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July 11, 2009

Kill the bear


News of Marilyn Manson's new relationship with adult entertainment up-and-comer and "Goth girl next door" Stoya appears to suggest the man has remained true to type. Result!

Or rather, result?

I have my reservations, hence the necessity for the above posted visual evidence. In this sleepy season of summer traffic, it is not as though I am at risk of offending anyone and if you do get the bear reference you probably first learned of Stoya the same way I did. In which case, I am forced to observe the difference between you (probably), me (certainly) and Marilyn Manson is Marilyn Manson has mastered the art of enjoying his symptom.

In Lacanian psychoanalytic terms (founded in instructive Greek myth), a desired object becomes an excremental object the moment it is obtained. Successful relationships, therefore, require some distance between the loved one and the object of desire, some space for misrecognition lest prince revert to frog, princess to pumpkin (or something like that). No real person can withstand comparison with a neurotic fantasy and no real relationship can exist where one person exists solely as a portmanteau for another's desire.

Manson's tragedy is that every fixer-upper he seeks out must ultimately fail in comparison to his ideal. Stoya - lovely as she is - is simply too close to that ideal to begin with for the relationship to long survive.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 11, 2009 08:23 AM


So now that it's descending into the area of farce, can we make bets on who the next celebrity Manson project will be?

Kat Von D?
Maybe ScarJo if she keeps her red-headed old glamour look.

It would really suck if Manson ruined any of them.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 11, 2009 04:08 PM

MM would also like to give Lady Gaga a cervical exam

Posted by: jdpercifield [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2009 12:30 AM

Nice legs.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2009 10:16 PM