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Saturday, April 02, 2005
The Odds And Ends
I feel vaguely guilty that I only had quotes from men on my little cycle thing yesterday, especially since I was sure that both Johanna and Laura had said nice things about me on their site that were usable as quotes. But I couldn't find them. Here are the quotes I did use:
Apparently the most popular out-going link that day was the Judd Winick quote from the night before. The most popular Man-Thing link was the custom Lego figure.
For those of you who didn't feel like clicking "reload" over and over again to see all the "funny" comments, here they are, with some annotations:
"Driving my enemies before me, hearing the lamentations of their women since 1975"--This quote should really be a marker of your cultural knowledge.
"Posting inappropriate images since 1975"
"Caught up in your wheeling dealing since 1975"--A line from a song in Phantom of the Paradise
"Deliberately misreading Foucault since 1975"--I've only been accused of this once. It was by a lesbian separatist in a seminar course on "Postmodernism/Feminism" in which the professor from the Women's Studies department made it quite clear on the first day of class that she believed that a) postmodernism is bunk and b) postmodern theory is misogynistic. And, naturally, she had formed this opinion without actually bothering to read any theory that could be described as "postmodern." At all. Half the class were English majors, from a department that was very big on teaching and studying theory, due mainly to a very young set of professors. The rest were spread out amongst several different majors, but all were taking minors in Women's Studies. So, yeah, there were quite a few "interesting" debates. The context of the accusation was that I was arguing for notions of gender and sexuality as socially constructed concepts, not genetic imperatives. This was also the class in which I was told that my interpretation of a text was irrelevant because I was a gay man and all gay men are either pedophiles or going to die of AIDS, so why should they be listened to.
"Hunting the Snark since 1975"
"Going amongst mad people since 1975"--Yep, two Lewis Carroll references.
"Just so long and long enough since 1975"--A very oblique reference to an e.e. cummings poem I happen to be fond of.
"Meeting an actual, actual, actual vampire since 1975"--Probably the only lyric I can remember from the film The Apple
"Holy and good and wonderful and kind and sweet as treacle since 1975"--Anyone who gets this reference impresses me greatly. Especially if they can do it without resorting to Google.
"Upsizing your value meal since 1975"
"My pasture was a street since 1975"--The first Phil Ochs lyric quoted.
"Mooning over Zak Spears since 1975"--My masculine ideal.
"Dancing with the dolls in the doll house since 1975"--The second Phil Ochs lyric quoted.
"Threatening the sanctity of marriage since 1975"--Mike wants to steal this one for his list, but isn't sure if he can get away with it.
"Editing out the nipples since 1975"--Aren't silly comic-book controversies fun? No, they're not.
"Stealing other people's templates since 1975"--The most stupidly obvious joke I could think of.
"Posting when I should be working since 1975"
"Bear hunting since 1975"
"Woofy since 1975"--I hope that both David and Tom appreciated this one.
"Rolling a natural 20 since 1975"--My one concession to my gamer geekdom.
"Trying to make sense of the UNIT timeline since 1975"--Seriously, this is messed up. The original UNIT stories were supposed to take place "in the near future", but later writers somehow thought they were meant to be taking place at the time they aired. And then still later writers started setting the stories "in the near future" again, but under the assumption that the original stories had taken place at the time they aired. So there's big, weird gaps in the UNIT timeline.
"Misusing semi-colons since 1975"--I do it on purpose.
"Vadaing the dolly dishes cartes since 1975"--I'm not entirely sure of the grammar there. I half suspect that "vada" is used in both tenses.
"Waiting impatiently for The State on DVD since 1975"--I hear alternately that it's the music rights holding this up, or that MTV wants a big cut of the money.
"Picturing you in your underwear since 1975"
"Tediously pedantic since 1975"
"Gayer than a gay thing that's gay since 1975"--"Xer than an X thing that's X" is a popular turn of phrase at work.
"Wondering whatever happened to Fay Wray since 1975"--The first RHPS quote.
"Not interesting anyone outside a small circle of friends since 1975"--The third Phil Ochs quote.
"Failing to see the appeal of Brad Pitt since 1975"--I just don't. Mostly it may be that he's blond and sort of generically handsome, and I prefer men with more character in their looks.
"Larry Young's bitch since 1975"--Larry Young may not think he has any bitches, but that's a label I'd wear proudly.
"Turning and turning in the widening gyre since 1975"--A quote from my favorite poem by my favorite poet.
"Doctoring the Tardis since 1975"--A very silly song, but a more obvious Doctor Who reference than the UNIT one.
"Groaning inwardly since 1975"
"Too tolerant of human stupidity since 1975"--Oh yeah.
"Increasingly misanthropic since 1975"--Oh, hell yeah!
"Wondering how Son of Satan was Comics Code approved since 1975"--You couldn't say the word "zombie" in a Marvel comic at that time, but a book about the Anti-Christ was a-okay.
"Hitting you with the reality stick since 1975"--I just wish I didn't have to hit people with it so hard or so frequently.
"Better than a sock in the jaw since 1975"
"Staying up too late playing City of Heroes since 1975"--I just did the Calvin Scott trial earlier tonight, and I think it's the first time we've finished a Task Force before midnight.
"Feeling uncomfortable reading yaoi since 1975"--It's just that the characters are usually so young that I feel like a dirty old man.
"Single-handedly turning Wildcat into a gay icon since 1975"--Well, not just me. Go back and read the ten issue series that Mike Parobeck drew, and try and tell me that there's no subtext in the Ted and Al relationship.
"Getting you a Satanic mechanic since 1975"--Another good RHPS quote. My other favorite lines, which I couldn't make fit, are "This isn't the Junior Chamber of Commerce Brad!" and "A mental mind-fuck can be nice!"