For Ricky by louplinz
August 13, 2009, 10:23 am
Filed under: growing up, ricky, womens and gender studies

A man tells his psychiatrist: “Doc, I’m worried that I’m losing my wife’s love.”

The psychiatrist responds, “Why, has she started to neglect you?”

“Not at all,” says the man. “She meets me at the door with a cold drink and a warm kiss every night. My shirts are always ironed, the house is always spotless, she’s a great cook, and she keeps the kids out of my hair. She lets me choose the television shows we watch and she never objects to sex or says she has a headache.”

“So… what seems to be the problem?”

“Well… maybe I’m just being too sensitive,” the husband ventured, “but at night, when she thinks I’m sleeping, she puts her lips right up to my ear and whispers:

Die, you son of a bitch. Die.’

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What in the hell were the 50’s even made out of? by hayk47

….Scotch apparently, and lots of it.

I’m not quite sure that “The Best of Everything” (1959) entirely lives up to its title. Or perhaps it does in an unintentionally (?) cynical way. The pedestrian storyline, speckled with events such as marriages, miscarriages, affairs, and nervous breakdowns is just a glimpse into one woman’s very very small world. The best of her everything is supposedly the best of every city girl’s everything, and what is that even? Not much more than a 20$ a month salary increase, and a slap on the ass. Oh, and love too. Don’t forget love. However even that department is riddled with realistic failures. The educated ambitious women are portrayed as cold hearted and lonely in the permanent positions of weekend mistresses to married men, while their more wide-eyed naive counterparts get bamboozled by no good playboys who use the word “love” like a handkerchief.

But one thing is for sure, have a sip of scotch for everytime they drink in this movie and you’ll be completely hammered by the abortion scene (that we all totally saw coming).



tv used to be awesome by hayk47
December 15, 2008, 7:51 pm
Filed under: womens and gender studies