Filed under: Rants
*Let me preface this post by saying that I wrote it back in March and never quite came up with a feeling of closure for it, I just kinda got stuck. However, I’m gonna post it here anyway because I stumbled across it while cleaning the ol’ hard drive and…I’m still working on new blog posts and this is all I gots. Enjoy!
A friend of mine, has a relative that is what we used to call, a Bible thumper. She eats and breathes “The Bible.” She never misses a chance to “praise Him” and is at church every time the doors are open. She only watches films with a religious slant, repents for the ones she sees that aren’t and quotes The Bible on a regular basis. She believes that The Lord will provide, though he’s yet to chip in on any of her bills. Continue reading
Filed under: Mental Goulash
• Remember Tang? Though I’m not a big orange-flavor fan, I do like the occasional orange juice and/or Sunny Delight. However, after reuniting with Tang recently, I LOVE it. Seriously. Why anyone would buy Sunny Delight when they could make their own is beyond me. It is SO damn good. On a side note: I miss Grape Tang, but just bought P some Strawberry Tang. Go figure. Also, even if you don’t like to DRINK it, put some in the detergent reservoir of your dishwasher and it will rid it of excess lime and rust buildup. Yep! Lemonade Kool-Aid will do the same too. As long as it has citric acid in it. Continue reading
• I Know It When I See It: Pornogrpahy, Violence and Public Sensitivity by Michael Leach © 1975
Synopsis: What makes a movie obscene? Is Deep Throat as immoral as Super Fly or Death Wish? This invitation to explore the paradoxes of pornography offers an intimate, informal, and often humorous perspective on what’s X-rated in the movies and on television, of what isn’t — and of the curious differences.
Comments: I stumbled upon this book at an antique store that I thought I had thoroughly ransacked…until I saw this on the bookcase in the corner. I love reading vintage books on homosexuality (AKA ‘perversion’), pornography and/or the perils of narcotic use. Don’t ask me why, I just do. I guess I get a kick out of the over dramatization of it all. That and the easily issued ‘cures.’ Hilarious and telling. Definitely a time capsule in which the book(s) was written.
• Roger Vadim’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses © 1962
Synopsis: A diamond hard view of seduction, adultery and corruption of the innocent, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES is the story of a modern French couple — rich, idle and perverse — who have sworn never to be trapped by love. Though married, they make no pretense of sexual fidelity, instead assisting each other in their adulterous affairs. With cold efficiency and ruthless egotism they stalk their victims, taking lovers, enjoying them and casting them aside.
Comments: I’ve always loved Barbarella (directed by Roger Vadim), so is it any wonder than I thoroughly love his version of Dangerous Liaisons? Not to mention that I LOVE all the other incarnations, especially the 80’s (1988) and 90’s (1999) versions of the film as well. I remember reading the book in the nineties and loving it as well. So, it was a no-brainer when I stumbled across this movie tie-in adaptation (complete with over 200 stills from the movie…PRE “FotoNovel!”) in the Half Price Books ‘Vintage’ area! Can’t wait to start reading it! Continue reading
I just realized I totally forgot to mention why there was no activity on the blog last week: I re-opened my online store! Yep, I’ve had an online store with CafePress since 2006, but it’s been inactive for a few years (it seems like longer!). And the reason for that is because I accidentally deleted EVERYTHING in the store; it’s entire contents. When I did this, I was so infuriated that I just threw up my hands and said ‘Fuck it!’ and literally walked away. It was sooo time-consuming getting it set up and prepping the images, etc. that I just did not have the patience to start all over again. Continue reading