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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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Tom Skerritt was the motorcycle cop harassing Maude in Harold and Maude. (Once a fascist...) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Mockingbirds
"Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty." -Edgar Degas Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Mockingbirds
You might like it! The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
I have to admit, I got sidetracked with this week's picks for that post you read in between your horoscope and Facebook page for the ninth time and it's not even noon yet. But that's okay, I forgive your nonchalance, there's been a lot going on. (R.I.P. Mickey Rooney. R.I.P. Missing Malaysian Flight. You've done us good, David Letterman. Congratulations, Stephen Colbert!) So. There you go. I found myself wandering on a tangent when looking upon the batch of films going wide in your local theaters and ended up back at the fact that last week marked Opening Day of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"Listen to What I Say" with The Countess Your Countess hesitates to call these songs from left field, because my love for them all makes perfect sense to me. "Give Him Cornbread" by Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi-Rollers- In the swampy corner of Southeast Texas where I was raised, zydeco is king. Still. If zydeco wasn't playing at some point during your seafood boil, birthday party, Tuesday night dinner prep, and/or social club meeting, it meant your radio was broken and someone was on their way with a replacement. And nobody did it like Beau Jocque (R.I.P.!!). This song... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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No more medieval devices! In 2011, smugglers were discovered trying to fling some marijuana into California with a catapult. No cows were harmed, according to reports (me). Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
The world was never really the same. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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"Now Come and Join the Living" with Madame Taunt When we The ‘Birds decided to purge ourselves of our more uncharacteristic tastes, I was somewhat at a loss: in my years here at The Most Magnificent Blog, I have communicated too much yet not enough, i.e., it’s become clear my taste is far from discerning and I have no shame. I’m liberated as fuck, which is nice, but what's left field? Who can say. Here’s a list of songs that maybe don’t fit into the Metallica-to-Pet Shops Boys spectrum. Please enjoy. “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue- Just when this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Whether you are new to The Blog Of Mock or a veteran of the awesome, we invite you to join us in a ritual of cleansing. A festival of purging. Basically, we need to work some things out. And we're working them out here. Please join us as we rid our souls of an unexplainable love of certain films, TV shows, songs, whatever- just things that are a bit out of character. Like, maybe The Countess is all about polka music, or The Dame and The Baroness will argue about who appreciates the ancient art of miming more. Hell, perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"If everyone could love Alfred Hitchcock it would be a better world." -Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
If you look directly at the metalhead you will see your past. Peace and light. Rawk on, The Mockingbirds (Editor's note: His views on transvestitism are actually quite progressive. Take heed.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Movies- they’re everywhere! You can’t throw a VHS copy of the original Star Wars trilogy without hitting some sort of fantastical journey that speaks to the human condition populated by beings so beautiful your eyes melt. What can you do but submit to the motherfucking magic? Either your soul will be moved or your belief that our inevitable end is a dystopian wasteland where Donald Pleasence is president is confirmed. Really, you can’t lose. Whisky? It’s the Mockingbird Movie Guide. BEHOLD: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel has ironically morphed into a spandex-clad behemoth but that doesn’t mean they don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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The Last Starfighter was directed by Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween. He also co-wrote Escape from New York, which means we get to look at Kurt Russell with an eyepatch. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Just in case you need to brush up on some sweet moves for the weekend, enjoy. Love from the Nerd Herd, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Number 2: "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Jessica Simpson Look, I'm tired. I'm aging, I've never met Jennifer Saunders and I'm tired. This is a modern world full of access and convenience (if you're lucky enough to be privileged beyond your worth) and yet there is no justice. There is no equality. The river has not run, all the dreamers have not awakened the nation. We have not achieved Scully-levels of enlightenment yet have been asked to embrace the Perry Cherry Manifesto. You got the chick made famous by a sex tape and the chicks shaming that move... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
No. 3: “Behind Blue Eyes” by Limp Bizkit Sweetlings, Hark! Good tidings I bring!! Your Countess’s time wading through the dark sludge of musical sewage is just one, ONE song away from being over!! (For you “well, teeeeechnically **slides glasses up nose** it is two songs, just two versions of the same song. Snarf!” people out there, just know that everyone hates you, ok? They really do.) But as much as I would love to start happy dancing with delight, I know that it is always darkest before the dawn. Let’s do this! Hmm. So I vaguely remember the Limp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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I don't own any Coldplay albums. I don't know if this makes me more or less human. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"I'm always amazed people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously." -David Bowie Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
You would think finding a deluded lunatic (to provide general entertainment and to keep intruders at bay) would be easy in the greater Los Angeles area, but none of the candidates are as dedicated to insanity as the aforementioned Analrapist. And the corduroys add a nice, creepy touch. Call us, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Sean Connery wears a kilt.
No. 6: "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Sheryl Crow The great thing about pop songs is that they are not just poetry. They are poetry set to music. Music provides the songwriter an opportunity to add a dimension of mood, emotion, tone, what have you. It is the integration of lyrics with music that a great song makes. It is the undoing of this union that a bad cover song makes. This is the precise problem with Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N' Roses. This is the second time I've had to write about Sheryl... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The Mockingbirds