Jun 28, 2012
commented on "Beauty and the BEAT!"
That was really well-done, and I've kinda watched it four or five times now. I keep catching new things--the amazing paint job in the windows of the nail salon, Belle curtsying grandly at a man in a dumpster, the exchange "Bonjour!" "What'd you call me?!"
The person who responds to "I need six legs" with "That's too expensive!" looks just like Miss J from America's Next Top Model, doesn't she? I wonder if that was a cameo--nobody in that costume appears again in the rest of the video.
Aug 20, 2010
commented on Juggalos Are People Too
Can you blame us readers/commenters for judging what you gave us to see?
Text message post on the 14th: Stabbing, Tila Tequila debacle. You said yourself in the comments that it's a tradition to throw things at the performers, and that an organizer had to ask the crowd to not throw shit at Tom Green.
The 16th, you post yourself, mostly about the Tila Tequila incident again; included is a video where the guy says that she was lucky to get away alive, and that he'd have smashed her skull in if he'd had the chance. Clearly a nice dude. Your post on the 17th was about how Tom Green bucked the Juggalo trend by not getting urine-bombed off the stage.
And then these pictures, which, sure, show people smiling and pridefully showing their tattoos, and obligingly flashing breasts and offering pussy massages, but given that there was almost no commentary or context provided with the slideshow--and that most readers here have no context in which to place Juggalos--the end result was this: we all read three days of stories about people doing nasty, horrible things that we, the readers, think that only nasty, horrible people do, and then we see pictures of some people, and we can only presume that this is what nasty, horrible people look like. Of course the comments were mean. Given the information you provided, what else did you expect?
So: are you going to write more about what the Juggalos were actually like? Because I would like to actually hear about how it was--about some part of it other than performers getting pelted with poop, a subject on which I feel thoroughly versed by now.
Aug 19, 2010
commented on Two Nights at The Gathering
Mr. Bashful Weed-On-a-Stick has forgotten that anybody who might happen to recognize his face will probably just recognize his tattoos instead.
Aug 17, 2010
commented on Even More Ham
Dominic posting photographs of ham: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?!
(I CONDEMN THEE. The photographs, if not ham itself.)
Aug 17, 2010
commented on Whatever Happened to Tom Green?
I think the phrase "a four-letter word to describe a piece of female anatomy" is more disturbing than just saying "cunt." A piece of female anatomy. A piece of female anatomy. Really, a piece of female anatomy. *shivers*
Aug 16, 2010
commented on Tila Tequila Vs The Juggalos
So given all that... are there any Juggalos myths/stereotypes that didn't hold? Or was it pretty much all meth, Faygo, violence, and confused anger over fucking magnets?
(Did anybody bring up fucking magnets?)
What were the Juggalettes like? And asking in earnest: did you see anybody being nice the whole weekend? Because the take-away I've got is "All Juggalos are violent, sociopathic trashy assholes." They make every other fringey-culty group out there sound like rational, kind-souled sweeties by comparison.
Aug 14, 2010
commented on The Gathering of the Juggalos: Initial Text Message From Kelly O
Um. Surely I'm not the only person grimacing at the comments that are either along the lines of "Some people deserve to be hurt because their novelty act is silly" or "Some people deserve to be hurt because it makes for a funny headline."
I'm pretty sure that if the mob violence described in those paragraphs had happened to nearly any other woman, the Slog response would be very different. I only vaguely know who Tila Tequila is (she had a VH1 dating show, right? And maybe she's a porn star too, something like that?), but I'm pretty sure she hasn't done anything that warranted getting pelted with beer bottles, rocks, firecrackers, and shit before being chased down and forced to barricade herself to protect her own safety. That's some barbaric mobbing.
(What's the story with Juggalos, anyway? Is it just shittons of meth, or what?)
Aug 13, 2010
commented on Lunchtime Quickie: Yeah, Art!
I adore the girl in the audience with the short black hair, grinning like a loon through the entire thing. Her internal monologue and mine were surely the same: "Remember the bullshit performance-art scene in the 1999 teen movie She's All That? This is even funnier!"
Aug 10, 2010
commented on SHE HAS A POINT: Why No Chicken McNuggets for Breakfast?
I'm surprised McDonald's hasn't found a way of pulling their nuggets onto double duty. Chik-Fil-A serves nuggets for breakfast; they sandwich 'em in little biscuits. Wendy's tosses theirs in buffalo sauce and calls them "boneless wings." I'm sure McDonald's could come up with some product that will keep their employees from being assaulted for want of chicken nuggets.
It's only August 10, and I've now used my quota of the word "nugget" for the month.