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Disney, you fucked us up.

30 Dec

If, every morning, my every need were attended to by wild birds and a pack of domesticated rodents I’d definitely be considering a relocation. If not that, then at least my health and mental well-being. The likelihood of a small flock of birds drawing a bath for me is slim to none, and I definitely wouldn’t want to these days with cross-species Avian Flu transmissions surely imminent. But evidently this wasn’t a concern for Cinderella in her fairytale kingdom, circa 1950.

Good ol’ Walt Disney sure knew how weave a false dream for thousands of kids around the world. And somewhere within the messed-up mental machinations of these youth, this fantasy was somehow internalized, only to return in years to come as fetishes not so benign. Or so Freud’s idea of the uncanny goes. If those friendly forest creatures aren’t prepared to pamper you when you get up and strip down every morning, then why not put them to some better use? Continue reading

Things Josh Hates: Tavi

22 Sep

I hate Tavi.

For those of you who (fortunately) don’t know, Tavi is the fashion world’s Bieber. With an extra dash of Harold and Maude. She’s tight with Wintour, personal attaché to Lagerfeld*, and just finished a collaboration line with Rodarte. And I hate her. Why?

Because she’s just not that good.

Now, I’m willing to admit that the little green monster may be playing a little bit of a role in this. But it’s more than that.

I spoke in a previous post about how I hate plus-sized models. Tavi, in my mind, belongs to the same school. She’s judged with a different standard because she is different, and art should not allow that. We shouldn’t be subjected to collections from Rodarte that are, frankly, crap, but have to pretend to think that they’re amazing because they’re designer is different.

Did I mention she's terrifying?

Now don’t get me wrong. There are child chess prodigies that I think are amazing. I’ve played with 12 year olds who can blast out Rachmaninov’s 4th piano concerto with the best of them. And I respect them; perhaps even pay them more respect due to their youth.

But I will not respect someone who, due to a combination of pity and dumb luck, has risen to a position that many talented, hardworking people never will. Whilst the adage that the cream always rises to the top may be true, it appears that there’s a lot of other crap up there too.

*Yes, I am equally nauseated by the thought of Lagerfeld around children.

Equally terrifying.

…is that?!

13 Sep

Oh yes it is. Gaga has done it again. To quell anymore rumours that she’s lacking (or packing) certain “bits”, Lady Gaga took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in a number that gave a more-than-literal take on the euphemism “beef curtains”. Accepting one of the 8 awards she won that night from the one and only Cher, Gaga took the chance to offer the diva her meat purse. This costume reshuffle was a drastic change from the more sedate, but regal gown that Gaga arrived in. How she found the time to skin and fillet a calf whilst savouring the limelight remains a mystery.

In other news, Justin Bieber is rumoured to have privately thanked Gaga for the closest experience to the female sex he’s ever had. The meat dress was provocative, yet subtle in its approach. From now on, Bieber fans should prepare themselves for a more mature style of music.

Yi

Images thanks to smh, Rickey and temptalia.

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