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Thursday, September 29, 2021

A little while ago, I took a survey about a television show concept. It was a Western, based around a couple of cowpokes who were doing their thing in the territory between Oregon and Montana in the late 1800s. Along the way, they run into some bad guys who are smuggling a group of five or six Asian sisters, intending to sell them into prostitution. The cowpokes rescue the sisters, and wind up taking them along on their rustic adventures.

Part of the survey included a list of four proposed titles for this hypothetical series. I don’t remember what three of the title options were; but I sure remember the fourth one: “Daughters of Joy”.

Which, considering the traditional use of “joy” as a euphemism for female sexual procurement, brings to mind everything from the Nazi prostitution camps dubbed “joy divisions” to the British post-punk band Joy Division (re-christened New Order, just in case the irony of the first incarnation wasn’t obvious enough).

So, if this mediocre idea ever does make it to the small screen, I’m really hoping that it’ll get the title “Daughters of Joy”. If only to witness the minor firestorm when, inevitably, someone makes the connection.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 09/29/2005 11:58pm
Category: Pop Culture, TV
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Congratulations to John Roberts, who today was confirmed by the Senate, and subsequently sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.

An aside to the new CJ: Seventeen just happens to be my lucky number. So, by all means, do it justice (pun intended). You’ve got a couple of decades to do so.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 09/29/2005 08:07pm
Category: Political
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