I Love Me Some Larry Tan

This is where I go to swear and rant. I encourage you to do the sam.e

I fucking hate the fashion industry.

Saturday, December 03, 2005
So LR is flipping through a fashion magazine and finds this quote:

'When I get on the subway, it's exhausting. I redesign the entire car. I want to say, 'Darling, do you know what you're wearing?'

I hate these people.

Who the FUCK do you think you are? Sorry if the rest of us have normal lives.

Okay - point two. There's some fashion segment on CBC worldnews called, 'Fashion at the Airport.' So the guy does his little show and at the end they have this segment, 'Would you wear this?' supposedly making fun of some people's fashion choices.

Okay - fair game on the celebs and such - but then they start having a go at normal joes on the street.

There's pictures of some guy wearing a yellow jacket with advertising on the back.
No, I'm thinking that normally he wouldn't wear that, but I'm guessing that it's his job. He's wearing to make some much needed money - you fucking judgemental shallow idiots you.

Or how about the shot of two guys in lumberjack shirts - how odd for 50 year old farmers not to were Versace!

The Vatican

Friday, September 23, 2005
Okay - let me just say from the get-go that I'm going to do a rant about Catholic church. It doesn't mean I'm going to leave it and it doesn't mean that I think there's something wrong or idiotic about being Catholic. (I just had to say that because I've heard far too many 'why are you part of that god-awful church' comments in my life.) The church is like my family. I really get pissed with it, but I ain't going to leave.

Having said that: this is another reason my church sucks.

The Vatican has decided that homosexuals can no longer be priests - EVEN IF THEY ARE CELIBATE.

Wait one moment....what was all this 'love the sinner hate the sin' stuff you've been feeding us for years. What was all this 'homosexuality is a lifestyle choice' nonsense you've been spouting off?

If you say that you are going to exclude someone, not because they engage in homosexual acts, but rather that they have a pre-disposition to having sex with men....then you're saying it's NOT a choice.

Dear pope - if you had any idea what I had a pre-disposition to do, but don't - well you might as well ex-communicate me now.

This pisses me off.

Especially since I've known such wonderful, truly caring priests who I suspect are gay.

So throw out some of the biggests assests to your organization? (Cause, btw, this is move is retro-active. Bye-bye Father Bob!)

The biggest change I'd like to see to the Catholic church is for the men to share the power. Let the chicks take over for awhile and you can sit at the back of the buss for the next, say...2,000 years.

New Orleans.
As promised here are my thoughts on New Orleans.

Originally, I was going to do the 'Why the hell are all the stranded people black?' rant. Unfortunately, or rather, fortunately, that rant has been expressed a million times over in the media.

As my husband said as we watched all those left behind, 'Aren't there any white people in New Orleans?'

I totally agree with Kayne West: George Bush does not care about black people.

Now, I could argue that it isn't black people, but rather poor people he doesn't care about. But the fact that it seems, at least in N.O., that 90% of the poor people are black - there just has to be some established racism behind it.

I just need at some point, some politician - or even - gasp- Dubya himself, should say, 'Wait, why are so many poor people black? Is there something wrong with the distribution of wealth in this country?'

That's the smallest amount it would take for me to have my faith restored. Acknowledge the G.D. problem!

Inaction can be just as racist as action.

Cause honestly, if you don't acknowledge that there's a problem with American economics - I can only conclude the worse. That you honestly believe everyone has equal opportunities and that black people just don't have whatever it takes to get ahead.

I always feel odd critizing the U.S., espcially as a Canadian (becuase it's national pasttime here). However, the thing is, I just see that the politicians in charge are destroying all the ideals that make the U.S. great. It IS supposed to be the land where anyone can become president.

Not just the sons of wealthy families.


Monday, September 19, 2005
I've been requested to stop ignoring my Larry Tan Fan blog.

It's not that I have nothing to rant about, it's just that I think if I started, I would never stop. But here goes anyway.

My biggest issue right now is the toilet paper in the upstairs bathroom.

I was not the last person to use it. I was not even the person who got down to the last pathetic sheet clinging to the roll, who decided to use HALF the fucking sheet so that the roll was technically NOT empty.

I was there person who got screwed over saturday night when she sat down and 'Ooops! Too late.' and had to look in the garbage for some tissue that was used to wipe makeup off that could be recycled. I was the person with lipstick on her ass after I found that tissue.

Now I am the person with a toilet roll in the pocket of her housecoat - so that when her own supply runs out, she has no one to blame but herself, but can also take appropriate restocking action.

So - no paper in the upstair bathroom - day 3.

My sister is 57 btw. She acts like she's a fucking 14 year old

Case in point...Saturday night I asked her to take soem of her clutter from the living room up to her room.


I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo want her out of my house.

Whew - okay - so it wasnt' the political rant I wanted to do - but it was a great warm up for future Larry Tan Rants.

Thanks Ailsa for kicking me in my lipstick covered ass.

Tommorow : George Bush does NOT care about black people.

This Breaks My Heart

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Air India

And it drives me nuts that these people waited 20 years for no justice at all.


Tuesday, May 24, 2005
So I made a huge mistake this weekend.

I watched two documentaries.

#1 - Stupidity - about the advance of the stupid culture in society

#2 - I, curmudgeon - a series of interview with critics of the world

Why was this a mistake, because I can't disagree with the argument that the world is really idiotic, that 90% of us are sheep and that television gives a diet of pablum.

No one ever bothers to think anymore.

And it makes me get exzema (I'd look up how to spell this, but I can't be bothered.)

The thing that got my goat was the discussion of how one of the directors went to a party and everyone was talking about how Nike used William Burroughs in one of their ads and how cool it was. He immediately said that it wasn't cool because Burroughs was a drug addict who killed his wife and why should he be the face of all things athletic.

And everyone in the room turned on him and said, 'It's just a commercial.'


And someone that he told this story to, responded with the comment that it's this kind of non-analytical thinking that allows for events like Nazi Germany.

And while I know there's a big jump from Nike commercials to Nazi Germany - I can't disagree with this.

We never question anything anymore. I don't - and I should. I'm going to start doing that more. I'm going to be the complainer.

And this will be my forum.

Like how on Law and Order the women who portray defending attorneys (the bad guys)are always older and little heavy - but the women who portray the prosecuting attorneys (the good guys) are fucking models. And this is because people accused of crimes are always bad and only ugly people defend them.

that pisses me off.

Bush and Booze

Monday, May 16, 2005
First of all, TY on you comments on the Inky Mark story. I'm kind of intrigued by the responses that I've been getting with my friends too. It's very interesting how it all comes down to not just perspective, what one has been exposed to.

I guess for me it was just never occured to me that people would actually use the 'lower order of humanity' mentality in real life. I've discovered that it is actually out there.

Regardless, I think there has to be some basic rules for political debate - there's a world of difference between 'you're wrong' and 'you're a dumbass'.

Speaking of Dumbass...

A small plane got a little too close to the white house last week and it was apparantly enough of an big deal to evacuate the building and grounds.

But it wasn't enough of a big deal to interrupt George Dubya on his bike ride, because the feeling was that the president was in no immediately danger, so why bother him.

Because he's the leader! What the hell? I'm sorry, isn't a plane aimed straight at the capital building a threat to national security? Shouldn't the supposed Alpha Male be informed about any threat to national security?

That's a scary statement when they (who probably aren't stupid) decide it's better to let him finish his bmx hour.


I hate this province. I hate it because you cannot buy a bottle of wine after 6 pm on a Sunday.

WHY? What is going to happen if we are allowed to drink after dinner?

What pisses me off is the fact that the bars close here at 2 am. Fine, whatever, I'm usually asleep long before then. HOWEVER, when the Toronto Film Fest is on and the whole world comes to visit, the powers that be decide that the bars can be open an extra hour.

So what our provincial government is saying is that we're not really responsible, except on special occassions. It's like being a kid allowed to stay up an extra hour because company (who clearly CAN handle their liquor after 2am) come over.

Am I missing something

Thursday, May 05, 2005
This article

OTTAWA (CP) - The Conservatives have won an apology from a cabinet minister for what they characterize as a racial taunt.

Treasury Board President Reg Alcock says he sent a letter of apology to Inky Mark because the Tory MP took his comment Wednesday as a racial slur. Mark, backed by 15 of his colleagues, had earlier said Alcock must resign. Alcock had told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that if he was going to recruit a Tory, he'd pick someone "higher up the gene pool," than Mark.

Mark, a visible minority of Chinese-Canadian heritage, initially shrugged off the insult.

But he reconsidered overnight and now says Alcock demeaned Canada's entire Chinese community

Maybe I'm not getting the whole context of the remark...but I would think that this was an attack on Mark as a person/individual, not as a Chinese-Canadian and a slur on the entire Chinese community.