Conservative Star Columnist Rod Dreher Invokes Ghost of Edith Massey ?!?#$@%?!

Edith Massey in "Pink Flamingos" wishes a Happy Easter to all!

Edith Massey in “Pink Flamingos” wishes a Happy Easter to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Easter, when eggs become an important subject across the country, and references to Edith Massey abound.

Even a noted conservative pundit who regularly writes for such un-Edith right-wing publications like The American Conservative, The National Review, Weekly Standard, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal and Beliefnet penned a little piece this week in The American Conservative.  Rod Dreher relates that in an afternoon dream his backyard flock of hens had laid 13 eggs, and that when he woke up, he saw that a real hen had laid two eggs on the grass!

Thinking this must be a mystical event, he asks that “Edith Massey come back from the dead and interpret this occurrence!”  The article even includes a clip from Pink Flamingos. 

My, aren’t conservatives lightening up (or lighting up)!  I don’t follow Rod Dreher, except he refers to himself as a “crunchy conservative” (which explains the backyard chicken thing), but maybe he lives in Colorado where weed is so easy and legal.  If so, Edith would be so proud.  (Actually he lives in Louisiana, not known much for clear thinking, so not much difference).

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/egg-dream-weird-edith-massey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=egg-dream-weird-edith-massey

John Waters’ Mom, Patricia, Passes Away

Patirica W. Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters

Patirica W. Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters

This fascinating article in the Baltimore Sun paints a portrait of John’s mother that seems to be the exact opposite of John– well at least his art works, and especially his movies.

Those who know John well, see many of his mother’s and father’s traits in him– the successful, sober businessman father, and the high-minded elite gardener volunteer with impeccable manners mother who was dedicated to her family.

John was a sponge to their beliefs and concerns, but molded them to another dimension.  On the one hand, he is the wild taboo breaker.  On the other, he is extremely conservative, persnickety, focused, and ambitious– not to mention deeply intelligent– like his parents.

And it makes me wonder that John’s artistic muse, Pat Moran, who led him to the brave new world shared his mom’s name.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-02-10/news/bs-md-ob-patricia-waters-20140210_1_john-waters-lutherville-mother

My First Memory of Christmas and a Song for the Kids

Old time Coca-Cola ad with Santa Claus holding a Coke bottle

Santa Coke

 

This ad was made the first Christmas I can remember, and so I’ve always associated Coke with Christmas.  Many friends, especially John Waters, do too.

In celebration, here is a young boy’s ditty honoring holiday joy:

Jingle bells, Santa smells
Cow pie on his sleigh,
He sat in it,
Now he’s havin’ a fit,
PU lets run away.

 Oh…
Dashing through the snow,
To the outhouse ‘cross the road
My butt’l be so cold
Sittin’ on that hole.

I surely wish that my
Dream comes true tonight.
An indoor can
For this ol’ man
Would be a warm delight.

 

John Waters’ Infamous Roach Xmas Tree Ornament

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The roach is lying feet up in the bottom of the ball.  These were sent before John Waters had 2,000+ on his xmas card list (and I was still on it).  I don’t get xmas cards from him anymore, because I was naughty.  Imagine that.

P.S. not for sale.

Visions of the South- “The Charlotte Observer” Observes Etiquette of Cleavage Display

Edie-the-egg-lady-webHere are two photos, inspired by a shocking exposition in the local paper.   The first is of underground movie actress, Edith Massey, in a scene from the notoriously unfashionable movie, “Pink breastFlamingos.”

Edith has committed the fashion crime of allowing her breasts to actually touch!

Photo 2, Actress Sofía Vergara at a Hollywood premier, displays  the “natural and elegant look,” with breasts pushed flat and out-of-sight. The pinnacle of good taste for your holiday party look, according to The Observer’s fashion- casualty writer, Olivia Fortson.

Charlotte, North Carolina is home to many who’d rather be in New York.

It’s a squeaky clean city, where “upscale” and “exclusive” are most aspired-to adjectives.  The “Charlotte Observer” is the local standard bearer of charming Southern social conformity, and regularly publishes howlers like this, full of Dos and Don’ts, so that local country club doyennes can be perceived to be as “achingly chic” as the Saturday night crowd exiting a Path Train in downtown NYC.

Don’t let this happen to you ladies.  But do enjoy some good laughs in the article

One of the article’s expert advisors had this to say about his fashion creds…

One word for what we are all about: connaissance, French for “in the know.” Knowing which Celine satchel will be the “it” bag this season and what Miucci Prada has up her sleeve for the season to come. Even better, Coplon’s knows you. From the runways in Paris and Milan to New York’s most up and coming atelier, we’ll know what look will work for you before you’ve even thought about it.

Check out the Charlotte Observer Article here. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/11/4538516/how-much-is-too-much.html#.Uqmv1-I9K71