Friday, September 26, 2014
You have to seriously admire the moronic. I've come to the conclusion that people with that affliction are safe because they can do just about anything without worrying about injuries, emotional trauma, rules, regulations and so forth. If you are wondering whether or not this is some sort of dig and are offended by my language and approach, please feel free to talk to your own feces. This is me venting because the lack of common sense in some individuals is just incredible. No one is safe from this, let's face it we deal with it every day, on the roads, supermarket, work, just everywhere. When a moron survives it's actually almost inspiring because you wonder if that person knows something you do not, it's freaking crazy, some bullshit!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
If you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy all the way you know that obscure icon Howard the Duck has made what seems like one off appearance. What I enjoyed about that appearance was being reminded of that horrible attempt at a film that made me want investigate Howard's origins. Howard was a Marvel creation that was somewhat bastardized by the 1986 film. The cool thing about Howard is the fact that, according to his backstory, he is quite the badass. For the last 28 years I have wondered when Howard would come back, now he's back sort of. I wonder where Marvel will take him, if anywhere. I hope that Disney doesn't decide to shit all over this foul like George Lucas did back in 86.'' We can only hope!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I'm so amused at all the celebrities that complain about their naked selfies being leaked. Here's a thought, if you are going to complain about it then don't take it in the first place. The latest wave came around came because of Jennifer Lawrence's topless pics being leaked. It's okay if you want nude pics but don't complain when you get hacked. If you want your privacy respected make a polaroid and put it in your safe. We live in an age where hacking is a common and not so complicated practice, stop acting shocked and pretending not to like the attention that your stupidity gets you.
I'm all about love with your significant other but doing it in public to the point where people are complaining and having the cops called is a whole other issue. The Danielle Watts incident has been a huge news item because upon being approached by an officer she began to play the race card.
Fuck Danielle Watts and that bullshit move, a million times over. The fact is that minimally she was straddling her boyfriend in a car with the door opened. The police officer that arrived at the scene was within his right to ID her. As a minority myself I'm pretty pissed that she thought it was cool to say this was a race thing. At no point did the cop say anything about her being black, at least not in the recording. The fact is that had she given her ID chances are that they would have been given a simple warning and that's it.
Don't use the race card a fucking get out of jail free card, it doesn't work and it never will. It's bullshit moves like that which create racial unrest for no necessary reason.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The recent death of Joan Rivers made me think about something that we rarely ever discuss, how eras really do disappear into the ether. I'm certain you are wondering what I mean with that statement and I can understand why. Joan Rivers to me was not just the plastic surgery loving, fashion policing, sometimes foulmouthed octogenarian that was simply tireless. Joan Rivers was a bridge to something else.
Joan Rivers was a bridge to an era where television was backed by a great deal of elegance. The term elegance here refers not only to fashion but also to humor, the way stars conducted themselves in public. Joan Rivers was the comedy superstar that appeared on Ed Sullivan, and would become a permanent guest host of the fabled Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rivers would re invent herself with popular talk shows like her own daytime self titled program in the early 90's as well as Gossip, Gossip, Gossip which aired on USA.
Joan Rivers would also become a sort of fashion icon with her own line of stylish faux jewelry which she would sell on QVC for over 20 years. Joan is gone, the era of elegance is gone, but still there's the memories, and what great memories they are.
For years after coming out of prison Mike Tyson was known as a lose cannon whose out of the ring antics were far more newsworthy than his fights. After retiring, following a couple of loses to below par opposition, Tyson continued his Sony Liston like descent into a life that would likely end early. Tyson seemed to change and after appearing in Hangover he began to get in shape, turn his life around and put himself on track for closure. In the past couple of years Tyson has focused on paying his debts, being a good father and husband and making amends for past hurts. This preamble is what brings me to the general substance of this entry.
Tyson has been trending like nobody's business because he called a Canadian host a piece of shit. People are starting to use words like crazy and what have you since the incident occurred. The incident occurred because Tyson's past conviction for rape was brought up in an interview that was supposed to serve the purpose of promoting Mike's one man show. Personally I can understand why Tyson said what he said, I don't think it was the best way to handle it but I can understand it.
The man interviewing Tyson was talking about the Toronto mayoral race and suddenly asked Tyson if he felt that being seen with a convicted rapist would hurt the Mayor, in light of recent controversies. Tyson snapped and rightfully so. Tyson has been a free man for nearly 20 years, he blew a fortune, lost a child and did not really end his career the way most people thought he would. Assuming that he really did rape Desiree Washington, Tyson has paid a karmic price for it and then some. I say assuming he raped Washington because to this day that particular conviction is questionable. I mean let's face it if someone invites you to a party at 2 am in his hotel room you should know it's usually a party of two. Desiree Washington has since run into legal issues of her own, some of which call into question her credibility. I wasn't there so I won't say Tyson is innocent, and I won't say he is guilty either.
I think that if a man is trying to serve as an example that even the worst behaving individual can turn himself around, he shouldn't be put in a position where he is labeled at this stage, especially during a fluff piece about a one man show which should not carry a political discussion. I wouldn't have done the same thing, I would have walked away but everyone's different, still, let's understand why he snapped before we start calling him crazy.
Some things you don't want to remember and some things you never can forget. September 11th, 2001 fits into the category of what can never be forgotten. I remember that day entirely too well. I was sitting in my car waiting for the traffic light to turn green. I was 22 and attending college; I remember I was switching stations trying to find a song that would satisfy my needs. Suddenly every station stopped in order to break the news that the twin towers had been attacked, a plane crash, something awful.
I drove to my mother's house and I saw a building collapsing on the TV set. I was shocked when I saw another plane crash into the second tower. It no longer mattered if it was real time or a replay, this was something else. We were one nation under attack by extremism and cowardice. It was the end of feeling secure, and the beginning of understanding that we were now vulnerable. I remember that we all united as a singularly without political preferences.
The days that followed there was no democratic party, republican party, simply americans behind one leader. The word evildoers pretty much served as a universal description of our enemies. Today it's been 13 years since that day and we still live in fear of what may come next. We can never forget the people whose lives ended that day, the heroes that gave their life, their spirit, their emotion to the rescue efforts. We can't forget that day because as big a tragedy as it was it also showed an almost uniquely American trait, united courage. Never Forget!