I’ve always find it odd when Hollywood or the fashion world decide, simultaneously, that something is cool. The entertainment industry is notorious for that kind of crap, and they put things out in waves. Like all vampires, all the time, followed by non-stop zombies. Sometimes, however, they come out in pairs. Remember Deep Impact and Armageddon? Or how about two Snow White movies released within months of each other. Who thought that was a good idea? Even more recently, it was two films about Hitchcock – the HBO one, and then the good one.
It makes no sense to me. I really don’t believe two studios just so happened to receive two scripts about Snow White at the same time, and then just so happened to green light the projects. Nope, it has to be because Hollywood is filled with people who love nothing more than to talk about other people’s business (okay, that’s really more of a human condition, and not just confined to Hollywood, but you know what I’m saying).
Busybody1: Did you know so and so optioned a script about who cares?
Busybody 2: Oh-em-gee. Are you serious? So are we!
And then begins a mad rush to put the movie out first.
It happens all the time in fashion too. This season, for example, is all about graphic black and white prints in geometric silhouettes. And pretty much every designer is claiming the inspiration came from Edie Sedgwick. Really? Are they all that homogeneous? What happened to originality? I just don’t get it. For what reason did 75% of the fashion houses decide everyone should look like a barcode this spring? I suppose I can understand an across the board, ‘black and white stripes are in’, but the Edie Sedgwick thing seems so…random.
So all this got me to thinking, we should totally start doing this in the blogger world. But it can’t be something obvious, like a response to an article in the Huffington Post, because of course that’s going to garner 100,000 of more or less the exact same ranty-rants from the blogosphere. No, it needs to be something completely arbitrary. Like wallabies.
Let’s all begin posting about our desperate desire for a marsupial pouch. It will be the next big trend in plastic surgery. Forget fillers, forget butt implants, the next big thing will be taking skin from our asses to create a pouch up front. I mean, think about it, how practical would a built in pouch be? I would never lose my keys again if I could simply store them in my pouch. Traveling? No more worrying about where to keep your passport, you’ve got built in storage.
The inspiration for The Pouch, of course, is Hollywood’s Aussie imports. Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe. Since we can’t get enough of them, let’s show our appreciation for the down under by sporting a pouch.
Because that makes total sense, right?