Tuesday, May 03, 2005

fishy gay may madness in spaaaaace.

& what a gleeful beltane weekend it was. or it should have been. there were some unexpected complications with the rebirth. but i'm getting ahead of myself.
i think i'll cut that metaphor right there.


take 2.
may 1 2005 marked the 40th anniversary of the first gay civil rights march ever, which happened to occur in philadelphia, which i happened to already be destined for that day. so sunday afternoon found me at the aftermath of the Equality Forum celebration, which, from what i gather, was several thousand homosexuals thronging the Old City streets. they'd been going at it all weekend. i only caught the tail end, which mainly consisted of very colorful debris (someone later gave me a strange look when i referred to it as "gay trash" but i think he took it the wrong way) & a Cyndi Lauper concert on the river (which we abandoned for dinner, actually, for a number of reasons which, if i elucidate, will go forth in a tangent of mighty proportions, so i won't.)

debris, Market Street, Philadelphia, May 1 2005.

from thence we went forth to the ghetto that lieth on the river side of Northern Liberties. did i care? not a whit, trotting drunkenly about the crooked streets with my camera photographing the ghetto cathedral & stumbling up to bulletproof glass. i smiled at the kid in the wheelchair.

at the Fire i spent most of the time watching the new Family Guy & observing the infamous & rare wild Mitch in his natural habitat. scientists generally concur that the wild Mitch is the only one of its kind (at least in north america. some experts believe there may be a small tribe of Mitches somewhere in the Amazon Basin). Fascinating. do i have an Aussie accent in your head yet? good.

& for the record, i really liked the bartenders at the Barbary, great big weird space that it was. strange lights. the bartenders were clueless, actually, but very cute.

the whole past few days have felt like a kind of cavalcade, a pageant of the surreal & the gleeful. this sensation may be attributed to the sudden occurence of very colorful musical numbers in my immediate vicinity--to wit, the dolphin cabaret in Hitchhiker's (a stunning & glorious display in Britishness) & an impromptu catching of Showtime's Reefer Madness, which may cause your brain to melt. it manages to capture the 30's propaganda & still be completely modern (note the iconography-themed finale). but my favorite part was Jesus. which is a really strange word if you stare at it for awhile.

ed's note: sorry bout the bum link, sometimes it's hard to find Jesus.
sorry, i had to. i may have fixed it...if not, the media page is here. Listen to Jesus, Jimmy.
really though, see this movie, it's out of control. end note.

17 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

please please check out the jesus clip.

i don't want to be the only one.

6:28 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

I'd love to but it just opens a blank page... Ah the anti-climax.

1:17 AM  
Blogger retarius swam up to say...

yeah, the jesus link aint happening.. maybe you pissed him off or something...

7:41 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

grrr. i get sort of lost when it comes to java.

11:16 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

OMG I can't believe they made into a musical... must see... must see... muuuuusssttt seeeeeeee.....

12:19 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

click on the reefer madness link above and you can navigate your way to the jesus clip. it really is worth it.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

More than anything I just love the title of this post....due to the drawn out word "spaaaaace" I keep hearing it in the voice of the announcer on the Muppet Show the way he said "Piiigs innnnn spaaaaaace".

Sorry, had to share! :)

12:25 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

that's it! that's exactly what i was thinking! fish in spaaaaaaace!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Well good, glad I'm not the only one! :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

Family Guy rocks

3:59 PM  
Blogger tescosuicide swam up to say...

Barbary... is that right near the Handlebar? I didn't realize that you were from Philly! You should have checked out that show last night at the Electric Factory...

9:19 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i live in staten island but philly is my stomping grounds.

originally i'm a south jersey girl (atlantic city, to be specific).

put that on your fish & eat it.

9:28 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

Showtime doesn't want people from outside of the US to be inspired. I'll go cry now.

4:46 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

oh, anne, i'm so terribly sorry. what, at all?

6:51 AM  
Blogger Luke swam up to say...

Only accessible from "within the United States" ... well I tried, I honestly did.

7:42 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...


10:58 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

we're so selfish! damn, i'm sorry. i'll try to come up with something so that you, too, can listen to Jesus.

i mean, isn't that what half this country wants you to do anyway?


12:41 PM  

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