Thursday, October 30, 2014

Random Musings

Taylor Swift is everywhere this week because she has a new album coming out; get over it, I’m old, and I’ll call them “albums” until I die. But seriously, she’s everywhere and I am so afraid to see that Blow Up Doll’s bright red lips that I won’t turn on my TV.

So, what will I do about tonight’s episode of How To Get Away With Murder? I mean, I love Viola Davis. But what if Swifty appears? Unless, and this could be good, she’s the murder victim? I mean she plays the victim in all her songs, the ones that have infiltrated my brain without consent, so maybe she’d be a good victim on HTGAWM.

Now, don’t get me wrong; I like some Mindnumbingly Dumb Pop Music, but at least the kind I like comes from actual singers and not the computer-enhanced variety—Google her disastrous “live” performance on the Grammy’s a couple of years back when she couldn’t carry a tune in Size 10 Jimmy Choos.

I caught an earful of her new song, Shake It Off, the other day where she, for lack of a better word, “sings” about “haters gonna hate” … repeat ad nauseum … and I got to thinking that all she sings about are the people who’ve wronged her and don’t like her and are mean to her.

And it hit me that she likes being dumped and she likes people being mean and she lives for the haters, because without them, er, us, she’d have nothing to, again, for lack of a better word, “sing” about.
After the 9th Circuit Court struck down Idaho’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Idaho state Senator, and certifiable Pandering Loon, Steve Vick proposed a solution to what he calls “gross governmental overreach”:

“If we’re not allowed to determine the standards for a marriage license, then maybe we should just not issue them. … I’m exploring is just eliminating marriage licenses in Idaho.”
Seriously, if Idaho is gonna have to “let” The Gays get married, then Vick wants to outlaw marriage altogether. That’s his solution!

I say, You first, Steve! Why don’t you call your lovely wife at home and tell her that your marriage is meaningless because now The Gays can do it, too, and so, since you’re obviously — and this is just my opinion … I have no proof — a deeply closeted homosexual, you and your wife should call it quits.

I mean, if marriage should be outlawed, Stevie, make it retroactive.

Asshat.
I used to have a mad crush on Bruce Jenner, the Olympian. The Bruce Jenner of reality TV fame? Not so much.

I don’t know what’s going on with him, and it isn’t my business, but the hairdo, the Farrah he’s rockin’, the shaving down of his Adam’s Apple, and this new picture of him with his lovely nail polish?

I don’t know if he’s transgender and planning to transition, or if he’s become such a famewhore that he’s taken a page from the Kash Kow’s playbook and will do anything to keep people talking.

That said, while I was stunned by the polish, I was more shocked that he’s a smoker.

AHS is getting some NPH and I am like OMG.

Neil Patrick Harris, and his adorable husband David Burtka, are set to guest-star on AHS. 

NPH will appear in Freak Show‘s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will turn up in the season finale—episode Lucky 13—in what is said to be a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange.

I.Can’t.Wait. But …. In other AHS news:

Lily Rabe, who played the role of Sister Mary Eunice on American Horror Story: Asylum, will reprise her Asylum role on Freak Show in Episode 10. 

And since Naomi Grossman returned to AHS: Freak Show as Asylum’s Pepper, maybe Sister Mary’s return involves Pepper and how she went from the freak show to Asylum‘s Briarcliff Institution.

Again: Can’t.Wait.
Leave it to FoxNews, the media arm of the GOP, and the talking-heads from The Five to declare that the war on women a creation of the Democratic Party.

And yet, in a segment focused on voting and how women and women's issues are impacting the midterm elections, co-host Greg Gutfield says it's a fact that women grow more conservative as they grow older, and so they should wait until they're older to vote:

"With age comes wisdom. I tell young people, 'You don't have to wait to become a conservative."

And off camera, co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle—a women, I’m guessing—is heard saying that women should wait "to get a brain." And then on-camera, she talks about how, as an attorney, she dismisses young women when choosing juries:

"Young women on juries are not a good idea."

She says she tells them to "go back on Tinder or Match.com," because they "don't get it" -- "it" being experience with household duties, "paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, healthcare."

So, explain again how this whole war on women is a Democratic thing.

Asshats.
We watched Constantine last week; what a horrible show; and not one shot of last week’s Random Musing hottie, Michael James Shaw. A total waste of time.

So, this week, we’ll show off Carter Macintyre from USA’s new comedy — which started off funny so we’ll see — Benched, and the lovely and talented Erich Bergen, the Is-he-gay-or-isn’t-he assistant on Madam Secretary.

Totes adorbs.
I have talked before about how I wake up every day with a song in my head, and how, sometimes it’s something I heard on the radio or TV during the previous day, and how sometimes it’s just a song I like and how it crept back into my brain and out my mouth.

This week, though, it’s a song I haven’t heard since I was a young queerling and had a young queerling crush on Larry Gatlin.

But it’s pretty and, well, when I YouTube’d — that’s a verb now — it, I still felt a little something  …

Anyway, here’s the song that been playing on a loop in my head for the past few days.


8 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Ouch - that tweet.

anne marie in philly said...

egad, what a load of crap this week!

Debbie said...

Kimberly Guilfoyle is a traitor to her gender and an idiot. And she needs a smile reduction and the removal of about a hundred teeth.

I cannot figure out Bruce Jenner. Seriously what man shaves his Adams Apple????? And I’m not entirely sure that hand with the pink polish and the cigarette was his. He’s an athelete and I just can’t believe he would let a cigarette touch his lips EVER!

AHS … I can’t even bear the commercials they scare the shit outta me.

Bob, I have never EVER heard that song in my life.

Biki Honko said...

If the other kids wont let Steve Vick play, then fine! Then he is going to take his ball and go home! What. A. Bigot!

Bob Slatten said...

@Debbie
I heard that song EONS ago and for some reason it popped back in my head this week. Who knows!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Is it me or does Steve Vick look an awful lot like Gollum (from "The Hobbit" etc.)???

Bob Slatten said...

@Mitch
I get more of a Gay-lum vibe.

Blobby said...

Taylor Swift scares me. It's like she's constantly auditioning for the remake of "Mannequin", but as the actual mannequin, not the part when it comes to life.