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August 20, 2005
On the documentary
the people are so
You might expect a bunch of people
engaging in group sex orgies to
have some sort of edgy quality to
At least as much as, say,
the Rocky Horror cult.
Instead, these are people who
seem to be stuck in the tackiest Oh, and by the way: some
elements of the early seventies. people -- not me -- have
trouble with the idea that
"The Panther Palace": people who don't look like
a nightmare of porn stars might have sex.
Just get over it, eh?
Even people who look
like your mother have
a right to have sex.
For that matter, your
mother has a right to
Now, the devotees of "The
regard themselves as
pretty damned cool...
They must look on us stodgy
monogamists with a certain
superior air, however restrained.
The fact that they seem
like total dorks to a Though I suppose you'd
lot of us (not evil or find the "evil or
reckless or weird, but reckless" opinon well
*really dorky*) would represented in some
probably come as a circles --
surprise to them.
Different subcultures look down on each other,
that's nothing new... but the magnitude of the
difference here, that's pretty amazing.
San Francisco vs Orange County?
Anyway, I think there's room for some
insights in this example, and someday
I may stagger toward a few of them:
the nature of Cool
changing meanings of symbols
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