Camille advises Britney Camille Paglia (who like Hitchens, is a bit past the peak of her career), weighs in on Britney Spears and how all of her recent twat flashing for the camera is "degrading the entire pro-sex wing of feminism". In Us magazine. more inside
The Hitch explains it all for you: Why women aren't funny edition Taking time out from his usual defenses of the Bush administration's foreign policy (but let us not speak of that!) and his attacks of Mother Teresa, professional contrarian and alcomaholic Christopher Hitchens lays out the facts on why the ladies are deficient in teh funny.
East Village style in the 80's: interview and photo gallery. "On The Street" was a photo-column by Amy Arbus that ran in the Village Voice during the 80's. Here is a brief interview with her and a sample of some of her photographs. Journey back to the time when leggings, asymmetrical haircuts and skinny pants were new and exciting. more inside
Advice for the aspiring corporate wife. If only Kevin Federline had seen this article, maybe the marriage would have lasted. more inside
Short youtube video in response to that whole Michael J Fox/Rush Limbaugh thing. It is basically just a two minute video of people with Parkinson's Disease showing the way the disease and its treatment affect movement/appearance differently. It's a pretty simple video, but I found it quite powerful.
Maca denies wife pot in which to piss. The Evening Standard reports Mills filed a 13-page petition with the court in London, alleging, among other things, that McCartney "would not let her have an antique bedpan under their bed to save her crawling to the bathroom at night."
The gay menace Greensboro, NC, 1957: Based on a police informant, 32 men were arrested and tried for "unnatural relationships". The investigation really took off until prominent men in the community started appearing on the list, then suddenly there was less interest in pursuing it. A brief, but interesting, article about this fun episode in history, found at Pandagon. more inside
The Arty Bees Cabinet of Curious Bibliophilia Featuring such fine titles as What Bird Did That? (yes, that), The Truth About Fonzie (I don't want to know) and Jammin' ("If you can stand up on skates, you can "get down" on them.") more inside
Save Gas, Drive a BLOOD CAR In the near future gas prices have reached astronomical highs nearing $40 a gallon. One man, Archie Andrews, an environmentalist elementary school teacher, is trying to discover an alternate fuel source. While experimenting with wheat grass, Archie accidentally stumbles upon a solution. That solution turns out to be blood. HUMAN BLOOD! more inside
Advice for the marrying man from Forbes.com "Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career." more inside
Bay Area (Berkeley?) Meetup Plans are afoot for some kind of meeting of the monkeys and monkey-like people this coming Saturday (8/12). Nothing definite yet, but it seems like it maybe something in the 7 o'clock range, location as yet to be determined. more inside
Who's the boss? He said, she said. I have no idea if "Liz Jones" and "Nirpal Dhaliwal" are real people. I rather hope they are not and this is all to help sell a book, but either way, why not read about their marriage from each perspective? more inside
Curious, George: Recipe Hacks I am a lazy monkey, especially in this summer heat, so while I enjoy cooking, sometimes I want I dip into the instant food aisle. But it lacks a certain something, so I doctor it up a bit and make it taste less like it's from a box. What sorts of things to do you add (other than a few shots of bourbon for the chef, of course) to your prefab meals to make them taste a little better? more inside
Open Letter to the Great Comic Actor, Luke Wilson The primary members of Steely Dan notice striking similarities between Owen Wilson's latest film and a song they released a few years ago and have written a letter appealing to brother Luke. more inside
Chavez Ravine: Poor Man's Shangri La Chavez Ravine—the lost Mexican American community near downtown Los Angeles where Dodger Stadium is now located. It was a main location for the Zoot Suit Riots. Residents were evicted when plans were made for a large public housing complex. The housing was never built when the man in charge was made to testify before HUAC for his socialist notions of public housing. more inside
Monkeys+art=fun! Hey there Los Angeles monkeys! We've been talking about an expedition to the Rauschenberg exhibit at MOCA, possibly on a Saturday when they have additional activities, but we haven't set a date yet. Won't you join us, please?
Bad bad fashion. She goes by the name malingering and she takes many pictures of the amusing and sometimes frightening fashions on the streets of Los Angeles. There are so many photos that it is broken into two sections. Also featuring subsets on pants with asswriting , the dangers of low-rise, fake boobies , who are their parents? and a special one for our Australian friends. more inside
LA Meetup? Cabingirl and perhaps other monkeys will be in town next week for the nerd convention, er, I mean E3. Let's give her (and any assorted others) a proper MoFiLA welcome! more inside
Curious, George: camera done been dropped I saw someone drop my camera and now it's broken. This person never told me about the drop and it wasn't until the next day that I realized it had been damaged. Given he never told me, I'm not sure how to deal with this without being an asshole, but I'd like to not have to pay to repair something someone else did. more inside
Ah-ooga, it's MoFiLA meetup? Ooga_booga is coming to LA this weekend, and will be here Saturday and Sunday. Is anyone up for a Saturday evening dinner/drinky thing or a Sunday brunch? more inside