tokarev73 asked: Many thanks for your reply. The idea of my message was that using "fuck" as a base for all the swearing is boring. In Russia we leave such swearing for unintelligent classes. Educated people enrich their vocabulary with more interesting swearing.
Yes. They don’t really do that so much in blue collar America, or not in the parts of blue collar America I’ve been in anyway.
The American Gods short story I’m currently working on is set in the UK, where the swearing is slightly different, so you get sentences like
“Such bullshit,” said a woman’s voice. “But you always were a bullshitter, Ollie, you pusillanimous little cock-stain.”
But then, that’s a different world again.
So I’ve been seeing a lot of tumblr posts involving anacondas and puns and various wants lately.
And I figured that Sir Mix a Lot’s “Baby Got Back” had experienced some kind of 21st century renaissance among all of tumblr.
But then it turns out I guess that Nicki Minaj is involved?
Basically, I learn about new popular music via punny GIFs.
From David Bowie’s nightmares (probably) comes…
#4. Norway Is About An ’80s Vampire Who Can’t Stop Dancing
Since the days of Karloff and Lugosi, Hollywood has been saturated with so many iterations of blood-lusting sex ghouls that your average movie watcher would rather be punched in the taint by Van Helsing than sit through another generic Dracula film. Yes, Norway is about vampires, but the fact that it revolves around a gaggle of nosferatu is probably the tamest detail of a film where the main character’s “heart will stop beating” if he stops boogying like a freak.
If you can’t get squibs, enough of these might still pump up/traumatize your team!
#5. Football Coach Fakes a School Shooting for a Pep Talk
In the early ’90s, school shootings were already becoming a disturbingly common thing — just ask Pearl Jam, who got a hit video out of a real 1991 case. So try to put yourself in the shoes of the Libertyville High School football team when, in November 1993, their coach’s pep talk in the cafeteria was interrupted by the sound of a gunshot. The students saw coach Dale Christensen bravely confront an armed student, get shot, and fall down with a red substance covering his body.
And then they saw him get up again and presumably take a bow, because that red shit was ketchup and he put it there himself.