Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Mental Goulash XVII
March 12, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Mental Goulash

• Celebrity
Corey Haim’s Untimely Death- Yes, I, unlike so many others, were really not all that surprised to hear the manner in which he passed away. And even though I wasn’t surprised he OD’ed, it is sad, as he was a collective part of my childhood pop culture (Silver Bullet, Lucas, The Lost Boys). However, I must be one of the few gay men out there who just never got the appeal. I can see how girls would find him cute (it’s an appeal that spans generations: the “non-threatening boy” fixation) and I suppose I can see how my gay contemporaries found him appealing too, though I never did. I found him too (physically) boyish and too femmy. R.I.P.
– The Oscars– I watched the Oscars, in their entirety, for the first time in nearly 2 decades. I’m generally NOT an awards show person. At all. And even though I love movies, I’ve never been very interested in most of the ones that win awards, thus making them ‘mandatory viewing.’ This year I was invited over to a friend’s house to watch them and we made an evening out of it. We filled out ballots (wagering $5 each) had snacks and had our own running commentary on the actors, actresses et al. It was a lot of fun. Continue reading