October 22, 2004

Friday's Big Ol' Glob of Links

So work has exploded, and I'm stressed. Here are some fun things for you to read (readers Pete and Nancy--thanks for doing all my work for me!)

First, via Twisted Spinster, real, honest to God script pitches. Laugh! Cry! Understand why there's NEVER ANYTHING GOOD ON!

Next up, the (by now older news because I am slow and pathetic) Guardian Update! Couple of comments:


  • Fellow Americans, if you're going to vent your spleen to a newspaper, please do it coherently, because DUH--PRINT MEDIUM, and if not, please stop being on my side, because you're making my side look really, really stupid.

  • I find it amazing that The Guardian has managed to achieve the delicate balance between self-congratulatory verbal masturbation and doe-eyed "innocence"--(what? We had no idea people would take our lil' ol' idea seriously! Tee-hee!) without bursting into flame. Apparently, it is possible to fake humility in a completely supercilious, haughty, and condescending manner without getting busted by the Hypocrite Police. You learn something new every day.

Finally (via Pete), a take on THK's latest. My short reaction to that was this: "Oh, like we don't have every women's magazine in the country fanning the flames between the "working" and "stay-at-home" moms under the guise of "helping us with our choices," which is just code for "crippling us with self-doubt no matter which course we choose." Thanks for helping!"

Frankly, I think the most important thing I learned from the whole kerfuffle was "don't pay attention to heiresses." Ever. Seriously people, haven't we learned ANYTHING from Paris Hilton?

Posted by Big Arm Woman at October 22, 2004 01:59 PM
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"Oh, like we don't have every women's magazine in the country fanning the flames between the "working" and "stay-at-home" moms under the guise of "helping us with our choices," which is just code for "crippling us with self-doubt no matter which course we choose." Thanks for helping!"

Women like complexity. It draws their interest. So they make things more complex if they're getting boring. Resolution is death.

It's not as if women's magazines have made a false move, forcing you away from simplicity. You buy them, not vice versa.

Men are able to resist women's magazines; in fact will sink into abject boredum rather than pick up one - the things have no discernible point.

Under stress? Have money problems? Invite a lot of people over for dinner and feed them. Make plans, arrange furniture, new drapes, schedule simultaneous impossible to meet appointments. Forbid husband from stepping out until it all blows over; send him on quests.

That's heaven.

The heaven you miss, because you are not a guy, is the Popular Mechanics cover with the kid ``Kids! Build This Flying Bicycle'' looking down on his neighborhood, dogs running and neighbors waving. That caused a run on linen in the 30s as kids bought on their mothers' credit line.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at October 22, 2004 08:04 PM

Ron, did you forget to take your medication again?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at October 22, 2004 09:21 PM

I can't remember the last women's magazine I bought. In fact, I've probably never bought one in all my 44 years.

Can't WAIT until Nov. 3 when THK can sink back into the wacky obscurity from which she came.

Posted by: Laura at October 22, 2004 09:34 PM

Laura - in many ways, a JFK presidency would be a disaster. But, having THK as the "big mouthed first lady off her medication" would at least provide a lot of opportunities for ridicule. On the whole, I'd prefer boring but classy Laura Bush.

Posted by: Pete at October 22, 2004 09:38 PM

I like THK. A loose cannon in insulting this or that sensitive interest group. Who can fail to appreciate that?

I particularly like when she talks fondly of her husband, who turns out to be the previous one.

The beer-bottle carrying THK pics on Drudge yesterday were the best campaign move that they've ever made.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at October 23, 2004 08:27 AM

Here's THK ``insulting Laura Bush'' played by Limbaugh http://rhhardin.home.mindspring.com/rushcut.thk.ram wherein THK gathers up stuff that might be related, suggests what is positive and negative, and comes to a tentative feeling for the moment. I claim this is admirable and usual.

Rush, hearing something else (what?) recasts it into something definite, which I guess the media have done too. Rush's reading is uncharacteristically wrong. He must have read the media first and was ad libbing without having heard the piece first.

THK's problem is interpreters and excerpters. And how she wound up with Kerry.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at October 23, 2004 07:04 PM