Dropkick Murphys Continue Long Tradition Of Musicians Telling Politicians To Stop Using Their Music

This weekend, the Dropkick Murphys (whom, full disclosure, I once ate late night tacos with at a Mighty Taco in Buffalo, NY) continued a long and storied tradition of musicians pulling the rug out from underneath a politician attempting to use their songs for campaign purposes.

On Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used their song “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” as his theme music during the Iowa Freedom Summit. The band, who strongly supports both workers rights and unions, responded by tweeting this at Walker to voice their displeasure:

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Buttholes Are Being Cast in Bronze These Days Because Nothing Matters

“When you laugh, it changes shape!” doesn’t sound like the worst phrase in the world, until you realize that this kind old grandpa is saying it while staring into the depths of a porn star’s anus. Enter the world of having your butthole cast in bronze, because that is a thing you can do now, probably because of the sharing economy — I don’t know, nothing matters, this woman’s ass cavity was just immortalized in metal. Keep reading »

Emma Watson Will Star In “Beauty And The Beast”

  • Emma Watson will play Belle in an upcoming live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” Stephen Chbosky will write the script. I’m excited! [NYMag.com]
  • Former Hollywood executive Cindra Ladd has come forward accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1969. To knock her out, he gave her a pill that he claimed would help with her headache. When Ladd asked what was in it, Cosby’s reply was “don’t you trust me?” SO FUCKED UP. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

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  • Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
  • Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
  • Read about the women who have been serving in Myanmar’s long-standing civil war. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Here’s The First Scene From The Next Season Of “Outlander”

SASSENACH!
So brooding

Here’s the first scene from the second half of “Outlander,” for all of you who can’t get enough of hot Scots in kilts and steamy sexy-time scenes set by flickering fires in fields of loamy heather. While this tidbit does not offer much in the way of actual thrusting bods and heaving bosoms, it does show Jamie, skipping stones and being introspective. The season starts  April 4, so let this brooding Scot wet your whistle until then. [EW]

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Life/Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and gets many perks, such as travel, catered lunches and full reimbursement for the gym where I attend yoga midday. His career has allowed me to work only sporadically, as a consultant, in a field I enjoy.” Bauer admits that this admission might be considered “crass,” but she’s calling for more honesty like this in her piece, entitled “‘Sponsored’ By My Husband: Why It’s A Problem That Writers Never Talk About Where Their Money Comes From.” Keep reading »

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