Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Punk Rock or Gangsta?

I am eating your soul.My portly cat Bossa has a HUGE attitude. She is mean, she is spiteful, she is bitchy, she hates everyone, she can eat your soul and she is FAT. Lately I have taken to telling her how punk rock she is. Example - after she takes a random "I hate you" swipe at me as I walk by her in the kitchen, I look at her and say, "Oh Bossa, you are so punk rock". And yes, I use that condescending parental voice when I do it. She looks at me and I swear, if she could roll her eyes, she would. Scott and I have been having a debate about my use of the words "punk rock". He feels that to be "punk rock", one must be very skinny (like Billy Idol), that there are no fat (or even chubby) punk rockers. He thinks she is "gangsta". Not being well versed in the punk rock genre, I called on my friend Jennifer to provide me with support documentation to prove my point. She sent me five pictures of punk rock ladies who prove that you don't have to be thin as a rail to be "punk". She says "Bossa is like them because she is tough and unapologetic about not being a skinny minnie". Also, Bossa sleeps on the bar in our basement. I mean, how much more punk rock does it get than sleeping on a bar? So, Scott can take his Biggie, Big Pun, Missy Elliot, and Fat Joe examples and call Bossa "gangsta" all he wants. She will always be my punk rock kitty.

Check out these curvy punk rock chicks:
Tina - lead singer of the very punk Bobbyteens, Mariko Tamaki - very punk author, Pretty, Porky, and Pissed Off - the very punk fat activist group from Toronto, Corin Tucker - lead singer of the very punk Sleater Kinney, and Beth Ditto - lead singer of the very punk Gossip. Rock on ladies!


  1. Anonymous8:56 a.m.

    mmm Corin Tucker. She's up and down though; I wouldn't call her fat, just juicy.

    That and: the most important part of punk rockishness is a pale complexion. Your cat does not qualify. So Scott is right.

    S. (picnic)

  2. Anonymous9:32 a.m.

    A choice theme song for your feline...
    "Keepin' It Gangsta" by Fabolous.
    Hey, she's livin' the vida loca.

  3. Anonymous9:32 a.m.

    Oh, that post about the song selection was by none other than Solitaire.

  4. S - she actually does have a pale complexion - her skin is almost blue it is so pale. It's all her black fur that throws everyone off into thinking she's gangsta, when really she's PUNK ROCK!