Sunday, April 20, 2008

Alice the Goon

Larry King had an XQ Sleeve on his pot of billyboils last night — a young woman with hair more intricately braided than a loaf of French bread and a thick black Frida Kahlo-esque unibrow like a recumbent parenthesis lead a camera crew through her home at the polygamist's compound down there in El Paso, Texas.

Eerie, eerie stuff. It reminded me of nothing so much as a glimpse into Goon Island, of Popeye fame (the 1938 Max Fleischer cartoon), and the eldritch moment when Popeye realizes the Goon he's beating up on is a mother.



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