In it, he briefly describes his own experience of the day of the attacks, but the focuses of the piece are the aftermath, the reactions, the boycotting of everything French and the governmental abuse of our fear of further terrorist attacks. What’s more is that Nev, sensitive soul that he is, tweeted an elevator selfie with the caption, “Real men show strength through patience and honor. Alex Smith over at wrote about the rise in LGBT homeless youth — they make up 40 percent of that population, but only five percent of the general population.
It’s not the usual patriotism-tinged rhetoric served to us on one of America’s shittiest anniversaries, but that’s a good thing. The story, which focuses on a woman, Jackie, basically brings to light (and proves with statistical evidence) what most of us have long assumed: ultra-religious parents are responsible for an overwhelming amount of LGBT homelessness.
But it’s also sort of undeniably great that he’s canoodling with a mermaid. In that book, he talks about defensively punching a woman – whom he didn’t realize was a woman – in the face.
Another aging rock star in the news today is Michael Stipe, who wrote a beautiful and important 9/11 essay. This all sounds pretty terrible so far, and that’s because it’s a terrible situation, but where it gets less terrible is that Nev’s unnamed victim, as well as several other witnesses to the incident, have come out in defense of the woman on the receiving end of Nev’s super-sensitive fist. And this last thing, well, it doesn’t fit in with much of anything else, but it’s still important.
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