Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

07 Sep 2002, 21:16 p.m.

People have different song-related reactions to this book, entitled The…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

People have different song-related reactions to this book, entitled The World is a Ghetto. Leonard thinks of "The world is a rainbow / With many kinds of people." I myself am reminded of that Smashing Pumpkins song that starts "The world is a vampire." Leonard reminds me that this song is entitled "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," and notes that even cooler would be a depleted-uranium anti-tank armor-piercing butterfly with bullet wings. In any case, I stand by my position that the world can be a vampire, or a rainbow, or a ghetto, or possibly a vampire ghetto, but not any other combination, and certainly not all three.

Leonard quibbles with my prohibitions, but he has his own damn weblog.