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Aug 9th 2011 1:42PM So at least I have a few housing choices once I become a homeless squatter. Awesome.
Mar 30th 2011 10:01AM I think all the hate stems from mutliple sources. For one, her singing isn't very good. If she displayed any real vocal range and didn't utilize Autotune in an attempt to mask her lackluster singing skills, she wouldn't be getting slammed. Secondly, the lyrics are incredibly generic and uninteresting, it is a shock that people were actually paid to write the song for her, since it sounds exactly like the kind of song that a vacuous 13 year-old girl would write in her notebook during a boring day at school. "Partying partying, fun fun fun"? That's the best a paid team of songwriters could do? And third, the whole presentation is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the music industry in general. Here you have a young girl who is easy on the eyes with passable singing ability, so let's spend lots of money to get songwriters and a music video production crew - most of whom are much more talented than her - to attempt to make her look and sound better than she really is. (But since the people behind this particular song have only passable talent themselves, she doesn't come off looking or sound much better anyway.) And the true killer? She'll make millions of dollars from this while truly gifted singers out there get ignored. If she were talented and the song was actually good, the millions made in iTunes sales and YouTube hits would be justified, but this song feels like the ultimate con - it's terrible but it makes lots of money anyway.
Jan 17th 2011 7:14PM This isn't news. Just about every week, Howard whines that someone else has ripped off his material or ideas.
Dec 24th 2010 4:11PM Wait, isn't this the same country where the legal drinking age is 16 and there are full-page spreads of topless models in their Sunday papers? And they're complaining about risque performances? Wow, what rotten-toothed hypocrites!
Nov 20th 2010 7:44PM I liked Halloween a lot, it had a rather novel (pun not intended) premise. So the plot involves a mask company's attempt to kill millions of kids across the country with a TV commercial at 9 PM on Halloween night, yet the TIME ZONES are never even addressed? Did John Carpenter and Debra Hill just forget about them when writing the script, or did they assume that people would be too stupid to think about it? If the plan went into effect at 9 PM all over the country, the Eastern Time Zone would get hit first and the subsequent death and mayhem would be a big tip-off to the TV stations in the other time zones that they shouldn't run the deadly commercial.
Nov 17th 2010 12:21PM another step in the "pussification" of America. we have become so overly sensitive about how we treat our children that we are removing the possibility of negative consequences in everything they do. if your kid does something wrong, you used to be able to spank them. nowadays, that's considered child abuse. Little League teams now stop deeming competing teams winners and losers because they're afraid that the losing teams will have their feeling hurt, so now everyone get a trophy so they all feel special. and now we have schools like this that won't give kids F's out of the fear that it'll emotionally damage or impede kids if they are considered failures. our "everyone is special" society is inflating their sense of self-worth and we're setting up our children for major falls. in the real world, people lose and they fail. in the real world, sometimes people just aren't good enough, even when they try their best. failure is a learning experience. in our efforts to protect our children, we're robbing them of the essential learning experience that comes from failure. they need to learn how to take failure and rejection early on or they're not gonna know how to process it when they get older. these kids are gonna grow up and walk into job interviews and have a nervous breakdown when they don't get the job and they're going to come back with a gun and shoot up the place when they try to hit on someone at a bar and get turned down. we are nurturing our children to become emotionally defective en masse.
Nov 9th 2010 7:36AM he should mime putting on a Super Bowl ring, because that's the closest he will ever get to wearing one.
Oct 4th 2010 8:56AM i thought Morgan was acting annoyed on purpose, playing the part of an annoyed celebrity who is duped into coming on this absurd talk show. SNL has been around since the 70's. what show did he think he was on? Meet the Press? Charlie Rose? it would be extremely hard to believe that he didn't know what show he was on. maybe it's a credit to his acting ability, that people actually thought he was unaware of what show he was on and annoyed by the silliness of it all.
Aug 24th 2010 5:55PM It's not like Brady and the Pats need to watch anymore video of the Jets, Lord knows they have plenty of secret tapes of the Jets already. Cheaters.
May 3rd 2010 9:36PM I don't like how the title of this article. Asking if comic books are still for kids implies that comic books should remain that way. Comic books have been venturing into adult themes for decades. Watchmen came out in 1986, and there's sex, nudity, and obscenities in it, yet it's considered on of the best graphic novels ever written. Even Batman went adult in that very same year when Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns was published, and that's considered one of the definitive Batman stories. The Punisher, a character who started out in Spider-Man comics, has been taken into an adult direction since at least the late 90's, depicting violence and gore more common in slasher films. And most recently, Kick-Ass, a comic series featuring foul language, nudity, and copius amounts of gore, was turned into a feature film. Adult-oriented comics have existed for a long time, so don't act shocked about it.
Yes, it is unfortunate when a child is exposed to adult content, but there's really no preventing it. Whether they're accidentally exposed to it in comics, on the internet, or some other medium. But it's going to happen regardless. Before the internet even existed, I would come across the occasional disposed porno mag in the gutter as I walked home from school, and I'd be surprised by the unexpected sex scene in a movie my parents rented at Blockbuster. It's going to happen. Maybe the better reaction is not to lash out at comics for publishing adult content, but by encouraging parents to sit down with their kids and address the situation when it happens, so they can understand that what they saw was for adults. That conversation may be awkward or uncomfortable, but you WILL have to do it at some point. If you don't, then I'm sorry to say that you just suck as a parent.
In short, stop trying to force the world to do your parenting for you.