Category Archives: Uncategorized

No One Rides The Storm Out Like These Hombres

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

Just a quick note that unfortunately, due to Stella and my various other outside projects we’re struggling to balance, our posts will be fewer and further between until further notice. 

Though, this also may mean that bigger, more exciting projects are in the works for this blog that we’re sure you will appreciate…OR ELSE.  J/k!

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Actor Out of Work

Posted by: Stella Glass

The week before last was one for the record books. I think I consumed my weight in alcohol and probably got about 19 hours of sleep combined, from Monday through Sunday.  My Saturday hangover hung around until almost Tuesday and Monday evening I mandated that no alcohol be consumed for the rest of the week.  My boyfriend tried to balk at this but when asked to recall his feelings after waking up on Sunday morning he quietly agreed.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

Daddy, You Bastard, I’m Through– April is National Poetry Month!

Posted By: Coco Buchanan
And in honor of that, I’ve decided to semi-plagiarize The Masked Drinker.  Here is a random list of some poetry verses I enjoy a great deal.  You don’t have to be as “crazy” as ‘ol Emily Dickinson to be crazy about these!

emily-dickinson-portrait

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

French Connection

Posted by: Stella Glass

jordylemoine-durdurdetrebebe

So it should be obvious to all of you that I didn’t really have my head in the game, so to speak, last week at all. Things were busy at work for the first time in a while, and I’ve had a lot going on personal-life wise. The result is that  I have posted video after video and cop out post after cop out post for the last several days.   And this one is no exception!!!

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Norm Mc Donald’s Film Career Died For Someone’s Sins, But Not Mine

Posted By: Coco Buchanan

Once again, my hero, the AV Club’s Nathan Rabin has written a fine, fine article.  In this edition of  My Tear Of Flops, Rabin reviews Dirty Work, and has thus singlehandedly convinced me as to the genius of Norm McDonald.  I always thought he was mildly amusing, but the shmuck-itude he’s exuded has always turned me more off than on.

However, Rabin’s brilliant insights into the nuances of McDonald mad eme think of him in a whoel new way:

MacDonald took Chase’s air of Zen comic detachment to wonderful new extremes. MacDonald embodied a sublime aloofness that made him a little dangerous. At the same time, MacDonald won fans and enemies by regularly acknowledging facts that pretty much everyone in pop culture knew but mostly tiptoed around: that Michael Jackson was a pedophile, and O.J. Simpson a brutal double murderer. As ‘Weekend Update’ anchor, MacDonald was a riveting combination of schoolyard smartass and angry-white-man truth-teller….He was also a whiz at impressions. He did a definitive Burt Reynolds and a Bob Dole that usurped even Robert Smigel’s impersonation as the gold standard.

Since then, McDonald’s career has essentially, gone down the toilet (plus, I think there have been rumors of gambling and drinking problems).  So, I think he really surprised everyone at the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget, when he did some kind of genius meta-comedy.

Fucking NUTS, right?  Anyway, since this roast and Rabin’s article, my opinion of McDonald has done a 180.   

Semi-unrelated and just in case I haven’t drooled over Rabin enough, the following paragraphs are an AMAZING encapsulation of movies in the late 90s, though he’s specifically setting the mood for how Dirty Work was marketed:

But for a brief, shining moment at the tail end of the Clinton era, greatness seemed within MacDonald’s boozy grasp. Does anything take you back to the halcyon days of 1998 quite like a movie prominently using “Semi-Charmed Life” in its first 10 minutes? For those who don’t remember ’98, every film that year was legally required to use the ubiquitous Third Eye Blind hit, even Holocaust dramas and documentaries. Especially Holocaust dramas and documentaries.

Like they say about the Age of Aquarius, if you remember ’98, man, then you weren’t there! ’Cause if you were there, you would have abused so many psychotropic drugs that they would have completely destroyed a lot of your cognitive functions, especially regarding memory retention.

Dirty Work scores a trifecta by using “Semi-Charmed Life,” Better Than Ezra’s “Good,” and Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” in its first 15 minutes. Had it thrown in The Verve Pipe’s “The Freshman,” the cheap nostalgia receptors in my brain would have exploded from overwork.

Um, I heart Nathan Rabin.  Period.  Also, I’m pretty sure he looks exactly like John Stamos 😉

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Anytime or Place

Posted By: Stella Glass

Yes.  I am having an exceptional amount of trouble wringing  words from Aunt Helen’s poorly made-up-lips this week. She’s been in the hospital, and every afternoon I try to rouse her, placing a cool cup of water at her parched lips.  She stares at me, eyes glassy,be-ringed fingers grasping at the thin air.  She then elicits a gurgling cry and flops down on her pillow with heavy breath,  feather adorned headband askew.  Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Happy Up Here

Posted by: Stella Glass

Best use of a Nice n Smooth Beat. Ever.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized