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Madame Taunt
Los Angeles
I have an opinion on everything. Ask and ye shall receive.
Interests: fashion, truth, beauty, martinis, daniel craig, the absurdity of life
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"Don't run onto the field during a football game. If you do run onto the field during a football game, wear socks." -The Mockingbirds Continue reading
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Why is she at the Grand Canyon? The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Mockingbirds
A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. -Phyllis Diller Today is a bit of a day of mourning around the 'Bird Cage, but not because anyone has dearly departed like it's been; rather it is the end of an era. The long reign of George Clooney as the Ultimate Bachelor will soon be a thing of the past as the rumors (read: press releases) of his nuptials happening tomorrow are inevitable. So it is with a melancholic, whiskey-infused send off to the Groom-To-Be that I bring you this week's Mockingbird Movie Guide, the Clooney edition.... Continue reading
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"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." -Madeleine L'Engle Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
The '90s are back, as you may have heard, and while this portends rayon floral prints and those giant shoes, it also brings hope for the return of the Nebraska Football Dynasty, the reign of which will bring peace, equality, prosperity for all and the vanquishing of jerks. So let it be written, so let it be done. Go Big Red, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
There are movies coming out this week, as there were the week before and there will be for the next until the Sun swallows us whole. I'm good with this. And while I like to make fun of the majority of contemporary films because many of them are terrible, the fact they are being made is a great thing. The process itself is important, and sometimes so are the results. Sometimes you get Cabaret. I love this movie- it's brilliant, delightful, beautiful, funny, heartbreaking and scary. And Liza Minnelli is divine. You're invited to spend time with bohemians at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
The bass line in "New Year's Day" is a reworking- or exploration if you'll excuse the phrase- of the chords in "Fade to Grey" by Visage. Pointless, as advertised, but maybe now you have a couple of '80s tunes in your head. Like me. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations." -Orson Welles Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Some drama. Some fire. Some beauty. And a windmill. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
September 5 should be a holiday, so we're going to make it one. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
We've lost another great, another honorary 'Bird, a woman who paved the way for the rest of us females who like to mock and laugh. Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 after fearlessly destroying standards and expectations and limitations, something she did relentlessly. 'Force of nature' is a tired cliche but it really just fits; she never stopped working, one appropriate finger raised to whatever stood in her way. That's not what you're supposed to do as a woman (ask Madonna) and she paid for it. She was labeled crude, mean, obnoxious and insensitive*, and if I'm honest... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Keanu Reeves turned 50 yesterday. Please make your own speed limit joke, thanks. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"No one reads Marx anymore." -Madame Taunt Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
That would be the only way to celebrate the American worker. Go Big Red, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
How is it, in all these years of doing the MockBlog that it's possible that I've never given my proper shout out to Chinatown for your weekend viewing? With all the talk of the severe drought going on in my state, it of course led my mind to the Mulhollands and their closely linked history to the city of Los Angeles, which of course then made me think about the fictitious Mulwrays and how much this film still stands so tall amongst its peers. 1974 happened to be quite a year in film, and although it technically won but a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"Tits, Ass, and the Futility of Existence in an Uncaring Universe" Miami Vice is not a guilty pleasure. Let us proceed. SONNY "THE GOOD" CROCKETT: Brazen, obnoxious, loud and highlighted by bongo tits, this is the perfect theme song for a show about the excesses of the '80s: so much style that the substance is nearly suffocated to death. But that's the point. That decade was all about the manufacturing of image in the void left after the principles of the '60s were snorted up the nose of the '70s. The layers upon layers of beauty and humor and photogenic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Trent Reznor is 657 years old. Hail Satan, if you please. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Mockingbirds