Mars

Hi, The point (if there is a point) of this blog is to post liner notes and playlists of mix CDs originating from moi and hopefully fanning out into a chain of mix CDs. If you get a CD from me, make me and a friend one, and email me some liner notes and I'll post them. Then your friend should make you and someone else a mix CD etc etc. Maybe it will work PS If you want to be on my knit list, let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Poor, poor men

Lately, it seems like there is a lot of attention being paid to men and their feelings, and it makes me feel a little sorry for them. First of all, there's Brokeback Mountain, which, as well as being a really sad love story, shows the tragedy of being emotionally hobbled by the expectations of 'being a man'.

Then, there's the Japanese phenomenon of Hikikomori, where young men seclude themselves rather than meet the challenges expected of them. Please God, let it stay on Japanese shores.

Then there's Norah Vincent's walk on the Y side, where she concludes that being a man kind of sucks, and that men essentially live hidden behind a macho facade.

Even a Neanderthal like this guy comes across as being a little pathetic and jealous of his child, and of his wife's bond with their child, and unable to deal with it in an adult fashion.

On a totally unrelated note, my son was watching Bobo-bo Bobo on Cartoon Network. I still haven't quite figured out what it's about except the hero can do karate with his nose hair, and his sidekick, Gas Can attacks with his farts. Really. It sounds like a bunch of eleven year olds made it up, which is probably why my son likes it.

5 Comments:

At 10:18 PM, Blogger mykull said...

Bobo-bo Bobo is so awesome because it is set in the 31st Century, and the Earth has fallen into dark times under the iron-fisted rule of the Marugarita Empire.

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

The Marguerita Empire doesn't sound so bad...

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger minty said...

Dude, that BoBoBo-Bo BoBo Bo-Bo-Bo Bo Bo (help me, stop the Bo's!) is pretty freaky. Nose hair karate.

But I'd kind of love to be a subject of the Margarita Empire myself. No salt, please.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger christa said...

holy jesus fuck! is that story in the guardian for real?!?

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Phil said...

What is this thing "feelings" you mentioned?

 

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