When Different Is The Same


Angelina Jolie – A Puritan? Where do I get such a notion. Last year an article ran about Angelina’s disdain for Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims were not Puritans; they were Separatists. What did they separate from? The Church of England which split off of the Roman Catholic Church. The former in essence made the king a Pope, while Roman Catholics preferred the their Pope to share the bed with the Emperor. Puritans wanted power over England – they essentially wanted their own Pope. Pilgrims took an “agree to disagree” approach; they took a step toward separating Church and State. The Pilgrims did not come to kill Native Americans; they came because of the Catholic Inquisition and the Church of England’s similarity in persecuting those who do not conform to Big Religion. Feel free to have beer; just like the Pilgrims apparently did, and be thankful you are not a wine snob. Be thankful for the Pilgrims who helped give us freedom of religion. Maybe Angelina prefers enslavement, by Inquisition, to a Pope. Puritans and Catholics both burned witches; the Pilgrims for the most part just tried to survive.

That’s  Cotton Mather face, by the way.



Release The Breasts


I’m guessing that’s what popped into our great-granddaddies heads when they saw Olga Petrova. Her styling is interesting, but I don’t think her looks translate to present day standards for Hollywood. I’ve been Vamp shopping; I give her points for her style and the movie title fits my agenda. She is among the many who have found rest in a Florida graveyard, so Daughters of Destiny will allude to her in my book.


Vamp Tramping in the Sunshine State


Blood suckers have found haven in South Florida for ages, but swamp devils (Vampire fetishists) have moved in with our bedeviling swamp angels (mosquitoes). Marilyn Manson is a little more than a Vampire fetishist, but it is in his resume and Florida has a big role in his bio. Manson delivers Goth Metal Cabaret to his fans. An odd fusion, but it works like vamps in Miami and Manson adores odd fusion. Ever notice how Burlesque dancers take off Cabaret style clothing to Cabaret style song. Burlesque also creeps into Manson’s bio. If you listen to his music, you shouldn’t wonder why he married a Burlesque dancer (Dita Von Teese) and has an album called, The Golden Age of Grotesque.

I only planned one allusion for Manson, but I may need to reconsider and refer to him more often. After all, my book centers around Florida, freaks , cults, cabaret through the Cabeiri. and striptease through Innana. Manson’s puzzle looks much like mine.

It isn’t surprising that Miami held host to the Vampire’s Ball or has a Vampire themed strip joint, but I added the images to show proof.

Cabaret of Confusion


In this world of fake breasts and personalities, you have to guess a lot. I believe Tootsies Cabaret (shown bottom right) has almost real women dancing on stage, but it is just my guess. Do gay guys walk into the wrong cabaret and get served the wrong buns for their salami? If someone says “Let’s go to the cabaret,” what does it mean?

The origin of the word, “Cabaret,” plays a role in my novel. I need to add some cabaret references from the modern world to those from the age of myth. The Cabeiri seem to have done some severe gender bending.