Pink represents every cool chick in high school that I idolized from afar. If only I had the guts to shave my head like that and wear suspenders to hold up my leotard. And the most amazing thing of all? You can be cool and write catchy pop songs at the same time. Who knew? Watch below.
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Perhaps my readers can explain to me the age demographic of Taylor Swift’s target audience. Because it sure looks like she’s regressing. When she was a teenager she wore a dress to sing ‘White Horse,’ and now that she’s actually an adult she’s dressing like a teenager. Did I mention this song is terrible? Watch below to see her sing ‘Never Getting Back Together.’
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After a powerful warm-up act from Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (who may or may not owe American Indian delegates some answers about her prior claims of Native ancestry) and a brief introduction from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Bill Clinton took the stage. He was looking particularly lean and mean — that is, in his exceedingly kind and charming way — as he addressed the packed house at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
“We are here, to nominate a president, and I’ve got one in mind,” said Clinton. He went on to explain that, for our President, he wants “to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside.” Shortly thereafter, he nominated President Barack Obama to be the standard bearer of the Democratic Party.
After a lengthy round of exuberant applause, Bill wasted no time picking apart and deftly challenging the “alternative universe” spun by Republicans at their National Convention last week. It was incredible. He astutely, and diplomatically, shifted his focus at various points from Republicans in general to the far-right folks who are controlling that Party. He called them out for lacking facts. He called them out for being too hateful. And then he eschewed trickle-down economics.
As expected, he also articulately broke down the extent of Obama’s accomplishments and explained why he should have four more years. He acknowledged that we still have many problems with the economy, but explained that President Obama stopped the slide into recession and put the country on the long road to recovery. He emphasized that Obama “started with a much weaker economy than I did,” explaining that no one could have repaired all the damage that he found when he came into office in just four years.
President Clinton then hammered on the jobs issue with numbers, analogies to his own presidency, and hope. One of his major themes was “broadly shared prosperity.” He advised, if you renew the President’s contract, you will feel it.
Clinton pushed back against the Republican right’s unrealistic anthem that every single person made it all on their own — by the bootstraps and with no help from anyone. He said that “we are all in this together” is a far better philosophy than “you are on your own.” Brilliantly simple, and very true!
After 48 and a half minutes, Bill wrapped it up by encouraging people to go out and vote, and to vote for President Obama.
Then Obama walked to meet Clinton; he gave him a very real handshake and an authentic hug. Those two dudes look great together. This was an amazing night.
Today was the second to last day of the Democratic National Convention. Tomorrow night is Obama!
Poor Kim Kardashian. She spent years exposing her personal life, and now she’s forced to do a terrible job of evading the public’s inquiry. Don’t feel too sorry for her, though. She can afford to buy her boyfriend a Lamborghini. He better be very good in bed. Watch the interrogation below.
“Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage.” Christina Aguilera, on her body challenges. As an aside, I realize that the title of the post could be considered mean, and it moderately contradicts the anti-bullying philosophy of this blog. That being said, since I’ve heard from many reliable industry insiders that Christina Aguilera is not a nice person, I don’t feel bad about it. After all, two wrongs make a right.
I’m constantly getting sent new music from independent artists looking for exposure, but it’s rare to find something that moves me. The video below is an exception. Watch to see Jades Goudreault cover Missy Higgins’ ‘Secret.’
Though most media outlets are focused on Bill Maher’s issues with Dinesh’s anti-Obama film, I’m focused on Bill’s bad-ass attack on Dinesh “[slipping] away like a rat” after Bill got fired from ‘Politically Incorrect’ for his heated post-9/11 comments in response to Dinesh’s original point. Bill took issue with Dinesh’s failure to defend him in the wake of the backlash, especially considering Dinesh originated the controversial statement. Watch Dinesh squirm around the seven minute mark.
Welcome to week ten of The Dishmaster’s podcast, which involves lots of trash-talking about our most important celebrity news items, including: Seal and Heidi Klum; the Kardashians; LeAnn Rimes’ twitter meltdown; Prince Harry’s naked scandal; the American Idol judging panel; and Clint Eastwood’s conversation with a chair. Listen below.
To quote my very funny friend, Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend is probably thinking, “Thank God we are never getting back together.” Sure that sounds mean, but it’s really a knock on her horrific new song than it is an attack on her character. Watch the video below. Unless you’re twelve, I’d say you probably won’t like it.