A couple weeks ago, Brad Paisley and LL Cool J released their collaboration, “Accidental Racist,” and the whole world cringed. Did the duo have good intentions? Of course. Did their oversimplified take on modern day race relations miss the mark in so many ways? Definitely. One person who was inspired by the song was Stephen Colbert, who decided to write his own politically charged tune “in the hopes of bridging another deep cultural rift in America: the gay marriage divide.” Push play to check out his parody jam called “Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe,” with guest rapper Alan Cumming. [Buzzfeed]
It’s always interesting to see our favorite celebs without makeup, and now, thanks to graphic artist Eddi Aguirre, we can also get a glimpse of what the most famous doll in the world might look like sans fards. Barbie has under-eye bags and flyaways? You better believe it! [Boing Boing]
Dear Vincent Valvo, AKA The Guy Who Called 911 To Complain About His Mom,
Man, moms can be so annoying, can’t they? Mine used to try to get me to go to bed at 9:30 p.m. when I was a sophomore in high school! Ridiculous, right? And your mom sounds like a real ball-buster, or at least I’m assuming she is, because you called 911 not once, but twice in one night to complain that you “didn’t like the way she was talking to you.”
You were arrested after making the second call, but if you ever want someone to vent to in the future, you can give me a ring!
I love to cook and will eagerly tackle pretty much any recipe, but for some reason I’ve always had a bit of a mental block about cooking fish. Few ingredients intimidate me more than a salmon filet or thick tuna steak (Am I going to cook it right? What herbs should I use? Do I bake it or broil it or grill it? Heelllp!). This spring and summer I’m challenging myself to cook more fish because it’s healthy, light, and delicious. Yep, my fish fear ends now. The first step: inspiration. Let’s take a gander at 10 delicious fish recipes, shall we?
Today New Zealand became the 14th country (counting France, which will make it official with a final vote next week) to legalize same-sex marriage, and they rang in equality in grand style. Once the vote was announced, the gallery cheered, and then a voice from the balcony started singing the traditional love song, “Pokarekare Ana,” which includes the following lyrics (translated):
“I have written you a letter, and enclosed with it my ring. If your people should see it, then the trouble will begin… My poor pen is broken, my paper is spent, But my love for you endures, and remains forever more.”
Skip to 1:20 to see the joyous moment! [YouTube via Think Progress]