Randy Rainbow has been my saving grace since last November. The perfect satirical light in the darkness, he reminds us about the power of freedom of expression and how both art and satire are important, especially in this political climate.
Peter Dinklage on Dreams and Life
Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has a powerful message on life and dreams.
In his 20’s he had a regular office job and dreamed of being an actor. But like many of us, logic stepped in and said that acting is not a reliable job. So he worked at his 9-5 job and dreamed of the day that he would be an actor.
Then at age 29, he made a decision. He decided to go after what he wanted instead just dreaming about it.
The message I get from his story is that it is ok to go after what we want. Is it scary? Of course. Does it bring a large amount of uncertainty to our lives? Yes.
But at the same time, living our authentic lives and doing what we want to do instead of doing what we need to do is sometimes the only way to live.
History Bombs-Jane Austen
Despite the fact that Jane Austen died 200 years ago, she is still as relevant, fresh and funny as she was during her lifetime. My only issue with the video (which for the most I enjoyed) above is that say that she died at age 42. She died at age 41, in 1817.
New Randy Rainbow Video-The Room Where It Happened
Randy Rainbow’s new video, The Room Where It Happened is out. Based on the lyrics from the song of the same name from the Broadway score of Hamilton, it speaks to the lies and the secrecy that is not only poisoning the office of the President Of The United States, but also our reputation of living under a true democracy.
It is also the perfect way to end the work week.
New Randy Rainbow Video-Russian Ties
Randy Rainbow has done it again. It’s called Russian Ties and it is brilliant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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