I am sad. I’ve loved Beastie Boys for as long as I can remember. I saw them in concert in D.C. the night before President Obama’s inauguration. Paul’s Boutique is hands down one of the best albums ever made.
Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.
Over the weekend while my server was getting a makeover, I posted on my Tumblr about Patricia Heaton’s jokes misogynist insults lobbed at Sandra Fluke. I am reposting here.
Patricia Heaton, star of ABC’s The Middle, high-tailed it off of Twitter recently, presumably because she could not defend the nasty and misogynistic insults that she lobbed at Sandra Fluke. She also encouraged her “Tweatons” to lob at Ms. Fluke.
I am not celebrating the death of Andrew Breitbart. I do object to his elevation in death, however. If you read the Huffington Post today, everyone from Arianna herself to the staff at Media Matters is expressing sadness at his passing. By this time tomorrow, his martyrdom will be incorporated into the right-wing canon and everyone will forget he was a serial fabricator. Continue reading →
The moment was broadcast by the Yahoo! Screen Comedy Channel as part of its inaugural Screen Live Standup Series.
Bill Maher has pissed me off in the past. But if he’ll agree to retire all jokes about “voting for the black guy” and “gangsta presidents” then I’ll agree not to try to set him on fire with my brain. I don’t hold grudges. Besides, I’m too busy trying to keep the Republicans from crawling all up inside my lady business. I don’t have time to hold grudges. Continue reading →
“I’m not black, white or anything — I’m a movie star.”
This is a couple weeks old, but I just watched it, so it’s new to me! Samuel L. Jackson (who really reminds me of my father) discusses his new broadway role playing Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, and a hilarious discussion about race ensues.
“You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake,” the former Disney star said. “You know you smoke way too much f-cking weed!”
Within minutes, the Internet lit up with protesting mothers, talking about how Miley is a role model and should be ashamed of herself. I respectfully disagree. Miley Cyrus, despite her Disney roots, has a ton of talent and is one of the most widely recognized voices among her fans. The reason I say despite Disney is because while they promote kid stars they suck the life and soul (and originality) right out of them. Sure she’s young, but give that whiskey-and-honey voice ten years to mature and you could have serious star power. There’s nothing to be ashamed of there. She works hard, but when she isn’t on the clock what she does in her free time is nobody’s business. She’s young, she’s rich and she smokes pot. Nobody believed anything else when her infamous bong photo surfaced last year. The truth is, she doesn’t answer to anyone but herself.