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The Public Ineffectual

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Sunday, September 19, 2004


I'm getting the beginnings of a sniffle. Expressions of sympathy may be posted below or emailed to thepublicineffectual[at]gmail.com.

On my way down to the pharmacy to get some homeopathic medicine recommended to me by my roomie, I passed the Cinéma L'Amour. Now...um...put delicately, its not quite love they specialise in so much as in, as the saying goes, what women will do for love and what men will affect love in order to get.* Geddit?

As I was riding down the street (on the footpath!) a man exiting L'Amour stepped into my general way which meant having to abate my downhill coast on Boulevard St. Laurent. How fortuitous! I probably would never have seen the "playing now" poster with the simple title "Paris Hilton". I looked more closely and yes, its Paris the Heiress' face in a montage of different angles. Its her mug alright.

Now, I'm REALLY curious. Could they really be showing that infamous home video at the cinema? I wonder how big the screen is and how pixel-ated the image would become? I wonder if its one of those films thats "you really have to see on the big screen" to fully appreciate? You can download it quickly and easily if you were so inclined, who are they expecting is going to show up? If you know who PH is, aren't you somewhat outside the demographic that they serve? What do I know about the demographic they serve anyway?

They DID have an erotic film festival (I wonder what kind of government sponsorship was available for that one) and I know this because a friend of mine had her short film in it (sock puppet porn). I didn't go see the screening because I didn't want to have to sit in the seats. I'm no prude but hygiene is something I hold dear.

Enough about Paris, more about me. I'm bravely fighting off a cold and no one, to my knowledge, has yet invented a pouting emoticon so this will have to do.

If you would care to help invent one, please go ahead. Bragging rights will be yours.

* Women will do anything for love, even sex. Men will do anything for sex, even love.


At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


here's a-corners-of-the-mouth-turned-down-sympathy-pout-just-for-you emoticon.

Get well and see ya soon...... -xi

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

buck up and no pouting!

I even think the flicks title is "One Night in Paris".



At 4:50 PM, Blogger Steve said...

What about this one?




At 5:16 PM, Blogger Oblivia said...

hey you guys....

:[ actually registers on iChat as "embarassed", which I'm not, I just have a runny nose.

:{ looks like the moustachioed pringles pack guy, no?

Thank you, I feel better already!

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Oblivia said...

"one night in paris" - Ha ha ha ha! I wonder if this is a part of the "settlement" she reached with her bastard ex...does that mean she gets royalties?

Oh gawd....money sure doesn't ensure class...

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Tom said...

I suggest :-C or :-G

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sniffle! Get thee to a house of noodles, get some curry in you.

Since they redesigned him, the pringles guy looks like some sort of sea creature with gills or a baleen plate or something.

Does this work for pouting? (anime style)


Hmm. I think I just invented the 'totoro' emoticon.

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Oblivia said...

Hee hee, pouting "totoro style" rocks!

This will definitely enter the advanced stages of the cirriculum at Miss Oblivia's Academy of Sass and Coercion.


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