a blog with cultural bulimia.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

have i mentioned it's snowing?


Guilt about getting deliveries in the snow
"Does anyone else feel bad about ordering food for delivery when the weather is horrible? On the one hand, I feel bad for the guys having to run around in the snow and rain and slush just to serve my lazy self. But on the other hand, I wonder if others feel this way, perhaps they don't make as much on bad weather days, so I should tip them more generously than normal?"
via gothamist

If you must see a xmas movie...

'Twas a snowy night, Mr. DF and I were dreaming of hot chocolates (the drink...) and commenting how it didn't feel like Christmas. It seems like we say that EVERY year. And EVERY year it feels like we need MORE to get us THERE - to that point were the 'spirit' takes over and we go crazy trying to buy last minute, meaningless gifts...
So... we went to see 'Bad Santa', to give the 'spirit' some help... Nothing like watching Santa fuck people up their butt and saying 'You won't be able to shit right for a week' to put one in the right mood...
Bad, 'Bad Santa' is dark and profane - two of the feelings normally associated with Christmas. The cast is GREAT: Besides Billie Bob and the three-foot-tall mean 'little person' Tony Cox: Bernie Mac, John Ritter, CLORIS LEACHMAN (j'adore Cloris) and a delicious Lauren Tom.
"Bad Santa is my kind of Christmas movie — profane, subversive, and swarming with scuzzballs. Terry Zwigoff, who directed from a script by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, is best known for Ghost World and the documentary Crumb, and so it’s not surprising that Bad Santa has some of the ripe grunginess of a good underground comic. My Treacle Alert did start beeping when Willie ended up hiding out with a tubby, friendless 8-year-old (Brett Kelly) in the Phoenix mansion he shares with his zonked-out grandmother (Cloris Leachman). But not to worry—tastelessness reigns. Thornton has found the perfect vehicle for his peculiar gifts — his stubbly lewdness shines — and the rest of the cast, which includes Bernie Mac as a mall detective, the late John Ritter as a store manager, and Lauren Tom as Marcus’s squawk-box wife, is equally inspired. There’s even a groupie, wonderfully played by Lauren Graham, who has a thing for guys dressed up as Santa.
And a very merry fetish to you, too."

Unintentionally Hilarious Photo of the Moment

Al(fred) Sharpton Presents?
via low culture

On Looks. And the eyes of the beholder.
"Bears are simply saying that they're men first and unashamed of it. More, in fact. What they're saying is that central to the gay male experience is an actual love of men. And men are not 'boys,' they're not feminized, hairless, fatless icons on a dance floor."
Da Bears: Behind a Hairy Sub-Sub-Culture
"In some ways, bears represent gay men's long delayed embrace of their own masculinity in its simplest and sexiest form. In other ways, they represent gay men's desire for normalcy, for a world in which their natural state of being men is neither constrained nor tortured nor contrived."
.:: revisiting some old ideas ::.
"The literary critic Elaine Scarry argues in her 2001 book "On Beauty and Being Just" that gorgeousness makes us more appreciative of life itself. Ken Siman, author of "The Beauty Trip" (about his personal image-demons as refracted through the lives of the professionally gorgeous), believes that once you let go of the need to possess them, beautiful people are the ultimate democratic experience, like birds or flowers that enhance the landscape."
The Age of Dissonance: Where Beauty Rules, a Few Points for Plain
"Are we so transparent? Every time my Oregon friend Brook shows up, the mean metropolis turns into a warm puppy. For years I've watched people who wouldn't give me the time of day, let alone a good table at a restaurant, switch on in her presence. Last summer a garbage man even volunteered to take our picture. Sure, all the world loves a looker, but New York seems more enamored of skin-deep beauty than anywhere else. Why be just superficial when you can be deeply superficial?"

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Ancient fossil penis discovered
"They have called it Colymbosathon ecplecticos, which means 'amazing swimmer with a large penis'."
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