notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Handsome is as Handsome Does

This was the fortune that greeted Mathew one lunchtime after a bout with the Dragon Lady. What the fuck?? was pretty much the response from all who heard it, and Mathew's shoulder's slumped as he realised the fortune demons had fucked him over again.

For some reason, I kept thinking about that fortune. Or rather, I was watching Paul Newman in something and my brain could not stop from morphing his face into Dubya's, I was scared by how small the leap was, but realised that, even though physically the two could be quite similar, there exists certain qualities, elements and stone cold facts that mean the latter is a cleft palleted toad in comparison to the latter. The fortune cookie was right; handsome is as handsome does.

I know that Dubya looks kind of chimp like but I think there does exist a resemblance with Paul Newman, one of the most attractive men of all time; even now, and he's 80. That's right, he's 80, we need to prepare ourselves. Anywho, look:





















Yeah, Newman's a little older here, but the structure, the features, they're pretty damn close. My first thought was one of horror; how could such a benchmark of studness be in anyway similar to Bush? I worried that my perception of Cool hand Luke, Butch, and Fast Eddie would somehow become diluted at best, polluted and starved of breath at worst. None of those things happened, because Paul Newman portrays characters who, although not always honest, define something essentially good. Bush, on the other hand, stands for ignorance, the vast chasm between the rich and the poor, willy nilly war mongering, and generally fucking up the world's resources of humanity.

This will be a (semi) regular feature on the Muck; I'll post people who may look pretty similar, but due to their actions and character, one is a guy you would like to punch, whereas another is one that not only would you not mind you're significant other jumping in the sack with, you'd actively encourage it...

Convoluted enough for you? Good, good.