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August 2nd, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-02 17:20
  Subject:   Obama has sold out.
  Music:RAtM - Guerilla Radio

The cut-and-parse, political calibrations employed by Obama's campaign staff have devalued enchantment and put a premium on marketing. His political masterminds have transformed Obama from a political visionary into an electoral product (with demographically designed components) just like every other presidential aspirant. His handlers have excised the very quality that distinguished Obama from the usual suspects.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-02 17:44
  Subject:   (no subject)
  Music:KMFDM - Naive
  Tags:  reddit

Earlier this year I visited a prostitute for one obvious, practical reason and another less so: I'm sick of lying to women. Being single and in my 30s, I find it increasingly difficult to justify the lies and manipulation involved in having a sexual relationship with women who I'm not in love with.

Call it a gift, but I can tell within about two hours whether I could fall for a girl. Through weary experience, I estimate she comes along about every two years - and wears cool shoes. That leaves a lot of time between drinks, and 24-month bouts of celibacy don't really appeal to me while I have a full head of hair and abdominals.

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