Thanks for Nothing, Assholes

Thanks for Nothing, Assholes
(a poem)
by Victor T. Cypert

What we scraped out of Roswell
sent us down the dead-end road
of semi-conductors and binary algorithms,
transistors and integrated circuits,
dot-com booms and Bit-Coin blues,
low-current diodes and high-powered fans
riveted to titanic heatsinks
as our CPUs crunched away
at endless distraction.

We were meant to be a people
of flint glass and copper tubes,
zinc plates against asbestos padding,
coils and capacitors and crystals–
low-tech monsters in world-sized ships
out to prey on the stars.

Just got to wait for it to warm up, first….

seriously, the guy has a point

Brilliant.

The symbolism of cowing the bull–the symbol of prosperity–seemed inauthentic to me. There were better choices for communicating the strength of women than this hot mess.

Why not a cowgirl statue, maybe riding alongside the bull and getting it to go where she wants it to go?

It’s pretty clear that it’s an ad campaign. The symbolism was all wrong. That’s marketing for you, folks.

gregfallis.com

I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago.I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue.

Recently most of the Fearless Girldiscussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who createdCharging Bull. He wantsFearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked:

The guy has a point.

This happened in maybe three different discussions over the last week or so. In each case I explained briefly why I believe Di Modica has a point (and I’ll explain it again in a bit), and for the most part folks either accepted my comments or ignored them. Which…

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