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New Randy Rainbow Video-Russian Ties

Randy Rainbow has done it again. It’s called Russian Ties and it is brilliant.

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June 16, 2017 · 10:42 pm

Star Wars Rap Battle

There is no greater indication of a loyal and loving fandom than the creativity of the fans. Whether it is art, music or fanfiction, it is amazing how we express our love of our favorite movie, book or television show.

Regular readers of this blog know that I can easily fangirl over Star Wars. My recent discovery of Star Wars Rap Battle has made me very happy. The best among the series is Han V. Leia and Han and Leia V. Finn and Rey.

I hope you enjoy the video and the series overall as much as I have. It has certain put a smile on my face.

Enjoy!

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May 20, 2017 · 11:20 pm

Will And Grace Trailer

There are some television shows, that once they go off the air, are better left to the past. Then there are other shows who live on and continue to speak to the audience.

After a 11 year hiatus, Will and Grace is returning to the small screen in the fall.

What can I say about this show? Not only was it incredibly funny and well written, but it changed the world without anyone noticing. While we were laughing and suspending our disbelief that the people we were watching were fictional characters and not real, our minds were slowly opening. Before Will and Grace, gay characters were either an extreme stereotype, a background character or just all together invisible. Will and Grace paved the way, not for fictional gay characters, for those in real life who were either in the closet or out of the closet.

The cultural impact is immeasurable, as were the belly laughs.

Welcome back Will and Grace. You’ve come at the perfect time.

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May 15, 2017 · 10:45 pm

Jimmy Kimmel & The ACA

There is nothing more heart wrenching to hear the pain in the voice of parent who is helpless to ease the suffering of their child. Last week Jimmy Kimmel’s wife gave birth to a baby boy. Within hours of the birth, a very astute nurse noticed that something was wrong with the baby. To make a long story short, his son was born with a heart defect and surgery saved his life.

We all know that Jimmy Kimmel is extremely funny and he, like his colleagues, have had plenty of material to work with, especially with the current administration in Washington DC. Instead using jokes and comedy to mock what is going on in The White House, he used his face and his name to speak up for the ACA (the Affordable Care Act).

“We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all,” he said. “You know, before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition. You were born with a pre-existing condition and if your parents didn’t have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.”

It’s no secret that the ACA is flawed and needs some serious overhaul. But there is no point in throwing out the baby with the bath water. The ACA works, it just needs to be fixed.

If nothing else tears at the heart of our political leaders, it is the story of a parent who watched their child suffer and was powerless to relieve the suffering.

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May 2, 2017 · 10:16 pm

Randy Rainbow-Unpopular

There is a new Randy Rainbow video out. Just when I thought he could not top himself, he has. It is brilliant, it is funny and it is perfect. When you think that he has topped himself, Randy has done it again.

Keep it up, Randy, you are one of the many voices of sanity in this insane country of ours.

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May 1, 2017 · 10:10 pm

The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for The Last Jedi is out and all I can say is…wow. This movie is going to be good (I hope).

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April 14, 2017 · 9:46 pm

Fact-Checker, Fact-Checker

One of the beautiful things about our democracy is the ability to openly mock and satirize our leaders. This administration has been too deliciously easy to mock and satirize.

I could go on and on, but I will let Randy Rainbow do it for me. Be prepared to bust a gut a laughing.

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February 6, 2017 · 9:33 pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I could talk about the title of Star Wars, Episode 8, but I think the video above says it all. December 15th better come quickly.

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January 23, 2017 · 10:18 pm

The 2016 Election, The Trump Tapes And Perhaps, Finally A Change For The Better

In light of the leaking of the tapes this weekend, perhaps a change for the better is on the horizon.

The language in the video is not new. Women have been viewed as mindless, brainless, soul less sexual objects since the beginning of time. The Republican Party (especially the male politicians) in recent years has not been shy about their repellent and antiquated views on women-centric topics (i.e. abortion, rape and sexual assault).

Only time will tell who takes the oath of office next year. I can only hope that the leak of the Trump tapes will open the door to an honest discussion of very difficult topics and the steps we need to take to ensure that these conversations are no longer needed.

I’m still with her and you should be too.

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October 9, 2016 · 8:42 pm

Everything Changes- Thoughts On The Eve Of Rosh Hashanah

I saw this video earlier this morning and I can’t think of a better way to usher in Rosh Hashanah.

I won’t lie, I have faced difficulties this past year, like we all do. Sometimes it feels like I am stuck, that my dreams will remain my dreams. Sometimes it feels like doing the work required to transform my dreams into reality feels futile.

Then this video reminded me that life can change for the better. What we are working for in life, we can achieve.

To all those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, L’Shana Tova, have a sweet and happy new year. To those who are struggling, regardless of your faith, hang on. Someday, somehow, things will change for the better.

Have a good week and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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October 2, 2016 · 12:03 pm