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Jeder ist sich selbst der Schönste,

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…. der Geilste, der Klügste und der Nächste sowieso. Schneewittchen ist ein Dreck dagegen. Zu jung, zu alt, zu positiv, zu negativ. … zu was-weiß-ich-was. Konsequent altersbeschränkt, gefühlsbeschränkt, verbindlichkeitsbeschränkt, geistesbeschränkt. Netzwerk satt an Stelle von Beziehung und Bezug. So eine robuste Mischung aus Egoismus und Eitelkeit in der schwulen Community erstickt vielleicht an Einsamkeit, aber ist mit sich selbst immerhin immer in der besten Gesellschaft und kann hemmungslos auf noch was Besseres lauern, spätestens beim nächsten Mal.

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November 21, 2006 at 5:51 pm

favoured “ambiguous terms”

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enrich your vocabulary and make news juicy reading again:

An appropriate investigation in the Congress would soon be able to cast light on how the beelzebubian head of the actual U.S. government, G. W. Bush, proves to be a ding-dong, clinging, due to most nubigenous reasoning, to his limpsy course of action in Iraq after the war.

sounds ding-donged? the heritage of contemporary American English allows for it at least:

Beelzebubian

not in the Webster’s New International Dictionary anymore, but it was in 1936

ding-dong

…Slang. An empty-headed person; a fool.

intr.v. ding-donged, ding-donging, ding-dongs

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

limpsy

\Limp”sy\ (-s[y^]), Limsy \Lim”sy\ (l[i^]m”s[y^]), a. [See Limp, a., and cf. W. llymsi having a fickle motion, weak. Cf. Flimsy.] Limp; flexible; flimsy. [Local, U. S.]

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

nubigenous

\Nu*big”e*nous\, a. [L. nubes cloud + -genous.] Born of, or produced from, clouds. [R.]

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

(The above mentioned words have been categorised as “ambiguous” by Allport, Odbert and Norman resp. while trying to extract an exhaustive, precise and well-structured taxonomy of personality trait names from “all terms in contemporary American English”.

Allport GW, Odbert HS: Trait-names: a psycho-lecical stuy. Psychol Monogr 47(I):1-17, 1936.

Norman WT: 2800 personality trait descriptors: normative operating characteristics for a university population. Dpt. of Psychology, University of Michigan, 1967.)

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November 16, 2006 at 4:48 pm

Shortbus (Hardcore-Drama)

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Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Written by: John Cameron Mitchell
Actors: Sook-Yin Lee (Sofia), PJ DeBoy (Jamie), Paul Dawson (James), Raphael Barker (Rob), Lindsay Beamish (Severin), Bitch (Herself), Justin Bond (Brothel Madame), Jay Brannan (Ceth), Shanti Carson (Leah), Stephen Kent Jusick (Creamy), Yolonda Ross (Faustus), Daniela Sea (Little Prince), Rachael C. Smith (Zoey), Peter Stickles (Caleb)

Jamie (Paul Dawson) and Jamie (PJ DeBoy), a gay couple, are living together for several years. Afraid of losing their love, they seek therapy and decide to spice up their sexual life opening the relationship. The first session with sexual therapist Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) instead fails, as the young lady never had an orgasm, despite exotic and extensive efforts with her partner. Hence the two clients recommend the sex club “Shortbus”. There, at a weekly queer soiree hosted by the legendary drag queen Justin Bond, outsiders and insiders of NY meet, talk about close to everything and even more, and, naturally, mainly about sex. Among them an ex-mayor of New York, a lonely domina, the Jamies and Ceth (Jay Bran). After she has overcome initial irritations about the orgies in the club, Sofia befriends the young domina Severin (Lindsay Beamish). In the meantime Jamie, who is in the claws of an ever so deepening depression, works on a video about himself

„Shortbus“ is probably the most liberal movie that has been produced outside the porn business. But the intense sex with, on top and inside each-other has nothing to do with porn. It unravels desires, longings and fears of the many portrayed characters amidst a thrilling music (Yo La Tengo) and a lovely Hundertwasser-like makeup of NY under a flying camera that allows for moments of escape from the thick tangles of relationship. Sex keeps this story going: 2ways, 3ways, homo- and heterosexual, vaginal, anal and oral. But it is not the scope of the movie. The body is the screen where personality projects itself. Hence all of a sudden all the queer folks turn out to be very normal, with weaknesses and strengthes and their desire and capacity for love.

Is this movie provoking? Sure. Is it shocking like “Caligula”? Sure not. It is just logical to show sex in a movie about sex. Even Jackson Pollock splattered with cum over a view on ground zero or „The Star Spangled Banner“ sung with much zeal into one lover’s behinds in a gay threesome follow that very same logic, not sparing the American mainstream soul anything. Sex or no sex, bohème or not, what matters are not the orgies, but the studied characters. The parallel universe of sex established in the guts of the metropolis is depicted without any stiffness or remorse: „It’s just like the sixties except with less hope“, as Justin Bond has it introducing Sofia to the scene. There is even space for humor in a drama that has a wonderful touch of a fairy tale at the same time. And probably only thus it is bearable in a society after 9/11 where everyone seems to seek pleasure instead of happiness.

(For those who care for photos, there were several included but inactivated by the Filmmagazin. Let them enjoy there proprietory rights on them. They don’t seem to need publicity.)

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November 12, 2006 at 4:42 am