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Zelig Moments: Mark "Moogy" Klingman

In looking up the personnel for the Kooper Session, I may have also found the wikipedia entry for the coolest teenager that has ever lived.  I’m not even talking about the 15 year-old Shuggie Otis. 243 more words

An Ode to Joan: The World’s Finest Cunt

By virtue of being a gay man who exists in the world, I was deeply moved, profoundly inspired, and endlessly entertained by Joan Rivers.  Her voice sounded like it took two loads and three shots of Jack all at the same time.   2,009 more words

Master Class 17 - How Not to be Seen

Previously in this column, I’ve talked some shit about poetry.  I need to backtrack a little.

I’ve argued that poetry is all about the language – word choice, rhythm, clever usage – where prose is all about the content.   874 more words

Writing

Scott Milne's missed opportunities

Yesterday, over at Green Mountain Daily, I wondered whether the Scott Milne campaign was a real thing or an Andy Kaufman-style work of performance art.  906 more words

2014 Election

Bill Hicks/Alex Jones inside joke photo prop

One of Bill Hicks’ jokes in support of abortion was, “You’re not a human until you’re in my phonebook.” So when they were manufacturing fictional childhood photos for Bill’s new fake identity “Alex Jones” they put a clever little prop in the background, … 67 more words

What's So And Not So

Biopic Actors vs. Real Life Inspirations

Here is a collection of photos, just like the one above (James Franco as James Dean) of the real life icons and the modern day actors who played them in movies. 40 more words

Movies

My Three Favourite Free Things At The Fringe *

I’m not going to Edinburgh this year because I’m busy playing with a boisterous elephant in this – http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-elephantom but these are three brilliant Edfringe previews I’ve seen in London/Brighton which I would definitely see again up in Edinburgh if I was there. 329 more words