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Randy Rainbow: 1 Lauren Boebert: 0

Pride month started last week.

Like many of her pals on the right, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert started it off in the usual half-baked, conspiratorial way. Her tweet is as follows:

Randy Rainbow gave it right back to her.

That is all.

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New Randy Rainbow Videos: PINK GLASSES (A YouTube Exclusive) & Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You? (A YouTube Exclusive)

One of the beauties of the internet is that it opened the door for new artists/performers whose work might have gone unnoticed or unappreciated. Randy Rainbow is one of these artists/performers.

Rainbow released two videos this week. Both songs come from his new album, A Little Brains, A Little Talent.

Co-written with Alan Menken (Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, etc), I love how this song is about being yourself and not caring what someone else thinks.

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.

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Playing with Myself Book Review

Overnight success is a misnomer. What is really is years of hard work and a few moments of luck that open the door to seeing a dream becoming reality.

Randy Rainbow‘s new autobiography, Playing with Myself, was released last month. Born in the suburbs of Long Island, he spent his childhood in both New York and Florida. Rainbow was a chubby, introverted child who was exposed to classic Broadway musicals at an early age. After coming out in his late teens, he returned to New York City and dreamt of being on Broadway.

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.

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New Randy Rainbow Video-GAY! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

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.

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New Randy Rainbow Video: GURL, YOU’RE A KAREN – A Randy Rainbow Parody

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.

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Randy Rainbow, as he always does is not afraid to call out the bullshit. His newest video is GURL, YOU’RE A KAREN – A Randy Rainbow Parody. Based on the song Dentist! from the musical Little Shop of Horrors, he points out the two most obvious Karens in CongressLauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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.

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I’m Torn About the Mask Removal Mandate in NY

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?

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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.

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Thoughts on Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

When the sh*t hits the fan, a wise person knows when to call it a day.

Yesterday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that in two weeks, he will be stepping down from his post. Kathy Hochul, who is presently Lieutenant Governor, will step into the job for what would have been the rest of Cuomo’s term.

It was the wise choice, if not the only choice. I have a feeling that if he would have continued to fight the charges, he would have been impeached, which given everything that is going on now, is the last thing we all need.

The sad thing is that this is how he will be remembered. Like Bill Clinton before him, his legacy will forever be tainted by his arrogance. During the worst of the pandemic, he used to come on TV everyday and talk about that day’s virus related figures. Compared to a former President, he was a reasonable and calming presence.

And unlike you know who, he knows when it is time to throw in the towel.

What bothers me is the following statement:

 “In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”

Was he living under a rock during the Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby cases? Did he not see the media firestorm and the career crash that followed?

If he was not aware, why then did he sign the anti-sexual harassment law two years ago? Or was he so full of it that he thought he was above the law?

The only way to end this chapter is to continue with the impeachment, even if he is no longer in office. If it is dropped, it says that one only needs to resign from their job. A message must be sent that there are consequences to such actions are unacceptable. If the Democrats upstate do not do this, they are as bad as the Republicans in D.C. who looked the other way when you know who was accused.

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New Randy Rainbow Video: Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

We are all entitled to our opinions and beliefs. We are also entitled to express those opinions and beliefs without fear of being thrown in jail or killed by the government. That being said, there is a line between saying what we believe and encouraging violence.

Randy Rainbow’s latest video is entitled Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody. It is based on The Trolley Song from the 1944 film, Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland.

It is as if these people are playing the game of top that, of who can be the “best” Republican and the biggest brownnoser of you know who. There is no logic or method to the madness, with the exception of grabbing as much power as they can and not letting go it.

I don’t know about you, but I am hoping they get their asses handed to them during the 2022 midterm elections.

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New Randy Rainbow Video: TED and LINDSEY! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

The joke about politics and politicians is that the promises that are made on the campaign trail doesn’t always translate into action when the winner takes office. But I would hope that at the very least, he or she tries to turn those promises into reality.

Randy Rainbow released his new video earlier today.

Titled TED and LINDSEY! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody, Rainbow uses the song Kansas City from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! as the basis for the video. If I were to judge some Republican members of Congress on a scale of 1-10, (1 being somewhat decent and 10 being the worst of the worst), both Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham would score an 11. They are hypocritical bullshitters who are more concerned with saving their own skins and kissing you know who’s ass rather than doing the job the voters hired them to do.

I can only hope, that at some point in the future, their constituents replace them with someone who puts their constituents first.

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New Randy Rainbow Video: MR. BIDEN (Bring My Vaccine) – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

If there is one word on everyone’s lips these days, it is “vaccine”. The questions of who can get the Covid-19 vaccine, where can we get it, how we can get an appointment, etc. are everywhere.

This is the theme of Randy Rainbow’s new video. Based on the classic doo-wop song, Mr. Sandman, the new video is entitled MR. BIDEN (Bring My Vaccine) – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody.

I love that Rainbow is staring to shift from the satirical criticism of you know who (which was and still is warranted) to a non-partisan perspective. If we are to be honest about the game of American politics, we must be open to the idea that all politicians, regardless affiliation should face public judgement when necessary. The idea that one side is flawless and the other side is completely wrong opens the door to mistrust, possible violence (as we saw on January 6th), and a country divided.

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