Having Just Finished Writing an Overdue Essay…

In the middle of “Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend” I’m reminded of la Judy’s mindbug that has kept me chuckling and ill at ease with all the leather around me this weekend in D.C. in the throes of the Haitian disaster: “It’s not just the norm of heterosexuality that is tenuous. It’s all sexual norms. I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic. If you say ‘I can only desire X,’ what you’ve immediately done, in rendering desire exclusively, is created a whole set of positions which are unthinkable from the standpoint of …your identity. Now, I take it that one of the essential aspects of comedy emerges when you end up actually occupying a position that you have just announced to be unthinkable. That is funny.” –Fun from “la Judy” (i.e., la camarera, not the the Garland).

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Having Just Finished Writing an Overdue Essay…

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