Tuesday, June 20

Fluff

Now that lawmakers on Beacon Hill have tackled universal health care, they’ve decided to move on to the next most pressing issue: Fluff.

Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D, Revere) has filed a bill in the House to designate “Fluffernutter”—a mixture of Marshmallow fluff and peanut butter—as the official sandwich of Massachusetts. This was in response to Senator Jarrett Barrios’ proposed legislation that would allow Fluffernutter sandwiches to be served in public schools only once a week.

How often were they serving it? And does Massachusetts really need an official sandwich? Maybe now that Massachusetts has legalized same-sex marriage, we should have an official lube too. I vote for KY Brand Warming Liquid!

I like fluff as much as the next guy—after all, I did grow up in Lynn, where it continues to be produced—though I admit, every time I hear the word “fluff,” I think of the 2003 film (The Fluffer) by Richard Glatzer and Wash West about the gay adult film industry and the behind-the-scenes… er, work of one crew member, “the fluffer,” whose job it was to keep the male actors… well… “fluffed” (if you don’t know what that means, just watch the film).

But as much fun as that sounds, it does qualify as work. The boy in that film worked… hard. That’s more than I can say for Reinstein and Barrios who are wasting our tax dollars with this nonsense.

7 Comments:

Blogger Marcelo Daniel said...

I have to say I'm a tad bit embarrassed for Jarret Barrios. I adore the guy, but was this something worth making a fuss about? I mean, I don't touch the stuff myself, but Fluff is a New England tradition, and it originated in Somerville! He should steer clear. Canterbridgian parents already have a reputation of being too fussy and overprotective of their kids, and this issue will not help soften that image. Rep Reinstein's response is understandable....let's not legislate away everything unhealthy and inappropriate under the sun. Especially if it's a local product.

10:22 AM  
Blogger V.J. Civic said...

Its the same situation in Florida... The Senate and Representatives were arguing for some time about making the Key Lime Pie the official pie of the state. They were quick to dismiss many issues but wasted time on the PIE ordeal, what a shame.

Anyways, I heard there is a no-mess spray-on lube by KY called "sensual mist."

7:13 PM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

v.j.-
maybe they can make a spray on lube that tastes like key lime pie and it could be the official lube of the state of florida...

marcelo-
i thought fluff originated in lynn?? have i been misled? to be honest, i never really liked fluff as a kid. maybe that's why i'm less sympathetic to this particular cause. but i agree with you about not legislating away everything that's deemed unhealthy and inappropriate.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Daniel said...

Yes, Fluff originated in Lynn, but the founders bought the recipe from a guy in Somerville, who was selling the stuff door to door.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

marcelo,
how do you know this stuff??
i didn't know that was the story. very interesting :)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Graeme Stone said...

Embarassingly enough I have a contribution that will only diminish my fame. I am Graeme Stone, and I did a short film called The Fluffer, which was later retitled "Up in 60 Seconds." The filmmaker of the Fluffer you're talking about in your post is Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and I can't take credit for his work. It's great to see my name in print though. For more of what I can take credit for, check me out at: www.graemestone.com

12:13 AM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

my apologies. sloppy work on my part. i'll make the change. thanks for catching this :)

8:33 AM  

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