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Honorary Onely: Trisha Yearwood October 15, 2008

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Yes, I know that Trisha Yearwood is married to Garth Brooks, so she’s not technically Onely. That’s why we are creating the Honorary Onely award. We figure we can make coupled people Honorary Onelies if they exhibit a profound understanding of the Onely ethic (or if they give us a large donation). If Yale can give George W. Bush an honorary degree even though he is, technically, an Idiot, then we can make Trisha an Honorary Onely. (more…)

Pop Music, Scourge of the Onelies (part 715_e): I wuv my woogums September 1, 2008

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Why are most pop songs about love? Because it’s a state fraught with emotion just begging to be released in song. Fine; I get that. But of all the pop songs about love, why are most of them about man-woman couple love? Because that’s the kind of love our world seems to place above all other kinds of love. Not fine; I don’t get that. (more…)

Guilty Pleasures: It’s not Onely, but you can’t help it! August 18, 2008

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One of Lisa’s and my favorite blogs, feministing.com, solicits Guilty Pleasures from its readers. According to feministing blogger Miriam, guilty pleasures are “those pop culture things that you love, even though deep down inside you know that they might conflict with your feminist values”. 

I got to thinking about this while writing our recent post about Trick Pony’s song “Just what I do when I can’t get no lovin'”. I have it in my Ipod and think it’s a catchy tune and, yes, when I first heard it I laughed. Yet I found the premise disturbing enough to post on it–

Who else has pop culture things that conflict with their Onely values, but which they can’t help liking? 

–CC

Scourge of the Onelies, part 56.9-c: “What I do when I can’t get no lovin'” August 18, 2008

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Today my Ipod turned up this song by Trick Pony, in which Jesse James, Orville Wright, and Picasso each say they excelled in their field because “it’s just what I do when I can’t get no lovin'”.  As if painting masterpieces or inventing the airplane is all well and good, but what those guys really wanted–and, by implication, should have been pursuing–is lovin’ (read: heteronormative relationship). (more…)

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