If this is the official position of The Hairpin, I can no longer consider myself a 'Pinner. *tearfully plucks bobby pin from hair, tosses it on table, plods off Charlie Brown style*
@stonefruit ROTFL... I am completely on Team Cumberbatch and I totally agree with you... it makes me wonder how many horcruxes he'd have to make before I wouldn't hit that.
@Chloe 'Pidge' Spirals@facebook Totally! No one dismisses the hotness of BC, least of all my FORMERLY FAVORITE blog, which I THOUGHT was composed of ladies and all sorts who I THOUGHT knew how to appreciate the unconventional! *rages* *seethes* *unsubscribes* lol.
@Jaya I like the wording "if you feel so inclined."
Serious question: What do you think of a combination of new puppy fund and two charities (cancer research and FGM prevention) and a small amazon registry of cheap (like 10-25 quid)traditional items as options for guests who would like to give something. Also, what is the best way to convey that this is sincerely not mandatory or expected? Plenty of our relatives will WANT to give something, but I don't want our poor artist friends to think they have to shell out a penny to come to our wedding. My worst nightmare is to come off like this fictional nutjob, but I also don't want to end up with a bunch of gifts we don't need that will surely arrive if we don't specify anything.
@lucy snowe Agreed... she fits into the bit about F->F drag and gender parody nicely.
@OhMarie It's practice based, so I have created a series of performances that try to tease out the dissonance. Just look up hoo:ha on youtube and you'll find a few. And I'm mainly intervening in humour theory, so Morreall, Bergson, Chafe, etc. Plus Dolanian materialist feminism. One of my favorite performers to write about is Ursula Martinez... I recommend her act Hanky Panky as a pretty good example of what I mean by harnessing this 'dissonance'.
@katiemcgillicuddy Gawp! I am late for yoga because I have been hypnotised by this gif(t).
The PhD I am procrastinating as we speak is about illuminating and exploiting (i.e. using!) a dissonance between funniness and sexiness when staged with the female comic('s) body. Anyone want to point me at some performances or writings that I may have missed?
THIS is how you do white feminist twerking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPGEsPgbHOI