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A Dirty Shame

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John Waters, snarling

John Waters would make a fine pundit, especially on matters of public indecency. Xena Jardin explains:

“There’s been a lot of talk of “teabagging” lately. Conservative anti-tax advocates in the United States have been organizing “tea party” protests, fashioned after the colonial-era protests of British rule. In doing so, they and the right-wing TV punditards who cheer these spectacles on for ratings have ranted about “teabagging,” and the desire to “teabag Barack Obama” and such, without apparent knowledge of the word’s more common street use.”

Boing Boing posts an exchange with Waters over the origin of the term, and a clip from his movie Pecker, whence the testicle-bobbing go-go-boy routine commenced, at least in cinema.


Written by eyemaster

April 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm

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