Today in hypocrisy, among other hand wringing scolds, Donkey writes:
Not to be overdramatic or anything but … This country is so screwed. What it will take for parents to get their kids off electronics (when the parents themselves are addicted!) is daunting … Good luck.
“Many parents mistakenly believe that interactive screen-time—Internet or social media use, texting, emailing, and gaming—isn’t harmful, especially compared to passive screen time like watching TV. In fact, interactive screen time is more likely to cause sleep, mood, and cognitive issues, because it’s more likely to cause hyperarousal and compulsive use.”
WTF? Why does she love to talk about things she has no experience with, like children, families, sustainability, etc? I’m assuming she’s posting all her crap from her parents’ condo. Jesus, just go have a burger with the Fat Melman already.
Donkey surely won’t be having a burger with Jess Johnson or any of her sisters. For if her raftass were anywhere near California, she’d have been at The Caterwauler’s goddess sextravaganza. How is the OMG! downtown condo, Julia?
In other news, Michael Ellsberg is struggling with his pimp self:
I’d like to hear your thoughts on something I’m curious about. Several months ago, I posted a photo of myself dressed quite flamboyantly. The reaction was positive, which I was happy about. However, I was quite surprised about one thing: the #1 reaction I got in the comments section was some version of “Pimpin!'” or “Pimp!” No less than 5 women, and 3 men, wrote something along these lines. One woman even wrote “Pimpalicious!”
I was rather amused by this reaction, perhaps even a little flattered, and not offended. But I was also puzzled. I know there is a certain glamorization of the “pimp” archetype in popular culture, yet still, I had thought the word had a thoroughly negative connotation, especially among women.
The main connotation is of an exploiter, who profits off of the hard work and suffering of female sex workers, and seeks to make them powerless and dependent on him. Also an abuser, a womanizer, and a drug pusher.
I’m curious: when a woman refers in a positive, joking way, to a man as a “pimp”- what is the energy behind that? Is there some aspect to “pimp” archetype that is being salvaged from the smoldering ruins of the negative connotation? Is there a reclaiming going on, sort of like certain scenes within sex-positive culture are reclaiming and transforming equally-negative archetypes such as “slut,” “whore,” and “sacred prostitute”? Or has the word just become part of our vernacular, with no reference to its association in the sex trade–sort of a synonym for “mack daddy”?
Perhaps I am overanalyzing (as I tend to do). I have no particular point or purpose for this inquiry, other than sheer curiosity. I’d love to hear people’s thoughts.
Don’t be afraid to tell Michael where he can stick it. I’m sure he reads here. And who in Greg’s name is posting as outback Australian “Ray Burns”? Fess up!
Hi Michael I was surprised to Hear From Jena that You Guys split up and She is Now with a Butch looking woman? My Thoughts are are You Now Gay? Lol
Update: Jacy, our fearless leader, discovered a new White Pages listing for La Donk: Daddy’s OMG! downtown condo! No house in Novato, eh, Julie, aka lying liar who lies?
Bottom Fauxto: Donkey & Debbie, together forever! Just ask Smelly!