Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two posts, separated by a few hours and a few inches on the page.
I'm too much of a coward to do the urban biking thing, and the destinations I might use it for if I wasn't a coward would require heading through the worst parts of the city for it. Still I'm all for others doing it.. 
Crash was "middlebrow pseudointellectualism." I don't think that's a bad thing! I get that it's annoying when such things are elevated to High Art when they aren't, so the Best Picture label gives people reason to criticize it on that basis. And if you're genuinely surrounded by people talking about how brilliant Crash is, then I get that it's annoying....

Still, it wasn't made for people like me who have spent more than a few seconds thinking about the nuances and complexities of racial issues in this country.

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