[f_minor] Sartorial Interlude and a correction
maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 17 02:48:55 MST 2013
Dear Bob, I trusted that John Waters' solid reputation and global notoriety needed nothing more than the added "(Baltimore)" to avoid any confusion with other "Waters" who are out there. As we know, there is only ONE "John Waters (Baltimore)" to speak of, really.
Correction: The Waters quote is NOT from the NY Times but from that other Times with palm trees and freeways - the LA Times:
My hat is raised to "Kempt" for their excellent coverage of a sensitive topic.
From: bobmerk at earthlink.net
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:25:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Sartorial Interlude
Maryellen, you're giving John Waters
awfully short shrift. I'll only say he made the movie "Pink Flamingos"
(1972). But this odd thing launched 40 years
of brilliant, outrageous, often banned movies (all filmed in Baltimore,
Maryland USA) but went viral around the planet (typically at rowdy midnight
"Polyester" (1981) was released in Odorama --
each patron got a card with big numerals on it, and when a particular
number flashed on the screen overlayed on the plot, the
audience scratched the number, and the theater filled with a
surprise stench. (You can still see "Polyester," but you can never smell it
again -- I think they ran out of the Odorama cards long
Indeed, "kempt" is either on the endangered list or
But "unkempt" is still healthily a part of every
English-speaker's vocab. We seem to keep a much closer eye on the unkempt around
us than we do on the kempties.
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