@de Pizan That's how I read it, too. Catcalling is a way to put focus on someone who isn't asking for it, and a way to exert power over them. It is dehumanizing. By immediately busting out a camera and taking their picture, I think she is shifting the focus back on them and making them the spectacle. I feel as though it would be very empowering to get out of an uncomfortable and threatening situation by doing something so unexpected. Even if she doesn't show them the error of their ways, at least she is preserving the dignity they are trying to strip from her. Pretty cool!
@Lily Rowan I was totally thinking the same thing! If poor Jess had to contend with that ad, I imagine she might've thrown herself through a sliding glass door and run screaming into the Hollywood Hills. Nick would just watch on with an amused grin on his smug face.
On Grimes' Tour Rider: "If possible, one cute bulldog, french bulldog, pug or pomeranian to visit & hang out"
@Lily Rowan Ooooh! Pick me! I know the answer! Trent and the other band members douse themselves and their clothes liberally in corn starch before shows to create a dusty, post-apocalyptic look. I saw it in a documentary years ago, so I assume this is still the case. Unless Trent now uses it to prepare Cook's Country's recipe for Honey Fried Chicken, which uses only corn starch as a batter!
This was perfect. And THIS is how I want to spend my retirement.
@TheLetterL Gorton's fisherman should be included on the fuckyeahcraggydudes Tumblr, if it ever comes to pass. Fishy Hot!
@MashaNigel Weirdly Beardless! That is just dying to be the name of something major!
Should we start a petition for Grand Theft Auto: Orange Is the New Black Edition?
@Faintly Macabre The link has pictures from alternate views, and when seen from the side, the fox looks very 3-D. Its little mouth is open! I want it so much!
@harebell I was ready to stand by that comment, thinking she was 18 for some reason (which to me is a "little girl" - I mean, I think of myself at that age and realize how much of the world I truly did not even begin to grasp or understand), but the internet tells me she is 20. So I will amend that to "young woman." It honestly wasn't meant to demean or dismiss her, simply a comment on how young she really is, which helps to explain her behavior, I think.
Several weeks ago, I saw Miley interviewed on Good Morning America and I was AGOG at the utter crap that spewed from her mouth. She made sweeping declarations that she was speaking for her entire generation, and that, in defiance of the current state of the world, they just want to have fun/ party/ can't stop/ won't stop. It is obvious how uneducated, misinformed, and unaware this little girl is -and hell, it is well within her rights as a human being to be all of those things. What KILLS me is that the world chooses to listen to her. We have made this party monster famous, elevated her to such a status that she clearly believes her opinions and viewpoints actually matter. And now, because of a raunchy VMA performance, she is dominating conversations, thoughts, articles, the internet, etc. etc. etc. I don't think Miley Cyrus or her outfits, tongue, dance moves, or videos deserve such close-reading, because it is obvious that she just has no clue. She is not adopting the dress and dance moves of other cultures as some sort of statement - she just doesn't know any better. She is ignorant and no one has ever told her "no." My rage is directed instead at a society who celebrates this ignorance, at a pop culture that indoctrinates kids with the belief that this is cool.
It all makes me want to go seriously off the grid, to be honest. Arrrrrgh. /end rant