The MacLamity

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Monday, October 18, 2004


She's staring hard at the screen, the nice man is looking at her to see if she's understood what he's just been explaining for the past three minutes. There's a silence. It's impossible to tell if she's understood or not: she's spent so long half-understanding things that to avoid humiliation she keeps a dead-pan face and stops asking questions as soon as she feels that the next one will start to embarrass the person she's talking to. Beyond that, she just goes it alone and hopes everything works out fine. She'll press the buttons until the machine stops beating. Why does this Newsweek photo hint so strongly to me that there's ggoing to be a God-almighty fight over a mess of voting yetafuckinggain?