What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.
"14 Minutes Of Pissed-Off Goaltenders"
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.
Yes, in reference to comments so far, they (not Tom Jones) were high as motherfuckers, but they were superstar musicians in Los Angeles, 1969. Par for the course and all that. Still, they crush it live, and I love seeing Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves back there, even just for a glimpse or two. CSN(Y) first two albums encapsulate the era more than anything the Stones, Beatles, or Hendrix did. That’s not to say they were better, just that I can’t fathom a more distilled reflection of the idealized, palpable hippie dream existence than these guys expressed.
All this is based on the common, very American belief that black males must know their place, and more tellingly, that their place is somewhere different than that of whites. It’s been etched into our cultural fabric that to act as anything but a loud, yet harmless buffoon or an immensely powerful, yet humble servant is overstepping. It’s uppity.
Japan. Must visit someday.
HELLO. I AM BEAR. YOU CLIMB TOO? OKAY BYE.