*For those who ask: Is there anything we won’t talk about? The answer is apparently, “No.” It seems nothing is sacred in this new day and age; so all bets are off when it comes to having even a modicum of common decency. So why not have a little fun with something no one can escape: the truth about the smelly after-effects of… there’s no easy way to say this, pooping.
Or should I say, what the after-effects could be…
You’ve seen those commercials where the British lady is speaking so eloquently about the smelly after-affects of going to the Loo. She shares how we “… would not believe the mother-load I just dropped!” and reminds us that there is nothing worse than stinking up the shared toilet at work; or the toilet at a party, or the one at your lover’s apartment.
True. There is little worse than that.
Now there’s another new ad about disguising that smelly substance we call poop. And it involves spritzing.
That same British lady, whose name is Bethany Woodruff (she’s from Scotland) and resides in Utah, must be on her way to a million bucks by now. Her newest poo-pourri commercial begins…
*Dolly Parton famously said “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Parton PREACHED! No one has taken that statement to heart more than Cassandra, the transgender woman who’s spent over $200,000 in her misguided effort to look like “Jessica Rabbit,” the animated female lead in the 1989 feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
On a recent episode of the plastic surgery show “Botched”, Cassandra tells her doctors that she’s having trouble breathing out of her Michael Jackson-esque new nose. While she’s in for that snip snip, she tells them she wants to have her waistline redone, so that it more closely resembles Ms. Rabbit’s.
*We don’t need to be contouring like the Kardashians!” is makeup maven, Bobbi Brown’s message to the celebrities and others out there who feel they have to slim down that broad nose, draw in those eyebrows and line those cheekbones to look more Anglo.
She says some of these folks actually look like clowns.
Some artists wear so much contouring makeup that it looks like they underwent extensive plastic surgery, she warns.
“When I see contouring on people’s faces, it looks like dirt,” Brown tells The NY Post. “As a beauty expert, I believe in individual beauty, and it’s just not my aesthetic.”
Brown, a Caucasian, seems to take issue with African American women in particular, who try to alter their natural features and use too much makeup in the process. Continue reading →
On Sunday, November 1, “CBS 60 Minutes” will air a special segment on the São José slave ship. The ship was carrying in excess of 400 enslaved Africans from Mozambique to Brazil before it sank off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1794.
But objects from the shipwrecked site, which has been undergoing excavation driven by the Slave Works Project (SWP), surfaced just this year, and will be on display at the Museum for African American History and Culture, currently being built in Washington, D. C.
Scott Pelley, an Anchor and Managing Editor at CBS News traveled to Mozambique Island in East Africa with Lonnie Bunch, the Director of the Smithsonian African American Museum.
In his article on the CBS News website, “Inside A Sunken Slave Ship, Pelley walks the path that the slaves walked, as he speaks with Bunch. At one point during their walk, Pelley asks the director, “What does the black man see, that I can’t see?” Continue reading →
*I am proudly showing my age here. Because I can recall growing up to a talented actor who always made me feel good. His mere presence brought a smile to my face. When I saw his movies, I didn’t think about race, financial issues or how crappy a day I may have been having. His work just made me smile.
Which is why it is so very sad to hear that one of my Hollywood idols, Mickey Rooney, suffered elder abuse in his final years…at the hands of his eighth wife, Jan.
Rooney died on April 6, 2014 at the age of 93 and the recent expose by Hollywood Reporter, who later posed their own investigation and gained access to legal docs, witness testimony, and financial records never published before puts him back in the news now.
It also shows Rooney suffered abuse greater than he revealed (scroll down).
No doubt someone, hell-bent on being negative, will dig and find something they will be considered ‘racist’ in Rooney’s past; whether it be something in his work on the “Hardy Boys” films of old or anything else. But let me spare them the effort right now: keep it to yourself.
I’m just not interested.
Elder abuse is real. And it doesn’t consider your race. It is initiated and sustained by thoughtless, careless, greedy individuals. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. And so many people who worked their entire lives, have now lost the ability due to age to be independent and as a result, are vulnerable. Continue reading →
Scientists have successfully tested an ultra-thin fabric made of tiny rectangular gold blocks. They wrapped the fabric, only 80 nanometers thick, around small objects with bumps and dents. Its surface rerouted light waves around the object, rendering the objects invisible to the naked eye. Continue reading →
*We all know the kids in the Peanuts universe — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus et al. We even know the animals (if you can call Snoopy and Woodstock animals!). However, we never got to know the adults in the strip, as teachers and the kids’ parents were always “off camera” so to speak. In the animated specials, even their voices were reduced to audio flares from a trumpet (“Waah Waah Waah!!!).
*Matt. Matt. Matt. It’s not like we haven’t heard you controversial before. Remarksyou made about President Barack Obama are still on rewind. Cue the reel: “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
And now, Matt Damon, you’ve gone and opened your mouth on the diversity issue, and what came out has a lot of people on social media looking at you sideways.
It seems you feel that there is no room for diversity behind the scenes of film-making, only in the casting session. At least that’s what you told black filmmaker, Effie Brown (“Dear White People”), in Sunday’s episode of ‘Project Greenlight’.