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Helen Razer's Bad Year

Posted December 16, 2013 into Writing by John Birmingham

I know not all of y'all are fans, but fuck you. I would drink a cup of her urine, and her Worst of 2013 is well worth a read too. (Props to Lord Bob of Nowhere for pointing this one out.)

"Bloggers and ‘writers’ and purveyors of pop-sociology might feel they’re doing society a good turn by analysing sexist critique. But, really they’re just providing an elaborate rationale to show pictures of that Tennessee teen’s vagina AGAIN while expecting that the world of high-sales pop culture and justice ever had any kind of contract with each other."

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w from brisbane mutters...

Posted December 16, 2013

I haven't seen one of those food trucks, except on the telly.
I notice in the comments to Ms. Razer's blog that the food trucks were seen by at least one person as 'hipster'.
I don't really understand 'hipster' but I think I have seen hipsters out and about.
They seem to cop a fair bit of derision on the internet.
But I've got to say, I find their generally mellow vibe quite pleasant.

Murphy reckons...

Posted December 16, 2013

Hmm, they aren't particularly new to me. The Army has "gut trucks" which pull up to the motor pools to sell sandwiches, chips, cokes and the like during the day. Not awful food by any means.

Here in Kansas City there is something of a food truck movement in progress. Supposed to be a concentration of them near the local rag's headquarters on a Thursday night though I can never be bothered to figure out which Thursday it is. Apparently some good food to be had, some of it organic.

Though what do we really mean by organic, anyway? Or natural? Hemlock is natural but I'm not drinking a mug of it this morning or any other morning.

Respects,

Murph

On the Outer Marches

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Chaz swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 16, 2013

I for one enjoy reading her stuff from time to time.

As for her uring Scribe, i would guess its probably a reasonable 40-50% proof so a worthy tipple!

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Surtac asserts...

Posted December 16, 2013

Helen is a national treasure. Just don't tell her I said that.

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Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted December 16, 2013

I still like 'Achey Breaky Heart".

BUT I DON"T LINE DANCE!!!!!!!!!

"WOOOOOO OH HOOOOOOOO!"

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Anthony would have you know...

Posted December 16, 2013

Fond though I am of Ms Razer this inner city trendy urban dweller of three score and more must disagree on one point.

Some food trucks rock! Good tacos and great burgers come from them - but not, most emphatically not, the gumbo - not even accompanied by a prime vintage of eau de Razer.

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NBlob has opinions thus...

Posted December 16, 2013

Sir

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BigWillieStyle asserts...

Posted December 17, 2013

"But, really they’re just providing an elaborate rationale to show pictures of that Tennessee teen’s vagina AGAIN"

And good for them, I say.

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Quokka would have you know...

Posted December 17, 2013

Ah. The light that would not shine so bright, were it not for the scribe tweeting pictures of fish tacos.

Well done on your inspiration to her genius, JB.

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Brother PorkChop swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

Hipster food trucks? Maybe in Melbourne but in Brizbekistan, ours are a bit more aged. We have a regular visit to the carpark by the steamed bun food truck and after finally trying it, I must say it was pretty bloody good. And it was made by a middle aged man, his wife and their teenage son who was on school holidays. Not a hipster in sight.

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Quokka asserts...

Posted December 17, 2013

Yup. Like the brother said, all we have in Vagus is Mr. Whippy.

We did see one in WA about a month ago as we were driving through Bunbury. Curry truck. Run by a very chic looking Indian guy. He had a crowd around him so I'm guessing it was good.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted December 17, 2013

"I would drink a cup of her urine..."

I could arrange that, John, if you truly wished it to be so.

Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted December 17, 2013

Tastes Like Mead.

NBlob asserts...

Posted December 17, 2013

Mz Razor's urine would taste of the crushed fascists, homophobes & misogynists She dines on. Acidic, with hints of inchor.

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