Republican representative and Jason Sudeikis lookalike Trey Radel has not listened to a lot of rap in his lifetime. I’m guessing this, because the man claims that his values are accurately reflected in the music of Public Enemy, and other “so-called gansta rap” artists. Radel is particularly enamoured of the 1989 Public Enemy track “Fight the Power,” he told Now This News. Somewhere, Chuck D. is rolling his eyes. Keep reading »
When you ride public transportation you’re bound to have some unsavory seat mates. It’s inevitable. I recall riding the bus once with a man carrying a giant boa constrictor in a tote bag. That was a long ride. I’ve tried to block it out but I can’t. At least three unfortunate women taking the Trimet bus in Portland had the great misfortune of riding with Jared Weston Walter, the man arrested for ejaculating into their hair. A Trimet surveillance camera captured Walter standing behind women, pleasuring himself and releasing his special protein treatment onto their heads. Well, I think that earns him the worst seat mate award. He’s also earned some charges: sex abuse, harassment, disorderly conduct, public indecency and interfering with public transportation. Keep reading »
Have you been watching the new Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer”? I haven’t, but after watching the sketch above, I’m adding it to my now-lean DVR queue. In the clip, Amy and a gaggle of pals (including “Saturday Night Live”‘s Abby Elliott) exchange compliments on everything from clothing items to job promotions to pregnancy news, but each is, uh, incapable of accepting the praise graciously. The sketch is hilarious because it absurdly illustrates something that is totally true — by and large, many women have a hard time accepting compliments without at least disparaging themselves in some way first. Keep reading »
Let’s go on a little journey together, with Mariah Carey and Miguel as our spirit guides. Click and let the glory that is “#Beautiful” wash over you. Now picture this — you’re walking down the street on one of those sparkly summer days when it’s warm enough for bare legs but not so hot that you’re peeling your body off the sidewalk. What’s that up ahead? Your face, on a billboard, lightly tanned, possibly freckled, definitely sun-kissed, rising above the buildings and glinting in the sun. You’re happy, glowing, a paragon of modern health and summer beauty … and then you wake up, reverie ended, song over. You’re at work, back at your desk, a half-finished Excel doc and a salad you still need to eat wilting in the corner.
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After witnessing Rebel Wilson carry “Pitch Perfect” almost singlehandedly, I am at least ninety-nine percent certain that anything the Australian comedienne touches is guaranteed to be hilarious. That said, I have especially high hopes for “Super Fun Night,” Rebel’s upcoming ABC comedy vehicle. The pilot, executive produced by Conan O’Brien, will hit the network this fall, and follows “three nerdy female friends” as they decide to “have super fun every Friday night.” The first trailer is a little lame (there, I said it), but fingers crossed they just put all the worst jokes up front. Right? Maybe? But if the show itself is anything like Rebel has promised — she said of “the anti-Sex and the City,” “when these ladies eat at night, they’re not talking about dick,” which, you know, should be the show’s official tagline — then I trust that it will be excellent. Check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think! [CinemaBlend]
You know how Adam Scott’s character Ben Wyatt on “Park & Rec” is a failed teenage mayor? Well, there’s a new mayor in town, and he’s got Wyatt beat by at least 14 years (FYI, Ben’s character was at least partially based on these kids). Meet Robert Tufts, the current mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, who was elected to office at just four-years-old.
Are the people of Dorset crazy? Perhaps. The town has only 22 people, and chooses its mayor by picking a name out of a hat. What’s on Robert’s political agenda? Based on the above video, holding sticks, riding coin operated horses, and going fishing. Sounds pretty good to us. And just in case you were wondering, Dorset previously elected in a 5-year-old. [Metro]
I’m not gonna lie, I find myself a little bit creepy for liking 19-year-old Brit musician George Barnett so much. I mean, I don’t like him quite as creepily as say, Nicholas Hoult. But he’s up there. Consider this cover he did of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (yup, still obsessed with this song — their album Random Access Memories is out May 21). He plays all the instruments, and produces a pitch perfect cover it. It’s kind of great, too, because he deconstructs the song down to its component parts, and shows you a bit of how something like this comes together (I mean, minus Daft Punk’s helmets, of course). George has posted more than 20 videos of different covers — somehow he made me actually like a Lana Del Ray song, he’s that good. This guy is going to be mega-famous one day, so take a listen and a look and enjoy. [YouTube]
The New York Times’ Marcus Mabry scored an interview with my idol, RuPaul Charles. Obvs, I’m totally jealous. But I can put my feelings aside and say that this video has further solidified Ru’s status as my Life Hero. The “Drag Race” star talked about many interesting subjects including counter culture, gay icons, LGBTQ rights and his new single, “Lick It,” featuring Lady Bunny. But that doesn’t do the interview justice. There’s some seriously deep shit going on under his wig (or in this case, his cowboy hat). After the jump a few things he said that I would like to kiki about with him further with him over a plate of Tic Tacs. Ru, call me. Please. Keep reading »
We all wish we could sing like the late Whitney Houston. Most of us are keyed into reality enough to know that will never happen and that time we sang “The Greatest Love of All” at our 3rd grade talent show would be the last time we’d ever be brave enough to sing a Whitney Song in public. We understand that we have to settle for a life time of singing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” in the shower, where the acoustics are most forgiving. But there are others of us who are still gutsy enough to attempt a Whitney song in public.
One such brave soul was on a recent American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York. In fact, she sang so many Whitney songs that the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City when she refused to stop singing.”The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew. There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane,” said a Kansas City International Airport spokesman. Keep reading »