Well, on my browse around the internugget I came across a rather interesting picture that I just couldn’t help but to pass on to the web world I have access to.
The New York Times published a ballsy infographic with a clear message. The U.S. is ass backwards. Hopefully this will make an impression on you. The two very different graphics side by side show firstly the six (seven including Rhode Island) states supporting gay marriage, and below it the 24 states where it’s legal to marry your first cousin. Excuse me? That’s right. Read it again. The states. Where it’s legal. To marry. Your first cousin.
I want to not be surprised, but I just can’t. Shocking to say the least. The crazy thing is, that some of these states only allow the marriage to take place between these family members when the woman is getting on in years and unable to bear children (age restriction 65), most likely to avoid the momo’s you create when you put same-same genes together! This puts all the pro-marriage groups at a loss for a fight when they say that gay marriage will deplete procreation! Not to mention the ignorant opinion that gay marriage will promote the decline of American morality. Show me the morality first!
Slappy Happy Mary J. Blige’s latest album hit the shelves just before Christmas (December 18th to be exact) and after listening to (and loving) some other albums thoroughly, I decided to really give this one a shot yesterday. I had previously skimmed through the tracks and nothing really jumped out at me. Seemed like a dud. But I’ve now listened to the album a couple times from beginning to end, and I actually really like it.
It’s one of those albums you have to listen when you have a little more time. When you’re not in a rush – not when you’re not on the way to the gym. It’s better when you have time to listen to the lyrics and take it all in. As I started to listen to it, I started realizing that there were actually several songs that I really liked (although, there are only 12 tracks), and it was actually a great compliment to the other albums I’d been listening to. That’s not to say it doesn’t have a couple up beat tracks – there’s one with Canadian rapper Drake (everyone’s working with him these days!) that stands out in my mind and I’m sure you’ll love it too!
Okay I realize that it’s not my usual subject to comment on celebrity mishaps, breakups, get togethers, and general occurances, BUT I JUST CAN’T HELP MYSELF ON THIS ONE!
This week, when, yesterday? The day before?….WHO CARES it happened! Girl Taylor broke up with boy Taylor after their three month relationship and just a couple weeks after girl Taylor’s birthday. Maybe her present to herself was making the biggest mistake of her life? Just sayin’ just sayin’!
These two perfectly manufactured teen dream sensations put their good genes together firstly on the set of the new movie “Valentine’s Day” coming out a couple days before the holiday early 2010. Although not out and completely public with each other, they’ve done the whole wholesome ice cream date thing caught by photographers, and have both alluded to their relationship when they individually hosted SNL.
What does Mary J. Blige do when she thinks her husband is creepin’ on another lady? Well, she’s “Not Gon’ Cry, Not Going To Shed A Tear” but rather, she’s gonna to smack her man upside the head. Woah Mary, really?
The alleged situation occurred at a release party last week for her latest CD, “Stronger”. During the event held at the trendy NYC nightclub, M2, Blige reportedly slapped her husband Kendu Isaacs after getting into an argument. Reports say Blige became irate when she accused her man of flirting with one of the waitresses. According to the New York Post, Mary also left a bite mark on Isaac’s hand during the domestic altercation- OUCH. Com’n Mary, “NO MORE DRAMA” (I wonder how many of her songs I can shamelessly plug into this post).
Have you bought your tickets to watch SYTYCD Season Six dancers do their thang at a local venue near you? Probably not, because the tour was never going to happen. Even though a multi-city tour is pretty much a given after each season concludes, the powers-that-be have decided not to reward this season’s final ten with a nationwide tour.
Looks like Russell, Jakob, Kathryn, Ellenore et al got screwed BIG TIME. I guess it’s only fitting since we, the viewers, got screwed by not witnessing Jakob’s coronation as this season’s “Favorite Dancer”. Damn you, Russell… I digress. News first broke out when finalist Mollee Gray tweeted:
Two and a Half Men? More like not even half of one! Over the weekend (on Christmas Day to be exact), Charlie Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller called 911 at 8:34am because of a domestic dispute she had had with Sheen. Actually, not just a domestic “dispute,” it actually involved a switchblade knife and he had threatened to kill her! Mueller sounds really frightening during the just under 4 minute phone call with a “right to business” operator. I say that because she went only straight for the details she needed to provide the officers with, and would talk over Mueller. I guess if she got all the details she was doing her job then.
Mueller told the operator “My husband had me…with a knife, and I’m scared for my life, and he threatened me.” 44 year old Sheen was arrested by the Aspen Police Department and later charged with second-degree assault, menacing, & criminal mischief. He’s due for a court appearance in February. Not cool, Charlie (aka. Carlos Irwin Estévez). Sheen, who was formerly married to Denise Richards and has two children with her on top of the two with Mueller, posted an $8,500 bond and was released Friday night at about 7:00 p.m. When Denise Richards had filed for divorce with Sheen and they had a big custody battle, she had accused him of threatening her with violence. And, given what just happened, it was probably true.
Okay, I’m literally out the door to spend some quality one-on-one time with Brian (he just got back from his family last night), when I came across this. I couldn’t head out without doing a quick post on this. YouTube’r djearworm, created this wicked video mashup of the Top 25 hits of 2009, according to Billboard.
Here’s the track list for this wicked video. Enjoy.
The Black Eyed Peas – BOOM BOOM POW
Lady Gaga – POKER FACE
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis – JUST DANCE
The Black Eyed Peas – I GOTTA FEELING
Taylor Swift – LOVE STORY
Flo Rida – RIGHT ROUND
Jason Mraz – I’M YOURS
Beyonce – SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
Kanye West – HEARTLESS
The All-American Rejects – GIVES YOU HELL
Taylor Swift – YOU BELONG WITH ME
T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake – DEAD AND GONE
The Fray – YOU FOUND ME
Kings Of Leon – USE SOMEBODY
Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – KNOCK YOU DOWN
Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain – BLAME IT
Pitbull – I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
T.I. Featuring Rihanna – LIVE YOUR LIFE
Soulja Boy Tell ‘em Featuring Sammie – KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne – DOWN
Miley Cyrus – THE CLIMB
Drake – BEST I EVER HAD
Kelly Clarkson – MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
Beyonce – HALO
Katy Perry – HOT N COLD
If you’ve watched the musical NINE in theaters now, you’ll remember one memorable scene with the Fergalicious Fergie. She struts and sashays herself while belting out “Be Italian”. I guess the Glee producers heeded that call and decided to say Buongiorno, Italia. The breakout hit show this season, Glee is headed to the boot-shaped country. In anticipation for it’s debut, Fox Italy has released short 15 second promos for each of the main characters. It’s amazing how everything looks better in slo-motion and great lighting. Enjoy.
Soft-core porn much? No wonder Quinn got pregnant. She looks like the poster child for 1-800-LOLITA.