ABDC the solution for DWTS
As someone who cringes at Dancing with the Stars commercials, you can imagine my horror when I witnessed the debacle that was a certain house badger reality star ‘dancing’ to Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. Honestly, Jimmy Fallon’s parody of her was better than the actual performance. America’s obsession with dance seems to wax and wane with the ever changing tides of such pop culture phenomena as vampires, and teens prone to breaking into song at the drop of a hat. Our insatiable appetite for useless celebritards and mediocre dance entertainment have of course mingled to give us that black hole of reality TV known as Dancing With the Stars. If you are sick of switching channels only to see Kate Gosselin and the other media whoring ass clowns being slung around the dance floor like an Easter ham, then allow me to suggest a show with actual dancing talent.
Blanche DuBois was just visiting: the “Big Easy” is anything but in “Treme”
“Are you saying that New Orleans is not a great city? A city that lives in the imagination of the world?”
That is the crux and last word on the subject for me. I’ll never know a New Orleans before Katrina. Three weeks before I was supposed to go, the hurricane hit. And just as the city heaved a sigh of relief over not-too-much damage, the levies gave way. I, and everyone else the world over, spent those next three weeks watching a bogged-down tragedy play out with no end in sight. It’s been five years, an unbroken chain of Mardi Gras’, a first-ever Super Bowl victory, and several nods from the entertainment industry since then. Now “Treme,” from the same people that brought us “The Wire,” offers not just a fine counterpoint to the damsel in distress New Orleans has been made out to be (or perhaps just a nice bookend to Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts”), but a surefooted and streetwise narrative of a city that is always the main character in whatever story it figures in. It’s safe to say that I now have a better opportunity to understand and come to know the city than I would have had from firsthand experience.
My New Obsession: Breaking Bad
A pair of pants drops down from the air as a RV speeds down a desert road. A man wearing only tighty whitey’s and and a gas mask is driving as two lifeless bodies are laying on the camper floor with broken beakers being tossed around in the back. The RV losses control and crashes into the side of the road. That is the first scene of the show.
Bryan Cranston (of malcolm in the Middle fame) stars as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Wanting to leave his family with a secure future, Walter hooks up with a former student and small time meth dealer Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) to cook and sell meth in their city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
New Amerykah: Badu In The Buff
Erykah Badu’s latest release New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh has been playing in my ears nonstop. She has been making the rounds on television shows promoting the new album and performing her new single Window Seat. A controversial video for the song was released the same week New Amerykah Part Two hit the stores. In the video, Badu is seen walking towards the grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza, in her hometown of Dallas, stripping away articles of clothing until she is in the buff and ends with her collapsing to the sidewalk as if she has been shot. Rolling Stone writes “In the video, Badu is making a statement against ‘group think,’ saying in a voiceover in the closing seconds, ‘They play it safe, and are quick to assassinate what they don’t understand.’” A mother of two filed an indecency complaint with the city of Dallas and claims her and her children were offended by Badu’s actions during the guerilla video shoot. The city of Dallas is issuing Badu a disorderly conduct citation. The citation is similar to a traffic ticket and will result in a $500 fine.
Top 5 Worst April Fools
5. I’m pregnant, it’s not yours…April fools! It is yours.
4. Hey, I bought us a new car with the Visa card! April Fools! I stole it.
3. You have six months to live. April Fools. More like three months.
2. That hot chick you were spittin game at last night is your cousin. April fools. She’s your half sister.
1. Sorry Miss, your landlord has been indicted for investment fraud. We are seizing this property. You’re gonna have to move today. April Fools! We’ll give you to Monday.
The 1960s Beach Scene
Yeah sure, it looked very monochrome. But it also looked like a lot of fun.
Scott Pilgrim, could it be the defining movie of OUR generation?
I’m not going to lie and say I was a fan of the Scott Pilgrim books from the beginning. The only reason I wanted to read them was when it was first announced that Edgar Wright was going to adapt them into a movie. I though the guy who directed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz must have good taste. After reading them, I was blown away. This is everything someone from my generation loves. Indie rock music, video game references, being broken hearted, everything. It was so filled with joy and love of our generation, I knew Wright was the man to do the movie adaptation.
A little while ago, fellow director Jason Reitman saw the movie. He said “[Scott Pilgrim] does what everyone our age has been dreaming about: achieves the first all encompassing film of the joystick generation.” Upon seeing that trailer, it really does feel like Wright has done that.
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