implores his queer peers: What's the Gayest Thing You've Ever Done?
• ''That is SO gay
! I've been thinking about that expression a lot lately. What does it mean? Is it a playground epithet that is simply in vogue with the grown-ups? Or is it a sign that gay culture is so integrated into the pop culture that even the hets now see the evidence of homo-style in their everyday lives, and make jokes about it?" A followup to the original post, Part II
: Flaming Son of "Gay, Gayer, Gayest"
posted by dhoyt
on Feb 4, 2005 -
Community Values, Corporate Profit and Pornography
"Popular culture isn't popular because members of the "tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving left-wing freak show" (to borrow a line from a campaign ad this year) are the only customers. It's because there is an unquenched thirst for it, and the corporate profiteers (who are members of and contributors to both political parties) see a nationwide market for it." What will we tell the children?
posted by nofundy
on Dec 21, 2004 -
In the late 90s, I used to buy a magazine called Gadfly
. They ceased publication
in 2001. Today I found out that the editor has a blog
and he appears to be republishing some of Gadfly's contents in an attempt to get people to buy back issues
. Read interviews with George Plimpton
, Emmylou Harris
, Ben Marcus
, and The Wachowskis
. Don't like interviews? There's also articles on Lou Reed
, Anais Nin
, Brian Wilson
, Jack Nitzsche
, Lester Bangs
, and people you may never have heard of
. Their film coverage
was also almost always interesting.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Art hits the arcade. Play the classic game while enjoying the Piet Mondrian-style background. Who says art isn't fun?
posted by ifjuly
on Jul 13, 2004 -
"Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing. No paint or dye is used. The colour is inherent to the gum - the mixing of colour takes place inside the mouth during chewing using an endless variety of flavours ...."
posted by anastasiav
on Feb 19, 2004 -
Bad Toon Rising
- Think you remember what Mickey Mouse looks like? Daffy Duck? Bart Simpson? Ok - grab a scrap of paper and draw that character. Right now. (No peeking!!) Some other people already have, and these are the results.....
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 12, 2003 -
is to the iconic saucer-eyed urchins
of the '60s as Salvador Dali is to Hickory Dickory Dock. His delicate palette, fine details and classical references offer compelling counterpoint to the deliciously disturbing imagery of les tykes terrible
in collections such as "Blood: Miniature Paintings of Sorrow & Fear"; "Bunnies and Bees: Paintings Created to Illustrate DIVINE TRUTH in Accordance with the Secret Principles of SCIENCE AND SOUL"; and "The Meat Show: Paintings about Childen, God, and USDA Grade A Beef". Plus, they're kids - with big eyes
posted by taz
on Sep 8, 2003 -
Barbie and her friends now have blogs.
Seeing this seriously made me consider hanging my hat and going home. They even have webcams, to do lists, and little photo galleries. The corporate giants are working hard to pull girls in to technology - which is a really good thing. Too bad the latest posts are about buying mini-skirts and things like that.
posted by christine_bpc
on Mar 15, 2003 -
Kaycee On Law & Order?
I just finished watching the new episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and there were some striking similarities between it and the whole Kaycee shebang last year. Little sick girl, nobody has met her, corresponds only through email and telephone. And then, *stunner* she's a fake. I mean, sure, there was a big nasty murder in this version, but I think the Law & Order writing crew has been reading Metafilter.
Did you see the episode? Am I wrong? And does this mean that *gasp* web logs are having an effect on pop culture?
posted by benbrown
on Apr 28, 2002 -
60's British Pop Culture
Shirley Bassey. Tom Jones. Sandie Shaw. Cliff Richard. Petula Clark. Gordon Banks. Jane Brikin. Charlotte Rampling. Twiggy. Julie Christie. Patrick McGoohan. Peter O' Toole. Terence Stamp. What a decade. Oozing coolness.
posted by Voyageman
on Mar 3, 2002 -
Our New War Culture
Has recent events altered the landscape and trajectory of American Pop Culture? Is there such thing as "Blowback" of cultural artifacts as well back to our shores from far away lands.
posted by AsiaInsider
on Oct 17, 2001 -