Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Someone somewhere is going to be highly offended and put out by the adaptation of Paddington for the big screen. This is a reflection of the culture--no matter what you do, expect phony outrage and bullshit for your troubles. We live in a culture where there are genuine racist and improper statements made all the time. Because the people who legitimately react to these slights are given a tremendous amount of media coverage and moral authority, others pile onto the bandwagon.
Paddington is thus a bandwagon for phony outrage. Never offend anyone ever. Don't even make a dandruff joke about being a stuffed bear. It will lead to hurt feelings and Tweets and screaming.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
There is absolutely no chance that you are going to get through a Gawker piece on someone who was famous in the 1990s without it turning into a pissing contest about real estate or sex. In this case, it's about David Schwimmer and real estate. Coulda been worse.
The hard-luck sadboys and sadgirls of the Gawker staff have the ass for the idea that Schwimmer might want to live in New York City and do something to modernize or improve the community. By tearing down a home built in the early 1850s, he is now equal to the devil or some such bullshit. Of course, the idea that a townhome in New York is the same as a home built in Paris or London in the 1600s is kind of ridiculous. From a European perspective, 1852 is nothing; in New York, it's merely a firetrap and a public safety hazard waiting to happen.
Schwimmer, who made the mistake of not inhaling his money and throwing it into the wind, is thus not allowed to build a safe, modern, and valuable home where an unsafe, old, and less valuable home once stood. He is not allowed to add to the New York City tax base in a positive way and his is not allowed to improve the value of the place where he lives by investing money into making it better. He's not allowed to bring a building into existence that meets the modern fire code. He's not allowed to do something that demonstrates just how much he wants to live in a place and have a home there. No, we hates what we hates, and we hates the spending of the moneys, you see.
Celebrities and bullshit are a routine thing now, and it is nobody's business what Schwimmer does but we think it is because of envy and things like that. If he was my neighbor, I wouldn't spray paint anonymous hate messages about him because, well, who the hell does that anyway? The world is full of entitled, seething, hateful psychopaths and that's why we can't have nice things.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The fact that it took a mere matter of days to unmask Steven Crowder as an absolute fraud and a man guilty of criminally assaulting another human being should come as no shock to anyone with a brain. Since he has admitted starting the altercation, he should be charged with assault. By his own admission, that's the minimum of what he is guilty of.
This incident should set off bells in every newsroom in America. If someone affiliated with Breitbart.com or Fox News, et al, makes any future claim of being assaulted in public, then that claim should be dismissed as another false flag operation designed to mislead and inflame the public. These people have no credibility.
Monday, September 19, 2011
There is a defense for what he's saying, and I don't necessarily think it is a fully formed one. He's commenting on America's current cultural divides. But he's doing it in a way that is culturally significant because he's commenting on the very real phenomenon of interracial sex. Much of the reason why the Tea Party exists is because of a fear of an African-American president. Sarah Palin has spent the last couple of years appealing to that base and has courted it by talking at length about guns and family values and her meaning is, when stripped down, that only guns and family values will save us from that black guy in the White House.
Each and every single thing that Mike Tyson says is outrageous and ugly, but he's saying it so that a specific group of people will understand that America is not about rolling over for the limp-dicked, pseudo-tough guy rhetoric of the racists in the Tea Party.
- (Audio) Mike Tyson Wants Sarah Palin's Guts Pushed Into Her Head With A..... (gregghenson.typepad.com)
- Mike Tyson Disgraces Himself With Sarah Palin/Glen Rice Race 'Commentary' (mediaite.com)
- Oh The Hilarity: Mike Tyson Sounds Off On The Sarah Palin/Glen Rice Sexcapade (bossip.com)
- "Wombshifter", And All The Other Inappropriate Things Mike Tyson Said About Glen Rice Humping Sarah Palin [Video] (deadspin.com)
- Monday Morning Blog-War! (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Daily Caller Runs For Cover Over Vile Palin Smear, Threatens Blogger With Lawsuit For Exposing It (riehlworldview.com)
- Daily Caller's And Jeff Poor's Disgraceful Judgment With Palin Smear (riehlworldview.com)
- Greta Van Susteren: Tucker Carlson's A "Pig" Daily Caller A "Purveyor Of Smut" (riehlworldview.com)
- American Way: Decency abandoned as author Joe McGinniss plays the race card against Sarah Palin (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Kidd Kraddick tries his Mike Tyson impression on Mike Tyson (khmx.radio.com)
- Greta Van Susteren Blogs Like a Moron (anamericanlion.com)
- Seriously, He Didn't Know that "Tar Baby" Was Racist? (anamericanlion.com)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
When I found myself weeping uncontrollably this morning, I knew it had to be because something had gone terribly wrong during a Bowl Game that I did not bother to watch:
University of Missouri administrators have apologized to the U.S. Naval Academy for what it says was a misunderstanding by its band during the Texas Bowl game last week.
The band has been criticized on blogs and online news forums for playing the Missouri fight song after the Naval Academy began playing its theme song after the game.
The two bands had agreed before the game that the losing team's band would play first, followed by the winner. Navy defeated Missouri 35-13 in last Thursday's game. Missouri spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said Missouri's band didn't realize the Naval Academy had begun playing.
She says the school did not intend to to disrespect Navy tradition. The Naval Academy issued a statement saying it considered the issue a misunderstanding.
If I don't do any more blogging today, it's because I had to reach out and holla at my peeps, and let them know that I was okay.