“Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely”
Made famous by Lord Acton in the 19th century, this quote can be attributed to many who figuratively gave up their souls for the sake of power. The newest name on the list is Kevin McCarthy. It only took fifteen rounds of voting for him to become Speaker of the House.
McCarthy is the subject of Randy Rainbow‘s new video. Entitled Speaker of the House – Randy Rainbow Song Parody, it is based on the song Master of the House from Les Misérables.
It’s been a while since Rainbow released a new video. It was the cathartic laugh I needed after the ridiculous hoops McCarthy had to jump through. I would call them pathetic, but who knows what dark hole the country will be dragged through for the next two years?
It seems that everyone and their mother has a podcast these days.
Back at the end of September, Randy Rainbow added another accomplishment to the list: podcaster. Each episode is broken up into two sections: responding to fan questions and an interview with a celebrity friend or admirer.
With his trademark wit, honesty, and musical styling, he is as entertaining as ever. I find myself laughing, and wishing I was in the room as he was recording it.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
New episodes of The Randy Rainbow Podcast are released every Thursday.
Hindsight is always 20/20. That does not mean, however, that we are stuck in the past. We can learn from the past, if, we are willing to understand that a mistake has been made.
Randy Rainbow released his new video on Thursday. Entitled Lock Him Up Yesterday! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody, Rainbow uses the Beatles’ song Yesterday to underscore the fact that the former guy should not have skated the law for as long as he has been allowed to.
Only Rainbow can take a beloved song like Yesterday and use it to emphasize what many Americans knew all along. This man has broken multiple laws and must get his day in court. Just because he is a former President does not mean that he is immune from prosecution.
The only way to make it clear that what he did is wrong (legally speaking) is to let the justice system do its job. If he is allowed to get away scot-free, this opens the door to events that I do not ever want to consider as a possibility.
When you love something, it shows. Rainbow’s affection for Broadway musicals is obvious as he pays tribute to The Music Man. There are some who would pretend to like something for their career or their bank account, but not him. Underneath the hilarious parodies, there is a sincere love for the genre. He knows these shows in a way that allows him to spoof whatever is going on in the world while remaining true to both the characters and the narrative.
As regular readers know, I am a huge fan of Randy Rainbow. I love these videos and I look forward to whatever he is going to do next.
When that didn’t come to pass, Rainbow took the out-of-work actors’ career route: working both at a restaurant and as a receptionist. Using his MacBook and the news as his raw material, he started creating videos. His career took off at the start of the 2016 Presidential election and the announcement that you know who was the Republican nominee. From there, he became the satirist, comic, and musical genius that has kept us laughing and sane for the last six years.
I loved this book. Rainbow is candid, funny, and authentic. He is uniquely himself in a way that is both universal, endearing, and charming. There is something universal in his struggle that I think we can all learn from while getting a few giggles in the process. And if anyone is still asking, that is his real name.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
Playing with Myself is available wherever books are sold.
For every step we make toward equality, there are some people who want to take us two steps back into a world in which inequality is king.
In Florida, the Don’t Say Gay bill is now the law of the land. Governor Ron DeSantis has been making the rounds in the media, trying to defend this heinous and unAmerican law.
Randy Rainbow has responded as only he can. His new video is entitled GAY! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Based on the song “Shy” from the musical Once Upon a Mattress, Rainbow loudly and proudly proclaims that he is gay.
As much as I love the video (as I do all of his work), I know that it will not take this law off the books. The only way to undo is to ensure that DeSantis becomes a former Governor and that Nikki Fried takes the oath of office.
Karen used to be just another name. These days, a Karen is known as a middle-class or upper-middle-class Caucasian woman who believes that she is above certain people and is not afraid to verbalize her status.
I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more. The ridiculousness of these two is off the charts. Instead of representing their constituents and doing the job they were hired to do, they are wasting the taxpayer’s time and money on bullshit.
I can’t wait for the day that they are no longer in the halls of power. But until then, we have Rainbow to keep us from losing our minds.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so tired of Covid-19. I want to take off the mask, throw open the doors, and live life to the fullest.
With Omicron numbers declining, a number of local and federal officials across the United States have announced that mask mandates will either be downgraded or removed completely. In New York State, the mask or vaccinate requirement for indoor businesses will expire on Thursday, February 17th.
For now, the masks must be worn while in schools, child care programs, medical facilities (nursing homes included), and while riding on public transportation. The removal of masks while attending class is pending the numbers after the upcoming winter break. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams announced that individual business owners can decide for themselves if masks are still needed to enter the premises.
I have mixed feelings about this. To be perfectly honest, this piece of cloth that is supposed to keep us alive is a pain in the behind. We have to make sure that we have one on us when we leave the house, we have to make sure it fits properly, etc. As someone with glasses, I stopped counting the number of times that the lenses have fogged up.
But, at the same time, we know enough about this virus to understand that it is not done with us. It may be just a matter of time before we get hit by the next wave or variant. I think the best way to describe this moment is to be cautiously optimistic. For now, we can take a breath. But the question I feel we have to ask is how long will that breath last?
P.S.: Randy Rainbow’s new video, THE TANGO: VACCINE – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody is right on target as usual. Based on the song Tango Maureen from the musical Rent, it’s the release we all need right now.