God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).

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"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Monday, May 17, 2004

Here's a take on gay marriage...

Me: Um, if gay marriage ends up to be legal, does that mean I'm gonna be REQUIRED to marry someone gay?

Them: No, don't be silly.

Me: Will my rights and tax breaks go away if gay marriage passes?

Them: No, don't be silly.

Me: Will the gays hurt me?

Them: No.

Me: Then why the hell should anyone try to STOP them from getting married?



The answer, of course, is the same answer at the root of any anti-gay legislation. The folks who make the laws (rich, white, millionaire) think they're icky.

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