Suddenly I find myself overwhelmed, filled with things to discuss about tomorrow’s “holiday.” When I was in elementary school I decided to make my own valentines for my classmates, only it ended up being really time-consuming and hard, so I didn’t make enough and then I got in trouble. Alas, I’ve always been mediocre.
Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to talk about. Actually, I wanted to talk about Marlene Dietrich, the Golden Age screen vixen. Remember the beyond mediocre Witty Women daily calendar? Well, today’s quote comes from her. The first film I saw her in was 1932’s Blonde Venus. I wasn’t planning on tracking down the clip, but it’s just so offensive and ridiculous that you kind of have to see it for yourself (especially the 2:30 mark).
But you can’t blame Marlene. (Don’t you love that name? The woman who trained me at McDonald’s had that name and she was mean and sexy with a Polish accent and she made me cry.) Over the summer when I was interning at the Library of Congress I worked with a collection related to the Golden Age and part of the collection was a silver cigarette case that Marlene gave as a gift–it was inscribed with her signature. It was pretty cool and that’s what Marlene means to me. So here’s the quote:
It’s the friends that you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
This quote doesn’t really apply to me…I’m usually still puttering around, wide awake at 4 a.m., but that’s good because it means that anyone can call me at that hour. Therefore, I matter. (It’s important for everyone to realize this with tomorrow being Valentine’s and everything.)
While puttering around last night, I found myself on hulu. Does anyone else do this? You rent stuff from the library or the video store, but then you just queue up last night’s Conan or Moonstruck even though a Cher/Nicholas Cage romance doesn’t really do it for you. So that was me. I started watching Go. I had just about come to terms with reuniting with Dawson’s Creek era Katie Holmes when an AXE commercial ruined everything. I don’t know why I let myself get so distracted by bizarre advertisements. AXE has been putting out sexist ads for years. Shouldn’t be a surprise anymore.
It’s been on YouTube since September, but last night was the first time I saw it:
Mainly, I guess I’m just confused. Yeah, women like chocolate. But…I feel like I’d just get nauseated if my date reeked of it. I’d rather receive some actual chocolate. And enjoy the natural odor of my date. But then again, I’m listening to my Celine Dion/Bryan Adams/Chicago station on Pandora and reclining on a camping cot in my living room, so what kind of authority am I?
Lastly, while I was watching Ellen yesterday (you’d think I have stay-at-home mom ambitions or something), Steve Harvey presented a theory from his new book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He said that employees at Ford Motors don’t receive benefits until they’ve put in 90 days, so women should likewise refrain from sleeping with men for at least 90 days into the relationship. Wait before giving away “the greatest benefit of all.” Don’t you find it funny? You’ve got Steve Harvey putting that out there, and then you’ve got AXE commercials with girls raping a man made of chocolate. These mixed messages! No wonder I just hide out in my apartment watching romantic dramedies from the 80s.
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Tagged AXE, blonde venus, bryan adams, celine dion, cher, chicago, dawson's creek, ellen degeneres, golden age hollywood, katie holmes, marlene dietrich, mcdonald's, moonstruck, nicholas cage, pandora, steve harvey, valentine's day, witty women
Isn't it terrifying?
Oh, hey! It’s the last day of January!! I’m not usually awake at this hour, but my roommate got a job and to celebrate we did what all employed people do–drank, danced, debauchered. I scored a business card from a man named Angelo who is likely not the father of my future 14 children. Woke up to eat a waffle, determine the level of my dehydration, and add Angelo on Facebook.
You know what else happened last night? I was pooped on by a pigeon. For the first time ever! It really wasn’t surprising because I was walking underneath the above ground subway which is where loads of them sleep at night. There’s literally a carpet of pigeon droppings on the sidewalk beneath it. It happened to this middle aged guy who me and the roommate were hanging out with last weekend, but I didn’t know him very well so I didn’t tell him. Some landed on his face and dried there. I felt a little like a jerk for not informing him, but I was also jealous so it’s okay.
Here are some search terms used to find my blog that make up for the untimely death of Mr. Coffee:
Celine Dion t-shirts
My favorite Celine song is “Taking Chances.” I also enjoy that one that starts off “The whispers in the morning. Of lovers sleeping tight. Are rolling like thunder now.” She speaks my language, you know?
Aardvarks are every girl's weakness.
I’m sexually attracted to lots of animated characters. Bob the Builder. Patti Mayonnaise. Diego. I just don’t remember many Pixar MILFs…I guess the kid’s mom from Toy Story was hot?
Keanu Reeves alcoholic
People are so mean to Keanu. 😦
back scratching chihuahua
I don’t know how to spell, either. Men who are illiterate are right up there with aardvarks.
A Google Images search concludes that that’s how you write “Fiona Apple” in…a language I’m not familiar with.
Tommy Lee Jones, Tommy Lee Jone, and Tomy Lee Jones are pretty popular, too. Thank goodness my mom likes him.
Posted in Entertainment, Friends, Hangovers, Life, Men, Pop Culture, Rant, Rave, television, Thoughts, Women
Tagged aardvarks, arthur, bob the builder, celine dion, diego, facebook, mr. coffee, patti mayonnaise, pigeons, waffles
There’s a job on Craigslist for men that involves wearing tight t-shirts and handing out free Bon Bons to women. I have the link if anyone is interested.
Today a strange thing happened that was unexpected and awesome. I’m not going to say what it was because that’s how wonderful it was. But I will compare it to other things and maybe you’ll be able to guess. For instance, this thing that happened was more beautiful than this:
More ripped than these:
Less Canadian than this:
And almost as exciting and homoerotic as this:
More action than I've gotten in awhile. Just sayin.
If you guess correctly I’ll give you free Bon Bons. Probably while wearing a t-shirt of some kind.
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Tagged alcohol, beauty contests, bon bons, canada, celine dion, chinatown, craigslist, football, homoerotic, monopoly