted, for marriage equality?

Since then the “religious freedom” crowd has gone ballistic (as expected), Parliament has been closed for an additional week (well, the Senate is sitting, but same same), tax cuts have been suggested from absolutely left field, Centrelink has hired more temp workers to work on the robodebts, and Manus and Nauru continue their awfulness.

All the expectation that the right wing nut jobs will filibuster same sex marriage until the next general election, which, going by all the chaos (another Senator drops out as a dual citizen just today), should be around Australia Day.

I’d say politics as usual, but there’s nothing sane about how things are going on right now. Politics as Abnormal, more like ๐Ÿ˜ก

A week is a long time