Monday, July 31, 2017

These People Are Running The United States of America




If you had to explain to someone why Corey Lewandowski, Omarosa Manigault, Anthony Scaramucci, and Sebastian Gorka were even allowed to serve in the American government, ride on Air Force One, and appear anywhere on behalf of this country as part of their regular day jobs, you just might lose your mind.

















 

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Exactly Eight Years Ago Today




This is your daily reminder that the insanity on display with Trump is nothing we haven't seen already. Eight years ago, well over forty percent of the American people were ready to vote for Sarah Palin to be president.















Monday, July 17, 2017

Great Move, NBC




We all know what NBC thought they were going to get with Megyn Kelly. They thought they were going to get big ratings, a huge chunk of her audience at Fox, and the kind of instant credibility that would make smartasses like me think twice about pointing out that they weren't paying her for her, ahem, journalistic abilities.

Turns out, this hasn't happened:

NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly fell to its lowest ratings yet on Sunday, bringing in 3.1 million total viewers and matching its low rating of 0.4 among adults ages 18-49. Both figures represent the lowest Kelly’s figures have fallen since her show’s debut in early June.

Now, can Kelly turn it around? I guess, but who cares? NBC is getting what it deserves. She'd be doing great if she was on MSNBC, which is probably where she'll land, and soon.















Saturday, July 15, 2017

Not Pretty Enough




This doesn't sound very nice, does it?

Earlier this week, it was announced that Quentin Tarantino’s next film will center on the Manson Family murders, specifically the killing of Hollywood beauty Sharon Tate.

Speculations about potential casting choices began swirling online almost immediately, with outlets reporting that Tarantino had met with Margot Robbie for the role of Tate, noting that Jennifer Lawrence was also rumored to be involved with the project. 

It remains unclear as to whether both Robbie and Lawrence are actually being considered for Tate (or any role, for that matter). If it does come down to those two stars, Tate’s sister Debra has a strong opinion about who she’d choose. 

“They’re both extremely accomplished actresses but I would have to say, my pick would be Margot. Simply because her physical beauty and the way she even carries herself is similar to that of Sharon,” Debra recently told TMZ. 

But she didn’t stop there. 

“I don’t think as much about Jennifer Lawrence,” she continued. “Not that I have anything against her. But she just, I don’t know, she’s not pretty enough to play Sharon. That’s a horrible thing to say, but I have my standards.” 

She added, “Physical beauty wouldn’t be so important, but Sharon’s six years of her public life were all based on that incredibly beautiful natural perfect look, in soul heart and spirit. Thats what I’m looking to try to capture.” 

I think this is a very superficial examination of what this part might need. Lawrence and Robbie could do this and it would work. But, really, why would you want to go around saying things like that about someone's appearance? If you really cared about the project, you'd look at the experience and the artistry of the person, not their appearance. 















Monday, July 10, 2017

Milana Vayntrub is Squirrel Girl




I have no idea what this means because I thought Anna Kendrick was going to be Squirrel Girl:

Milana Vayntrub ('This Is Us') and Derek Theler ('Baby Daddy') lead the ensemble cast of the straight-to-series Freeform comedy.

Three months after being picked up straight to series by Freeform, Marvel's New Warriors has found its cast.

Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) has landed the breakout role of Squirrel Girl, while Baby Daddy grad Derek Theler will stay in business with Freeform after landing the role of Mister Immortal in Marvel's first live-action scripted comedy.

The duo lead the ensemble cast in the 10-episode series about six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates. Joining Vayntrub and Theler are Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.

Sounds like something I would go see.















Sunday, July 9, 2017

Eight Years Ago, This Was Enough to Make Wingnuts Freak Out

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In case you wanted some perspective on what passes for controversy, consider this.

In 2009, Malia Obama wore a t-shirt with a Peace symbol on it to the G20 summit. Wingnuts freaked out and hurled racial abuse at her. But that was standard practice back then. 

In 2017, Ivanka Trump took her father's place at the table with world leaders. Wingnuts didn't say boo.

Yeah, I don't get it either.















Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Bunch of Dicks Who Tell Fart Jokes




I would say that this is completely the opposite of what he meant:

Blink 182‘s Mark Hoppus has spoken out about the shifting perception of the band, arguing that after over 20 years together they’ve proven that they’re ‘not just a bunch of idiots telling fart and dick jokes’.

The singer and bassist was speaking to NME at Rock Werchter 2017 just before the band kicked off their UK tour in support of their acclaimed and chart-topping comeback album ‘California‘ – their seventh album in their 25 years as a band. However, Hoppus argues that much has changed in how the world views them over the years.

When did that "proof" arrive? I must have missed it. No one should ever go to the media and say "hey, we're not a joke." Having to say that means that, yes, you are a joke.















Friday, July 7, 2017

This is Why I Have No Idea What's Going On




Why can't this just be a movie about a kid from England who gets to be Spider Man?

When the untitled Avengers 4 rolls around in May of 2019, it will serve as a giant capstone to everything Marvel Studios have built in Phase Three - but they're wasting no time at all moving into Phase Four. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to arrive in theaters just two months after the team-up movie, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently explained why that's happening:

The Infinity War movie and untitled Avengers are, yes, just by their nature, very big and are going to have a lot of universe-shattering events happen. How to process that, how to fathom that, how to come back to earth after that... of course you want Peter Parker to lead you through that.

In promotion of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kevin Feige sat down with Fandango in the last few weeks to chat about the hero's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and executive/producer explained the strategy behind releasing Spider-Man 2 as the immediate follow-up to Avengers 4. It's been previously confirmed that the spidey sequel would pick up mere minutes after the end of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed comic book movie, but now we know that it's because Marvel plans to help bring fans back to Earth (potentially literally) with a more grounded, small-scale story.

What's funny about this is that situation almost makes it seem like the franchise jumped the gun a bit with the title of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The title certainly makes a fair amount of sense both because A) the film features a homecoming dance, and B) because it's Spider-Man's "homecoming" to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - but given the set up for the sequel, it would have been a very appropriate for Spider-Man 2 to get that particular subtitle:

When the untitled Avengers 4 rolls around in May of 2019, it will serve as a giant capstone to everything Marvel Studios have built in Phase Three - but they're wasting no time at all moving into Phase Four. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to arrive in theaters just two months after the team-up movie, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently explained why that's happening: The Infinity War movie and untitled Avengers are, yes, just by their nature, very big and are going to have a lot of universe-shattering events happen. How to process that, how to fathom that, how to come back to earth after that... of course you want Peter Parker to lead you through that. In promotion of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kevin Feige sat down with Fandango in the last few weeks to chat about the hero's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and executive/producer explained the strategy behind releasing Spider-Man 2 as the immediate follow-up to Avengers 4. It's been previously confirmed that the spidey sequel would pick up mere minutes after the end of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed comic book movie, but now we know that it's because Marvel plans to help bring fans back to Earth (potentially literally) with a more grounded, small-scale story. What's funny about this is that situation almost makes it seem like the franchise jumped the gun a bit with the title of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The title certainly makes a fair amount of sense both because A) the film features a homecoming dance, and B) because it's Spider-Man's "homecoming" to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - but given the set up for the sequel, it would have been a very appropriate for Spider-Man 2 to get that particular subtitle:

I've read all of that three times. What the hell is going on?

This is why I watch Bojack Horseman