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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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The little boy who had an inappropriate relationship with Madonna (haven't we all?) in the "Open Your Heart" video grew up to be a record executive at EMI Music. He even wrote some songs, including one for Kylie Minogue. I like to think he still wears that hat. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Mockingbirds
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It's the holidays, where you're full of nog and constantly being serenaded by the likes of Nat, Frank and Bing. This is okay. But if you want a break, want a little variety, want to get inspired, celebrate some women who elevated us with their song and strength, their beauty and brains. Celebrate with them. Thank us later. LAURYN HILL: I wanted to BE her in 1996. The Score is still one of the best albums ever and her solo album is stellar. The woman can sing and rap and was in Sister Act 2. What's not to love? The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em." -Loretta Lynn Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Mockingbirds
It's time to weep through the Turner Classic Movies in memoriam montage. Rest in peace, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Every year I think, "I'm going to get into shame. I'm going to craft an image that is presentable and hip and focused on listening to NPR and ironically eating kale." Then I'll peruse an online site that sells books and award-winning films in foreign languages but of course I'll see an epic of neon and hairspray featuring a nun on a pommel horse and I'm back to being myself. And only out like five dollars. What Girls Just Want to Have Fun ("The Movie") lacks in craft- everything?- it makes up for in soul. It is silly but very... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
But so does everything. (Otherwise this is, in a word, awesome.) Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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File under WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS: The Day of the Dolphin is about talking dolphins roped into a nefarious assassination plot. George C. "Legs" Scott stars, Mike Nichols directs. Cinema. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
When I see this film, and it becomes my favorite film, I will ramble on about how the rebel dogs should team up with the murderous tires to create a new world order. Directed by John Carpenter. -Madame Taunt Via The Playlist Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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"That Salt-N-Pepa (and Spinderella!) commercial is charming as fuck." -Madame Taunt Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
We appreciate the ridiculous honesty of a gymnast on a gun as well. It's Bond Day, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Behold: All right: How is there so much protein in future robot dystopia for these naked dudes? How old is Sarah Connor? Follow up: how many chin-ups can she do? Is that a Speed reference? Did Joe Morton die for nothing? I like it when things are spelled wrong. Is it offensive to call that terminator Asian Robert Patrick? Think we could get another Sam Spade movie starring Mr. Patrick? Can ideas such as eternal recurrence or time and nature being cyclical- and as such destruction and creation occuring at the same point on the life cycle- be applied here?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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He fell off a cliff on The X-Files, in 1996. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it." -David Lee Roth Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Here's to the Nebraska Cornhusker football team, still the best in providing football-related entertainment and inspiring millions to be a little better, hit a little harder. You'll always be the team that can't be beat (can't be beat), won't be beat.* The Mockingbirds *Restrictions may apply. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Sentimentality has its place; it can be fueled by gratitude for happiness, for health, for Prince. And while there are truly important things to be grateful for- family, love, friends- I prefer the silly. So please excuse me while I indulge a little sentimentality, a little gratitude, a lot of silly: I'm thankful for Salieri's jealousy; for Cary Grant's charm; for archaeologists with whips; for H.I. McDunnough's recidivism; for Quint's old tattoo; for Katherine Hepburn's clenched jaw; for snapping gang members; for Sally Bowles' scream; for slippery floors in the halls of Shermer High; for Harry Lime's smirk; for Louie's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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It is the time of year where we all celebrate the things for which we are grateful while eating pounds of turkey and imbibing gallons of wine*. We Mockingbirds are no exception and would like to take this opportunity to give thanks for the things that make life a little more fun, a little sillier, a bit less awful and kind of a lot better, and all in top five list form, as is tradition. Countess auContraire 1. Self-reflection 2. Canned cranberry jelly 3. Body butter 4. DVR 5. The US of A Baroness von Jeer 1. The word fuck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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The largest turkey recorded weighed eighty-six pounds. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Some people really are like a fluffy, unforgettable entity: bright and obnoxious but beautiful and fun and they go with everything. No, really. You can wear that boa to the museum and improve your cultural experience by seventy-six percent. And so it is with Countess auContraire, the bitch extraordinaire, who can turn a trip to the grocery store into a disco inferno. She's got good words, good moves, good scarves. Today we raise a glass of bubbly to her fabulousness as she unwraps a confused and soon to be defiled Trent Reznor. As is tradition. Happiest of birthdays, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"When we're young, we think we are the only species worth knowing. But the more I come to know people, the better I like ravens." -Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
It's surprising they lasted as long as they did before releasing this particular visual euphemism, but the return of Sean Connery couldn't be a more appropriate occasion. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at The Mockingbirds