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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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Posted yesterday at The Mockingbirds
Sure, it can be an endless stream of narcissism, audaciousness, mediocrity, insidious pseudo-intellectualism, sitcom jokes and selfies. But every now and then you get exposed to Finnish folk music and your soul is cleansed. It's like yodeling, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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I've never really understood why I like gang movies. Maybe it's because they put forth a decent allegory for society, with the violence and lack of women with power, and I get a perverse thrill out of watching that fictionalized truth. Maybe it's the fashion. Maybe it's the excess testosterone metastasizing into unrequited homoerotic passions and they just have to dance. It's probably the dancing and the fashion. But it's also the partnerships. Bonds that are forged against violence and injustice. Drama and just enough violence. There are crises of faith and dark humor. There is Sean Connery not changing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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The first pirated MP3 to be downloaded was Metallica's "Until It Sleeps". Is it ironical because of the Napster battle or because I don't really like that song so much? Who fucking knows. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -Ernest Hemingway Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
'Cause we're out to save the world. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Since all of the films being released into the wild are mediocre at best and since I’ve yet to build up an immunity to that (and iocane powder) I’ll just stick to my throwback choices of late and call it a motherfucking day. My love for this film began thirty one (31?!?!!) years ago and though most of it is outdated to the point of pure comedy, the major dance scenes are still goddamn impeccable. My crush on Ozone knows no bounds and the limits on Ice T’s hair style are nil. Let me just slip on my fingerless gloves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Ted Raimi- actor, director, writer, brother of Sam- had a bit part on the second season of Twin Peaks, playing a burn out picked up by Windom Earle. His character is known simply as "Heavy Metal Youth". Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"I miss the long-haired stoners who would hang out at the planetarium. I hope they didn't get jobs." -Madame Taunt Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
LUKE AND R2D2 ARE THERE, TOO. JUST ENJOY IT, YOU HEARTLESS FUCKS. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Here’s a thing: Narcissism never goes out of style (she wrote, on a blog). What it does is evolve over the years, from the Me Generation with their self-improvement, to yuppies who improved by acquiring shiny things, to the '90s where, if I recall correctly, we whined about being powerless against the machinations of an oppressive society. Being old* I’m not entirely sure what is going on but it seems like narcissists have leveled up into a state of insularity never before seen in the history of humankind. They need a very specific representation of themselves in culture, with hyphenated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Not quite as majestic as The D'Onofrio Debut, Viggo Mortensen in Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is still quite delightful. And just as slightly sexually ambiguous. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"One day my log will have something to say about this." -The Log Lady Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Celebrate it with love, art, inspiring words and HAIR. Gunnar is on the left. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
The late 70's / early '80s is a bastion of some of the most entertaining television and I can tell you with all certainty that rounding out my top three favorites of that era would most definitely be none other than The Dukes of Hazzard. (A million space dollars if you can guess the first two, Readers.) Earlier this week we lost a memorable icon of pop culture and a sweet man, named James Best; an actor who also happened to co-star and sing the theme song to one of the greatest stunt films of all time in yet another... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Today, listen to some righteous music- new, old, oldest- watch a righteous film, read some righteous words, and then go out and make your own righteous music, films, words, art. And work. And be. And treat others well. And burn something down. And don't apologize. You can, so you should. And remember that every day is Riot Grrl Day. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Is there a creature more misunderstood than the teenage girl? No, unless you count creatures that don't exist now (dinosaurs) or never did (Bessie). Partly due to Puritan-based sexism, partly due to secular-based sexism, the adolescent girl is portrayed as petty, scheming, overly sexed or completely virginal. The unpredictable troublemaker. But not always. Sometimes, in film, they get it right. We're going to celebrate this, maybe with a cake or an explosion, definitely with a great soundtrack. Remember, if you want to fuck the eagles, you have to learn to fly. CLUELESS: A decent portion of the timelessness of this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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There is a sub genre of pseudoscience known as rumpology, which is like palm reading for your butt. This appears on its Wikipedia page giving it a sinister edge, but mostly it just seems delightfully stupid. However, someone should make a film about goth-y, murderous butt psychics who wear black hoods and chant in a circle. Chant about butts. I'm going to call it Butt Psychics. Also, Jackie Stallone is a proponent and practitioner of rumpology. I'd like to humbly suggest you do not cast her in my fake movie or let her touch your butt. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
You'll bounce back in no time. Happy Good Friday, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
About 600 years ago a pagan, Jill, met a Christian, Ivanicus, and they fell in love. It wasn't a Capulet-Montague type of madness but there were some issues, so the couple tried to bring their respective families together with a feast that celebrated the beliefs for all involved. They hunted chocolate eggs and prayed to an immortal ghost-son-father hybrid and the palm fronds were a big hit (so luxurious!). There was a lot of wine, too, and 42 people died in what should've been an empowering dance number. But it was worth it. And that was how Easter was born.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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The character of Lieutenant Tom "Iceman" Kazanski (portrayed by Val Kilmer) from the masterpiece Top Gun was based on me. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at The Mockingbirds