March 04, 2012

Sixth Advertiser — Carbonite — Drops Limbaugh Despite His ‘Apology’ Because He’s Beyond The ‘Bounds Of Decency’

From ThinkProgress.org

Sixth Advertiser — Carbonite — Drops Limbaugh Despite His ‘Apology’ Because He’s Beyond The ‘Bounds Of Decency’: pMoments ago, Carbonite – a company providihttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifng backup software for computers – announced that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s show. CEO David Friend made clear in a Facebook statement that, despite Limbaugh’s “apology” issued tonight, the company was still pulling its ads because it wants to “contribute to a more civilized public [...]/p

February 25, 2012

Another Favorite Childhood Memory Ruined


Hollywood has officially killed one of my favorite childhood shows.  I try not to judge a movie strictly by the trailer, but seriously...I didn't smile, chuckle or giggle once when I watched this.  And since when was 21 Jumpstreet ever a comedy anyway?  It was a drama with comedic bits thrown in (usually by the wonderful Peter Deluise). 

Note to Hollywood:  If you're going to do a remake of a TV show or movie--remake it!  How are you going to replace Johnny Depp (Hanson), Peter Deluise (Penhall), and Dustin Nguyen (Ioki) with...that?  We should have gotten four diverse, youthful-looking cops, a kick-ass captain (I can so see Sam Jackson playing the part of Capt. Adam Fuller) and a dynamic storyline just like we used to see on the TV show back in the day (I'll never forget that AIDS episode).  Instead, we're getting Frick and Frack and a no-comedy comedy. 

And no...it doesn't help that Holly Robinson-Peete has a cameo.

I swear...if they screw up the remake of The Bodyguard...

February 23, 2012

Michelle Obama Keeps It Classy

(Please ignore Cenk and his not-so-subtle digs at the president. This is the only video of this interview I could find whose embedding wasn't disabled. The relevant part starts at 0:22 and ends at 1:05.)

Michelle Obama said depictions of friction in a new book, "The Obamas," between her and former top aides to her husband, President Obama, aren't true.

In a wide-ranging interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the first lady also said that some have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since Mr. Obama first announced he was seeking the presidency.

" ... I guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and-- you know? But that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman."

"The Obamas," written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, reports that there was tension with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and with former presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

But Mrs. Obama told King that simply wasn't so.  (CBS News)

February 22, 2012

Jeremy Lin Files to Trademark "Linsanity"

I nearly clapped out loud when I read this:

New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin has filed to trademark the term "Linsanity", used to characterize his rapid rise to NBA stardom.

Mr Lin filed the application on 13 February with the US Patent and Trademark office.

There are four other applicants vying for the rights to the catch phrase, two of whom filed before Mr Lin.

The player, who had previously been let go by two teams, has lead the Knicks to a winning streak.

Mr Lin's filings indicates the trademark will be used for a slew of sporting good, sports wear and other merchandise.

His soaring media presence has made him a star in both the US and Asia.

Lin is the first American basketball player of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA.

He was recently named the NBA's Player of the Week, only the second Asian player to earn that honour.

February 18, 2012

Another Day, Another Fake Controversy

I swear, I wonder about this country sometimes.  This actually made news (and yes, I'm aware that I'm repeating it, but it's so ridiculous, I had to point it out):

It was the sort of visit made for cameras, but President Barack Obama's stop at a Chinese restaurant came under scrutiny on Friday after the menu showed that it served shark fin.

Obama, in San Francisco for fund-raisers, on Thursday surprised and delighted lunch-time diners with a surprise stop at a restaurant in Chinatown. He posed for pictures and paid in cash for two bags of take-out food.

But a look at the menu of the restaurant, Great Eastern, showed that it offered soup from shark fin, a Chinese delicacy that environmentalists say is pushing the ancient fish to the point of extinction.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that no one on the staff had been aware of the issue until seeing media reports on Friday and that Obama had not ordered shark.

"The president enjoyed his visit to Chinatown, and, as you know, ordered a lot of dim sum takeout. No soup," Carney told reporters on Air Force One.

Environmentalists say that tens of millions of sharks are killed each year as fishermen slice off their fins for dinner tables, leaving them to die in the water. Sharks have few offspring, compounding risks to their survival.

The United States banned finning in its waters in 2000. Obama in January 2011 signed the Shark Conservation Act that toughened regulations by banning imports of fins that are not attached to corresponding shark carcasses.

While the federal law did not ban shark fins themselves, California Governor Jerry Brown in October signed a bill that barred the sale, trade and possession of shark fins. However, restaurants in San Francisco and elsewhere in California can still sell existing stocks of shark fin until July 2013.  (AFP/Yahoo!)

February 14, 2012

Uncle!


Spidey 2.0
 Okay, I was resisting the fact that Hollywood was rebooting Spider-Man when it hasn't even been that long since the last movie was released (2007), but I've been forced to cry uncle. After resisting even watching a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man (I'm a Tobey Maguire girl and this new guy is kind of funny looking to me), I was finally forced to when I went to see Star Wars: The Phantom Menace last weekend. And I admit--kicking and screaming all the way--that I'm kind of looking foward to seeing it.

I feel dirty even admitting it, but come on!  It's got The Lizard in it this time and everything!

*sigh*

I just hope they don't disappoint me as they so often have in the past. Remember, Hulk? Mm-hm. So do I.




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February 13, 2012

February 05, 2012

Hollywood Does It Again

Let's see... George Lucas had to fund the making of Red Tails with $58 million dollars of his own money because Hollywood execs didn't know how to market a film of this type with an all black cast, but Hollywood then turns around and makes a friggin' movie about friggin' whales and expects us to flock to that shit?

Ummm...no.

Now, I love animals as much as the next woman, and I'm glad we still care enough to help those creatures that can't help themselves, but really...haven't we had enough whale, dolphin, horse, [insert relatively cute animal here] movies to last us a lifetime? A movie about some damn whales trumps a movie about a group of American heroes?

Please.

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