Monday, April 30, 2007

"and here, again, the appeal to the sodomist, with the play upon the buttocks"

A 1965 classic. It feels oddly...familiar, somehow, I can't put my finger on it.

(actually, Ren, is this the one you had a while ago? I can't remember)




"A floodtide of filth is engulfing our country in the form of newsstand obscenity...We know that once a person iss perverted, it is practically impossible for that person to adjust to normal attitudes...in regard, to sssex."

That there was from "Perversion for Profit," funded by the entirely unperverted and non-profiteering Charles Keating. You can see the scandalous second half here, if you've an interest in such things. (Pervert).

good ol' George Putnam. He's still around, you know.

15 comments:

KH said...

Free association in re “the play upon the buttocks,” did you see the review of Duberman’s Lincoln Kirstein bio in yesterday’s Times Book Review? It quotes Kirstein’s artful description of some dancer who caught his eye: “that great hunk of flying butt.”

belledame222 said...

dude! where've you been?! i was just asking after you...

and, no, i don't read the Times hardly ever, but that is awesome.

Carpenter said...

Noice!
I love the way he was totally not even getting off on the long pulp novel quote. I'm callin it Horse from now on......Im also gonna talk about getting "cheesed off"

Renegade Evolution said...

why yes, yes it is...perversion unleashed!

Holly said...

That was great. I felt particularly compelled by how the "transvestite" porn was represented by two guys wearing or holding sheets.

Renegade Evolution said...

Belle-

a screening of Reefer Madness next week, whaddya say?

Cavalor Epthith said...

How bizarre! It was as if Americans discovered in the 1950s all the things that had been done during the Roman Empire and before that the Babylonian. Were people ever really that naive? Say it ain't so. BTW thanks for the link to our blog in your roll and we will add you to our list of the ^ Hot Ones to watch!

Sassywho said...

am i the only one who finds it slightly more creepy that people who are "disturbed" by porn watch and critique it? i'm not sure why, but that skeeves me out more than even some of the most questionable porn...

i guess it's sort of like doing an anti-drug special with a joint behind your ears and doing lines off my ass.... all the while telling the viewers how bad it is....

Renegade Evolution said...

sassy-

no, you're not the only one...

belledame222 said...

hey, thanks, CE, welcome!

and yeah, totally the Roman Empire and Babylon fell apart on account of the pr0n. transvestite Romans wearing the wrong length togas; ancient Egyptians carving naughty hieroglyphics into the sarcophagi. it is so, so true.

louisa said...

hahaha, this is amazing! I just love how utterly serious business he was.

Iamcuriousblue said...

George Putnam – that guy bears more than a passing resemblance to R. Crumb's "Whiteman" character.

Rootietoot said...

My parents never would let me watch those.

And now look at me.

The Scarlet Pervygirl said...

So is it a mark of my generation that I'm *still* thinking, "Oh my God, is this real or is it a joke?" It seems like there's so much mockery and satirization that it's not really possible to tell what's earnest and what's ironic.

Thank God.

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