Here’s a south Florida story that McCrabass picked up all the way out in Chicago, and she handled it so well, and linked it so nicely, there’s nothing for me to add but a statement of my admiration. Not only for McCrabass, but for our own Liz Tracy as well.
Okay, just one comment. Tattoos are fucking disgusting. They turn me off like a whiff of feral animal shit. This is in equal parts a reaction to my upbringing — when I was a kid, the only people sporting ink were either low-class thugs and roughnecks or victims of concentration camps — and a genuine dislike of despoiled, violated, and vandalized skin. Yes, I’m aware that as a competitive tanner, I fuck with my skin in a decidedly unhealthy fashion. That’s the sun and my own processes, not fucking printer’s ink.
Anyway, great job Julia and Liz.
No fucking comment about the Japanese cicadas. Bugs stuck to the flesh and hair? How about flies on the lips, lice in the crotch, and ticks in the ear? Yikes. No.