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UNORDINARY FUCKIN' PEOPLE

"Skip Tracer," a 1977 Canadian film about debt collectors, shares some striking similarities with Alex Cox's 1984 cult classic, "Repo Man." The roots of "Repo Man" date from the late '70s, the same time period "Skip Tracer" was released — could Cox have been swayed by it?
CHASTITY BELTS... FOR HIM

The device may look like a novel fashion accessory or a variation on one of those "cock locks" favored by those into fetishism, cross-dressing and a little S&M, but it was originally intended to put a stop to young men spilling their seed on stony ground, or rather in their hands or handkerchieves.
THEY DIDN'T WRITE THAT?

Recently I had a friend hip me to a song that I had no idea existed, having thought for decades that the later cover of it by an ‘80s one-hit-wonder band was the original and only version ever recorded. This epiphany led to a conversation about hit songs that we didn’t at first realize were covers — sometimes not discovering the existence of the original versions until many years after the fact. A few friends joined in, and at the end of the conversation I was sitting on a list of nearly 50 well-known hit songs that were “surprise” cover versions.
THIS IS VERY UPSETTING

The museum features more than 300 figures, many of them reclaimed after having been discarded from other museums — which means that there are more than a few celebrities and famous people in the mix. When the figures "true" identities shine through the Biblical costumes, it can make for an odd experience.
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