Trip Planning in California

Well, we think that we’ve found a place to live, but the difficult part is that we can’t move in until about July 3rd. Rather than waste money on a hotel in a city we’ll be in for the next year, we thought we may as well take this opportunity (the opportunity being that we’re not paying rent to live somewhere) to go visit some other destination or friend. Lucky for us, we have a wonderful friend, Thuy, in a wonderful city, San Diego, who has opened her home to us. We are thinking of driving down the coast from San Fancisco on highway 1, which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful and scenic drives there are. Last minute tickets also seem to be pretty cheap – anywhere from 140 to 75 dollars depending on the direction. Cyrus (our cat) adds a hassle to the whole program but if we drive he can chill in the car with us and if we fly then he’ll just have to deal. I would have boarded him but you need proof of vaccinations to do that and I just didn’t bring those with me in the first suitcase load of stuff to San Fran. Silly me.

So, everything seems to be working itself out okay and San Francisco is a great city. I can’t wait until we get settled in a bit more and I can return to steadily working on The Zen of South Park, my project which misses me a great deal. And I miss it. I’m also looking forward to providing you all with regular and quality posts once I get settled properly. Don’t worry – we’ll return soon.

South Park Tonight: Fingerbanging and Negroplasties

Tonight’s got a double episode of South Park coming your way, and it includes two great episodes, “Things You Can Do With Your Finger,” and “Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina.” I love them both.

In the first, note Cartman’s attitude and approach towards God. Not only does he believe that God has ordained him for what he is to do (start a boy band) but he challenges God, even demonstrating his fright after doing so (he calls God a pussy and then insists he was just kidding).

In the second, we get a great look at religious identity when Kyle complains that he has never felt Jewish but actually tall and black, proceeds to get a negroplasty only to realize that he will always be himself genetically, even if he can alter an outward appearance – an interesting comment on sex change operations, no doubt.

These episodes are each fantastic in their own right (especially when we watch a scrotum get cut open during a real sex change operation), and I recommend you watch them both and think about what they are saying about religious identity and man’s perceived relationship to God.

Did you watch them? What did you think?

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