Trump is the Reality Television Candidate

Politics cannot handle celebrity culture
I blame the media

Our future now likely to be black & gold.


‘Master of None’ & by extension Aziz Ansari is what you should be watching #rfn

Quote: “With ‘Master of None’, Aziz Ansari Solidifies His Place in the Pop Culture Canon”

Source: cutprintfilm.com/tv/with-master-of-none-aziz-ansari-solidifies-his-place-in-the-pop-culture-canon

Perhaps the best thing I’ve seen in ages… and I’m not alone.


The only thing that could make me laugh 

The Muppets and The Simpsons are doing it for me right now, as is Rick & Morty. 

  
More when I’m better. 


Headaches

Over the last few weeks I have had some of the worst headaches of my life, precipitated by two blows to my head, four hours apart.  Both blows caused a concussion, and the resulting recovery has been slow.
I will return to this project when I can write long form while looking at a screen


Constantine‘s Matt Ryan Conjures Up Magical Return on Arrow | TV Insider

Rising from the ashes of cancellation, the DC Comics mystic teams up with Oliver Queen and Co.

Source: Constantine‘s Matt Ryan Conjures Up Magical Return on Arrow | TV Insider

 

This is true to the spirit of the character.  Of course JC would end up riding between the lines – his character has always been discursive and transgressive.

Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh Breaks Silence, Points Fingers in Emotional Post-Bankruptcy Interview (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Source: Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh Breaks Silence, Points Fingers in Emotional Post-Bankruptcy Interview (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Regarding Cosby

There are no heroes in entertainment.

Creative achievements are to be acknowledged, bravery in self-discovery or challenging narratives that undermine a power elite, perhaps. But a hero? To label a given individual heroic for performance and accruing wealth? This undermines what the phrase “an heroic endeavor” maps to semiotically.

Actors are incapable of being heroic as an actor. They may portray an heroic figure, and sculpt out a space for a discussion of heroics for a specific cultural context, but it is to our detriment to conflate an individual’s success with the selfless bravery of an individual in the face of overwhelming odds.

In the worst cases, when we confuse entertainers for heroes, our entertainers will not simply fail us, they will horrify us.

URL: http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/07/bill-cosbys-accusers-speak-out.html