November 09, 2003

Be a playa hata

"They won't call me Deltaville Sissy Balls because I'm a man now!" -- Florence King, on the literary efforts of "Gonad Manqué," in "The Gay Confederation."

You know, the more I think about it, I think that Kim's man essay was a hoax of some kind. It's not just the fact that it read like someone imitating Du Toit rather than the man himself; it was the stuff about John Belushi being one of what Kim considers to be "a real man." Exqueeze me? Belushi was a man of many talents, but he also shoved coke up his nose and a needle in his vein until his heart exploded. What kind of a "real man" does that to himself because owww fame hurrrts... Please. Because of his cowardice and inability to deal with the adulation and other perks of his celebrity-hood we lost a very funny actor, never mind what it did to his friends on SNL.

So anyway, I have been thinking about it all day, and I have come to the conclusion that yep, we are being played. I was going to email Kim Du Toit and argue with him about some of the things he said but forget that. I don't like being played.

Posted by Andrea Harris at November 9, 2003 04:57 PM

Ms. Harris;

You have it all wrong. Note that du Toit has cut back on his ranting because of time constraints. Yet it leaves a nich in the blogosphere unfilled. Might this not be the first effort of an AI designed to rant on du Toit's behalf? Perhaps it just needs a bit more tuning.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at November 9, 2003 at 09:18 PM

I have this strong urge to respond to your comments with a "MOOOO!"

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at November 10, 2003 at 03:51 PM