I grew up listening to The Mamas and the Papas and The Journeymen—groups that John Phillips performed with. I also remember his daughter, Mackenzie Phillips, in the old television sitcom “One Day at a Time.” Fond memories? Yeah, I guess, but that’s all a bit cloudy now.
I was more than a little shocked when Mackenzie let it be known that her own father, John Phillips, raped her, then for the next ten years, had a consensual incestuous affair. In case you missed the story last week, The Huffington Post can fill you in.
Who am I to judge anybody? Yet, here I go.
I view Mackenzie as the victim here and it’s pretty brave of her to come out on Oprah and talk about it—or is it? She’s pushing, trying to sell her book. Is that wrong? No, but, but. . .
Nope, can’t go through life with blinders on, but this news gives me a headache. I wish I didn’t know about it. I mean, can’t some sick family matters simply remain in the family?
I don’t know. Anyway, moving on. . .
What are you looking for in a date? Let’s go to Midwest Teen Sex Show and take a look at some good looking dudes who know exactly what they want.
What’s up with Texas Governor Rick Perry? Why does he pet people instead of shaking hands? Wonkette doesn’t provide an answer—but we do get a funny clip.
The Cincinnati Nation is telling us that the Metropole Apartments downtown might be replaced with a boutique hotel. Metropole is one of the last low income rental complexes downtown. If it’s done away with, where are those people going to go? On the street? Does anybody really care?
Maybe Nicholas Hollan does. He lives on the West Side of town—in Westwood (like me)—and considers himself progressive. He’s also a democrat who’s running for Cincinnati City Council. Kevin Osborne at The Daily Beat tells us more about him.
And in closing out today’s post, it’s unlikely that you’ll run into any giant squids here in Cincinnati, but if you do, don’t mess with them. Slate explains why.
I’m off—want to listen to some John Phillips music.
No, telling a lie here. I don’t think that will be happening for a very long time.
(Photo of Mackenzie Phillips from CBS)