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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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"You can't put regular gas in a Ferrari." -Von Miller Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
It's Super Bowl weekend, one of our country's proudest holidays, so go get drunk and root for a team to score more than the other one and while you're in the bathroom puking up beer and seven layer nacho dip, remember that we don't need to be indulging Coldplay. We don't need to support neo-light-jazz-post-modern-elevator music. There is a better way. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Mockingbirds
It's becoming frighteningly clear that we may be sealing our fates with a self-fulfilled prophecy on the state of our union forty years after they've been predicted... I mean, even The Simpsons have nailed it a little too close for comfort....more than once. I think we've just fallen through the rabbit hole, Dame Derision Continue reading
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Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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I have eaten approximately seven hundred tons of macaroni and cheese in my lifetime. So far. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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"The drinks fortify us. The drinks give us strength. The drinks get us drunk." -Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Gilmore Girls Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
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Nostalgia is so prevalent, so ubiquitous and such a crutch in the art-as-commerce endeavor that fatigue is the inevitable response. The cynical use of brand to get people's money and the condescending idea that things from the '80s and '90s need to be made more real, implying that current artists have superior knowledge and skill*, are the driving forces behind remakes and reboots, causing fatigue to morph into disgust. Even if people don't support the product itself they participate in the general ridicule of the movies and television shows of those decades, not just the execution but the ideas contained... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
There have been so many amazing tributes to the great David Bowie, but Kirk Hammett's may be the silliest (and therefore the best): Bowie gave Hammett and Trujillo a ride back to the hotel on his tour bus! Fantastic. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
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"Sure. Fine. Whatever." -Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Mulder and Scully are back to save us from a global conspiracy by a shadow government to conceal the existence of extraterrestrial life or die trying! Let us rejoice. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Whilst in the throes of mourning and sadness here at the Mock de Casbah, it is not lost on me just how much David Bowie influenced so much of our pop culture, other musicians, both young and old, writers, photographers, fashion, and of course, film. Between the repeats of Ziggy Stardust and Heroes, I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite over the top, grandiose, hyperbolic and stunning films, Velvet Goldmine. There's no denying the greatness of both the inspirer and the inspirees. Hail, Dame Derision Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
MTV refused to air this video because of the vandalism it portrayed. RETROACTIVELY BURN IT DOWN IRONICALLY. Via L7's Facebook page Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
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According to legend, that's Demi Moore on the classic I Spit on Your Grave poster. Via Cinema Du Meep Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"I moved to L.A. because that's where they point cameras at you. And that's what I'd like them to do." -Tim Curry Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Or at least timeless. Happy Birthday to David Bowie and his many identities. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at The Mockingbirds