3.10.07

OMG IT'S THE CUTE SHOW!!!! 



So I finally got around to watching Amy Kellner's 'The Cute Show'. Amy Kellner is one of my favourite journalists EVER in the history of the world. I first encountered her writing for Rollerdery, (the best zine ever in the history of the world, created by one of the other best writers ever in the history of the world, Lisa Carver.)

Then Amy did a great diary column for the sadly departed Index magazine, in which she detailed things like her trips to H&M or ogling cute catholic schoolboys even though she's a lesbian or the time she bought these really expensive Anna Sui face powder tissue sheets and then dropped them down the toilet. (This was late-90s pre-internet so blogs hadn't made such personal revelations seem redundant. And even if it wasn't Amy still has a lightness of touch that makes detailing that personal shit be somehow ok).

Then Amy went to write for Vice, but don't shudder, because she was one of the true beacons of light shining out from Vice like like like I don't know, like all the other apples in the box have got mould on them and some of them have just disintegrated but right in the middle there's one where the mould didn't touch, and it's so green it almost looks lonely, like it wants to be grey like its friends but it just can't. Read The Time Bratmobile Hurt My Feelings for an example of Amy's style, in which she wrangles with her guilt about writing for Vice as a result of Bratmobile refusing to do an interview with her for them. Or the classic Vice Guide to Cute.

ANYWAY, then she did a great photoblog called Teenage Unicorn which details her last few years of partying in New York yet STILL not as obnoxious as that sounds. (She basically has an ability to not become a horrid soul destroyed mean hipster no matter how extreme her surroundings!) Here is a picture of her from her photoblog doing a sadface:



Annnnd finally I got around to watching The Cute Show, and it is SO CUTE (duh). It basically consists of three-minute interviews with people who run rabbit farms, or who own lots of hamsters, or who make cupcakes. It is adorable, and it will make you cry in a good, happy way. ESPECIALLY the one on disabled pets. OMG TEAKY©. Just one word of warning - do not let the shows run on after you've watched all the Cute Show episodes, or you will end up watching a kind of televised version of the Vice Does and Don'ts and I don't think I have to tell you that that is about ten thousand times more horrendous that that sounds, and it already sounds quite bad.

(Teaky = © Alice Rooney. Alice please do a comment with a description of what teaky means, for our unenlightened viewers?)

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