Let’s Have a Good Cry

“Loss” is an occasional nightclub in London that promises its patrons an evening of exquisite misery. Apparently, it’s based on the popular crying clubs in Tokyo, where stressed Japanese businessmen can rent rooms by the hour to watch weepy movies or pay $10 to attend a group cryathon.

Hahaha! I mean, Waaaa. I think this could be a great idea.   My friend Ann suggested a couple of years ago that people opposed to President Bush get together for massive public cry-ins.   Since we felt there was little we could do to get rid of him, at least we could express our grief over the destruction he has wreaked.

It’s not too late to have a good cry about the Bush Administration. If you think you’re over it, try watching news footage of Hurricane Katrina.

Back to Loss, a project of “The Last Tuesday Society:” It is the work of a Romantically gloomy young man who calls himself Viktor Wynd.   His pose of exhausted misery is pretty funny, once you read the stuff at his website. He describes Loss as a place for “the miserable, the pathetic, the beautiful, the dying and the divorced” to “sit around the dying flowers, crushed velvet, mouldy taxidermy, old broken children’s toys and dead butterflies…” He will even provide chopped onions for those who need help getting their cry on.

Viktor, I love you! I get your joke! You are so beyond Emo, you’re almost anti-Emo! You are a dedicated performance artist who doesn’t just offer jars of shit at your ‘art’ exhibits; you label them “Realtor Shit” and “Pharmacist Shit.”

If you need more crying, here’s a photo of Robert Downy Jr. from a collection of photos by British artist Sam Taylor-Wood called “Crying Men.”


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11 Responses to Let’s Have a Good Cry

  1. Skye says:

    I think the surname “Wynd” is a dead giveaway that our lad is having a little joke!

  2. Ann says:

    Oh, Sister Wolf, thank you for the shout-out! It’s not too late for a public cry-in over W; in fact, what better time than now? The recent footage of him chest-bumping an Air Force cadet was enough to send me into hysterics.

    I love you and hope you are feeling better!

  3. Bex says:

    Ha! Just watch the 1993 Anthony Hopkins movie “Shadowlands”. One of my favorite movies ever, but it made me cry =(

  4. Surely the public cry in could be global!

  5. Sister Wolf says:

    Skye – yep, he’s ‘avin a laugh!

    Ann – ANN! I love you too, and I love you more!

    Bex – Good tip, thank you!

    Make do – Absolutely. You are too right. We should start planning now, while we still have a world to grieve about.

  6. … I can never hear the phrase “he’s ‘avin a laugh!” ever again without thinking of ricky gervais. the character that’s so annoying I want to self mutilate.
    hahaha this is such a hilarious post. I remember the crying men exhibition. I wanted to see it. I remember the david beckham one was very popular.
    The japanese are very precise. they have laughing classes. crying centres. I guess it’s what comes of being repressed in a big city (along with fight club). I cry every time I watch the news. hurricane katrina was very very bad.

  7. Sister Wolf says:

    I love Ricky Gervais and revere his genius for making people squirm.

  8. kellie says:

    I have been to a Victor party in London for Valentines Day, and there was no crying at all!!!
    There were onions in peels all over the floor, though.
    And everyone was fabulously dressed, it was an amazing party.

  9. enc says:

    I don’t think I’ve stopped crying inside over the “president.” It might be fun to be validated in a club instead of doing it on my own!

  10. Sister Wolf says:

    Kellie, I’m so jealous! Did you take any pix??

    Enc – We should have cried at Barneys warehouse sale. Starting with the sale it self, we could have cried our way to the Bush Cartel.

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