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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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Everyone has an opinion on the Academy Awards- some are eloquent and truthful, some are just dismissive ramblings of people who mistakenly think they're above cinema, some people like them. I tend to think they're frivolous and overly political and never truly honor the best, the most innovative or the most enduring work in film. But sometimes they do! Like the stopped clock, sometimes deserving artists and their respective works get the recognition they deserve. Let's celebrate these weird, rare little bright spots buried under the avalanches of killer icebergs and Gumps. BEST PHALLIC PUN: Talkin' bout "Shaft (Theme from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Hayley Mills was a Hare Krishna during the '80s and early '90s. I assume she kept her hair, though. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Mockingbirds
There is much you could say about his work- too much sometimes- but it's maybe most important to point that not only has it stood the test of time but it is impervious to parody. That would be a rare quality assigned only to classics made by a master. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences releases a list of nominees with very specific categories as to what they consider to be the best in film of the year. This is called The Oscars. This is an institution that has for the past 87 years annually overlooked, avoided and all but ignored some of the best performances and contributions to film by anyone that wasn’t a white male. It’s not a shocking truth per se, but when you look at this year’s list it is blatantly obvious that Hollywood is about as out of touch as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Betty White has said Bea Arthur didn't like her because she's happy all the time. The late Ms. Arthur always fought the good fight. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
"Beauty is not caused. It is." -Emily Dickinson Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Seems like there were some "strategically-placed shiny things" opportunities missed here. And that cat looks displeased to say the least. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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It's that time. It's January. The holiday haze lifts, or just sort of disintegrates, and you're left with reality. Like responsibilities, deadlines, fat, lack of funds, fruitcake, individuals being murdered because they made terrible, offensive jokes. That last one devastated on a moral but also personal level (for whatever reason). No matter where you are or what you do you can't keep the horror at bay. And no matter what you're faith there's always someone who twists it into something grotesque. At least we have movies. Take Ida, a Polish film about a nun who must meet her only living... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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The first political cartoon in America is Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" piece, but the art can be traced back to Martin Luther, who used caricatures to communicate his anti-Catholic Church message to the largely illiterate masses. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Welcome to the new year, dearest motherfuckers. We, The Mockingbirds, are here to share our thoughts on what this year will bring. Let our predictions guide you, let them give you hope, let them remind you that despite our wisdom and ability to wear hats and still look fabulous, we still don't rule the world. The yet is implied. DAME DERISION: -The people of California will begin an annual ritual during which one Kardashian will be offered to the gods of Rain in order to relieve our severe drought. -Hashtags will still annoy the shit out of me. (Viva la... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"I'll take my chance 'cause luck is on my side or something." -Duran Duran, "Rio" Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Jump! And so on. The Mockingbirds (Via @maura) Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
There is a true art to being the kind of entertainer that can create such electricity with their performance that it causes the audience to have such an out of body experience that they become witnesses to a feat of nature that is so spectacular and completely extraordinary that its unexpected arrival merely adds to its impact. When it is recorded for all the world to see in perpetitude, it's a double bonus.* The aftershocks from the magnitude of greatness that is this single performance are still rippling throughout the land. He comes out of stage left like a bullet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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SyFy is marathon-ing The Twilight Zone again this year. You can watch that brilliance and skip the giant ball lighting up and falling down. Silly hat optional, giant head required. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"Opinions are made to be changed- or how is truth to be got at?" -Lord Byron Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Madonna also did the theme song. Feels like a long time ago. Sigmund Freud, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
One of the more horrible things I did this week was buy these sort of slouchy harem pant type things- they're not quite Hammer pants but they are stupid. And then I put on the pants and watched this low rent documentary on Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer. It wasn't particularly well done but it did mention that some of his murders occurred after holiday events with his family. He relieved the stress of those get togethers by picking up a prostitute and then killing her. Just a little perspective. While listening to a relative drone on about the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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He's in a fur-trimmed robe and a crown. It's just something you need to see. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"Christmas is a just a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man's pockets." -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at The Mockingbirds