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Have Yourself a Dirty Little Christmas

An SCTV classic — Catherine O’Hara as bawdy chanteuse Dusty Towne with special guest star Divine (John Candy). Hilarious.


The full Christmas show and a lot more in SCTV Vol. 2.


We’re still at war this holiday season. Many have died, many many more have been wounded. I’ve mentioned the Wounded Warrior Project before. They do good work helping severely wounded service men and women get back into active living: providing basic necessities when they go into the hospital and sponsoring activities and events that help rehabilitate. If you have some extra cash around after the PS3s and flat-screen TVs have been wrapped up and put under the tree, send it their way.


Brokeback Redux

It’s been a year since Brokeback Mountain was released. A year later we know how it was received and the tributes and controversy it collected. Warmly embraced by far more people than even the producers expected, castigated by mercifully few [bushy-eyed bigots], lauded with awards of every stripe but denied the Academy Award for Best Picture — a circumstance that led a gentle woman from Wyoming to mount her war horse and write one of the most [brutal takedowns] of Hollywood ever seen. A small movie about a love affair between two Wyoming ranch hands held the attention of the world for awhile. Now that the world has looked away, what remains of Jack and Ennis?

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Terror of Tiny Town: The Sequel

Right before Halloween I wrote a piece about the [New York designer Thom Browne], who has created weird boy-like suits for grown men that have started appearing on the streets of Manhattan. I joked that for $3500 you could pick one up as a Halloween costume. Then I found this — a short film produced by Browne to highlight his collection. Kind of compelling in an “M. Night Shyamalan meets the Children of the Corn and the children are all gay and… like… psychic” kind of way. Very spooky.

I don’t know what any of it means, but the next time I meet one of these guys on the street I’m not going to start laughing until after he walks by…


The music used is track 3 on the CD “()” from the Icelandic band Sigur Rós

Gawker Deathwatch: The Salted Peanut Theory

It’s not exactly Godzilla vs. Megalon, (more like Davis vs. Crawford), but if you take a run over to Valleywag you can see Nick Denton [swing a handbag] at Jason Calacanis, former enfant terrible of the blog media set. In a post today he suggests that Calacanis’ recent departure from AOL had more to do with sinking traffic numbers at the Netscape portal he was charged with saving than fallout from their recent shitcanning of Calacanis’ “mentor” Jonathan Miller. Calacanis took time out from watching The Price is Right to respond in the comments that Denton was engaging in “hit and run” blogging, explains the meaning of the numbers Denton bandies about, and then challenges Denton to write about the fact that he tries to get his indentured editors to publicly out people. Meow! Please, ladies, can’t we all just get along?

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