cut the cord to cable and the other is that these aren't the movies that the general public enjoy. Usually, those movies are snubbed at Oscar time with the rare exception of an actor receiving the coveted prize postmortem for his portrayal of an iconic comic book character. My opinion is that Ledger's death really swayed the Academy that year. The Oscars is a pointless ceremony where a film goes to be recognized by the elderly, out-of-date and out-of-touch Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Wait...What? Science is in their title...color and sound are advances in the science of film making, yet the Artist is the best picture this year? If you want a good list of movies from 2011, check out my entertainment recap of last year, and then question why Bridesmaids wasn't even nominated for best picture.
Now, back to the ESPN fiasco...do I believe that Federico's ESPN.com headline (Chink in the Armor) was an intentional racial pun? No. I do not. Do I believe that for some reason this was blown out of proportion? Yes, I do.
Federico and Bretos both got a bum rap for this ordeal. It's unfortunate that Federico has been forced into the bread line, but ESPN has an image to protect from overly sensitive idiots that don't know what an idiom is. Honestly, I heard the audio of Bretos on 93X's Half Assed Morning Show, but I didn't know who he was talking about. Once the DJ mentioned that the statement was in regards to Jeremy Lin, I still wasn't sure what the issue was. It wasn't until after the radio personnel spoke in length about the statement that I realized the issue. I heard a figure of speech. I didn't hear anything racial. Chink means a narrow opening and unfortunately, it is a homonym for a slang, racial-slur. So my opinion is whoever the whistle blower was on this case...is a racist.
|Fictional History can be used for eulogies|
I loved Nirvana, and nobody covers up the fact that Kurt Cobain had heroine problem when speaking of his self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. It's who he was. He made great music, did heroine, and shot himself. Michael Jackson was in a boy band, made great music as a solo artist, got plastic surgery, lit his hair on fire during a Pepsi commercial, more plastic surgery, had an out of court settlement for one of the little boys he diddled, plastic surgery again, had a monkey and a Ferris wheel at his Neverland Ranch, was acquitted for seven counts of child molestation, hid on an island in the Persian Gulf, looked like Skeletor after a failed battle with plastic surgery made his nose invert, and died after cardiac complications from a drug overdose administered by his personal physician. He was a weird dude and should be remembered as that...and for Thriller. Houston was one of the world's best-selling artists, an actress in a few films, married to Bobby Brown who probably got her addicted to cocaine, divorced Bobby and lied about cleaning up her act, and OD'd in a hotel. None of these people are role models. Each one had demons that overtook them. I don't understand the infatuation with forgetting about a celebrity's personal issues after they die. Did we forgive Jeffery Dahmer or Timothy McVeigh for their wrong doings? Maybe if they made a couple of hit albums before their transgressions, all would be forgiven. O.J. Simpson take note...all they will remember you for is your achievements not the bad things you may or may not have done...or doesn't it work for sports stars...is this just for musicians? I need an explanation of the rules of mourning American celebrities!
|Please, WWE...make this match!|
Since we are rewarding bad behavior, why don't we let Lindsay Lohan host SNL this week? Wait...What? Celebrities, dead or alive, should not be celebrated for bad behavior and as consumers, we can control who is famous. Do not watch SNL this week and please for the love of all things sacred, never buy another one of Chris Brown's or Rihanna's albums or download their music. Soon enough these two will fade away, and then she can be beaten in the privacy of her own home without the paparazzi's involvement or the public's knowledge. If we exile stupid celebrities properly, they will end up on a VH1 "celebreality" show or the Celebrity Apprentice in 5 years and then be gone forever...just like Flava Flav, Rod Blagojevich, Richard Hatch, Darryl Strawberry, and Danny Bonaduce.
To recap, don't watch SNL this week or ever if you please. Do not support Rihanna or Chris Brown and the WWE should make the dream match-up of Brown v. Phoenix. If you are Asian-American, I apologize for the American-English language having a homonym that is considered a racial-slur included in an idiom that may or may not be used every once in a while on television and in the news. The Oscars are a joke. And lastly, Comedy Central shouldn't have cancelled the Sports Show with Norm MacDonald. I hope I haven't offended any of my readers with my strong opinions about my issues with today's pop culture and seriously, someone e-mail me a copy of the rules of mourning an American celebrity who's behavior is ridiculously out of control. Where is the line between talent, craziness, and forgiveness drawn?
Thanks once again for using the internet for something other than porn or Facebook and taking your time to read my blog. Be sure to tune in next time for the zany adventures of the one and only self-proclaimed semi-professional procrastinator that doubles as an entertainment guru...or as my mom called me...that damn lazy couch potato....wait....WHAT?