Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scattered thoughts on a rainy day

-More foot-in-mouth racial insensitivity from "Into The Gloss." Yes, I'm the Phoebe who commented.

-The memo about not dressing white models-and-actresses in ethnic drag either hasn't gotten through, or is in fact the inspiration for this styling choice. It does tend to draw publicity to the offender. Free advertising?

-Do you somehow not come from privilege if your parents did not, but you did? Installment number who knows.

-If you find yourself with an heirloom mink coat, the only ethical thing to do (say NYT commenters) is to have it turned into a nest for orphan animals. At first I thought this must be a joke, but commenters there vouch for this being a real thing.

-Somewhere in this world is an internet commenter who thinks I'm "fantastic." What do you know? This is of course not a comment to something I'd written, but we take what we can get.

3 comments:

fourtinefork said...

That was me. Another site, another identity.

(There's a lot of stupid crap on the internet, and so it's nice to read smart, thoughtful people.)

Phoebe said...

Well, thanks!

Petey said...

"Somewhere in this world is an internet commenter who thinks I'm "fantastic." What do you know? This is of course not a comment to something I'd written, but we take what we can get."

I believe it was Anatole France who said, "self-actualization, in its majestic equality, compels the rich and the poor alike to fire their personal shopper"...

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Phoebe may be fantastic, but Gawker had a nice summation too:

"The presumptuousness is akin to a fat food critic walking out of a restaurant after a huge meal and telling a starving beggar on the curb, "Trust me—you don't want to eat at this place." Money doesn't matter at all, as long as you have too much of it."