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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
Recent Activity
This election has provided us with nothing but insanity, neo-fascist overtones, misogyny, empty rhetoric, reductive thinking, a misunderstanding of socialism, anti-intellectualism, racism, jingoism, insufferable supporters, insufferable pundits and insufferable candidates. It's comforting when things never change. But if you're feeling adventurous, if you feel up to a challenge and are willing to allow a little insight into your life, might I suggest some high-kicking gang members? There is more nuance and truth- about race, immigrants, multicultural society- in Rita Moreno's hips than can be found in any slogan. You can find empathy for the disenfranchised and anger inspired by an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Miss Aretha Franklin gets paid in cash or she doesn't perform and she keeps that cash in a purse that is always in sight. Yes, ma'am. Via The New Yorker Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass." -David Lee Roth Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
It was 26 years ago today that Twin Peaks premiered. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Maybe it's my PMS or maybe it's just the decline of western civilization, but I feel like changing my name to Tyler Durden and starting a club. Or maybe it's just another Friday here at the Mock de Casbah. The history of violence on screen is complex- one man's teeth being punched out of his face is another's head in a vice. Either way, it is a reflection of reality and whether or not you are a peaceful protestor, you are still a participant. Short of living in a g-rated movie, it's unavoidable. And natural to our species, like the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
A desert tortoise can spend up to 95% of its life underground. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"I am crazy, and probably always will be- and that's fine." -Coca Crystal Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Eat candy and blaspheme your way through Easter. For the Lord. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Everything is great! Society is not disintegrating into a wasteland of corporate greed, inhumanity, ignorance, violence and apathy. Superhero movies and comedians will save us! Flowers! Trees! No death, only happiness. Bongos on the beach, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"You're not dying. You just can't think of anything good to do." -Ferris Bueller Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
I've been doing a little spring cleaning like I'm some sort of quirky sitcom character with stupid hair and so far I've discovered I still own crushed velvet and that I need to get my pursuits in order. There are piles of books and stacks of DVDs and scribblings about plays and museums that are just collecting dust. I need to get organized so that these things can enrich my life and turn me into a pretentious snob with a continental accent and a beret. I want that beret! And I am willing to work for it. Here is my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
If you don't hashtag a cutesy slogan in support of your candidate, you will be deported from the United States within 72 hours of the election. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"Everybody is a teenage idol." -Barry Gibb Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
He was a good man. He was a kind man. He could read all right and was of average height. But mostly Man-Slave was obedient and never talked back. Now he is dead, totally muerto, after being shot right in the face. In lieu of flowers, please send some ice to the bar where he is mixing drinks with which we will be drowning our sorrows. SLAYER, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Is there a genre of film devoted to nuns? Nun cinema? There is quite a bit of nun porn, but if we disqualify those there are few films about these women. And that right there would be the reason: it is impossible to tell a story about nuns without women.* Lots and lots of women. You could do a nun-centric movie and not see a man for days. Other professions can be co-opted by men- sometimes they're even mothers- but this particular role can not be filled by the opposite sex. It's hard enough to make a movie where a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Of all the Bowie tributes, during his lifetime and those to come, this one will always be the silliest. However, I do not oppose the use of legendary when describing the band Europe. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
"I was once kissed on the lips by a giraffe, and I don't think I've ever got over it." -Joanna Lumley Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
The thesis that every movie is made better by adding "Walk of Life" to the end is sound. Further proof can be found here. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The Mockingbirds
Pee-wee Herman guest starred on 227 (he asked to because of his love of Jackée). Bernie of Weekend at Bernie's took them hostage, they escaped, and then everyone did the Tequila dance. Sometimes the Universe is a giving place. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at The Mockingbirds