I nominate Adam Sandler to play Bob Dylan in a future biopic.
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Andrew Hogan, education director of the Optometrists Association of Tasmania gives his thoughts on emo haircuts:
“If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won’t see a lot of detail. And if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic. Amblyotic is the medical term for lazy eye syndrome. It is thought that the most vulnerable age for the development of vision is from birth to seven years, but new research has suggested that vision can still be affected after this age.”
Hogan’s claims have been refuted by Stateside doctors, with Dr Leonard Press of New Jersey stating to MSNBC: “The story would only be true if you had somebody young enough, and if that person never looked out of that eye – if it was blocked 24/7. The reason it’s false is that you don’t have that constant deprivation.”
Well kids, there you have it. We know your music sucks and we can prove it.
Black, Hispanic, Asian and mixed-race births made up 50.4% of new arrivals in the year ending in July 2011.
It puts non-Hispanic white births in the minority for the first time. Sociologists believe the ongoing economic slowdown has contributed to a greater decline in birth rates among white people.
It’s very possible that in a 100 years white people are the minority in America. The tables are turning.
“I do love Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’, I love the Foo Fighters, I love Tom Waits, his new record is incredible and Goyte. But our album is better than all of those, and because we’re clowns, we don’t get that kind of love.”
- Jack Black
You can hear The Rize of the Fenix here. He could be right. And if not about the album then at least about the clown part.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner paid $250,000 in licensing fees to use the Beatles‘ “Tomorrow Never Knows” in last Sunday’s episode of Mad Men, the New York Times reports. It has become notoriously difficult to license the band’s music for television, but Weiner felt the high cost was worthwhile because it was thematically and chronologically consistent with the setting of the show, which takes place in the mid-Sixties.
“It was always my feeling that the show lacked a certain authenticity because we never could have an actual master recording of the Beatles performing,” Weiner told the Times, noting that previously attempts to license Beatles music on the show had been declined by Apple Corps. “Not just someone singing their song or a version of their song, but them, doing a song in the show. It always felt to me like a flaw. Because they are the band, probably, of the 20th century.
This explains why we almost never see any beatles songs in any movies or even documentaries. It is too expensive to license and rightfully so. They don’t want to hear the beatles in some low budget or poorly scripted film.
I should point out that the show’s main character, Don Draper, was not impressed by the song and he turned it off half way through. Apparently not everyone liked The Beatles in the 60s much like today.
Ever wonder how much you could sell your gold medals, trophies and belts for? Vinny Magalhaes’ belt is currently up for 100k on eBay.
UPDATE: The Listing was removed by the seller.
More information is flowing in about Tom Gabel Sex Change:
From her first childhood realizations that she was uncomfortable in her male body — she has early memories of watching Madonna on TV and fantasizing about being her, and says she played with Barbies — to her teenage years in Florida, where she kept her secret hidden and felt ashamed, telling writer Josh Eells that she would often pray to God, asking, “Dear God, when I wake up, I want a female body.”
And when that didn’t work, she’d try pleading with the devil, saying, “I promise to spend the rest of my life as a serial killer if you turn me into a woman.”
I’m pretty sure Tom was only joking about the serial killer bit, but the MTV article fails to generate any laughs.
This marks the first time a famous Rock Star has come out as Transgender.
From the Rolling Stone Interview:
Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.
Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. “For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” says Gabel. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”
Good video interview from a couple years ago.
CORRECTION: Keith Caputo of Life in Agony was the first rock start to announce he is Transgender.
Why do they even bother writing extensive reviews or teardowns of the new ipad? What’s the point?
Just say it’s the best tablet on the market period with the most value for your buck and call it day.
Maybe on film. A recent article by Tamara Palmer on MTV News reveals that Drake would like to act as President Obama in a movie.
This isn’t just a passing fancy, as it turns out. Drake’s been trying to actualize this idea through interviews for more than a year. “I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him,” he told Paper magazine in July 2010. “Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions.”
His experience in acting includes playing a kid in a wheel-chair. What makes him think he can play the role of Obama? You have gained popularity from your TV Show, and from rapping. You’re not the next Will Smith.
For a patient recovering from a heart attack, it can be one of the most difficult questions to ask a doctor: When is it safe to resume a normal sex life? For the first time, the American Heart Association tried to answer those questions Thursday with a new set of guidelines. CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook tells us what they mean.
. . .says CBS News. Full story here: CBS News
Genophobia? I thought the general fear was; *fingers cross* Please don’t get pregnant. . . not dying during sex from a heart attack.
Another CBS report goes on to describe how low of a risk it is to have sex after a heart attack. - Article Here
Entertainment Weekly wrote:
The 11th season debut of Fox’s American Idolhad the biggest year-over-year ratings drop for a premiere episode in the show’s decade-long history. Idol delivered 21.9 million viewers and a 7.4 in the adult demo on Wednesday night, according to Fox’s time-zone-adjusted national ratings. That’s down 24 percent from last year.
Any other show taking a huge crash like that would be taken off the air. Don’t make an exception for this. American Idol is causing singers in America to aspire to be the same as everyone else in the competition. . . lousy. 10 Seasons is a pretty good run. Just end it.
There are so many “Shit *insert type of people* Say” videos out there right now.
At first I didn’t understand the mass appeal of it, until I found some relatable videos. If you’ve ever encountered anyone like the type of people being made fun of in these videos, it’s pretty addicting. Hopefully the types of people remain in good humor and don’t cross any lines.