Sunday, October 15, 2017

Seth MacFarlane called out Harvey Weinstein way back in the day

Seth MacFarlane called out Harvey Weinstein way back in the day
You can hear the groans in the crowd after the remark. I guess Seth didn't get the memo that “were not supposed” to talk about that. Being Weinstein is a dick-head, I am certain he called Seth afterward and gave him a “talking to”.
Harvey is a terrible guy and Hollywood knew about it but kept it under wraps.
Does this make your skin crawl?

Crazy lady vs bus

This is why I don't use public transportation

There are people generally just trying to make a living, and they have to put up with this shit. At a certain, the ghetto-acting lady needed to drop it but decided to keep going. There comes a time when you have to realize you are wasting your time. In the black community, we've let this ratchet behavior take over and define us. We can be better than this.  
The other lady is right...let it go.  Then, the crazy lady had to throw in one more insult about his looks.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jaden Smith: Batman

Jaden Smith: Batman
Jaden Smith really annoys me. He's everything bad about the born rich entitled kids from talented parents. Jaden is a talentless hack that is a blight on the creative world with his shitty movies and music. He's a guy we all wish would just go away. Thanks to his new shitty Netflix show, I've been seeing Jaden's stupid mug show up in my YouTube feed. I decided to watch this music video.
Now, the reason this music video and song exist is that Jaden dressed in a full Batman suit for Kanye West's wedding for no reason other than to be “different”. I think he honestly believes he is Batman. So, I guess it makes sense for him to make a song about it. From his point of view, it makes sense.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

About that CBS person

Hayley Geftman-Gold

I really didn't want to write about the shooting because I am not in the best place mentally for it. However, this story about a CBS higher-up has caught my attention.
From Business Insider, ((If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing," Geftman-Gold wrote in comments that have since been deleted from her Facebook page. "I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters." ))
She was fired after the post from her high-powered job from CBS.
I've called out the far right when they have made insensitive remarks and the past. This is no different. Even if you felt that way, why even bother saying that just after the gunshots have just stopped? It shows a disconnect. I think things have gotten so “us vs them” that we no longer see the other side as being human. It is so sad that we're so divided as a nation. These people didn't deserve to have hundreds of bullets rained down on them. And, I can see how Hayley can't show an ounce of empathy for the victims.
Keep in mind this goes both ways. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean you run them over with your car or smash them over the head with your bike lock. Something nasty has come over us as a nation when it comes to politics and identity politics. I personally want nothing from it.
I may not agree with “gun-toting REP crowds” but that doesn't mean I have to be an ass about their plight. I kind of miss the cynicism of the 90s when people really didn't take their political stances as serious as they do today.
Anyway, should she have lost her job because of her comments? I generally lean toward people not losing their jobs over bull-crap they say over social media. I honestly can't answer this one because of the total disregard for human life. I do think people, professionals, need to really rethink about sending a tweet or Facebook post when forming an opinion. However, it does bother me that there was a witch-hunt for her after her remarks as people tried to get her fired from her job.
When it comes to these type of incidents, we have to be sensitive to the situation and discuss accordingly. While I don't think people should police our thoughts and voices, we should consider how to convey thoughts. Perhaps, even show some compassion despite our political views.  

Sunday, October 08, 2017

In Chris Chan we trust...

In Chris Chan we trust...
I had written out a post about Chris Chan getting a “girlfriend”, but that post was moot because he has allegedly broken up with her. I asked, “What kind of woman would want to deal with a smelly mess that is mentally breaking down?” Well, “Jessica” may have been a troll/white knight. She was supposed to have gone on a date with him. She must have gotten cold feet and dumped his ass twice. The second one appears to have been a fabrication of a Facebook hack. She blamed it on the trolls and broke up with him.
Why would any woman risk trolling or white knighting him due to his mentally unstable mind?
After all the trolling, you would think he would have known by now that no true woman would want to be with him unless it was a ruse. Somehow, he was able to receive a breakup BEFORE the actual first date.

Friday, October 06, 2017

The Orville: My thoughts (Part 1 of 2)

The Orville
Make no mistake about it, this is a Star Trek series. Wel, in the spirit it is. It is under the guise of a comedy/parody of the Trek universe. However, it's more of a drama with some light-heart comedy thrown in. This is NOT a straight comedy as the Fox ads try to convey. The drama elements work with some of the humor portions working from time to time.

It is a spiritual sequel to the TNG with its hopeful view od the future and its brand of bright storytelling. However, it wants to discuss serious issues through the brand of TNG's storytelling.
After Ted2, I wasn't looking for to Seth MacFarlane live action stuff. However, I find myself really enjoying this show. And, the writing has gotten progressively better as the show gone on.
The Orville actually handles things much better than Voyager as far as character development and sci-fi stories go. It feels, sounds and looks like a direct sequel to TNG. If you didn't know already, Seth MacFarlane is a huge Star Trek fan. He really loved TNG DS9 and TOS. He has put in numerous trek callbacks into Family Guy and the Enterprise plays a big part in Ted 2.
The worst thing I can say about the series that Seth decided to go with VOY and ENT creator Brannon Braga as one of the creative driving forces behind the show. Braga is one of the reasons ENT and Voy failed in my opinion.
However, a lot of trek alum show up for the series. Jonathan Frakes Robert Duncan McNeill and James L. Conway are directing episodes just to give it that TNG smell. Plus, Penny Johnson Jerald from DS9 is a member of the main cast.
So, I watched the first three episodes of this series. To my surprise, the series has some really good elements. The first episode is more interested in personal problems that befall Seth's character. It is the moving point for the first episode. We've all had personal issues set us back professionally. I even like the way they resolved the personal issue.


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Monopoly Man shows up in the Equifax hearing

Monopoly Man shows up in the Equifax hearing


From Fortune.com, ((One of the people attending the ongoing Senate Banking Committee hearing today (in which Equifax CEO Richard Smith is testifying) decided to dress up for the occasion. He’s there as Rich Uncle Pennybags, the mustachioed, top-hatted, monocle-wearing character that appears on so many Chance and Community Chest cards in the game. ))
When I read this, it put a smile on my face. I love real life trolling. And, it is on a congressional level. Rich Uncle Pennybags is the name of the Monopoly Man. That is like Scrooge McDuck. Anyway, I thought it was funny that someone went to the trouble of trolling in real life. Plys, they had to sit through boring congressional bullshit to get the photo-bomb,  


By the way, I suck at Monopoly. I lost all my money rather quickly and never really played the after that. I guess I would make a shitty businessman. Heck, I don't even play the Monopoly game at McDonald's.  

DSP tried it...WWE

Guess who made it to WWE...sort of?



If you read carefully, someone put up a sign that says (DSP get a job). Since DSP is a huge fan of the current WWE brand (why?), he was bound to see this on TV. Anyway, Phil did have a rather muted response to the minor trolling.   
Hey, you finally made it to the WWE.  Too bad it is the current version.  

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Michael Jackson’s Joy

Michael Jackson’s Joy
I have mentioned that MJ originally had sung the Blackstreet song joy. Teddy Riley and Michael wrote the song for MJ's Dangerous album. but MJ turned it down. Riley was one of the major producers on MJ's later albums and he got to make the decision on which songs made it on the final track listings. This song didn't make it. Teddy says that MJ didn't feel it. Here's Teddy's story behind the switch and so on.
I heard about this song being a Michael Jackson song years but I didn’t know that there was an actual demo out there. So to my surprise, I discovered that there really is an MJ demo. Michael did all the lyrics for the song with the even instrumental strings for backup.
So Teddy’s group took up the song under the Blackstreet name. If you listen carefully you can hear Teddy singing in the background of the demo. In the final Blackstreet song, you can hear the tone of Michael Jackson's singing in the final product. This song turned out to be a major hit for Blackstreet.
There are three versions of this song worth noting. There is the more string heavy music video version and the normal album version. Then, there is a slightly faster hip-hop remix.

Friday, September 29, 2017

He-Man and, GEICO

He-Man and, GEICO
It seems strange to see this ad because He-Man was popular from my generation. It was the first true cartoon show based on a toyline. And, the toyline dictated the way the show told its stories. However, the show was never as huge as the Transformers/GI Joe. However, it was neat seeing the old school He-Man characters show up in an ad. It made me smile. It dates back to a time when I would race home to watch an episode of He-Man.
From Adweek, ((Produced by The Martin Agency and animated by SNL alum J.J. Sedelmaier (which explains the resemblance to TV Funhouse), the spot sees Skeletor cornered by He-Man and his cronies, only to escape after telling them the usual spiel about saving money on his car insurance. I suppose that carries over to his jetpack, as well. ))
While they captured the look and feel of this 80s cartoon, it actually looks better than the original show. Were these the same voice actors from the show? Teela sounds like the original actress, but not the rest of the cast. The reason why I ask this is that most of the living GI Joe cast members came back for that Community episode. There have been old school VO actors appearing on Family Guy from various 80s shows as well.
Then, there is this live action He-Man ad...



 
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