April 01, 2004

For hot Big-Brother-on-Big-Brother action (in San Francisco, no less), go here. Hopefully this will be taken to its inevitable conclusion. Maybe one day game wardens will down homeless men and women with sleeping darts and tag them with giant yellow flashing beacons. Their migratory patterns will then be studied by erstwhile graduate students who dream of an appearance on "Marty Stouffer Jr.'s Wild Urban America."


Yes, it's an April Fool's joke. Don't freak out just yet.

Posted on April 01, 2004 05:14 PM

This will probably come as no surprise, but I'm not entirely buying their justification of "homeless people don't seek adequate medical care" as a reason to do this. Why? Because someone who's genuinely concerned about homeless people's health might, before going all Logan's Run with the high-tech tracking devices, contemplate the incredible possibilities inherent in a system of universal health care. My god, it might enable the people in question to not only SEEK medical care, but actually receive some of it.

Posted by: dianna on April 1, 2004 05:33 PM

Goddamnit, man. What have I told you about the sneakiness?!

Posted by: dianna on April 1, 2004 06:09 PM

Muah-haha! Though I think you redeemed yourself with the Logan's Run bit. Good on yeh!

Posted by: Jacob on April 1, 2004 06:34 PM

So I can be forgiven for being gullible as long as I'm also geeky? Great. So have you heard about those new household robots they're coming out with? I hear they're 3 laws safe... the makers must have read some Asimov. I can't wait to own one.

Posted by: dianna on April 1, 2004 06:47 PM