a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003


Best social event:
The August Blackout

Best social development:
Episcopal Church consecrates openly gay bishop

Robinson's partner, Mark Andrew, hands him his miter
during the consecration ceremony.

Best social development forced by law:
The Smoking Ban

"The city's antismoking law was championed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who saw it as a health initiative to protect restaurant and bar workers from being exposed to secondhand smoke. In July, the state followed with an even tougher smoking ban. Even if the city were to repeal its ban, the state's would remain in effect — something that has not seemed to make much difference to the smokers and businesses who continue to blame the mayor for their woes and lobby to have the city's law amended."