Is it just me, or are their other people that find it odd that Donald Trump is suddenly on this kick to clean up the Miss USA pageant winners? Not to mention his verbal sparring match with Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, you don’t think this might have something to do with his floundering reality series, The Apprentice, debuting a sixth season on January 7th do you?
I mean…why the sudden concern about the current Miss USA’s supposed partying? Those pictures of Miss Nevada just SUDDENLY showed up? And then Rosie O’Donnell makes a few joking comments about his financial situation int he 1980′ and he feels that’s reason enough to insult her physical appearance? What a class act. And never mind Rosie was right in mentioning Trump’s affairs are widely known, so he is not a shining example of being a moral beacon to young girls.
All in all, I think Trump really has finally gone off the deep end, and after watching the previous five seasons, I won’t be tuning in to season 6. I have no desire to watch crazy old rich men fire people any more.
I’ve talked about it for ages, but as of next week, I will no longer have normal phones at home and I will be serviced by Packet 8 VoIP service. Shall be interesting to finally have it in my house, and I am sure I will post lots about it.
1) Applause (1929)
2) The Big Trail (1930)
3) Blazing Saddles (1974)
4) The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916-17)
5) Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
6) Drums of Winter (1988)
7) Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 (1939-56)
8) Fargo (1996)
9) Flesh and the Devil (1927)
10) Groundhog Day (1993)
11) Halloween (1978)
12) In the Street (1948/52)
13) The Last Command (1928)
14) Notorious (1946)
15) Red Dust (1932)
16) Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971-72)
17) Rocky (1976)
18) Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
19) Siege (1940)
20) St. Louis Blues (1929)
21) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
22) Tess of the Storm Country (1914)
23) Think of Me First as a Person (1960-75)
24) A Time Out of War (1954)
25) Traffic in Souls (1913)
I think every year there are going to be some additions that I “don’t get”, and this year it has to be Groundhog Day. It’s a cute film, I own it on DVD, but is it something that really needs to be preserved for future generations? The criteria is supposed to be an important film either in the way of film or reflecting the times it was made in. All I can think of it that it has come to mean any story where time repeats itself. Who knows. Very odd.
The rest of the list I can pretty much agree with, especially Fargo, one of my all time favorite movies.
Well, I’m not one for posting pictures of myself…and I still won’t! HA! I did want to tell the saga of my hair though. I suffer from extremely curly hair. When it gets humid, or it grows too long, it gets wildly out of control. In this instance I have not had a haircut since July and it was just getting impossible to control, and I was running my fingers through it every other minute.
Well, I did something i have threatened to do for years…I shaved it down to about a 1/2″. Not the best idea in December, but I am already happier! The way I look at it, I could never get in to my normal place for a hair cut, even when I could find time in her schedule, I had no time and add in the fact I was tired of paying $16 to get my hair cut…yay shaver!
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In a recent press release, the PTC is crying complaining about the fact NBC used the internet to show the uncensored version of the video. The press release really is a piece of work, and as press releases can be copied in full, let’s have some fun dissecting the silliness of it!
LOS ANGELES (December 21, 2006) â€“ The Parents Television Councilâ„¢ is calling on NBC to explain its decision to post the uncensored version of a â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ skit on YouTube and NBC.com. The skit featured Justin Timberlake singing a holiday song about a part of the male anatomy that was bleeped 16 times when it aired on television.
It’s called “viral marketing”. Look it up, it’s all the rage.
According to PTC President L. Brent Bozell, â€œThis is a new low for NBC. Clearly, the network will stop at nothing to find loopholes for its indecent programming to reach the public. Moving objectionable content that would not meet FCC standards directly to the Internet is blatantly irresponsible and unacceptable.â€
Um…how is it “irresponsible and unacceptable”? They did not find a “loophole” to FCC standards, the FCC has no say in the internet, so moving the video from one medium to another has nothing to do with the FCC, it is merely maximizing their costs and exposure.
Parents Television Council Executive Director, Tim Winter, added, â€œThis very week the networks were in Federal Court decrying the so-called chilling effect of commonsense decency regulations which are intended to protect children. Not only does this Internet distribution reveal the hollowness of their claim, it also illustrates their seeming delight in providing children with an end-run on parents.â€
Ok, first off, the word “dick” being bleeped or not, it was pretty damn obvious what this video was about. So in this “indecent” version, kids hear the word “dick”…oh no…the horrors. Plus, if parents are concerned about their Children’s exposure to such things on the internet, they can either A)install filtering software or B)keep the computer in a common area of the house so they can monitor what their child views. But see, we can’t count on parents to take these responsible steps, so it’s best just for the offending items to exist!
The Parents Television Council is calling on NBC to reconsider using the Internet to bypass FCC decency laws and will continue to monitor the broadcast-to-Web trend in general.
Good, then you may want to educate yourselves on the fact this is not a “bypass” but a totally separate medium. It’s lie an “unrated” version of a movie coming out on DVD, does that constitute a bypass of the MPAA rules? No, because the MPAA has no say in home video.
To date, the â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ skit has been viewed nearly 3 million times on YouTube, further indicating the seriousness of this issue.
How does it indicate any form of seriousness? So what if it’s been viewed 3 million times? Do you know for a fact that an unusual amount of those viewings were by people under the age of 18? Never mind the fact that the only thing indecent about the video is the use of a slang term for male genitals, this is not some earth-shattering incident.
Again, just like all the times I slam on the AFA, this is a case of a bunch of busy bodies trying to impose THEIR morals on the entire country, and where the internet is involved, the world. They shroud themselves in religion to try to make it seemingly more difficult to say anything bad about them, they are, after all, doing if for your own good. Just as I say about TV, YOU have the ultimate power, you have the power of choice.
These people feel that no one, including consenting adults, should see what is essentially a harmless comedy video because it includes a “naughty word”…get over it! There are 1,000′s of worse things going on in this world than the word “dick” being used 16 times in a video! These people would be frightening if they would pour their seemingly unending energies into a truly worthwhile cause such as fighting child molesters. Instead they need to protect you from a word…a simple, four letter word.
I’ll sleep better tonight knowing they are people out there fighting to control a word.
In case you didn’t know, the mighty N.O.R.A.D. spends valuable resources (which oddly doesn’t bother me for once, I find it funny) every year tracking Santa Claus on his world wide trip. You can follow along here.
I was never a big fan of the “Seinfeld” series. I never understood why people were so crazy for it, I thought it was just “ok”. That’s not to say I didn’t find the occasional episode particularly funny though, and one of them was, of course, “The Strike”. There was some plotline about Kramer and a strike, but no one cares about that, it was all about the Festivus storyline. I could explain Festivus to those people out there who have no idea what it is, but it is far easier if you just go read the Wikipedia entry I linked.
I don’t celebrate Festivus, I don’t have a Festivus Pole in the living room if you were wondering, and I don’t have Feats of Strength, I would love to have an annual Airing of Grievances! Course…I kinda do that daily with this blog.
So, in short, Happy Festivus everyone! A Festivus, for the rest of us!