If you want to read a truly awesome article--awesome in every sense of the word, i.e.; enormous, omnipotent, neat-o--then amble on over to The Stranger to read the linked article. This is a story I should have written, although I'm grateful I didn't have to. I really enjoy the writing of Lindy West--it's very thoughtful, and hysterically funny.
Thanks to Manthony for blogging about it first!