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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is Jeff Kirby Sexist?

posted by on March 26 at 0:45 AM

That’s what commenters on Line Out say about this.

(Kirby, I got your back. No way.)

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Totally off-topic, but I have no thread to vent in yet. So far, this retooling of the slog is not doing it for me. It's hard to read the longer posts all the way across the screen. Is that supposed to be that way?

Posted by Nay | March 26, 2008 12:59 AM

Unacceptable. Change it back.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | March 26, 2008 1:11 AM

"An outdated model can be dressed up in any short skirt and sexy pose money can buy, but when it all boils down you’re still being tricked into screwing an old lady."

That sentence's meaning is really ambiguous (meaningless?), considering Parton is financing this record on her own dime without a major label backing.

Posted by seattle98104 | March 26, 2008 1:50 AM

It's not a redesign. ECB found some comments she "disagreed" with and tried to remove them from the SLOG, and ended up messing with the whole site.

Posted by montex | March 26, 2008 2:34 AM


Tell ECB to change it back, this format sucks big time.

Posted by Will in Musical Seattle | March 26, 2008 2:46 AM

a> yes, he's sexist,
b> the new design is worse,
c> sorry

Posted by quilsone | March 26, 2008 7:45 AM

d> it still takes 30 seconds to post, wtf?

Posted by quilsone | March 26, 2008 7:46 AM

I can't get over how shitty Slog looks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 26, 2008 8:05 AM

I'm not sure it was sexist, but it was certainly insulting/demeaning to Dolly. The record industry is old, washed up, passed its prime, etc., and so is Dolly. Though, come to think of it, he illustrated how Dolly was passed her prime by basically saying you wouldn't want to fuck her, rather than, her music sucks now, so maybe it was sexist.

Posted by Julie | March 26, 2008 8:11 AM

No one wants to bang old people. Except for Mr. Poe.

Posted by tsm | March 26, 2008 8:23 AM

And me!!

Posted by subwlf | March 26, 2008 8:26 AM

Yes, it's sexist, because he obviously thinks Dolly Parton is just a boob joke instead of a giant, one of the all-time greats of American culture. His motivation probably isn't wrong; it's just that he's a young feller who doesn't know any history. To him, everyone over the age of 35 is "old people". Would he write the same drivel about Keith Richard? Probably. But of course, Dolly is still relevant, while Richard hasn't participated in interesting music for a quarter of a century.

This thing still isn't remembering people, or displaying their links.

Posted by Fnarf | March 26, 2008 9:10 AM

He's no Charles Mudede.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | March 26, 2008 9:14 AM

i'm not going to talk about whether it is sexist or not, but seattle98104, it is an analogy. that means it does not matter that dolly release the record on her own or not. kirby is saying you can dress up something (an old person or an old method) to look good (like dolly or like the selling cds), but if you buy into it you might not get what you thought you were getting.

it's like kirby is saying,
human : talk :: cat : meow
and you counter with, but some humans meow.

Posted by infrequent | March 26, 2008 10:41 AM

What's wrong with being sexy?

Posted by Nigel | March 26, 2008 10:49 AM

I'm pretty sure it's sexist/ageist. If we take infrequent's cue the real analogy is

old recording industry model:crumbling :: old women:disgusting

Posted by seattle98104 | March 26, 2008 11:46 AM

Hey Fnarf, gotta disagree. Not about Dolly, she's awesome and always entertaining. But A Bigger Band was a great album. And it's Richards.

He's plural.

Posted by PdxRitchie | March 26, 2008 1:33 PM

Yes, the post is sexist (duh), but worse, it's stupid. Dolly hasn't "tricked" you, Jeff, she's made a very funny, campy, ironic joke. Too bad it sailed right over your head.

Posted by Irena | March 26, 2008 5:38 PM

Yes it's sexist, but it's just par for the post-menopause course: If you're HRC (age 60) and you look your age, you're a hag; if you're DP (age 62) and you fight age tooth and nail, you're a slag.

Posted by VanNat | March 26, 2008 8:01 PM

I'll tell you what's enormous penis!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Penis | March 27, 2008 9:42 PM

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