Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pubic Hair is public

About ten days ago I was being interviewed on Gayelle by Dennis McCommie. The subject was the upcoming NDDCI dance season at the Queen's Hall. It went OK and was helpful in promoting the show. The kind of publicity that we struggle for and we're glad we got this opportuity. But the thing that stands out most about the interview was the beginning of it. As we came out of the break and the camera kids were counting us back in, Dennis was hurridly trying to get rid of the piece of gum he'd been tangling with during the break. Talk show talking can make any mouth dry. He just barely got it out and stuck inconspicuously on a tray on the desk. Caught by our audience, he explained his predicament. He also shared that he just only then noticed a pubic hair on the now discarded piece of gum. "Can you say that on air, in the morning", I quipped. He explained that as long as it wasn't my pubic hair. I continued the joke and referred to Justice Clarence Thomas in the first Sexual Harrassment trial ever. Inerestingly Dennis had found himself in a similar trial and left T&TEC amid similar allegations. LOLTT

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oil is Sexy

Of course it is. But don't use it on the latex or rubber paraphenalia you might need in case of sex. Oil is indeed sexy. Minister Conrad Enill was so right, and God bless him, 'cause there's nothing quite as sexy as an oiled up gluteus maximus glistening in the full moonlight at a locale where you're likely to get caught. As Energy Ministers know, oil can cause men to make asses of themselves. It can also make many asses look better than they really is.

"Oil is Sexy" a quote from Energy Minister Conrad Enill. Newsday Wed Oct 22,2008.


Port of Spain is clearly the bi-lingual capital of the world. Can anyone tell me if they've ever seen bi-lingual street signs anywhere else. It's really special. What was the intention of these municipal markers? I wonder who got the job to translate. Edward Street to Calle Edward. Precious. For me there is a bigger and even more fundamental identity issue to be addressed. Is it Port of Spain or Port-of-Spain. Dash or no dash?

Utter Rubbish

LOLTT's inaugural dose of hilarity and outright word abuse comes courtesy the Finance Minister Tesheira on the World financial crisis and its impact on us here in T&T. Comedy is Central.

"...and you can be assured that this government will respond, if necessary, in an appropriate manner consistent with the stated policy of prudent and fiscally responsible management of the nation's resources."



LOLTT (Lyrics of Our Lives. I had to add NOW because I did some schupidness when I was creating this blog).

This is about cultivating the ridiculously high sense of humour we will need to cultivate for survival in modern Trinidad & Tobago, the centre of the known universe. LOLTT is about the lyrics - the words - uttered, printed, posted, advertised and/or denied by the celebs, politicians, artists and advertisers or anyone who abuses lyrics. And LOLTT is, most of all, why we think its all so profoundly funny.LOL.