Tuesday, October 18, 2005

News Views

American Society of Magazine Editors has voted that this Rolling Stones cover from January 1981 is their all time favorite magazine cover. This photo of John Lennon was taken just hours before he was shot on December 8, 1980.

This is not my favorite photograph of John Lennon (it's ruined for me by Yoko's appearance) but then magazine covers are selected more for their shock value than to entice their purchase by the intellectual crowd.

A nude shot of a pregnant Demi Moore received the second largest number of votes by the ASME.

A Corner Where L.A. Hits Rock Bottom
A few hours after a homeless guy named Virgil died of an overdose in the portable toilet, the blue plastic outhouse at 6th and San Julian streets was back in business. Not as a toilet, but as a house of prostitution.Five portable toilets stand at that corner in the darkened heart of skid row. T.J. says she sometimes has a customer in each of them — a john in every john — and scurries from one to the next, taking care of business.
"I run this corner," says the stocky 52-year-old woman, whose initials stand for Thick and Juicy. "I'm the madam, and those are the cathouses."

Who knew that anyone could be so desperate? It scares me that a Master race of Aliens might one day judge our planet by what they read in the news.


Holly said...

can you imagine the smell? ugggggg

cassie-b said...

I've never liked those portable toilets for the obvious reasons. Now if I ever go into one again, I'll think of this story.


Hoot Nannie said...

Just when I think I've heard it all. Ugh and Ugh again!! I personally do not like the mag. cover, nor the one of Demi. And the John, John story makes me want to throw up. I sure live in a sheltered little corner of the world....(and I like it more and more hehehe)

Special K said...

Ha ha! Nice pic!

('Thick and Juicy' indeed. Bleh.)

wanda said...

That cover of John and Yoko disturbs me in many ways.

As to the idea of aliens one day invading, well if they're further advanced than us, or even if their not, I trust they have enough sense to stay as far away from earth as possible.

Rusty said...

Wow!!! Now that is REALLY desparate for some action if you need to hit the Johnny-On-The-Spot for a good time.

Gives "hold your nose and dive in" a whole new meaning.

Leslie said...

Nothin' like the smell of urinal cakes when one's gettin' down to business.

Good Lord.

me said...

I continue to be amazed at the things some people think of that has never begun to cross my mind. Apparently I'm not really very creative. Thank God.

Brent said...

I've seen the worst of the worst. Sex in a port-a-john is harmless on my list. At least it didn't involve children.

David said...

I did not and still don't like that shot. Give me Demmi any day of the week.

That is a sad commentary on our lives - the outhouse story but oh so true. I have seen it all over the world. And no I did not participate. I hated to see people used that way.

Opie Outlaw said...

I'm with you on the "cover shot"..never have liked her!

I think the Aliens already know how things are here on earth..that's why they keep their distance!


kb said...

Oh that is just so yuck. As if you didn't have enough to worry about with catching something from Plump and Juicy. Gag!!!

Cindra said...

I still blame Yoko for breaking up the Beatles. By the way, bought the new Paul McCartney album... it is kind of a haunting album... I really like it... there is a ghost of the old sounds and yet something new.
Don't even want to think of the Port-O-Lets...ick!

Karen said...

ooh scary if aliens judged us by that, imagine if they saw jerry springer!!

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