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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fallen Victims

Quite a day, quite a week. This may be far from the proper forum for discussion of varying degrees of tragedy but is after all my forum so....let's go!

For people of my generation that's two icons of our youth gone in one day: Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. Both in their own way were tragic figures and victims; Jackson supremely talented and troubled, Fawcett supremely beautiful, in the end a surprisingly good actress,the inventor of mall hair, and winner of the Eberhard-Faber "Nippy" Award (for most outstanding nipples) so many years running that they finally decided to can the ceremony and grant her victory "in perpetuity". Propriety prohibits me from providing any links to this natural phenomenon nor would it be wise of me to suggest typing "farrah fawcett nipples" in the search window of an unfiltered Google images. Not today anyways.

You couldn't help but feel bad for both of them...MJ was designed by his abusive dad to be a creature, not of this earth, but of the stage and Farrah, despite bouts of bizarreness, was finally taken seriously in her career only to be felled by cancer.

Tragic yes but the real tragedy is going on in Iran....not time for me to pontificate, just check the internet for reams of brilliant prose, gut wrenching and inspiring images and tales of people martyring themselves for the very things that we take for granted: http://shooresh1917.blogspot.com/

At times like this it's easy to long for simpler, sepia toned days: a healthy Farrah Fawcett, a 10 year old, black, Michael Jackson, and a pre-Mohammedan Persia....maybe somewhere this still exists.






















Speaking of tragedy, how about the US Republican party?
Another day, another sex scandal, this one involving South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a potential 2112 presidential hopeful : http://www.examiner.com/x-3555-LA-Independent-Examiner~y2009m6d25-Mark-Sanford-wonders-how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-Maria

The same old story you've all heard a thousand times before: head of state goes AWOL telling no one of his whereabouts other than a cryptic "I'm going hiking in the Appalachians", taking off for a 5 day tryst with some hottie in Buenos Aires then sneaking back home only to have is ingenious plan ruined by some nosy bitch of a reporter...ho hum.






There....I got my "Sanford and Sin" joke in 10 minutes before the Daily Show (I think they'll be going in this direction).












(with apologies)

7 comments:

Tobias Funke said...

GOOD GOD, man!!! Land o' Goshen!!! Stop blubbering, wipe your snotty nose, go change your panties, and GROW A PAIR!!! Crikies!!!

Holy Dinah, Blob....... have you forgotten to take your testosterone pills this week (I assure you; I most certainly have not!!! My beautiful, UNBELIEVABLY sexy wife, whom I am SO pleased to pleasure on an almost DAILY (!!!!!!) basis, would KILL me!!! Ha ha!! ((Just kidding!! Sort of......))) ??

"Propriety prohibits me......", "nor would it be wise of me.......typing farrah fawcett nipples"...... blah blah....... oh for Christ's sake, Blob; listen to yourself, and weep for the man you once were...... you're an embarrasment to manly, masculine men (like me!!) everywhere!!

Who knew The Great Blobber was such a girly-man (more like The Great Blubber, if you ask THIS desperately in-need-of-a-shave hombre!!!)?!?! Why, if I weren't on my way to dance class right now (our instructor, Corky St. Clair, is a SUCH a dreamboat!!!), I'd hop on a plane and slap you silly!!!

Just to remind you how REAL men behave, my apparently castrated friend, as soon as I finish dance class, I'm off to the Turkish baths (you would not BELIEVE the week-end towel boy, BTW!!! Yowzaaaa!!! Wink, wink!!!);...... and then right after THAT, I'll google "farrah fawcett nipples", and report right back (don't worry about me picking up your slack, my hormone-challenged friend, that's what we alpha-males do for a living...... you're welcome!!! Later!!! TF

tobias said...

oh blob........... blob............. the horror............... the horror.................... i had no idea......... no idea................... those nipples....... are they all like that (just kidding.. not really)? you know, i don't really want to know......................

in my ignorance, The Nippies sounded like a lark... good fun..... now i know......... no fun at all............

do you think batheing my eyes in acid would erase the image? help me blob........... help me...............

i have to lie down now............................ .........

Anonymous said...

Mistah Tobias................................. he dead.

Tobias Funke said...

AND..........., SCENE!!

Ha ha! Well, Blobbie, what do you think? Pretty fantabulous stuff, wouldn't you say?

It's the ending from my new play I'm tentatively calling "Tart of Darkness"...... about how we men must always be on guard............. Lord knows how much I love the ladies; I don't have to tell YOU..... but.....well, you know, we must always be manly men, true to our masculinity, don't you see.....

Anyhoo, we're workshopping my play down at The Hot Cops Little Playhouse, and I really think it's coming along......... oh, there's some tweaking to be done for sure; but this could be my big breakthrough! Then won't my sweet, sweet wife (whom I ADORE, BTW!!!) be proud of her little ol' Tobie!!!

I need you advice re the last few lines,,,,, in order to increase the implicit menace of the evil witch who's ensnared our hero........ you know, at the very end...

"help me......... I have to lie down....... (now I'm thinking of adding this final sentence)...... what ELSE are they keeping hidden from us...........??
WOW!! Is that implicit menace, or what, Blob?!?! Why, even Oscar Wilde HIMSELF (boy! I wouldn't mind meeting HIM in a dark alley!!) would be proud of that little gem!!

To me, that sums up the Innocent, Good Man being undone, and ultimately destroyed by the Schemeing, Malevolent Harpie........ it's all about archetypes, you see......... but will it play in Peoria, Blobber? Will it play in Peoria????? Please; tell me what you think..... I can take it (you know I can!!!)!!! TF

David said...

Hey Blobblity,

Nice to see (finally) some literary worth on the blob! Keep it coming Tobias (I know you will)...

slapper58 said...

Dearest Tobias,
Thank you so much for your well thought and equally well written out commentary.
You'll have to understand that it was a sad day for all of us back when that post was written. I had to handle these delicate subjects with kid gloves unlike you who seems to have this hormone driven machismo and walks into any situation with mouth blaring and mind keenly on hold.
Now you've seen the Farrah Fawcett picture, NOW you know why I was so reticent. Fret not Toby, they're not all like that, not even your hot wife I take it (let me know when you see her with her clothes off!).
Farrah was one in 10 million (ok ...2)

slapper58 said...

Thank you David...perhaps a wednesday or thursday breakfast is in order.