Thursday, May 15, 2008

Parking for Edith Massey

Edith Massey

Fuck Julia Roberts.

And Meryl Streep, who the hell does she think she is, anyway?

No one can deliver a line like Edith Massey.

I was walking down Warren Street today when I saw a little sign in a window,

"Parking for Edith Casey"

And I thought, "Who is Edith Casey? And why does she need so much parking?"

Why not Edith Massey?

For those of you who are not familiar with Edith, she was a born actress. She didn't need a day of acting school!

John Waters discovered her running a thrift store in Baltimore. He tells the story of how she would have plastic bags, stapled shut, as a "surprise" for her clientèle. For 25 cents, you could buy the bag and see what's inside. Sometimes, you would find a nice scarf, or a pair of gloves. But, sometimes, you would find Edith's garbage; used q-tips, tissues, trash.

She would say, "You win some, you lose some."

Edith, the actress, was known for such great lines as:

"Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!"
"The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life."
"I don't want any god-damned eggs! I want meat and potatoes!"

There is just way too much on for me to give it to you all at once, so, maybe we'll make this John Water's week here at

Why not? Maybe a John Water's festival?

Granted, we're Hudson, not Baltimore....

We can only HOPE to be Baltimore.

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