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Bieber’s The New Black?

At the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards show held in Los Angeles yesterday, Canadian oddity Justin Bieber appeared as a guest star playing in a celebrity basketball game. And yes, that little snowflake was easy to spot. Apparently if you’re from Canada and have tattoos, you wear your cap sideways or backwards and rap, it will somehow qualify you to be considered an honorary black person.

Somehow.

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The “Bieb”, trying for the Bill Clinton look. You remember Bill, the white /  black guy who had a way with cigars.

It should be noted that this brief one time award show appearance doesn’t in any way retroactively excuse the prior use of the “N” word by this previously (he was born that way) very white boy.

Justin, in the white days

Justin in his very, very white boy days

One scary note, my spell check program didn’t bother to challenge the spelling of Bieber.

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June 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood’s Secret Of The Day

The word on the street, and by “the street” I mean Hollywood Boulevard where nothing film related really ever happens other than tourists overpaying for crap Hollywood Sign souvenirs that are invariably made in China, or the yokels that are fresh off the bus from Omaha who are stupid enough to wander West of La Brea or East of Vine street and get mugged or car jacked. Or both. Oh yeah, that word….

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Why yes, I in theory could go up on her!

Oh yeah, that “word” referred to above is that Tom Cruise got the lead part in “The Edge Of Tomorrow” after Warner Brothers realized they could save those big bucks that it would cost to hire hundreds of muscular extras to play 6’4″ tall combat ready looking soldiers, because with Mr. Cruise in the scene the rest of the cast need only be about 5’7″ and as macho as Arnold Stang*.

 *Google Image Search Arnold (not exactly Schwarzenegger) Stang

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June 25, 2014 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Hi, Remember Me (And “That Place”)?

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Iraq, again? Who are we kidding? With nearly 4.5 thousand Americans killed and tens of thousands more who came home in (mentally or physically) severely damaged condition after about 11 years of non-stop conflict, why is it that still no one seems willing to say that it all was for nothing, “The Mission” was not accomplished unless the mission was to empty the treasury into the corporate “Base” of George W. Bush.

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As terrible as Saddam Hussein was, taking him out did not help anything in the long run for Iraq or the rest of the world, it only created a power vacuum that was filled by screaming towel heads that are certain that their way is the only way, about the same kind of folks as the Tea Bag A-holes we have to deal with here on a daily basis in America.

Out of Iraq, out of sight, out of his mind?

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Why Does Everyone Keep Saying There’s “That Son Of A Bush”?

The sad paradox is that whereas most of the Democrats that you talk to will never forgive nor forget George Bush, most Republicans don’t seem to remember that he was their very own Iraq war president, somehow imagining that there was no gap between Clinton and Obama.

Mission Accomplished, Well Yeah, Except For…….

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Perhaps this will jog your memory?

Oh yeah, Afghanistan, the place we should have gone after 911 if Bush didn’t have to “one up” his father.

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A Different “One Up”, Or BOHICA In G.I. Speak

So, how is that 10 cents a gallon gas thing working out for you?

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June 19, 2014 at 5:06 am Leave a comment

Do Not Forsake Me, Zelda Gilroy….

In todays election for my district’s office of Los Angeles County Supervisor, Sheila Kuehl got my vote, there was nothing I could do to ignore this election as she was one of my early t.v. crushes first seen by me as Zelda Gilroy on the show “The Adventures of Dobie Gillis“.  The fact that she years later came out as a lesbian (and I’m a life long heterosexual) is immaterial, her portrayal of a perky brilliant, intense and persistent young lady that didn’t give up on her dreams no matter how many times she was bumped aside by Thalia Menninger (a.k.a. Tuesday Weld), a sexy vixen who somehow saw Dobie as an alternative to Warren Beatty. In the real world, Warren who is the brother of Shirley MacLaine, served as a precursor to Eric Roberts, the brother of Julia Roberts, in the category of non-speaking siblings.

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Zelda wonders, “How can I leap over Gilligan’s Island and land on Dobie”?

There were other formative shows on the air while I was growing up, one of the most relatable for me being “Love that Bob“, where Bob Cummings played a photographer who was always surrounded by swim suit clad models (and the recently deceased Ann B. Davis)Watching the pre-Brady Bunch video clips of Ms. Davis I was amazed by how much her voice and facial expressions were similar to those of Ellen DeGeneres, which is scary, very scary.

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Will you still need me, will you still feed me?

 In so many ways, my life path certainly resembled what was found on a pachinko machine, with a bouncy path that took me past a lot of diversions to end up with my eventual career as a photographer. Perhaps my route could have been preordained by the hits on the bumpers and flippers of life that were shown on our old black and white window to the world. 

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Was there another crush, you ask? Oh Hell yes, on “Hennesey“, a program about a Navy doctor played by Jackie Cooper, there was a nurse played by Abby Dalton who I thought was (in spite of the poorly airbrushed studio issued publicity photo below) absolutely beautiful, something about that overbite perhaps. I got to work with Abby years later on the t.v. show “Falcon Crest”, and stuttered my way through telling her about my early enchantment, I suppose she was just being nice because she didn’t laugh in my face, or order me removed from the lot by security. 

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It’s exceeded 40 years, do I consult a medical professional?

N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of mine) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but because success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan, blame will not be so attributed. 

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June 3, 2014 at 11:36 pm 1 comment


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