Thursday, December 29, 2016

Random Musings

This picture breaks my heart ... little Carrie Fisher waiting backstage while her mother, Debbie Reynolds, took her curtain call ... how art kinda becomes life, and death.

I am stunned at the loss of Carrie Fisher. I have adored her for years, though not, as many have, from the Star Wars films. I was in awe of her wit and wisdom, her writings, her words; the way she faced down adversity with a quip and a smile; the way she took on mental illness with a vengeance and had us laughing about it.

I will miss her; I will miss the woman, who, during a question-and-answer period at a recent event, was asked what she would do with “the force” if she had it, and replied:
“I’d stop Donald _____.”
And then, just as the hurt over Carrie’s loss we learned about her mother, Debbie Reynolds’ passing. Carrie’s brother, Debbie’s son, Todd, said one of the last things Debbie said was that she wanted to be with Carrie.

Kathy Seldon, Singing In The Rain; Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Tammy in Tammy and the Bachelor; and so many more ... but I’ll remember her as the feisty, funny, fabulous Bobbi Adler, Grace’s mother, on Will and Grace. Gosh, she had me smiling and then laughing out loud from that show.

So sad that they are both gone, though never forgotten.

RIP Carrie and Debbie.
John Tereska’s family are rabid _____ supporters, so John knew the perfect gifts to hand out on Christmas Day.

He gave them all gift boxes and when the boxes were opened the family discovered that John had donated, in their names, to groups like Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Commission, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Sierra Club.

But he made a special donation in the name of his brother ... a donation, in his brother’s name, to the Democratic National Committee.

Revenge is a dish best served cold ... or as a Christmas present.
Carlos and I have been watching Good Behavior on TNT mostly because it stars Michelle Dockery as a drug-addled, bail-jumping, scam artist and petty thief, Letty Raines. And, yeah, this is the same Michelle Dockery that played the prim and proper, bitch in a kitten heel, Lady Mary on Downton Abbey, so it’s fun.

And it doesn’t hurt that it also stars Juan Diego Botto as Javier, Letty’s love interest. That’s him on the left; he’s been here before but he’s always welcome.

This week, however, the show introduced Todd Williams, on the right, as Sean, Letty’s Baby Daddy, a former meth-head, porn producer who says he’s now a changed man.

I see no reason to change ... he’s hot.
British TV presenter Richard Hammond, who co-hosts the automotive series The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, is making headlines for remarks he made on the show suggesting that if you eat ice cream, you’re gay, and not really a man.

Yup; the remarks came as Clarkson showed off the interior of a Rolls-Royce and said: “The only problem is that in one of those, you couldn’t enjoy a chocolate Magnum ice-cream.”

Hammond said: “It’s all right, I don’t eat ice-cream. It’s something to do with being straight.”

Clarkson was taken aback that the audience applauded Hammond’s remarks: “Are you saying everyone who likes ice cream is….?”

And so Hammond said: “Ice cream is a bit, you know…but a grown man eating an ice cream, you know, it’s a bit….it’s that way rather than that way.”

“You’re saying all children are homosexual?” responded Clarkson.

Seriously. Ice cream is gay? I’ve heard it all. Oh, and Richard Hammond is a homophobic asshat who, and I'll go low here, looks a little like someone who'd love to lick a Mr. Softee.
So, over the Christmas holiday the Republican National Committee’s seasonal message was released and, in it, they seemed to imply that Donald _____ is ... wait for it ... the Second Coming of Jesus Christ:
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”
This Christmas celebrates the good news of a new King? Yup, the RNC seemingly says _____ is just like Jesus except ....

They didn’t mean that at all, at least according to RNC spokestool Sean Spicer, who Tweeted—cuz that’s all these morons do—that the reference to “a new King” was not a reference to _____:
“Christ is the King. He was born today so we could be saved. Its (sic) sad & disappointing you are politicizing such a holy day.”
Except ... you said “new” King.

Donald _____ is the least Christ-like person on the planet. In fact, he’d be, in my mind and possibly the minds of the majority of this country considering less than 50% of us voted for him, the complete opposite of Christ ... whatever that is the ... the .... the ... oh yeah, the anti-Christ.

Just sayin’.
Remember when Pamela Ramsay Taylor, the director of Clay County Development Corp [CCDC], a West Virginian non-profit, called Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” and was fired from her job? See post HERE.

Well, guess what? On December 23, Pamela Racist Taylor was quietly reinstated once the firestorm over her racism dissipated and what the CCDC called a “month of quiet reflection and re-education.”

The CCDC kept Pamela Racist Taylor’s reinstatement quiet to avoid distraction ... or to keep people from realizing the powers that be at the CCDC might be as asshatted and racist as Pam, but when the Charleston Gazette-Mail learned the news, the story was out and people took to the CCDC Facebook page to protest.

Luckily, at least one person in charge at the CCDC recognized that Pamela Racist Taylor is a racist, was a racist, and will always be a racist, and so when West Virginia reviewed their contracts with the non-profit, it was decided that Pamela Racist Taylor would be fired ... again ... and for good this time.

Bye Felicia.
Well well well ... La Big Gay Scandal?

It seems someone went on Snapchat and kinda declared themselves to be actor Michael B Jordan’s gay lover ...

And that sent Jordan into a tizzy ...
 “I usually don’t comment creep but, you know, sh*t, today I got time. So look, whoever’s angry, bitter, upset for whatever reason, grow the f**k up ‘cause karma’s real. And I usually take the high road. I usually don’t say sh*t, I just let it roll ‘cause people are going to be people. Everybody got they opinion. That’s what the Internet’s for. They going to say whatever….On second thought, why am I even giving energy to that s**t on this day. Y’all my fans. Y’all don’t need to hear me ranting about some BS. So enjoy your family, enjoy your blessings, enjoy the people you hold close and cherish that. I think that’s more important than some comment.”
Um, Michael, as a gay man let me say, first of all, thanks for that top photo cuz, you know, scorching.

But, and this is where I get pissed, when actors are called gay, or implied to be gay, and they get all pissy it does one of two things to me: it makes me think you are gay—and I couldn’t care less, really—and it also pisses me off because when you get angry about the rumor that you might be gay, it perpetuates the myth that being gay is a bad thing.

It’s not; and so I’d think about that next time you wanna get pissy cuz some “anonymous” dude called you gay.

But, if you are ... again, thanks for that top photo.

Hell, thanks for the top photo anyway.


the dogs' mother said...

So agree with that last Twitter!

John Gray said...

Debbie memory of her will always be singing " Good Morning" with Gene Kelly and Donald o Connor
She held her own

mistress maddie said...

I too was shocked over Debbie and Carrie both going so soon right after George. My dads parents went just like that. My grandfather died about a month after my grandmother and the family said it was from a broken heart. Meanwhile the Republican party and trump are nuts. This better be a four quick years, and this country better wake the hell up, and fire there public servants next time. The house needs a huge enema.

Helen Lashbrook said...

The Grand Tour (as far as I am aware) is just a rerun of Top Gear which was already several series past it's sell-by date. As for Hammond; he must have severe self-esteem issues that he worries that people care about his sexual orientation, but then he is only teeny-tiny and probably had to suffer being called a dwarf when he was less 'famous' (D-list?). Whatever way you lean there is no reason to knock anyone else's

Professor Chaos said...

Who the Hell doesn't eat ice cream? Everyone who isn't lactose intolerant eats ice cream and then that are eat sorbet!