Posts Tagged current-events
If you were wondering how the NYC Citi-Bikes program is going so far, wonder no more. It seems to be peddling along on the city streets with smiles and laughter. We parked our vehicular West of 9th Avenue and caught a group of ladies traversing Manhattan on board of the controversial two wheel’ers having a grand ole time – simply couldn’t resist a candid snap with our iPhone. Read the rest of this entry »
If you haven’t had the opportunity to witness it first hand allow us to introduce you to the Citibank sponsored bike racks that has half of NY-kers up in a tizzy. Seriously, we kid you not. One of our friends, who we will only identify as JM gets so heated over the topic its as if she is going to burst something. The racks have swooped in and appropriated what many nay-say’ers shout is flagrant misuse of viable space in the Big Apple that is all but chewed up with little left in the way of commodity. Read the rest of this entry »
Another accident on the South-bound side of the Saw Mill Parkway stalled oncoming traffic from all directions to a virtual stand-still. And while we were fortunate enough to manage zipping thru it swiftly enough and get our asses to work on time we couldn’t help but momentarily ponder what the hell is fueling these fender benders during daylight hours. Read the rest of this entry »
This is sure to be a new take on facing your own humility! OSCAR winning actress Reese Witherspoon defies the conventional going into hiding after her and her hubby James Toth were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for DUI, and embraces her humility by jetting to NYC to attend the Mud premiere at MoMA.
This brazen act of “mea culpa” is assuredly going to make a whole lot of folks think twice about letting their publicists take the lead in spin control. And we love her all the more for it.
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White smoke at the Vatican indicates new pope announcement imminent, reports state.
Far be it from us to tell folks what to have faith in or not and why. Folks need to believe what will aid them in getting thru a day/month/year/life time and, our general position on it is more power to you.
What we wholeheartedly fail to understand is how a pope resigns his life-long post midst allegations of a scandal of a sexual nature and all avenues redirect to the election of a new perv in some Prada shoes.
History teaches that where there is smoke, there generally can be found some type of fire.
It isn’t that we don’t believe in a higher being – assuredly there is the plausibility of some celestial being out there somewhere – we simply don’t subscribe to the ‘pay, pray and obey’ practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
Our personal detachment to this practice dates back to our Catholic School sentence as a child. We innocently enough asked why the man was in a dress at a holy Friday mandatory service and it all went to hell thereafter.
Seriously, it was like we had demonstrated the anti-Christ insignia.
Fast forward to present day and our view is still reservedly on this avenue… Drag queens get chastised for donning cross-gender attire yet these men wear dresses everyday and we are supposed to view them as deity.
What with the altogether recent scandals of inappropriate activity at the hands of pervy Priests one would think that the initial mention of impropriety, as far up as the Vatican, would merit getting down to the nasty details of what there lies beneath but NO!
How does that happen?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected as new pope, to be called Pope Francis
We ain’t seen something this here funny in a damn long time. We kid you not, we laughed so hard we nearly pee’ed in our pants. An unruly ghetto wanna-be thug mom gets herself tasered, in front of her kids, after she attacks mall security officer Darren Long. See video after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »
Four more years! YES, today is inauguration day for Barack Obama who was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday. Generally when one utters these words grouped together its something preceded with a word like ‘damn’. This happens to be that amazing exception to the general rule. And it would appear its in honor of the man undertaking another four years of dealing with the daily throws of DC politics.
We are all gleeful that the man we voted for is going full steam ahead – and on MLK day no-less.
Well, we too have a dream. That the American people as a whole learn to vote into office politicians who are actually out to do work for the people instead of heading their otherwise lazy asses out to the nations Capital to spend their time filibustering and getting greased over by lobbyist who ain’t got no one’s well being at heart other than to figure out how to raise their profit margins at the expense of the very people who put those lazy asses in their cushy spots with the best health care imaginable!
That’s our damn dream. And that one day, like a dear friend Elease so eloquently put it, we don’t have to work on MLK day!
Congress gets to take off for weeks on end and the people can’t have MLK day? WTF!
But today is about celebrating history – one that will run another four years! And for that, we think, MLK must be smiling from the here-after. Cuz for certain some of what he preached – not all, we ain’t no idealist – has come to pass.
So here’s a Northern congratulatory mention to President Obama. We don’t volunteer to brave the cold for many but we’d gladly do it for you. But since we can’t, please know we’d be there with the masses today if we could.
Are We Officially Dating is a question Zac Efron needn’t ever ask. Most everyone on the planet to his liking would assuredly be well at ease with making his periodic Black Book listing of late-night booty call. Present company included. But this isn’t about getting to tap that fine ass of his – at all. That’s the working title of his new film, presently filming on-location in NYC.
We stopped by the Gramercy Park set, yesterday afternoon, and caught the studly, al-be-it short, soon to be ex-twink-a-licious 26-year-old filming scenes with co-star Imogen Poots. (See more from the set after the jump!) Read the rest of this entry »
There aren’t too many people that we come across, on an daily basis, that we couldn’t find something bad to say about. It’s true – most folks are wretched, self-serving, duplicitous lot… Get into the entertainment field and, well, that number expands exponentially. Jessica Chastain, however, happens to be one of the exceptions. She is just so damn nice we’d likely sprain something attempting to procure some manifested grievance.
Sure she once surfaced a la Bewitched, seemingly out of thin air, across the street from the trailers mind you, while we were visiting the set of the forthcoming film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby which costars dream-boat James McAvoy and Viola Davis – during their Bronx set days – but we ultimately got a two shot after a brief sprint. And the shots were exclusive!
No harm – exercise greatly appreciated.
We watched Chastain greet awaiting fans outside The Heiress stage door, post a matinee performance, and she took the time to accommodate each and every fans request, all the while chatting about whatever topics they brought up – at times nothing to do with the stage production. And then she provided awaiting paps with a photo-op before saying her goodnight and disappearing.
And we have to say WOW.
That’s some type of gift right there. To do so with an earnest interest in the stranger in front of you without that Halle Berry fake ass snarly smile creeping into the condescending ‘why are you talking to me’ facial expression creeping in. One that to Chastain’s credit, well, she could bank a fortune extending a how-to to other celebrities lesser talented, but with bigger egos.
Case and point: A certain diva presently on The Great White Way goes thru immeasurable lengths to not only avoid photographers hoping to get a photo post her performance in a revival that she is getting horrible reviews for but also fans hoping to have her sign their programs.
Ain’t that some shit?
Well, we won’t dwell too much on the likes of
ScarJo the wanna be serious actress’ and further praise Ms. Chastain’s humble disposition.
And don’t you just love the shoes?
Here is one that has us sitting on a fence scratching at our heads attempting to figure out which side to fully get behind – something we are not altogether familiar with… Malik Richmond and Trent Mays – Steubenville High School football players, are at the center of alleged rape charges and overall sexual misconduct with an overly inebriated 15-year-old girl from West Virginia, reports The NY Times.
The duo are being charged as youths for taking sexual liberties with said girl while transporting her from party to party and, at times, throughout the evening, sexually violating her all the while in plain sight of cohorts, while brazenly documenting their acts on cell phone captured videos and photographs.
Outrageous, no? But hardly a new phenom in the age of social media.
We say we are ‘on the fence’ as, after reading above linked article, among other materials HERE, there seems to a compounded series of actions lacking any level of common sense by all parties involved. Starting with the mention of fetes being hosted by coaching staff for their players post games. Actions which the town is allegedly aware of…
We are also on the fence due to the fact that young men would be willing to take advantage of a girl who is otherwise unable to convey lucid consent to sexual activities is from anything new. Movies are made and countless stories written about such – time and again.
That supposed dozens of spectators traversed the scene and did nothing to intervene is also of no great shock. Peer pressure is as old as time. A sad state of affairs but its the ugly truth.
We also remain troubled in that this 15-year-old would throw herself into harms way by consuming enough alcohol to pass out and be sexually violated in plain sight of spectators. This act bares asking the simple question of ‘how could you be so stupid!’ Quickly to be followed up by ‘where were your (supposed) friends?’
We have been privy to many a similar circumstance where we have had to play sitter to overly indulgent amigos and have had to keep them from waking up to some large regret at the hands of folks flippantly acting out on opportunity presenting itself. People aren’t all good at heart – that is just a myth.
We don’t however understand how folks don’t come forward to fill in the missing parts of this story… Because of all we’ve read there seems to be as many missing pieces as the victims memory post midnight.
Like for instance: was she being supplied with continuous alcohol by these jocks or was she willingly pursuing refills of her own accord. And where were her friends she attended the party with or did she in fact attend on her lonesome?
Don’t get it twisted, y’all. We don’t condone in any shape, way or form the taking advantage of anyone who isn’t in control of some faculty. We just don’t see the fun in that AT ALL. But as culpable as Richmond and Mays are – not to mention their entourage – this girl bares a smidge of responsibility all her own that no amount of blame can erase.
Unidentified source is calling for culprits to identify themselves prior to a January 1st deadline where they will divulge names, addresses, SS #’s et al of those culpable.