“ARE SOME PEOPLE BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE?” ☑ Y ☐ N


The beloved David Shields (q.v.), Other People:

  • The ruling ethos of Seattle is forlorn apology for our animal impulses.

  • In Laura,

    Lydecker, of course, can’t control his gun: He kills the wrong girl earlier in the movie, and when he later tries to complete the act, even Laura can outmuscle him, causing him to misfire. He’s quickly mowed down by McPherson‘s boys. There’s control (verbal), then there’s control (physical). There’s language, then there’s blood.

    Cf. Mr. DANA ANDREWS:

    Dana Andrews, tie and collar somewhat open
  • My father didn’t particularly mind my mindlessness, since… he was also a lifelong athlete (runner, swimmer, trophy-winning tennis player) and sporadic sportswriter who, even now, at 94, still writes an occasional sports column for his local suburban California weekly. My mother, on the other hand, disapproved. Once, she said to me, “Sometimes when people ask me if all you ever do is play sports, I want to tell them, ‘At least he’s devoted to something. At least he has an activity at which he excels,’ but other times I wish you were obsessed with something a little more permanent.”

    “Yes, I know,” I whispered; it was very late on some Sunday night.

    “Sometimes I just want to tell those people: ‘Leave me alone. Leave him alone. He’s like a dancer on that damn playfield or ballyard or what-have-you.’ But what I usually tell them, what I really feel, and what I guess I’m trying to tell you now, is that I wish you’d dedicate yourself with the same passion to a somewhat more elevated calling.”

    “Yes, I know,” I whispered again[.]

  • I once felt joy in being alive and I felt this mainly when I was playing basketball and I rarely if ever feel that joy anymore and it’s my own damn fault and that’s life. Too bad.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.25 14:36. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/25/otherpeople/

Tom of Finland is the pretty good biographical feature film I ultimately saw in an actual movie theatre after vainly vying for Jon Bernthal to portray Kake.

Setting aside the hideously unreadable Arial “subtitles,” which are not the sort of thing one can really set aside, the picture betrays Touko Laaksonen’s entire life’s work and legacy in its last minutes.

  • Who, Tom asks, falls within his pantheon?

    straight and gay…

    No. Just men who love, and fuck the living daylights out of, men. No straights.

  • Who can be a “Tom’s Man”?

    Strange-looking creature with lipstick. Touko: Who can be a Tom’s man?

    Well, first of all, not a man in a dress, or a female (elsewhere seen, I thought – on review, it was this tragic cross-dresser all along).

    Crowd shot shows young Chinese male among others, all older and White. Anyone can be a Tom’s man

    And really, probably not epicene stick-thin Gaysians, either.

Of course there is room to cast nonwhites in White literary roles when it comes time to shoot a filmic adaptation. Not a lot of room, but some, and if anything I would prefer so-called colourblind casting to intentional diversity propaganda.

But Tom of Finland illustrations, like any other visual work (including comic books), specify the visuals. It isn’t left to your, or an activist’s, imagination. Scarlett Johansson (q.v.) actually cannot play Major in Ghost in the Shell, except for the fact that she looks just like the animé progenitor.

Tom of Finland’s beloved men in uniform were not females, transgenders, or epicenes in uniform. We know that conclusively because he drew them for us and pictures are real.

Just as there aren’t two kinds of women (including those with penises [“Get over it!”]), in this context there’s a border, a fence, a wall between men in Tom of Finland’s imaginings… and everybody else. Nothing says you’ll be on the inside, and yes, we will tell you that to your face and we will keep you out.

(Cf.Tom Girls.” Separate is equal here.)

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.23 15:32. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/23/tomsman/


A posting on DataLounge (q.v.), which I will not link you to out of propriety, offers a window onto how eldergays might view the insane petri-dish-like unbridled sexualism of Kids Today and their anti-HIV medicaments and the like. [continue with “Rather profane explication of gay generational psychology” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.21 16:04. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/21/rather-profane-explication-of-gay-generational-psychology/

Microsoft PS/2 mouse with teal left button, magenta right button, and magenta swirl on teal background on mouse body

(Via; q.v.)

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.18 14:09. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/18/tealmouse/

This is why you hear the new public intellectuals grinding on about the necessity of civility and “good-faith” arguments. They feel disrespected by anyone who does not treat them as the head of the household[,]

wrote Mr. SICHA, the just-appointed Styles editor of the New York Times, who had described in several interviews midnight moves and raiding couch cushions for change. All that is rather quite over and done with now.

(“I assume your staff treat you like their boss, however,” I asked him. “I don’t let them make eye contact, obviously,” Mr. SICHA top-posted back.)

Some people are better than other people.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.18 14:03. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/18/headofthehousehold/

Venezuelan-American Mauricio A. Rodriguez has a unique skill in assembling half-nude collages that escape the leghold trap of grotesquerie. [continue with “Collagisme” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.17 13:33. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/17/collagisme/

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