Judging from this picture, Tulsa, Oklahoma, resident Cabrone Brewer does not give two fucks that he just got arrested. In fact, he’s feeling just fine about it. Brewer was arrested after his car got stuck on the train tracks Friday night (how does that happen?). He phoned 911 and when local police responded, they found Brewer in an intoxicated state. They arrested him and then found out he had an outstanding warrant. For an open container. The night of his prom.
Brewer wanted to “have a little fun with it” he told the officer who booked him and took this epic mugshot photo. Figuring “this is going to end up in that mugshot paper,” he opted to “go for the gold.”
Brewer was apparently visiting Oklahoma — he lives in Brooklyn and works as a freelance copywriter (and professional funny face maker). He was released after a night in jail on $1,000 bail. [Tulsa World]
According to reports, Pete Doherty and Macaulay Culkin are now living as roommates in Paris. Culkin is effectively “home not alone.” Rachel and I have so many questions.
Me: Rachel, what do you think an average day in the Macaulay Culkin/Pete Doherty home is like? I think it goes something like this: Wake up, cigarettes, cartoons, Pete and Macaulay both spend a couple of hours trying to get their agents on the phone. Then more cigarettes. Then online poker.
Rachel: Pete plays a little guitar, puts on a ton of bracelets.
Me: Oh my, we haven’t even gotten to the part of the day where they do their hair together.
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You guys! Apologies in advance for being the most awkward interviewer ever, but have you seen “Small Town Security” yet? The first season captured the utterly bonkers world of Joan Koplan and her merry band of security guards. To give you a brief summary: Joan is married to Irwin but Dennis thinks Joan is his soulmate. And Joan is mega crushing on Brian, who works in the company’s office. And! She’s also got a crush on Avril Lavigne. Joan and her head of security Dennis recently visited us at the Frisky, to talk about the new season, Dennis’s continuing FTM transition (yup, Dennis used to be a woman), and Joan’s romance secrets. I mean, you need to watch this show. The second season premieres Thursday, May 9 at 10/9 c on AMC.
Earworms. That’s what super catchy songs are sometimes referred to, because they burrow deep in your psyche and don’t let go. They become the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing — eating, shopping, working — and basically take over any spare brain space. Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” is one of those earwormy tracks — an endlessly repeating riff featuring vocals from uber-charming Pharrell. The full length album, Random Access Memories, won’t be out in the states until May 21, but writer Alex Bailey deftly explains just what makes “Get Lucky” so compelling. Keep reading »
“Breaking Bad” will start its final descent this August, though the cast and crew have already wrapped up filming. As a memento of the occasion, Aaron Paul (that’s “bitch” Jesse Pinkman, to you) got every member of the cast and crew a personalized bottle of Bushmills whiskey. He tied it all with a note that reads: “This bottle is to help celebrate the end of a life changing era. Thank you to my ‘Breaking Bad’ family. This show would be nothing without all of you.” How frickin’ sweet. And way better than a bag of Jesse and Walt’s meth. [Buzzfeed]
Hawaii’s Andrea Flegle was perturbed by the fact that the puppy she’d purchased for her daughter kept trying to sniff her daughter’s crotch. Not bothering to use common sense, or understand animals, or realize that this is basically a Thing That Dogs Do, Flegle did the only logical thing in her mind and slit the dog’s throat. After killing the dog for, let me remind you, sniffing her daughter’s crotch, Flegle called 911 to report that the animal was dead. She admitted that she killed the dog, and offered the crotch-sniffing as a plausible excuse.
“I tell to stop but not listen. I cannot control. I lost my temper, so I grabbed the dog and cut its throat,” read the 911 call transcript.
Flegle, who lives in Hawaii, was charged with animal cruelty in the third degree, which is a class C felony. If convicted, she could spend up to five years in prison. [Huffington Post]
Congratulations Andrea Flegle. In addition to needlessly and cruelly murdering an animal, you’ve also guaranteed your daughter hours and hours of therapy. News report of the incident after the jump. Keep reading »
You would think Bjork is committing multiple offenses with this outfit — a heady mix of winter wonderland + summer rave party with a splash of PTA mom. But this is Bjork, and generally the rules do not apply to her. I must take issue, however, with the horrible, beat-up sneaker-clogs she’s sporting. It’s not just that they’re made out of awful jute, but they’re in really bad shape, too. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Rapper/gold chain impressario Riff Raff is a magical unicorn. The inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, Riff has been determined to get back at Franco for copping his whole act. So he did the most logical thing and signed up for a stint on “One Life To Live” as art gallerist Jamie Franko. (This all makes sense because Franco did a guest stint as performance artist FRANCO on “General Hospital,” and the world is an ouroboros.)
In this largely (seemingly) improvised clip, Riff Raff as Franko threatens a club owner (there are crazy hot clubs on in Llanview now!), swears (Hulu, man), encourages a couple of girls to indulge in recreational lesbianism, and hits on a waitress. Yup, sounds about right. This guy definitely has a future! [Hulu]
“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening lost his mother, Margaret Groening, at the end of April, which is super sad. But what’s not: her obituary reveals several of the inspirations for popular “Simpsons” characters. Like, did you know that Matt named the Simpson siblings after his own sisters (and renamed himself Bart)? Or that Chief Wiggum shares his name with Groening’s mom’s maiden name? See what other awesome “Simpsons” references you can catch! We’ve annotated it with the answers after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »
We could get into the atrocious politics, the end-of-culture-ness that having a Costume Institute Ball themed around punk entails. We could talk about how political punk icons like Joe Strummer and the dudes from Crass would be appalled by such a blatant cultural misappropriation. About how the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Met actually created a replica of the fucking disgusting bathroom at long-dead punk club CBGBs (which has ironically been replaced by a John Varvatos clothing store). Or about how the attendees at last night’s Met Ball — despite their safety pin appliques, dyed hair, spiked heels and studs – had no clue about punk’s tenets, beyond the obvious and cliche aesthetic signposts.
We could talk about all of those things ad nauseum, because the misappropriation of punk — the turning of punk into little more than a fashion statement — is simply another symptom of how capitalist culture dilutes, chews up and swallows cultural movements and distills them into non-threatening, easily commodifiable shadows of their former selves. But hey, let’s just look at the clothes instead.