Tuesday, June 28, 2011



Stumbling around the internet I found this blog by the multimedia artistic collective that’s makes up Everything Is Terrible.  They also produce video edits similar to The Eclectic Method only their focus is on finding humor in the earnest video efforts of people and their passions.  Their song, ‘Santa Claus Ain’t Comin’’, is a song that answers the question of worrying about what it all means with another question – why wonder why?  This, along with the rest of the album is up on their website for free download but if you feel inclined to make a donation, their website is set up for that too!

But if you don’t then that’s alright, cause we ain’t here to stay!


What… I am thinking that I first became aware of Tracy Morgan as a bit player on ‘Showtime At The Apollo’, a syndicated talent show that ran for ages (and I am sure is shown in reruns somewhere), and even then he wasn’t funny.  After his well-publicized rant in Nashville and apology, I wondered what his more liberal friends were going to do, the ones in the business who were supportive of him during his struggles (because I am thinking Tina Fey has given him a career) or those who worked with him who belonged to ‘the club’, per se, how they feel about this talentless boob now?

When it comes ‘looking to entertainment’ for role models, I think that many have it backwards.  Much like many the things we decide on as a people, we get the entertainment that we take pleasure in, and it reflects on the id of the entertained.  The outrage even cowed would-be apologists for the unfunny Morgan.  Chris Rock (who is another of the sometimey funny black guy who has made it big) thought he was defending a misunderstood brother until he started drawing fire and had to back away from his position.

His second insensitivity only verified how ignorant he is.  His lack of understanding that the wider culture he finds himself a part of, and maybe he no longer reflects an attitude that says it is okay to make fun of the least of us.  And maybe it is a sign of maturation in the black community.  There is still a lot of room for growth in the area of sensitivity to special needs but it is getting better.


Little did I know when I made my reference to Melissa Joan Hart that she was in a show on ABC Family with Joey Lawrence!  I don’t know if I am going to watch it but I thought it was quite a coincidence when I saw the commercial.

There are a couple of new shows on USA that I like.  One of them is ‘Suits’.  The debut show was fairly clever, the leads are watchable and I hope that it has a good run.  But one of the characters that has my attention my eye is Rachel Zane (played by Meghan Markle).  She is smokin’!!

To be honest, I am not one for setting my schedule for a television show, especially in the evening.  There is almost always something more interesting to do than watch mainstream television and now that I have my own place I get to watch what I want.  A show that has made cable worth the expense is ‘Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman’.  Even though a lot of it goes over my head, I have fun trying to grab hold and go for the ride!

Omaha is a fun town and it seems always worth it to go outside.  Even though I am a house cat, I do think that I am missing something when I stay in.  A lot of that is due to being in a constant state of 'brokeness' but other than that, I am fine.


indie.electronic.alternative. said...

i'll look out for your post. loving yacht right now!

LceeL said...

You said it, man. RACHEL ZANE. hubba hubba.

And I have always liked Morgan Freeman, as an actor and for his choice of roles as an actor, and for what little I know of him as a man. But now I have even more respect for his mind.

Hollywood actors aren't necessarily known for their mental acuity (Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson - cases in point) but it's obvious that Mr. Freeman approaches his scripts for "Through the Wormhole" from a position of understanding. Thorough understanding. And I like that about him, too.

♥ CG ♥ said...

Hey Mark! Definitely some things that make you say huh (in ref to T. Morgan). Seems the more outrageous the persona on tv, the more they think it's acceptable to act a dang fool...lol

That corgi :) said...

glad you are fine, Mark; I understand "brokeness" myself these days but look to see what fun free things there might be to do. I know there are lots around here, haven't taken advantage of them yet but I'm sure it is similar in Omaha!

I totally understand too about setting your schedule for a TV show, we got "sucked" into that over the years with different programs, I keep "swearing" I won't again but I did diligently follow American Idol this year. It is good though that you are a place where you can control what you watch when you want to watch it!

I hope it is a good Fourth of July for you in your new hometown!


* Ashleigh * said...

I stay in mainly due to a small group of people I trust and it's soo expensive to go out!

Toon said...

There are three different shows I watch on ABC Family -- that's painful for me to admit.
And Morgan can suck it.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I really hate mainstream TV, except for Rescue Me.

Love you, buddy. Hope all is well.


Beth said...

I found Morgan's remarks completely unfunny; a lot of comedians defended him for doing comedy.

I give him credit for issuing what seemed to be a heartfelt apology, and then meeting with gay activists, and family members of gays who have been bullied and beaten. I hope he managed to learn something from this. I'm not sure if he will, but I hope so.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Will need to catch the wormhole show, sounds interesting.