Here is an idea for an annoying commercial: have people from Boston say HOPPER until someone yells what I yell each time I hear it:


BURTON: Ruiner

…apparently Tim Burton will not rest until he has RUINED every single memory I have of childhood…

(Dark Shadows as a slapstick comedy? REALLY?!)

A Timeline of Moral Panics in the Last Decade

Did you hear? Teens are getting dangerously drunk by soaking tampons in vodka and shoving them up their butts. Or, wait, are they getting dangerously drunk by drinking Four Loko? Or maybe they’re getting dangerously high huffing human poop? Or are they having dangerous sex at Rainbow Parties?

Source: From Rainbow Parties to Butt-Chugging: A Timeline of Moral Panics in the Last Decade | Gawker

If you shoot an arrow…

I always had hopes of being a big star. But as you get older, you aim a little lower. Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you’ve made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you’ve left a mark. You don’t have to bend the whole world. I think it’s better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.

— Dorian Corey

Love Jones: Theodore Witcher Remembers the Beloved Classic

Unlike the gritty black films opening the 1990s like 1991’s Boyz n the Hood and 1993’s Menace II Society, 1997’s Love Jones depicted an artistic niche of African-American life. Instead of having his characters struggle with “the man,” Witcher wanted them to wrestle with themselves and their careers, as humanistic beings trying to get over their personal shortcomings. In hindsight, the first-time director created a mold from which many black romantic dramas draw and presented an idea of love that still lingers, like America’s undying affection for Cliff and Clair Huxtable.

The Root tracked down Witcher on the anniversary of his first and last film to find out what it took to create Love Jones and where he’s been all of these years.

via Love Jones Director: Theodore Witcher Remembers the Beloved Classic | The Root


Simply Desperate At This Point:

This has to be the most desperate attempt I’ve seen, and I can see why Breitbart had a heart attack—he showed this to people & then his heart exploded when they didn’t get as angry about it as he was!


Derrick Bell & Barrack Obama

So Andrew Breitbart’s belated death-rattle made its debut last night, and here’s what it is: Barack Obama, in 1990, gave a speech saying nice things about a bad man named Derrick Bell. He also hugged the bad man, Derrick Bell. Ipso facto reduction ad absurdum habeas corpus hocus pocus, Barack Obama is a bad man as well. Airtight. {source}

Derrick Bell was a wonderful man, Knowing people who knew him personally & they have only wonderful things to say about him. Having read his many books, and even listened to him talk over & over as a conversation was being transcribed with him about the Civil Rights Movement. Like Francis Fox Piven before, they are trying to gin up outrage over the weakest of arguments. Which means that surely the public will lose their minds over it.

Preserving Shirley Chisholm’s legacy

William Howard and Barbara Bullard want to make sure Shirley Chisholm’s legacy does not disappear.

It might seem highly unlikely that anyone could forget Chisholm, the Brooklyn firebrand politician who was the first black woman elected to Congress and, 40 years ago this year, became the first black woman to run for President of the United States.

But Howard says parts of her legacy have already vanished without a trace.

via Preserving Shirley Chisholm’s legacyNY Daily News