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Christmas judgment

21 Dec

It’s nearly the end of another year, which means it’s time to reflect on all the people who rubbed us the wrong way in 2011 and make empty threats about what we’ll do to them if they pull that shit one more time in 2012.

In the interest of Christmas cliches, we have compiled our annual naughty and nice list. Do you want the good news first or the bad news first?

1. Kim Severson
2. Robbie Brown
3. Kim Severson and Robbie Brown on the same byline

Everyone’s still buzzing about Severson’s latest thing, “that pecan article” (come on, Hawkdogg hasn’t updated his MySpace page since March!), and we’re probably still rolling our eyes over Severson-Brown’s “black Hollywood” piece. (Good inventory of subtle offenses here.)

Oh, and let’s not forget Brown’s Waffle House crime story.

These are the issues that Atlanta and the South face. THESE ARE THE THINGS NEW YORK TIMES READERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TO CONTINUE SHAPING THEIR WORLDVIEW which apparently begins and ends with that one scene from Mame where Lucille Ball goes to Savannah to meet Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside’s family.

But these articles to which we’ve already alluded barely scratch the surface of what Severson and Brown are capable of! Sometimes they cover the ho-hum trend pieces for which The New York Times is famous, or they’ll hone in on one person in a human interest profile and won’t try to convince the readership that this one Bogart man or “Windy” (=Gone With the Wind fanatic) represents the whole of the South, all of it, every last person. But then there are the times they get carried away, lost in some grotesque scattershot caricature that they know readers from other geographic regions will read with glee.

Behold some of their most offensive clippings and anecdotes from the past year or so: Continue reading

There’s no place like P-Hut for the holidays

6 Feb

For those of you not acquainted with the greeting card aisle of this special Cheshire Bridge retailer, you have one week left to learn what’s up and surprise your valentine with a truly unique sentiment, captured on yellowing cardstock.

They add to the merchandise but never shift out the old stuff – it’s a treasure trove of campy cards that probably go back to Poster Hut’s inception (prices not adjusted for inflation, either). They carry a lot by one greeting card company called Aquavision that was made in Baltimore. If you see anything by this brand (all dated 1984), purchase it immediately!

2175 Cheshire Bridge Road

The gayest directions in Atlanta

10 Feb

These are directions dictated from one our most dedicated Pecanne Log readers while I was trying to find a good place to buy powdered wigs (or powdered-looking wigs) and things embellished with garish-colored ostrich feathers. They were directions to the store Queens and Divas:

“It’s on Cheshire Bridge, before Onyx and Heretic. There is a bay window and it’s on the left, in the same strip as Hair Cuttery. If you get to Atlanta Leather you’ve gone too far. But if you go too far, Poster Hut is also wonderful. It says ‘P-Hut’ screened on the awning. There are a lot of treasures there.”

Whatever, Queens and Divas! This is only the dress I want to be MARRIED IN! Except in virginal ivory!

(photos via Queens and Divas of Atlanta)

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