Monday, May 11, 2009

Felix and Oscar Forever Odd

In between downloading my dinner and streaming the final season of The Odd Couple on my Toshiba 200, I was unpleasantly interrupted by father barking about having reached the download limit one day into the month. He said my sentences are rather long, academic and boring for an informal blog. He also wanted to know why the neighbours are complaining about being 'surveilled inappropriately' by a pair of red binolculars as they watch Dancing With the Stars . As if I'd know dear parent. Mr Boombastic digging Euro Cup mascots.

Ya look real kahool guys

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Good Morning Gothist

Good morning gothist. Some news for yee:

I'll be reading excerpts from my latest meta-fiction novel The Curious Incident of the Goth in the Night-Time. This reading will take place in the back aisles of the Two Dollar Shop, Eastland at a date to be confirmed.

The date most likely to be confirmed will be 4 to 5 days after the Two Dollar Shop ask me to do the reading. This will give me enough time to both organise the press and scheme a plot. I'm thinking the book should be about a blogger who is trying to write a book about a goth who is trying to get by in postmodernity. This would tie in well with both the book's title and the meta-fiction claim. Those 4 to 5 days will also allow me to devise some supporting characters, learn how to spell/write and plead with Harper Collins to publish my literary wonder.

See yee then. We're next to Pet's Paradise.

My Favourite Goths

This is a television still from my favourite episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. It was the pilot for 'Oprah's Favourite Things', season four, episode 16. I dig the photo mainly because Oprah is dragging out a bubble-wrapped-goth-on-wheels (what are your favourite things?) but also mainly because Oprah looks like a real Chicago babe (what are your favourite things?)

Imagine how many goths would have watched? Est. 0 - 3.

Still on the topic of Oprah and KFC, when my good friend Tao Lin was asked to write a blog post on the 'Oprah KFC Riots' he simply commented: 'Makes me feel like this confirms some suspicion I’ve never had that Oprah takes baths in mashed potatoes to relieve stress'. Amen.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Whatever Gets You High Gets You By

Flicking through the pages of this week's New Idea, my eyes were drawn to this photograph of Angelina Jolie helping some goth orphans in Cambodia. Tha photo is emblematic of Jolie's transcendence from star to saviour and also representative of the sizeable goth problem in south-east Asia. I was particularly impressed by the photo so I forwarded it to Mike Larkin, our local weather man, but he replied: well yeah, but what's the relevance to the weather? Asif I know ????????

For the savvy media consumer, this photo is obviously not about what I claim it to be about. Really, it's just a photo of Gothgurl09 sabotaging a bike on Lonsdale street. But it really was in this week's New Idea.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hanson versus Manson (radio edit)

Quasimodo's Notre Dame

These are just a few of my goth friends hanging out before a seminar titled 'Gothic Architecture: The Irony and Agony of the Medieval Equilateral Arch'

The one in white in the bottom left corner is part goth part window ledge