A List Gossip

As Fimoculous.com reports, The A List is “just a list of celebrity personality rumors, but it’s magnificent.” Whether you believe the rumors or take them with a grain of salt, it’s definitely a juicy read.

’80s Dance Party For Charity

I received an e-mail about an upcoming event that sounds like a lot of fun and is for a good cause. Team Tesora is holding an ‘80s Dance Party in Malden, MA to benefit MS research on August 23rd:

Team Tesora invites you to dust off your Capezios… slap a gallon of Freez-Gel in your hair… or at least borrow your Uncle Mortie’s Members Only jacket… and have a blast with us at our 80s Dance Party fundraiser to fight Multiple Sclerosis. Joe Tesora (a.k.a. D.J. Re-Laps) will be spinning hand-picked 80s nuggets for your dancing / listening / reminiscing pleasure. And since the 80s is his “golden era,” he’s going to pull out a few tracks you probably haven’t heard in a while!

We’re gonna test your 80’s TRIVIA. We’re gonna judge your clothes in a “BEST 80’s OUTFIT” CONTEST. If you graduated High School in the 80’s, bring your yearbook photo and you might win MOST IMPROVED SINCE THE 80’s. We’re going to have a RUBIK’S CUBE CHALLENGE. We’re gonna be giving away COOL DOOR PRIZES. We’re gonna rock on to Electric Avenue, baby!!!

This really sounds like a blast, and as I mentioned it’s for a good cause. I may even have to drive up there!

How To Be A Pimp

ShaftJust for you, Shaft 🙂

Follow these eight easy steps and you’ll be big pimpin’ in no time. I’ll tell you how to do all of the pimp shit – everything from how to slap a hoe like a pimp to how to order chinese food like a pimp. But, first, there are a few requirements. One, you gotta be the man. Not A man, but THE man. Two, you gotta have a ‘fro. Three, no Republicans allowed. Oh, and if you know the name of more than one Backstreet Boy, please vacate the premises. Alright then. Grab your cane, mack daddy, because we’re goin’ pimpin’.

Pretty In Pink Live On Stage

Pretty In PinkSoundtracks Live is a theater/musical company that “presents some of film’s most memorable soundtracks performed live by a collection of singers and musicians form some of the best bends in New York City.” It looks like their first performance will be that of Pretty In Pink,

including “Bring On The Dancing Horses” by Echo and the Bunnymen, “Pretty in Pink” by The Psychedelic Furs, “Left Of Center” by Suzanne Vega and more… And just when you thought that was enough… [they] also have your favorite Pretty In Pink scenes re-enacted by an incredible cast…

I don’t know, this could be fun, but then again it could ruin a perfectly good classic ‘80s movie…

The Censored Cartoons Page

Foghorn & Egghead Jr.What’s missing from your favorite cartoons? The Censored Cartoons Page is a

guide to the cuts and edits which have been rendered to the classic cartoons of Warner Brothers, MGM, Paramount, and other studios when broadcast on television (unless noted otherwise). Gags that are deemed inappropriate for children, racist, violent, etc. are simply edited out of the affected cartoons. Here is a guide to these “lost” moments.

How sad. I guess I can understand editing out some of the more egregious examples of violence and racism when broadcasting episodes on children’s channels, but to not make available the full versions on videotape is going too far, in my opinion.

Public Defender Briefs A History Of The “F” Word

The Smoking Gun has already awarded its “prestigious 2003 Legal Document of the Year award” to PD Eric Vanatta, who defended a Colorado teenager charged with disorderly conduct for “cursing [an] administrator with some variants of the "F” word. His main defense was a rather unique motion:

The District Court document is an amusing and profane look at the world’s favorite four-letter word, from its origins in 1500 to today’s frequent use of the term by Eminem, Chris Rock, and Lenny Kravitz. The criminal charge, Vanatta argued in the motion, was not warranted since the use of the popular curse is protected by the First Amendment. TSG’s favorite part of the motion is the chart comparing Google results for the “F” word and other all-American terms like mom, baseball, and apple pie. Sadly, Vanatta never got the chance to argue his motion before a judge. Because ten days ago he cut a plea deal that deferred prosecution of his client for four months–if the kid stays out of trouble during that period, the charge gets dismissed.

You have to admire the PD’s creativity and somewhat tongue-in-cheek humor. I just wish he could have gotten an actual ruling… :-p