Friday, July 10, 2009

Well, I'm Sure They Do Need To Be Laundered Pretty Regularly

(Loyal reader JenBC provided this gem. This is her local cleaners where her husband takes his laundry. And his merkins.) Obviously.

12 comments:

JenBC said...

Awwww.... You used my photo. How sweet are you?

This tidbit from Wiki also caught my eye:

"A merkin is also used if the actor has less pubic hair than required for the role, as in the case of Kate Winslet in the film The Reader.[8] Or, the nude dancing extras in 2008's The Bank Job."

Didn't see The Reader. Maybe Kate's everyday look is Brazilian? Did see The Bank Job but cannot remember the nude extras darn it. Must focus less on plot and more on merkin spotting.

dilettante07 said...

Holy crap--that's fantastic. And nice wikipedia bit as well. I will never look at Kate Winslet the same way again.

Ri. Short for Maria. Not pronounced like the bread. said...

In my experience, one should never trust a Cleaner who doesn't spell correctly.

Remind me to tell you about the Dye Cleaning episode...

Brutalism said...

Wow. I know more about Kate Winslet's grooming habits than I ever thought I would. Thanks for that. I think your note to self is right on -- plot, schmot -- find those merkins!

Brutalism said...

Dye cleaning? Do share.

Anna Lefler said...

Oh. My. Total. God.

I LOVE learning a new word!

:-D A.

Jason said...

Who, exactly, gets to determine if someone has "enough" pubic hair for the role? That must be one hell of an audition. Does this mean there's some dude out there who filled out his ('cause you know it's a sleazy guy) I9 with the title "Certified Pubic Hair Inspector"? Who does the certification?

-J, no I'm not that guy!

(I just want to play him on TV.)

Jason said...

Oh, and who else thinks "Merkin Spotting" would be a great name for an album.

"Coming to an arena near you: Yannii's Merkin Spotting tour! Get your tickets now and avoid scalpers."

Brutalism said...

I totally get why actors make so much money. Can you imagine going through a merkin fitting for your role? Truly, they'd have to pay me millions, too. Egad.

Merkin Spotting has a great beat, I could totally dance to it.

Dilettard07 said...

Actually, Jason got me thinking about body hair for such roles.

Clearly for historical and cultural accuracy the casting people or costumers or someone knew that a sleek wax job would not fit the time period covered by The Reader. Had I seen the movie (I guess I'll have to now) and was greeted by groomed (or no!) pubes on screen I would have frowned at the anachronism.

And that gets me thinking about pit hair. Is there, oh Brutalism, a merkin equivalent for the pits?

Brutalism said...

Tard - you raise an interesting question. I'll open the floor to my faithful readers, one of whom, I'm sure, will be able to answer that question.

Jason said...

I believe the armpit analog of a merkin is a "new jersey."