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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Don't Need A Certificate To Know You're An Asshole

I don't even know what to say about what happened today, but it's not funny. I've been making light of it in that awkward, "Ha, ha... how about those racists, eh?" but really, it's sad and infuriating. I'm talking about Donald Trump and the birthers, and our esteemed President taking time out of his busy schedule to assuage the people who don't like him and are just trying to find more reasons not to like him.

It didn't really hit me until I saw Trump, a grown male, say to the media how proud of himself he was, but he couldn't get too happy because he needed to look it over himself. I'm sorry, excuse me? Do you know who you're talking to? Since when are you the President of Shitfuckery? Oh, that's right, since forever.

A citizen with an inflated ego is talking about our President as if he's a child that has just handed in a homework assignment. "Oh, I'm glad it's done, but I'll have to look over it myself". No. No, actually you don't. Trump needs to sit in the corner for a big "Time Out" and let the adults get back to work.

I can't really express it as well as this guy did. Please have a look at what he wrote, and his accompanying video.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Some Observations

The topic of the "Man Child" came up at rehearsal last night, and its popularity in films. For example, look at Seth Rogen's character in Knocked Up - everyone loves the Man Child, pities him, laughs with him. Why are those dumb girlfriends asking them to get a job, right? Seth Rogen's character is working on a website, dammnit, and when it hits he'll have money! But in the interim he smokes pot, watches TV and plays video games with his other Man Child slacker friends. And you know he's never going to make that website. Along comes a woman who forces him to have some responsibility, hilarity ensues and then... wait for it... he changes! He gets a JOB! And we're supposed to be really proud of him.

As you can tell, it just so happens I wasn't the biggest fan of the movie Knocked Up, but I do like most Judd Apatow films and the "bromance" and "rom-com" genre. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, too, had the Man Child, and it was hilarious. So I'm not hating on the model - it works and it's often funny. It also gets flipped around where the responsible male friend has the Man Child friend, as in I Love You, Man (Child), or the woman is the irresponsible one (Along Came Polly).

Where it gets weird is when it translates into real life. One of the younger cast members was lamenting about how laziness is often celebrated amongst some of her male friends, and seeing said friends at 25 with the beginnings of a beer belly who can't afford to go out to a nice dinner with a girl is actually sad, not funny. I had to remind her that in reality, there are men who don't need to do the "shape up or ship out" thing. There have, are, and will always be responsible/kind/employed men in New York. She just doesn't hear about them as often because her profession (stand-up comedy) innately leads her to bars where the Man Children tend to hang out the most. (That is not to say that Man Men don't go to bars - they do, they just don't live there). So it was an interesting conversation about our different places in life, and comedy, and her friends.

In conclusion, maybe it's just Seth Rogen I don't like. Because every other comedy in that genre I'm a big fan of. Unless it's real and on your couch. Godspeed, my 25 year old friend. I'd also like to congratulate myself on the phrase "Man Men"; it's hot for so many reasons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

When Tabloids Aren't Bad

Yes. Yes, this is happening. Did I mention that's my boyfriend in the article? This will be one of the few times that seeing someone you're dating in the NY Post as a good thing. For those of you unfamiliar with the NY Post, it's a tabloidy paper that likes to highlight political scandals, domestic abuse and knife fights on the street. So you can understand why NOT being in it might be a good thing. But this is awesome. It'd be better if they added a photo, but they couldn't find his mugshot.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time On Her Hands

There's so many awesome things about the below video I can't even say. I'll let you be the judge. Honestly, my favorite part is when her boyfriend makes it very clear he could use a "dislike button" when it comes to this foolery. Too bad for you, champ. Your girlfriend is a rockstar.

Speaking of creativity and judges, I will be on the judging panel of the hat contest at the upcoming social event of the season, the Kentucky Derby Party. As someone who's won more than a few times in the Non-Traditional hat contest, it's only fair that I take a step out one year and give someone else a chance. That does not mean that my hat still will not be awesome, just not contest worthy. In this particular instance, I am not modest - my hats have been incredible.

That being said, I feel that deep down this woman and I were separated at birth.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wild Animal

Yesterday as I was walking to rehearsal I noticed that a bunch of tourists AND NON-TOURISTS huddled over the railing at the south end of Central Park as if it were a freaking zoo exhibit. Turns out, a raccoon, yes, a plain old raccoon was meandering around.

For those of you who don't know, as my friend aptly put it, "Raccoons are assholes." I once encountered one at 4am when I was getting back from a bar shift back in the day. It was going through my neighbor's trash and looked at me with such a death stare that reminded me of those rare times when you run into the wrong kind of crack-head. It was also freaking huge. So, yeah, they don't mess around. And in NY, some of them are rabid. As they are also nocturnal, it is rare to find one with the balls to put on a show in Central Park during the day, which made me think the b@#ch wasn't right in the head (see: wrong crack-head reference). I'll admit it, I was certainly one of those people that took a pic and video. Maybe I was kind of hoping it would secretly bug out and jump on a tourist. Which leads me to the POLL OF THE DAY! Please watch the video below, and let me know your thoughts on this.



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pocket Poem

Hello! I was away for a while - I was rocking out in Miami. Actually, I did the exact opposite of rock out. We just laid around by a gorgeous pool for 5 days straight and I think I ate and drank enough for the rest of the year. I also read 1 1/2 books and got a lot of gossip magazine time in.

SPEAKING of literature, today is national Poem In Your Pocket day! This is a day when you can write a poem, or just borrow one from one of your favorite authors, and keep it in your pocket to share with friends!!! It's just as fun as it sounds!

Is that a poem in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Here's mine:

Hello friend
I just saw you and
Decided I wanted to
Share
My poem with you.
It's in my
Pocket.
Give me one second.

Hm.
Where is
It?
I could have
Sworn
I put it here somewhere.

Well, this is
Embarrassing
I mean, here
I
Am, telling you I have
A Poem in my
Back
Pocket, and now I'm just shuffling
Around feeling
My own butt.

Wait.

Oh, that explains
It.
I'm wearing jeggings.
The "pocket"
Is decorative and
Does not really hold
Anything.
Sorry about that.
So,
Yeah.
Anyway.
Ok, bye.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Casting Notice Of The Day

I browse the casting notices often, and this one stood out to me:

BOYS AND GIRLS
15-20, all ethnicities. Must be able to play basketball WELL, and be good actors. In the spot, kids are playing basketball. When one of the kids makes a mistake, another one says 'That move was gay.' The spot features 3 NBA basketball players who then tell camera that using gay to mean dumb or stupid is not cool.

First of all, I don't think of a 15-20 year old as a boy or girl, but that's not a big deal. And I get the message they're trying to get out to the kids. It'd be a stronger message if homosexuals weren't treated like second class citizens by our own government, but we can't have it all, right? I guess what I'm concerned about is that PSA's never really get taken very seriously. Look at this one, for example. It also explains why my dog died.

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