A Personal Reflection:

I rarely make my content extremely personal over social media but today I felt a personal pull to write about something that I have been reflecting on for awhile.

In the past couple of years I have learn the value of communicating, patience and understanding towards myself and others.

I had gone through a very  hard life lesson experience with someone a while ago which in turn made me emotionally tough and made me more rigid in meeting new people. I prefer not to go into details because I am not that kind of person.

However I realize that there is two kinds of personalities those who want to break a pattern of hurt, wanting to make peace to there pasts to make a fruitful future and those who prefer to be stuck in their past constantly blaming it.

I knew someone like that, I tried being there friend because I cared for that person, I loved that person and I felt like I connected with that person. I took a backseat many many times because I felt like this person has been through so much emotionally and I wanted to be there and thought that was ok. This person took me for granted a lot when I did spend time with them. I realized that this person did not want to be emotionally attached to anyone because of the hurt from their past they never healed from it because I always felt like they preferred not to.

After a falling out with this person I reached out to this person and they said that they never had a problem with me. However various times when I did try to talk to this person I always got   run  around conversations or excuses.  They seem to be too self-involved with there own goals and past hurt and not letting that go. Goals are nice don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt in my mind that everyone wants to better themselves, get paid more, getting an education, etc. However those are things you can’t hug at night or be there for you. The most memorable experiences I had are with people and with things.

The more I reach out in the past couple of months I got little in return the more I realized that in the end it was not worth reaching out to this person.  The  friendship I cared so much about with this person wasn’t even on there radar. You have to be kind to yourself and be around and talk to people that genuinely want to talk to you and vice versa. You make time for what is important to you.

As hard as it is for me to let go of this person I had to. If someone is not willing to make the time to talk or constantly make up excuses to avoid conversations with you  then not worth it.

I am not a mean spirited person at all, I do wish this person the best in succeeding in their goals. I just hope they don’t take anyone for granted along the way.


thanks for reading this.




Man of the Moment…

This week’s man of the moment is the Noid. The Noid was a little  claymation dude dress in a red  stretchy looking bunny outfit with a big N painted on it’s stomach. The Noid always tried to ambush and tries to destroy pizza. This little claymation dude made me look forward to wanting to watch commercials in the 80’s growing up.


Yes he had a little bit of an anger issue and wasn’t a fan of hot and tasty pizza.


But what he lack in charm he made up with hilarity by his failed attempts of ruining your Domino’s pizza order.


Although The Noid and the “avoid the Noid campaign didn’t last long because in 1989 a man in Atlanta had an assumption that the commercials with The Noid was a personal attack on him. The gentleman(who’s last name happen to be Noid) ended up going to a Domino’s pizza place, and holding two employees hostages for hours and making weird demands. Such as  making him pizza, needing a get away care, copies of novels and of course cash.


However The Noid will be forever ingrain in my mind as one of my favorite advertising campaigns.

There’s no avoiding you this week The Noid!



Tonight’s movie pick is not a movie but a series.


It was recently announced that season 2 of Unsolved Mysteries is steaming on Amazon Prime! This show (as with many shows) was one of my many TV obsessions growing up! See and hearing Robert Stack’s booming voice and shadowy figure made me feel like I too was a gumshoe detective.


Needless to say being older and watching the second series now I never realized how much of a sharp dresser Stack was! Always sporting Burberry trench coats, shirts, countless turtlenecks, and three piece suits made me realize that this man took his role as narrator with a serious demeanor but always with his wardrobe in check !


Until next time!


Reading Rainbow: Lady.Cult style!

I decided to start a new section in my wordpress on books. I am obsessed with reading and most of the time if I find a good book to read I tend to book binge and read for hours!  So every couple of weeks I will list five books that I have read or is in my pile to read that are lady.cult worthy.


  1. valley-of-the-dolls-2Tawdry and classy! I remember walking into Urban Outfitters and this book was on sale for $3! So I decided to give it a try and this book did not disappoint!
  2. cuoc-doi-bi-kich-cua-dien-vien-phim-18-dau-tien-tren-the-gioi Linda Lovelace side of her story about her raise and fall of frame that surrounded her must famous role in “Deep Throat.”
  3. stepford Have a sneaking suspicion that your neighbor is a robot? Well this book will only confirm your fears!
  4. VJ-cover.jpgThe early raise of MTV from the first round of VJ. It was quite interesting to hear some of the backstories of how MTV picked the first set.
  5. 9781900486880-bleeding-skull_600 My go to resource of anything related to trashy-horror in the 1980’s!

V- day movie night!

With Valentine’s Day upon us I decided to make a list of movies to watch while you snuggle up with that special someone. I decided to spice up the list a little so they are not your ordinary romantic movies.

  1. My Bloody Valentine (1981)- this is the few horror movies that is actually centered on Valentine’s Day, teens and gas masks. slasher-film-rules-my-bloody-valentine-1981-warningmy-bloody-valentine-red-sweater-4
  2. The Bride of Frankenstein (1931)- If you can’t find the perfect your soulmate go with option B. Build one! bride_of_frankenstein_091the-bride-of-frankesnstein-1935-gif
  3. Der Fan (1982)- When you want more that your favorite singer’s autograph opt to go this route.der-fan-bild-2tumblr_nh94k9olk21r0fzoyo2_1280
  4. Harold and Maude (1971)- love does not know age or limitations. Director Hal Ashby reminds us in this movie that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and the power of love.film_608w_haroldandmaude_originalharold-maude
  5. Only the lonely (1991)- Sometimes you have to grow up a little in order to fall in love. 1322only_the_lonelyonlythelonely2

A lady/retro ig: 1 lady 2 accounts

Some people have been asking me: “Clarissa I know you have the lady.cult ig but are you also the retro.cult ig ? ”


Why yes I am!

Why do I have two accounts you ask? (or I know I shouldn’t assume but if you are curious then… hold on to your monocles:D! )

My retro.cult first started as the name vintage horror ads because I was posting newspaper clippings of horror movie ads but then I realized my love for vintage everything didn’t just stop at old newspapers clippings. There were a lot of things and memories that kept popping in my head that I wanted to post but didn’t want to overload my other ig account. Thus the two accounts.

Lady.cult (more of my personality ig)

Retro.cult ( my childhood memories or nostalgic things from the past)

Although sometimes Ro-Bert M. Verbot is forced to post sometimes

Thank you for following my accounts if you do!

This is Clarissa over and out!

Pleasure Island: My fake dream vaca

If you asked me a question to my inner child self to pick a fake location I would want to go on vacation to then my answer would be Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island.

Why you ask? Well it place where you can do whatever you want!




If you wanted to fight, drink, smoke, play pool, wreck everything in sight and eat extreme amounts of pie…..Then this is the place for you! Basically whatever your parents told you NOT or CANNOT  do on this island allows you to DO without any grown up or teenager stopping you.



Although there is one set back to the island…. a small little detail that the people in charge of the island does not tell you about:


You become a donkey!:



Pleasure Island” stay for the debauchery :


But leave before you make a jackass of yourself:






Kar Kustom Coolness….

I am not a car enthusiast but I do have an interest in art and pop culture. I have been obsessing over car interiors lately. Everything from it being a single color to looking like it could be the inside of a space space have been catching my eye. Here are some examples:

Lanica Orca (1982):


1976 Buick Red Interior:


1985 Nissian CUE-X:


1980 Mercedes- Benz 280E:


1984 Camaro Berlinetta:


1976 Lotus Esprit S1:



The return of sorts…

Hello my name is Clarissa and I had couple of weeks of chaos but in a refreshing way…

I am not the kind of person that leaves for lack of attention but there have been times in my life where I need to refocus on things. For the past year I felt really lost and without direction. It made me really frustrated at myself so I felt needed sometime alone to rethink, and reevaluate a lot of things and views I had about myself.




So late last year I made the drastic decision to bow out of a lot of social media outlets I had enjoyed (i.e. Facebook, Instagram) because I didn’t think I serve a purpose to anyone nor to myself.  I just felt like I have gotten to a breaking point of being so overwhelm with things I just wanted to run away  with my Verbot to a deserted island and never make any form of human contact again.

However during this hiatus away from those outlets it finally made me question myself:

Who am I? What do I love? What do I want to do? Who is Clarissa?


But then something happen I slowly realize those answers to those questions and becoming more ok that that ones I did not have answers for that was fine because I will always be a work in progress.

I am becoming better with being different and not having to fit in.


I am ok with who I  am as a person, and dancing to the beat of my own drum:


I am finding and reconnecting with interests I had in the past and finding out new ones:



Then I had a lot of people reach out to me over the time I was away from social media and I didn’t feel as alone and overwhelm with things. It made me feel love and like I matter.




Thank you to everyone that has lend an ear, a text or a email to me. It has meant so much to me.

This experience has taught me that sometimes you need to take a time out for yourself. Life is short, life is precious. Make it the best one you have. Fill it with good people, travel to unknown places. Make a life that you would be proud to call yours.


I have been constantly updating my wordpress and will be starting a novella in February.








“People are frightened by what they don’t understand…”

Movie pick of the day: The Elephant Man (1980) directed by David Lynch. The first time I saw this movie was when I was nine and visiting my family in Guatemala. There was only seven channels that worked and two of them offered to play movies every evening on the weekends. They would always show the same movie for a month and I was lucky enough to experience this one. The first time I saw this I was scare and horrified of John Merrick but thanks to repeat viewings of this movie  I began to sympathize with a person who just wanted to be like everyone else. But was consider an outcast because of the way he looked. This movie taught me that what is in the inside of a person is more important then their exterior.