che is just a pretty face
I'm going to do this some time. Me, in all my German-bred glory, asking where the Nazi merchanise is; if they sell Che stuff, there must be a Hitler section around here somewhere. Somehow, I don't think that will go over so well.

I don't know how often Val's wife frequents head shops, but stuff like that is regular fare in the peace-driven market sector.

Sometime, I'm going to do a blog post on explorations into Pittsburgh's Southside. Our Carson Street is the blue-collar equivilent of Haight-Ashbury street. Lots of fun, lots of material there.

Unfortunatly for me, places like that sell a lot of stuff I like. Clothes and records, with all their attendant crap, are big ones. Artsy stuff and decorations are another. I'm kindof an artsy type, but once you walk into an artsy store, you are immediately confronted with all variations of far-lib propaganda. I just ignore it, but actually carrying a Che card to the counter and demanding an explination carries a certian appeal.

I'd probably just get my skinny ass stomped for my trouble. Those peacenicks, they can be unusually hostile to opposing debate.

But yes, there's alot of Che crap in every head shop, art shop, alternative clothing or record shop, even in some seemingly innocuous general purpose shops. I don't expect the clerk there to know what they are selling. From experience, a vast majority of people on both sides have no idea who he actually is or what he did. He's an icon, for whatever reason. Everything else gets swept under, and they won't listen to any other view.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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