Music Mar 25, 2015 at 4:00 am

Alice B. Toklas, Marilyn Manson, Dina Martina, and a Spelling Bee!?

Dina Martina's voice sounds like a cat having an epileptic fit on a chalkboard; her body moves like two pigs fighting their way out of a sleeping bag. David Belisle


I still have and treasure the Alice B Toklas cookbook I was given as a teenager (for the infamous brownie recipe). But somehow that leads me to...

That damn Dina Martina picture is disturbing to me...the asymmetric flare of overdone lipstick...I've been fixated on it all day (well, when browsing the stranger) and I finally had an epiphany: this is blackface. No fucking wonder so many women - feminist women - get really chapped about crossdressers and drag queens. This is an over-the-top mean parody. We don't consider blackface socially acceptable any longer, and for good reason. And before the trans-social-justice crowd gets worked up: I'm talking about drag parody, not transwomen.
Enjoy the Dirty Dancing McDonald's (1122 Madison St)—have you SEEN that fierce font?—while you can! It is slated to become a c-word in a few years
Chipotle? CVS? Cupcake Royale?

Or maybe it's the "fierce font" that's slated to become a c-word — in which case, obviously, Comic Sans.
Oh man I am excited about this Spelling Bee!

Saw a copy of that recently in an antique store in Bellingham - still kicking myself for not grabbing it when I had the chance.

Also, Emily your description of Ms Martina's singing voice is not quite accurate: "Dina Martina's voice sounds like a cat having an epileptic fit on a chalkboard - WHILE GARGLING NYQUIL". Fixed it for you.

I believe the word you're searching for is "Condominium".

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