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Madame Taunt
Los Angeles
I have an opinion on everything. Ask and ye shall receive.
Interests: Movies, things that are good, more movies, Metallica, beauty, truth
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Always take your shoes off when entering the home of the cannibal you plan to beat the holy hell out of, please. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Mockingbirds
It's Friday, we've been drunk over here at The Mock Casbah for hours (read: days) and tomorrow is Inde-fuckin-pendence Day. If you come across one of those rednecks rockin' the confederate flag touting their patriotism, feel free to hit them with a little shot of history. Or a punch in the face. Celebrate hard, fuckers, Dame Derision Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at The Mockingbirds
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There is that story, somewhere, about a tiny baby floating down a river who was rescued by a loving but simple family and raised to be a very tan and very vocal member of the NRA. That's basically what happened in the case of Baroness von Jeer, except she wasn't floating so much as talking in the backseat of a station wagon, espousing theories on medieval literature and how it was affected by birth rates, familial politics and the monastery. It was weird. What's nice is she didn't get into guns but rather judging people. She does this because she... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays." -Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Mockingbirds
Welcome to the 21st century, America. Or the 20th, if you think about it. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Make sure to copyright your rhyming serial killer nickname so that you can afford all the necessities in life, like foundation matched to your skin tone to cover the hole in your face from that one time a kidnap victim mistook you for the aforementioned serial killer. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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I read an article- this article- declaring the movies dead, or dying, or ruined, or not good, which is a statement that is made about every six months in our hyper-reactionary, minuscule attention span era. I was about to rip it apart (It mentions Jurassic World earning more than Avatar as if that were a bad sign. Avatar is a derivative, simple movie for which there at least two sequels planned.) but then I took a long, hard look at myself. Me. The woman in the mirror. I saw someone who could use some sun but who also isn't running... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Even the proudest, most individualistic, most badass of us have idols, women we look to when we're unsure what to say, or do, or when we feel the need to nod in solidarity. It is of course the presence of these women that, in part, made us such proud, badass individuals in the first place, in one of life's better ironies. Circle of rebellious life. Here are but a few of them. Enjoy: FRIDA KAHLO- Before the ridiculous days of selfies, there was a woman who could paint her self-portraits so intense that it felt as though we were looking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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George Clooney and Grant Heslov met in an acting class in Los Angeles in the '80s, and Clooney wrote him a part on The Facts of Life. (They work and win Oscars together still.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
"Fame, after all, is no more than the quintessence of all the misunderstandings collecting round a new name." -Rainer Maria Rilke Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Forty years ago today, Jaws was released. One of the great masterpieces of cinema features an exploding shark, proving that sometimes the world is all right. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Well, you know the rest. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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When accusing your cannibal colleague-patient-lover-captor of eating his sister, it is imperative you have a dramatic exit planned. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Joy - A new Pixar film that brings us back to our inner selves with Amy Poehler. You had me at hello. Fear - That we'll have to endure another summer blockbuster season that has no less than five Mark Wahlberg movies. Anger - That we'll have to endure another summer blockbuster season that has no less than five Mark Wahlberg movies. Sadness - Really? Five? Disgust - Five. Anything to boot Jurassic Blah out of #1, Dame Derision Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Melle Mel (né Melvin Gordon) was the first artist to use us the title MC. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"There's no future in being poor." -Robert Shaw Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Raiders of the Lost Ark was released today in 1981. So glad he never learned to speak Hovitos. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Cannibals having good taste is not just a great pun. It also applies to their knowledge of art and their love of way existential Alicia Silverstone movies. (Lecter was known for saying "Whatever" after killing someone.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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My pre-rant caveat is as follows: Not all sequels are unnecessary tripe. There's Godfather II and Empire Strikes Back, and while they are lacking in quality, the fact that there are 49 Halloween sequels fills my heart with glee. There is precedent, there is always money to be made, and we are sustaining our way of life these days by consuming the repackaged culture of our youth so we get Jurassic Park 2 not 4: It's a Theme Park. It makes sense that you would want to go back to that island full of dinosaurs- WOW- but the previous visitors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Top Gear, the greatest motoring show in the history of the world, died. For those living under an anti-British rock (we at Casa Mockingbird would call you names we learned from watching Top Gear, like "daft" and "pillock"), the BBC fired Jeremy Clarkson, the main presenter and creative force behind the show, for berating and then punching a producer in the face, reportedly due to a dispute over a hot meal. It's been a couple of months since tragedy struck. I'm still in a state of bewilderment, shock, disbelief. No more challenges. No more races. No more The Stig. No... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Is she a vessel for goodness and light or a dark angel of badassery? Does she like stuff or does she hate stuff? Is The Dame a lover or a fighter? Did she save seven hundred puppies from a raging volcano-thunderstorm-hurricane megastorm or was she actually three thousand miles away humanely apprehending the leader of a terrorist group who threatened our very way of life? Yes, both. It is Dame Derision's birthday, so we will celebrate with tequila and several pool boys in a manner befitting this smart, witty, kickass woman who doesn't look a day over spectacular. Cheers, The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"Ah, but this is America, where we unapologetically bastardize other countries' cultures in a gross quest for moral and military supremacy." -Lorelei Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Gilmore Girls Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Not sure what took so long for these angels to swoop in from Heaven and end up at Casa Mock but hello! And welcome. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at The Mockingbirds