I can’t tell what I like more about the guy at the 1:03 mark: His suit or his moves.
I’ve tried to defend my home state but the rednecks make it difficult, particularly now that they appear to be multiplying.
Steve King, the male Bachmann, visits South Carolina.
Favorability ratings with Georgia Republicans: Paula Deen 73/11, Martin Luther King Jr. 59/28
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) August 7, 2013
Tom Petty on modern country music:
Well, yeah I mean, I hate to generalize on a whole genre of music, but it does seem to be missing that magic element that it used to have. I’m sure there are people playing country that are doing it well, but they’re just not getting the attention that the shittier stuff gets. But that’s the way it always is, isn’t it?
But I hope that kind of swings around back to where it should be. But I don’t really see a George Jones or a Buck Owens or any anything that fresh coming up. I’m sure there must be somebody doing it, but most of that music reminds me of rock in the middle Eighties where it became incredibly generic and relied on videos. I don’t want to rail on about country because I don’t really know much about it, but that’s what it seems like to me.
Some highlights from Rocker’s Reddit chat:
Donald Trump and the dunderheads at Fox & Friends are sick and tired of the black man holding them down.
I have a bad feeling that Paul Broun is going to come away with the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2014. That may be good news for presumptive Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn, but potentially bad news for Georgia,
Democrats think a Broun win could catapult them to an upset, noting how voters in Missouri and Indiana rejected GOP wingnuts. I’d love to think Georgians would reject Broun but I wouldn’t bet money on it.
If Broun gets as far as I fear, blame Ron Paul’s endorsement of the Athens doctor who “believes that global warming is a hoax, the Earth is 9,000 years old and evolution, embryology and the big-bang theory are ‘lies straight from the Pit of Hell’.” If he gets Ted Cruz’ backing, this race is over.
A list of the 50 Greatest Movie Cameos and no mention of Howard Cosell? Shameful.
1. The Man, “Bananas”
2. Alec Baldwin, “Glengarry Glen Ross”
3. Chuck Low, aka Morrie the Toupee Salesman from “Goodfellas,” in “The King of Comedy”
My favorite bit of trivia from this flick:
Robert De Niro used anti-Semitic remarks to anger Jerry Lewis while filming the scene where Rupert Pupkin crashes Jerry Langford’s country home. Lewis, who had never worked with method actors, was shocked and appalled, but delivered an extremely credible performance.
4. Buster Keaton, “Sunset Boulevard”
5. Peter Sellers, “Being There” (not as Chauncey, but as Peter Sellers)
Starring Gary Busey, Howie Mandel and Margot Kidder:
As longtime readers of the Malcontent know, I’m not a fan of the “Milk” screenwriter — an acquaintance from my Hollywood days who was equally smug and humorless.
Now comes word that Dusty Black will write a miniseries for ABC that “will be based on and told from [his] background and experiences as a gay rights activist,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alabama teabagger: “What I need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow non-communist colleagues in the lower House, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign-born, America-hating communist despot?”
GOP congresswoman: “Thank you for your question.”
A new holiday, declared by yours truly. Coming soon: Talk Like Fred Schneider Day!
George H.W. Bush, by most accounts a decent guy (and a better president than given credit for), just did a very cool thing, shaving his head in solidarity with the cancer-stricken son of one of his Secret Service agents.
I would hope your reaction is something along the lines of, “nice gesture” or “that’s cool.”
How come the Secret Service is so heavily white and male even as the military reaches out, while recruiting, to women and minorities especially blacks and Latinos? Can a head of state request that his Secret Service detail exclusively come from a certain demographic?
The worst part is that their they’re all not merely ‘white’, but that specific, frat-boyish, blond-hair, blue-eyes, sunburned skin, Grandma’s fried-chicken and cornbread, Protestant, football-playing then football-watching demographic that so typifies racial divisions.