By now you’ve seen the Wendi Deng pimp-slap that defended her bewildered, old-ass husband Rupert Murdoch from a shaving cream pie prankster. ‘Twas the smack heard round the world, and it’s spawned a gaggle of spoofs and tributes, including this delightful number from Grumpy Panda Films.
YO PUNK AZZ JUST GOT GOT! Total booty-shakin’ material. I expect to hear this up in the clubs by the weekend.
WHY do people think it’s a good idea to keep making robots that do human things — like singing pop songs or acting as a proxy for loved ones? (I know this particular robotofuckery is almost a year old, but we have a “Robots” category here at BCB that obligates me to bitch about it anyway).
These lovebirds have been developed by the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and are “theatrical robots” named Thomas and Janet. Y’ know, just doin what regular ol’ THEATRICAL ROBOTS do — like practicing their method acting, playing Story Story Die, and rehearsing the kiss scene from Phantom of the Opera.
Hold up. Is there some sort of market out there creating demand for android thespians (and don’t we already have enough unemployed human actors)? I mean some actors do deliver their lines like they were programmed into them, but at least they are generally pleasing to look at. These robots aren’t even hot. Look at their slack-jawed stupid rubbery faces! Something is terribly wrong with that dude-robot’s sinewy neck and his matted, low-hanging hairline. And the girl-robot is giving us some serious Arnie Grape face .
And you call that a snog? That’s like the Kevin-Winnie pre-teen Wonder Years kiss. There’s no jawing, no tongue, no repressed gagging — and we’re supposed to be convinced?!? It’s called “sucking face” for a reason.
Thanks robots, for ruining an activity that I enjoyed partaking in on a thrice-yearly basis (I demand that people smooch on me on my birthday, Jeebus’ birthday, and Samhain. Say! Did I mention my birthday was just a couple days…where are you going?).
photo: Laura Morton / LA Times
Some of you may remember UC Berkeley law professor and civil rights advocate Goodwin Liu’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit back in May. Although he had the backing of many APIA community groups and individuals, those meddlin’ Repubes in the Senate blocked the nomination (with a number of racially charged comments, such as Sen. Grassley’s outlandish claim that Liu wants to turn American into “communist-run China”).
Well today, CA governor Jerry Brown nominated Liu to the California Supreme Court. Gov. Brown has already forwarded Liu’s name to the State Bar’s Commission of Judicial Nominees Evaluation, but the appointment won’t become final until the Commission on Judicial Appointments confirms the nomination. Organizations such as Chinese for Affirmative Action will be keeping a close eye on the process to make sure there won’t be a repeat of the first time around. Let’s hope Goodwin becomes “Judge Liu” before long!
I ASSURE YOU ALL. THESE ARE NOT TERRORIST ATTACKS. THE BOMBERS AND SHOOTERS WERE OF “NORWEGIAN ORIGIN” WHICH MEANS THEY WERE DEFINITELY NOT TERRORISTS. ONCE AGAIN, IF YOU DID NOT HEAR, THESE FOLKS ARE WHITE. WHICH MEANS THEY’RE NOT TERRORISTS. THANK YOU- WORLD WIDE MEDIA.
(author’s note: for the non-regular BcB readers, this post is intended to be sarcastic nonsense. The Oslo attacks are terrorism. No question about it.)
Norway attacks might not be terrorism, expert cautions – MSNBC
My friend sent me these magical videos earlier this week, and I’ve been watching them approximately 17 times a day. If you are a fan of ’90s R&B, hip-hop, slow jams, or procrastination — then you’ve gotta bum a ride on the Turquoise Jeep:
Pretty Raheem here is sportin’ one of my favorite looks, what I like to call “Steve Harvey Wearhouse Couture”. The pop singer/drag queen street dance duet is also the best since MJ’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”.
Although I gotta say this anthem by dancin’ machine Flynt Flossy is my favorite:
Which reminds me of another BCB darling that LIKES TO DANCE:
NATHANIEL, bitches! Now Prance, I said!
The hits keep coming for Yukimi Nagano and crew. When I thought they couldn’t get any better, their third album, Ritual Union, comes out strong (streaming on NPR before the July 26th release). They now officially have 3 great albums. Listen here.
I probably don’t have to convince you that Wong Kar-Wai is one of the most captivating, influential, and lush filmmakers on the face of the planet. He’s made some of my most-worshiped films, like Fallen Angels and Chungking Express. I also love his movies for featuring equally breathtaking actors — like Wong Faye, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Michelle Reis.
So of course I’m juiced about this newly released trailer for The Grand Masters — Wong’s biopic of Wing Chun legend and Bruce Lee’s Sifu: Yip Man.
A gung fu period piece is a departure for Wong, but I can’t wait to see his trademark cinematic style applied to a genre and character that I’m already a fan of (Donnie Yen in Ip Man and Ip Man 2 makes me go all woot woot and pump my fist like I’m at an MMA match, y’all).
While there’s been a buttload of films made about Yip Man in recent years, I’m sure Wong Kar-Wai’s treatment will blow most of them out of the water. And true to casting tradition, The Grand Masters stars a timelessly hot Tony Leung (Little Tony) as well as Zhang Ziyi.
This is Wong’s first film since 2007, and unfortunately isn’t going be released until sometime in 2012. Til then, I will entertain myself with another type of “Grandmaster”: