This Year’s Halloween Fail Compilation: Thanks For The Memories

November 1, 2017 in Commentary, Entertainment, kids, Review, Society

So many people try hard on Halloween. They go all out in when it comes to decorating their house, throwing the best parties, and wearing the most awesome costume. Then, there are these guys.

They tried. You have to give them that. But, they missed the mark…just a little bit. Some people just don’t have it in them. There is a line between idea and reality. Some people can take an idea and put it into reality. Some people think they can, but miss terribly.

Either they aren’t very creative and that happens, or they just don’t have the skill. That happens too! Not everyone has a creative imagination that comes with stepping up and doing Halloween in style.

Some people just didn’t have that follow-through. They had a good idea. But, implementing it wasn’t their strong suit. It takes creativity and artistic ability to pull some things off and not everyone has those things.

That’s why so many people just go to the store. They have everything there. They already have the costumes and the masks. They already have the decorations. Just do that if you find yourself on this list or in the video at the end.

Everyone loves that you gave it your best try. But, hang it up kid. You don’t have to be the best at everything. Just stay in your own lane.

That’s Close Enough

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I Think Mom Might Have Been Trying To Make A Statement

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Nailed It

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Not A Fail: This Is Actually Awesome

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Not A Fail: She Wins Halloween

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They Went All Out

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Winner Of Worst Idea Goes To…

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And Child Services Makes A Visit The Next Day

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At Least He’s Honest

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The Ultimate Halloween Fail Compilation

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Kathy Griffin Fires Back At TMZ And Andy Cohen

October 28, 2017 in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, News

I thought I was going to have to slam Kathy Griffin for crying about the heat she’s taking in Hollywood. I mean, isn’t she the one who dogs everyone on the A-List and has no filter when it comes to putting everyone’s business out there? Yes, that’s her.

But, I don’t have to slam her. This is not one of those “if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out” moments. I mean, that would be laughable.

Think about it! If she put out a video crying about how people are treating her and dishing up dirt on her, that would be hilarious. I love her. But, I’d have to laugh. You can’t build your career on trashing the people you’re in business with and then expect them to treat you with kid’s gloves.




But, that’s not what Kathy Griffin does. No, this is Kathy Griffin in true Kathy Griffin fashion. She fires back! She doesn’t wine and cry. She doesn’t beg for mercy. She tears it up.

She does the big girl thing and she fires back in the way only Kathy Griffin knows how. She puts their business out there. She names people and then spills the dirt. It’s great.

I know her reputation has taken some hits. But, this is the test. This is what makes legends out of stars. Some people make it to the highest levels of Hollywood and then fall off the map because they can’t handle one stupid scandal.




But, Hollywood is full of scandal! You have to take it. In fact, it’s kind of the mark of a true star. If you’re waltzing through Hollywood without any drama, you’re not trying hard enough. You’re definitely not going to make the headlines.

The National Inquirer will never run a fake story about you and after all, isn’t that what all the stars want? Kathy Griffin has plenty of fake stories written about her. She’s had an alien baby that was taken to planet Xeron at birth and she’s been a secret spy for the government of Nauru. Good stuff!

But no, Kathy Griffin is handling it. She’s staying relevant. She’s staying true to herself. And that’s what you have to do in Hollywood if you’re going to stay in Hollywood. She could make a living doing this!

Kathy Griffin Fires Back

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‘The Wizard Of Oz’ Suicide: What Really Happened?

October 26, 2017 in Commentary, Entertainment, Movies, News, Review, Television

The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939 and was the first movie shown on television when major studios started to sell their rights to the networks, which was only a handful at that time.

I remember it being on TV one time during the Halloween season when I was young. The family was at a furniture store and it was playing on all the TVs. For the longest time, I thought it was one of those magical movies that a film tech had to work tirelessly to paint from Black and White. But, the fact of the matter is that it was shot in technicolor. One of the first films to be done that way.

One memory I have of that night was the huge chair in the furniture store. It made adults look like dwarfs when they sat in it. When they took a picture of my brother and I, it was hilarious. We looked like little action figures a child had left abandoned until he was ready to play again.




To shift back to the movie, did you know that a person hung himself during the making of ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Of course, people don’t believe it. There are later versions of the movie that are different from the original. Some people say it’s a bird and they dismiss it. But, there are people like me who won’t let it go at that.

Snopes says it didn’t happen and they give some interesting reasons. They say that it was a munchkin and those actors wouldn’t have been on the set because they weren’t due to film yet. They go on to say that it would have taken the entire staff to ignore the suicide and Snopes says that just isn’t very believable. Obviously, those are only opinions and not supported by any evidence.




But, I think it could have happened. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ cost $2.8 million to make, which was the most expensive movie MGM had ever made up to that point. When they were filming, they didn’t notice the hanging at the time and it remained a mystery until they broke down the set. By that time, they had spent too much money to go back and shoot it again. So, they conspired to keep it from hitting the news and even their own company.

Doesn’t that sound like an equally viable explanation? It’s just as feasible as Snopes’ denial, which doesn’t include a definite filming schedule or take into account that scandals are rampant in Hollywood. If Hollywood didn’t have scandal, it wouldn’t be able to keep us interested for as long as it has.

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Harvey Weinstein: Poster Child For All Sexual Harassment In Hollywood

October 15, 2017 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, News

Harvey Weinstein’s life has fallen apart fast. He was fired from his own company. His wife left him. And now the latest is that his memberships to prominent Hollywood organizations are being stripped.

Those memberships are the credentials that distinguish who’s who in Hollywood. He had it all. He was at the top of the food chain in Hollywood with the studio, the parking place, and the casting couch.

His behavior is in no way justifiable and more actresses are coming out to talk about how he harassed them. There are even reports of rape. Female celebrities are saying that it was a common reaction to cringe whenever they saw him.

Exhibit A: Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez




That says two things to me. He probably harassed just about every good-looking female in the industry. But also, it was known. People knew his reputation and did nothing about it until now. Why is that?

Hollywood has its way of looking the other way when it’s someone of power and popularity. It was an industry practice for so many people. It was accepted. Some people sleep their way to the top. That’s a known. But when the reality contradicts the narrative, everyone scrambles to be on the side of right.

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The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein




People in power are talking about how disgusted they are to “find out” about Harvey’s behavior. They are appalled. They are shocked. They “never knew” that he was raping, groping, sexually harassing whoever he could get his hands on.

People at the top are scrambling because the narrative in Hollywood is that sexual harassment is wrong and Hollywood as a whole attempts to come out on the side that champions the people. They make movies and television shows that address social issues. They donate to charities and they lend their voices to causes. They have to look good in this! So, Harvey Weinstein has to go down.

But, the thing is that this behavior has been going on for a long time. It’s so common knowledge that it has been a theme in movies and television shows for a long time. Take the following examples:

Do You Remember This Scene In ‘Tootsie?’




And This Scene In ‘Bowfinger?’

There are plenty of scenes in movies and television shows where the issue was dealt with seriously when a producer or top executive took advantage of the situation. There is even an entire adult film theme built around that scenario of the “casting couch.” It’s a whole erotic niche where a naive actress is tricked into taking off her clothes and doing what she’s asked because she thinks she’s going to get a part.

The two scenes above touch lightly on the subject. But, the equation is still there. In Bowfinger, it can be argued she knows what she’s doing and she’s doing it to get what she wants. That happens in Hollywood too.

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The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein




But, the actual equation is that the producer is a man of power. The actress has given into the power because it’s the only way to get what she wants and he takes advantage of that position. It happens more often than you think. In fact for some people, that’s the way the industry works.

Harvey Weinstein is not a product of the good ol’ days when that was the equation that dictated who got roles in movies and who climbed up the ladder. Sadly, that has been the case and is still the case even until now. But, Harvey will go down for his actions while other producers and directors will champion the cause.

They will rise up on top of it and speak out against it. They might even change their practices because there is a very strong voice now that doesn’t approve. In other words, they’ll get away with it because they were able to navigate the backlash without a blemish.

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She Recorded ‘The Sound Of Silence’ And Took The Internet’s Breath Away

June 14, 2017 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Music

Music has a way of lingering in our lives. The life of a hit can be revived over and over as new artists discover it and take it their own way. One song that has been brought back to life is “The Sound of Silence” that Simon & Garfunkel first put out in 1964. It was a huge hit for them. But, artists have started to look at the song again these days.

One hit was by Disturbed in 2015. The way David Draiman took control of that song, it was an instant hit. His voice shook your soul as you listened to the words and they finally made sense.

People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence

Now comes Holly Henry who has her own version. But, she took it a different way. Her voice is still powerful. She’s just more subtle with it. At times, it’s almost like a haunted voice coming to you in an empty room.




Holly Henry competed on The Voice in the fifth season. The show lost 1.5 million viewers after Holly Henry was voted off. It’s safe to say those are her fans that are following her now as she keeps making hits like this one.

She has a unique arrangement style. Of course, “The Sound of Silence” is a favorite among music fans. There are so many ways a musician can go with it. The song will still rock in our ears.

Holly Henry’s version is going viral like crazy. It appears she’s gained quite a few fans since The Voice and she’s put out some of her own albums. She has a remarkable career ahead of her as long as she keeps putting out great work like this.




Check Out ‘The Sound Of Silence’

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New Netflix Show ‘Girlboss’ Is Nailing It

May 6, 2017 in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Review, Shows

Sophia seems like a lost teen who has no idea what she’s doing. She’s working in a store with no respect for her supervisor and she doesn’t care much about the job to begin with. It’s not long before she’s fired. So, takes off and buys a jacket. Then, she steals a rug and has a squat at the park.

That’s right! That’s how the show starts. Really kind of random right? But, it catches your interest. Knowing that the real Sophia is a businesswoman who once owned and was the CEO of Nasty Gal, a company that was doing almost $100 million in sales at one point. Actually, there are different reports about how much it was making at its highest point. But, it doesn’t matter. Nasty Gal climbed pretty high and what’s awesome is the unorthodox way in which it was done. Forget all the negative press about the company now. Of course, they made mistakes.

The question is how did Sophia go from a lost young twenty-something to the CEO of a multi-million dollar company? You have to admit, you want to know. Trust me, you won’t be let down. It’s not a show about the business really. It’s hard to explain. It is about the business, but it’s more about Sophia.




It’s comedy wrapped around drama and it fills a void. The show is for real. It comes at you and it finds interesting ways to tell the story without rushing. How did she meet her best friend? That’s an episode of really cool flashbacks.

How did she lose her business on Ebay? They bring an online forum to life with a round table and the chat of several members sitting behind their nameplates. The jealousy is hilarious and how they plot against her is outrageous. She wakes up one morning to find her account suspended. Does that stop her? No! Nothing is stopping this girl who found a way to do what she absolutely loved doing because she hated doing everything else.

I give the writers an A+! It’s writing like the following scene that makes the show so intelligently humorous and captivating:

When Annie is offered a promotion and she’s deciding whether or not to take it:
Annie’s Boss – “This is your Sliding Doors moment.”
Annie – “I never saw Sliding Doors. I bought a ticket. But, didn’t go. I wonder how my life would have turned out if I had gone.”

And Scenes Like These




Of course, the internet’s full of articles about how unfortunate it is for the show and the feminist movement that Donald Trump is in office and that the business just filed for bankruptcy. That’s pretty much the buzz and many people seem to agree on that angle. I’m not going to go into all that because I watched the show for the entertainment value and the fact that Sophia comes across as a brat doesn’t turn me off at all. She fights for what she wants. If you want to know how the show affects the feminist movement or what they think about it, there are more than enough gossip rags highlighting those things.

It’s best to go through life not putting people into categories. You don’t cloud your brain with expectations and you can see people for who they really are. Despite her temper tantrums, you’ll love her attitude. The way she looks at life and how she gets things done will grow on you. All of this wrapped up in a funny and entertaining show with moments of ‘real’ splashed entirely through it. Imagine that!

Here’s A Good Look At Who Sophia Is




Why ‘The Wall’ Is The Next Greatest Game Show

February 3, 2017 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Shows, Television

The Wall has been on now for quite a few episodes and I have to be honest, I didn’t catch it at first. But, I finally got around to checking it out and watched all the episodes available in one flail swoop. It’s because it was that captivating.

It’s designed to make winners out of every contestant. Trust me when I say, hitting a million is not that hard to do. I’ve seen it in just about every episode so far. That’s right! Just about everyone has hit a million at least one time in the show.

They have many chances and even if they don’t hit the million, there is a lot of big money up there. Everyone can get over a million even if they don’t even hit the million. This is a game designed to send people home with life changing money.




But, there are some downfalls and I’ve seen them. The Marine couple that was on had a good run. But, it fell apart at the end and I’ll explain how that can happen.

Let’s go through the gist of the show first. It starts with a free fall round where the balls drop and they have to answer the question right before they get to the bottom. They get the amount if they get the answer right. If they don’t get the answer right, the amount gets deducted from what they have. They can’t go below $0. If the amount they get from red balls is more than the amount they have, the show just sets the amount they have at $0 and hopefully, they have more chances left. They have to have at least $1 on the board to advance to the next round. Everyone has so far.

The next round is where the couple splits up and one goes to an isolation booth to answer questions. The other partner stays out on the stage and makes some pretty huge decisions. The partner on the stage has to choose what number to drop the ball from and whether or not to double up or triple up when they are given the chance.

The partner in the isolation booth has one job. They have to answer the questions. When the couple started out after round one, they had an amount of money. For each question the partner in the isolation booth gets, the show adds $20,000 to that amount.

This Is How Good It Gets

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She had $109 on the board before this drop. She ended up hitting the $1 million and $400K. I told you it wasn’t that hard. It happens in just about every episode. It can happen several times. But, I haven’t seen that yet.

There is a bad part though. They get free green balls that earn them money. Then, they get questions where they can earn more green balls and earn more money. But then, they get as many red balls as the free green balls they started the round off with. It can’t be avoided. $1,349,000 can be wiped out in one drop. I’ve seen it happen. It happened to the Marine couple I mentioned earlier.

This Is The Bad Part Gone Good

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She was a lucky “dropper.” But, she had been hitting low money all day when she had green balls. How she got over $300,000 at the end was beyond me. But, that same luck worked to her advantage at the end when the red balls were dropping.

It’s a common thing to watch people walk away with big money. I’ve seen over a million. I’ve seen just under a million. I’ve seen some heartbreaking moments too. Because the ending is the kicker.

They send a contract back to the partner in the isolation booth. If they sign it, they get the amount of money they started with plus the $20,000 for each correct answer. If they don’t sign it, they are relying on how much money the partner on stage made. Sometimes, that’s good. Sometimes, not so much.

And that’s the game. You’ll love it if you give it a chance. I know you’ll get addicted. The life stories themselves are enough to make you want to cheer for them to win. Its almost like Let’s Make A Deal. It’s just more interactive and fun to watch.

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The Controversial Conclusion Shot Almost Banned From ‘Girls’

February 2, 2017 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Review, Shows, Television

Girls will be premiering its final season on February 12. What will this season bring? It definitely has brought a lot of controversy over the years. One scene in particular almost didn’t make it to the show because of how far it was willing to go.

HBO was going to “draw a line” over a conclusion shot. That means that the sex scene goes all the way. It even shows the final moment, which if you don’t know what that means, the adult film industry calls it a “Money Shot.” You got it now? Okay, let’s move on then!

The controversy with me is how far do you go? Of course, I like action movies and watching things blow up. When there’s a fight, I want to see the punches and the kicks. Put some blood in there for effect. That’s where I start when I’m talking about how far a movie should go.

Some writers have the need to go all the way with a sex scene. For whatever reason, they like to show as much as possible without going across the line to where they have to be rated “X”. Sometimes, that reason is for viewings. Hot sex scenes do raise the viewership. There are people out there who watch movies just to watch the sex scenes.

But, I’m a little old school. I’ve had sex. I know what it looks like. Sometimes, I think it’s even sexier to leave it to the imagination. Some nudity is fine. Some touching is good. But, they don’t have to actually have sex on the camera for me to understand what’s going on in the scene. I think it’s even sexier to tease people with it, but leave it out. Of course, that is just my opinion.

Lena Dunham

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The show’s creator and writer though, she has a story to tell. I think that’s a very valid reason to be as graphic as possible. Sexual assault is something many people have experienced and they all don’t have a voice. In fact most of the time, their voice is taken away from them. It does them a service to give them a voice and I think Lena is doing that in her own strange way.

Zosia Mamet

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Zosia is another beautiful actress in the show. Of course, you know I’m going to be highlighting all the beautiful actresses from the show.

Sex in movies have become more of a common thing though. Each movie pushes that envelope further and further with how far they are willing to go. Even television is pushing. There are scenes in regular television that would have been frowned upon a few decades ago. So, what does that say about the world we have become?

Jemima Kirke

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Jemima is a very beautiful British actress who once tried to quit the show. Lena once told the story to Time magazine.

The fact that Girls is on HBO does make it a little different. I’ve been watching sex scenes on HBO since I was a kid after my mom went to bed. I’ve seen girls get naked and I even watched the sex education shows mainly because of the hot women. Hearing a hot girl talk about loving sex is HOTT!

Allison Williams

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Allison is obviously a very beautiful actress. But, she’s also a comedian which means I’m pretty much in love. A hot girl that can make me laugh is my goddess.

So, HBO has been doing this all along. Did they finally find their line though? It doesn’t appear so. The controversial sex scene was in the show after much discussion. They knew they were taking a risk and they made it anyway.

Shiri Appleby

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Shiri is a guest on the show. She’s the one who was in the middle of this controversy.

The controversial sex scene that we’re talking about has raised a lot of questions. In Season Four, it happens between Adam Driver and Shiri. It drew controversy because Shiri’s character expresses at the end of the scene, “I don’t think I like that. I, like, really didn’t like that.”

Adam asks her to get on her hands and knees. He has her crawl to the bedroom. Then, the scene goes from there in the most awkward sex that is dysfunctional and degrading to Shiri. It ends with the conclusion shot that by the way was made from conditioner and Cetaphil for a realistic effect.

“From the beginning, we were aware that what we were doing was sexually provocative, and that’s what made it interesting and new and fun,” Judd Apatow, one of the series writers had to say. “Lena wanted to reveal something that is normally hidden — so often you’re not talking about a giant part of most people’s lives because people don’t want to portray it on film — and that opened up tons of stories that you’re usually not able to tell.”

One thing’s for sure! With thinking like that, the show will always be real. What in the world does this final season have in store?




You’ll Be Tuning In Now

Lady Gaga Shines At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

December 2, 2016 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Music

Has it struck anyone as odd that they had the show already in Paris, but it will air on Monday? No? Just me again? Okay.

These guys are the ultimate in professional. From every corner of the industry come the best to pull off these shows. From clothing designers to set artists and show directors to the models themselves, every detail from small to large is personally handled by the best in the industry.

Then comes Lady Gaga. You know you love her. I have loved everything about her from the moment I first laid eyes on her. I loved when she was way out there, doing things only she could do. Her most outlandish fascinated me.

Then, she changed. She stripped her outfits down. She took off the makeup and showed us her naked self. Not naked as in with no clothes on, but as in the real her. Most people would see it as a step in humility, from over the top to the humble her. I see it as going from huge to even more huge. It is the humble that makes you big to me.

Throughout The Years

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She can definitely pull off any look. She has gone through quite a few. But when you have a flare with unbridled confidence, that’s how you make it work. There are people who dress up so the clothes will do the work for them. Then, there are true legends who work the clothes because they know they are bigger than any outfit in their closet.

Into The Dive Bar

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Now, she’s coming home. She’s going to be touring all the places I consider my own. I’ve been to the clubs and the lounges all over the world. But the dive bar is the place I order a shot of Jack, chase it with a beer, and look for the conversation.

She just had to make a stop along the way first…

Then Came The Angels

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The Night Before

Promotions

@sarasampaio bringing the drama backstage. 🔥#VSFashionShow

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Preparations

Don't forget to tip the coat check girls 😉. @bellahadid @kendalljenner @gigihadid #VSFashionShow

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Our Own Angel

A Grand Entrance

Idina Menzel And Nia Long In ‘Beaches’ Remake

November 29, 2016 in Entertainment, Movies, Music, Television

What would the remake of Beaches be like? We’re about ready to find out because Lifetime is about to premiere it January. This time, it stars Idina Menzel as CC Bloom and Nia Long as Hillary.

I’m going to have to watch it find out, but is there a way it could ever be as good as the original? Two children from completely different walks of life become the best of friends. For those who have never watched it, I won’t ruin the story.

But, did you know that the original young CC Bloom…
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She was a little Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory in one of her first roles ever?
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Bette Midler blessed Idina Menzel and wished her well in the movie remake. That should mean all the difference in the world. There are people who would act petty if someone tried to outdo them in a role they made their own years ago. But, I think they cast was trying to get as close to the original as possible.

Idina As CC

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The Original

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You might want to watch the original before you watch the remake. It will definitely show you what all the hype is about in the first place.

The Trailer

Homeless Man Blows Girl’s Mind And Gets His Date: But Then What?

November 22, 2016 in Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Review

If you want a girl, you have to learn some moves from this homeless guy. He has all the right things to say. He totally turns it around from her being apprehensive to listening to what he has to say.

This is just another one of those hysterical skits that has me wondering how Andrew Bowser isn’t a star already. He’s the homeless man in the video. But, that’s not all. He’s been doing awesome videos for years.

A Satanist At The Statue Unveiling


When I first noticed him, he was in a very viral video about the unveiling of the Satanic statue in Detroit. They were interviewing other people. But, his interview was very different. It was poetic and awkward at the same time. It made me want to laugh, but I thought it was for real. So, I just shook my head and moved on with my life.

In The News Again


But then, he pops up in a news bit about an old lady who drove through an Arby’s. This time he’s a worker in the store and not just a part of the audience. That’s when I realized this guy might be onto something. This is a good bit. Take regular news stories and put your commentary into them. He’s hilarious to listen to how he makes his words blend together poetically. But, he has those awkward pauses that are perfectly timed. He’s got something. He should be onto bigger and better things any time soon.

The Confident Homeless Guy

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer Shows Scarlett Johansson’s Range

November 14, 2016 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Movies

Ghost in the Shell actually comes across to me as a movie that is going to have more meaning than action. That’s not to say it won’t have the action. The trailer definitely looks like it’s full of great imagery and graphics.

But, Scarlett Johansson is bringing something different to the film. Yes, she’s still sexy. You won’t miss that at all. But, there’s more and that’s what I like to see.

She was dying and they saved her. Now she saves others. That’s what she was told at least. If someone kept you alive, wouldn’t you feel a little in their debt?

She walks the streets reflecting that everyone around her feels a connection. Everyone feels like they are part of something. It’s something they have that she doesn’t. She doesn’t feel the connection.

That’s why I immediately started to relate to The Major. But, she’s trying to figure out how she has a human spirit in a robotic body. That’s how they saved her. They put her back together as a cyborg.

Then, she finds out it was all a lie. They didn’t save her life. They stole it from her. It might be an action film. But, I’m getting it and she’s perfect for the role.

If She’s In A Movie, I’m Watching

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A Hundred Great Looks

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All Of Them Perfect In Their Own Way

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But, This Role Is On Another Level

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