(We are the resin)

Piece of Berlin Wall removed in secret government raid.

We moved house today. This consisted of trying to sleep in and failing, folding endless black t-shirts, murderously cramming three months into one suitcase, trying not to break anything, and finally giving up the bathroom for lost. When we were done, the suitcase weighed more than him. Not a difficult proposition to be sure, but amusing. Today was my first glimpse of what he’ll be like at the airport in a week. Only a week. Already, a firmly planted seed of grief.

The new room is up Cambie street at 12th, dead centre of The Snarl like a hotel patient zero. The only Pros: I have a key, the beds are comfortable and across the street, City Hall looks like a toy.

Billboard ban in São Paulo angers advertisers. from jwz

The law is “a rare victory of the public interest over private, of order over disorder, aesthetics over ugliness, of cleanliness over trash,” Roberto Pompeu de Toledo, a columnist and author of a history of São Paulo, wrote in the weekly newsmagazine Veja. “For once in life, all that is accustomed to coming out on top in Brazil has lost.”

But advertising and business groups regard the legislation as injurious to society and an affront to their professions. They say that free expression will be inhibited, jobs will be lost and consumers will have less information on which to base purchasing decisions. They also argue that streets will be less safe at night with the loss of lighting from outdoor advertising.

“This is a radical law that damages the rules of a market economy and respect for the rule of law,” said Marcel Solimeo, chief economist of the Commercial Association of São Paulo, which has 32,000 members. “We live in a consumer society and the essence of capitalism is the availability of information about products.”

“What we are aiming for is a complete change of culture,” said Roberto Tripoli, president of the City Council and one of the main sponsors of the legislation. “Yes, some people are going to have to pay a price. But things were out of hand and the population has made it clear it wants this.”

We were going to have this here, when COPE was in charge. “Billboard free in five years.” It never happened.

We’ve “moved” to Cambie & Broadway. Suck. Least now I have a key to the “house”

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai, the only Japanese sex film that manages to combine explicit sequences of carnal lust with discourses on existentialism and a satire on the Bush administration.

Recieved my very first naughty internet solicitation this week, (thank you Myspace). It’s rather specific:

“I would do anything you ask if you made me your bitch. You could do anything and everything you wish to me, anything for your pleasure. I would love to obey your every command and serve your every whim. I would love to crawl to you and kiss your feet, and beg for the pleasure and honor of serving you. It would give me no greater pleasure then to be dominated by you and do everything that you command. Please let me serve you, please make me your bitch.

I beg to serve you Goddess, I will do whatever you wish. For the honor of smelling and kissing you feet I will do anything you ask of me Goddess.”

His profile tells me that “he” is a 24 year old Virgo living in Richmond. Great. A local. Fab. I would suspect he has no idea how often I wander around the city without any shoes on. I doubt there’s much sexy left when the soles of my feet are black.

Anyone have any clever answers for him?

No matter that I’m a million useful things, it’s entirely outside my areas of expertise. My first reaction is to go over it with an evil red pen. “I understand that you may have been a little excited while writing your letter, but possibly it should read: I beg to serve you COMMA Goddess PERIOD I will do whatever you wish for the honor of smelling and kissing youR feet PERIOD I will do anything you ask of me COMMA Goddess.”

Various Artists – Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music For The Masses Volume 1: 17 individual artists interpretations of what the porn movie ‘Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka’ music represents.