May 18, 2004

Ana Marie Cox and Elastigirl: Separated at birth?



It's been bugging me ever since I saw the droolworthy trailers for Pixar's upcoming The Incredibles. Who did Elastigirl remind me of? My mother, yes, but who else? Then I figured it out: She's got the same sassy tone of voice as that antic muse, Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox. And the same hair. And I suspect she pulls all those faces as she blogs.

Posted by Stefan at 08:29 PM GMT

Therefore, Ana Marie Cox reminds you of your mother?

Posted by: Matthew on May 18, 2004 09:02 PM

Yes, my mother had those glasses and that look when I was a toddler. It was very effective.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 18, 2004 09:12 PM

i'd like to see more of ana marie in that little black dress. she's sizzling.

Posted by: jake on May 19, 2004 09:01 PM

I hate posts like this. Yes, Stefan aren't you just wired into the blogging community; I suppose you're just waiting for to interview you like they did Matthew. That flight of self-indulgent, self-congratulatory pretension made me puke, but you would be a different emetic entirely, probably something akin to the amoebic dysentery that laid me up in Calcutta General Hospital for 10 days in 1990. Felix's adulation of that chinese girl in a t-shirt was the same sort of thing. Also you get sad-sacs commenting like this Jake above, who write in to say how "hot" whoever it is you have a picture of is. Jake, you have the whole of the internet to jerk off to, and you focus on this I guess not unattractive but fully clothed blogging hack? Do you have the child-lock activated on your search engine? Perhaps you were being ironic.

Still, Stefan, what made me laugh was your use of the adjective "antic" to describe Ana Cox; I read it and knew you wouldn't have let me down by using it right. Another "yeah, sounds good let's use it" moment by La Geens. Tell me, would she be pleased to think of herself as "ludicrously odd?" or "like a clown"? or better still, "grotesque"? I wouldn't be. How rude are you?

Posted by: eirof on May 19, 2004 11:01 PM

Eurof, I think you just jumped the snark. And no, I am not explaining that either.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 19, 2004 11:10 PM

No, you did explain, and it was really not worth it.

Posted by: eirof on May 19, 2004 11:45 PM

Stefan -- What, still 'A'?

Sorry, I fear Huerough is still this side of the snark. Your post was in the same league as the ones regarding Jenny (though I bet they are good for cross-posting and upping readership, you bloggo-whore).

Eurof-- I take your point, but maybe Jenny and Ana are what might be termed 'the blogging man's crumpet' (no disrespect meant), and thus, for Jake, in a different mental space from the purely visually titilating, anonymous anywomans that populate the web the other side of the net nanny.

Posted by: charles on May 20, 2004 01:50 PM

Charles -- No, it's 'A' just on the days you comment.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 20, 2004 02:37 PM

it's worse than that, charles. apparently, the word "antic" that stefan used was an "in" reference to "the antic muse", the (sort of pretentious really) name this cox woman used to blog under before being "talent spotted" by this bloke nick denton who we're all supposed to care so much about, and his stable of "gawper" web sites.

The plot thickens: this "jake" is actually the publisher (whatever that means in a blog context) of this cox woman now when she writes about DC gossip. so he knows her personally already, no doubt works with her quite closely, but for some reason decided to write a "phwoar" building site like comment on our website. maybe we should put pictures up of stefan, and comment, saying things like "whoah, look at the paunch on that baby" or "wow, i'd like to rub that stubbly head".

now for some reason we're supposed to know all this, and probably expected to join in their group nob sucking activities and we shall all be rewarded with interviews on thus in my ignorance, i "jumped the snark".

Posted by: earghrouf on May 20, 2004 02:55 PM

Apologies for having explained all this to Eurof last night while he was drunk. He clearly grasped just enough to get really confused. I am henceforth never explaining anything to him ever again, but in the meantime do feel the need, for the sake of everyone but Eurof and Charles, to explain that Jake publishes Gothamist, not Wonkette.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 20, 2004 03:11 PM

This is a plaintive cry of anguish from Eyeghrough, a man made sad because some of his friends have new friends and all he has to replace them is something that shits itself.

Posted by: Matthew on May 20, 2004 03:31 PM

Yes, but Matthew (and feel free to imagine me thuumping you in the chest with my index finger when I say that), some of us "new friends" are more than capable of shitting ourselves, so you needn't feel jealous...

Posted by: mike on May 20, 2004 03:46 PM

Incidentally, Ms Cox has been struggling with the blogging ethics beast herself lately. Briefly: she linked to the Capitol Hill equivalent of Belle du Jour; the ensuing "fame" of her mildly explicit site caused the strumpet staffer to get fired ("put on administrative leave") by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH), who she worked for.

Interesting to see the nominally callow Wonkette beat her breast over causing someone duress. At least she cares for us little people.

Posted by: mike on May 20, 2004 03:52 PM

All this does still not explain why you 'jumped the snark', iurauf. Your original comment remains coherent, nasty and to the point. How differently would you have written it knowing now what you didn't then?

Posted by: charles on May 20, 2004 05:08 PM

Comparing Wonkette to Elastigirl is a real stretch.

Posted by: Jame on May 20, 2004 08:14 PM

Charles, I don't know why I was "jumping a snark". Stefan might. I wouldn't change a thing.

Matthew, I don't object to anyone making new friends, hell I've got some too; I object to this wanky sperm-smearing unctiousness whereby you all "interview" each other, say how sexy each of you are on each others' blogs, jerk each other off and congratulate yourselves about what worldly-wise new yorkers you all are, and -- this is the thing that gets me -- TO DO IT ALL IN PUBLIC. Why? What level of insecurity do you people exist at? When did you become so smarmy? What you might get up to at dinner parties is fine in the privacy of your own home, although if self-congratulation is your main conversational topic you have at your dinner parties they've deteriorated since I used to attend. But why do you want me and 30 other people to know exactly how highly you regard Jake and Jen? True friends insult each other; look how much I love you; that, and you insulted my 1 year old daughter by saying all she does is shit herself, and that wasn't nice. At least she craps herself in private; you did it in full view of everyone on Goddamist.

Posted by: eueueurgghhhaaarrgh on May 20, 2004 10:59 PM

From an Eurof post earlier in this thread

"probably something akin to the amoebic dysentery that laid me up in Calcutta General Hospital for 10 days in 1990."

Now Eurof, to paraphrase Withnail, that represents a level of hipocrisy in you that I'd previously suspected but not noticed due to highly evasive skills. Not only did you actually shit yourself in public on that occasion, as you've told with pride, repeatedly, at every one of those dinner parties, you have now gone and told the world while simultaneously condemning others for the merely metaphorical public crap.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 20, 2004 11:37 PM

I really don't see why I'm being h-Y-pocritical, Stefanie. I've never denied having had accidents on occasion, and unfortunately have at times had them in front of others. Many people have had that misfortune, and travellers in India more than most. But even doing it in someone's living room hardly constitutes doing it in public. No, Matthew's interview on Goddamshite was an order of magnitude worse; I was delerious, it was involuntary. He was conscious, clearly a willing participant, and apparently sober.

But I was merely defending my daughters' honour; I didn't start this crapping-oneself meme, and you didn't have to continue it. As I said, were I to describe you solely as someone who onanises himself to Victoria's Secret catalogues while sitting on the bog, while it might be true, it would also be unfair and uni-dimensional. Like the Goober, you're much, much more than that. Unlike her, you can look out for yourself. I think we should stop now, before someone gets hurt.

Posted by: eirof on May 21, 2004 12:09 AM

Eurof what were you doing in Calcutta of all places? Not another Mo Theresa groupie are you?

Posted by: Kartika on May 21, 2004 03:06 AM

Hurt, ay? I think it is time for Google to note that the words Eurof Uppington and wanker now appear in the same sentence.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 21, 2004 09:13 PM

In a turn of events every bit as shocking as Sol Campbell joining Arsenal (think Clemens to the Yankees for those of you across the water), I am (and I can't believe I am typing these words) with Eurof on this one.

1. There is nothing at all wrong with small people shitting themselves;

2. That is not all they do - sometimes they run headfirst into radiators and cry loudly for hours; and

3. Matthew, had I read your post yesterday I would most certainly have mentioned it to your mother, and she would have been very disappointed in you.

Posted by: mark zerdin on May 24, 2004 12:43 PM

Kartika, akshly I did hand out prescriptions to needy slum dwellers at some charity dispensary, but it was only for a couple of hours. I can't remember exactly why. That didn't give the the trots, though, it was a dodgy lychee that laid me up for a couple of weeks.

Steffles, don't go there; this is a game of mutually assured destruction, and there won't be any winners: think about "[your name] child sex allegations" or [your name] pregnant goat suckers". I'm stepping back from the brink, you should too.

Mark; I'm hurt agreeing with me is such a struggle, but you're right, Matty's mum WOULD be very disappointed, having met Goober in question and having liked her very very much. I cooled off over the weekend and realised he probably didn't mean anything nasty; he was just trying to be cutting, poor thing.

Posted by: eirof on May 24, 2004 10:13 PM

Having just spent the weekend re-reading Portnoy, I'm a little uncomfortable with either of you dragging my mother into this.

Posted by: Matthew on May 24, 2004 11:04 PM

Ms. Cox will now front MTV's coverage of the conventions, surely making her at least C-list and Stefan's distant connection making him C-cubed. So, score one to Stefan-suck.

Posted by: Charles on July 9, 2004 08:58 PM

It worked. I hit this site on a search for AMC.

Posted by: Passerby on August 23, 2004 03:24 AM


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