What Do You Think?-Take 2

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I’m reposting this because it is my most viewed post ever AND my least liked, which I find fascinating.

I also want to clarify something important.

If the video RUN (below) was an R rated movie I saw at the movie theatre, I would think nothing of it because I am that desensitized now.  I am not against violent movies adults pay to go see.  I’m pretty Libertarian like that, Quentin Tarantino.

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But this video RUN was paid for by Jay-Z and Beyonce as a promotional video for their upcoming tour.  They made it for fun, then they put it on You-Tube for every kookaburra on the planet to see…for free…as many times as they’d like…over and over and over again.

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I find this egregious as Beyonce also requests below We Demand a Plan.  I think we’d all LOVE a plan.  Was this in the plan?  This is why I think Solange lost her mind and attacked Jay-Z in that elevator at the Standard.

Do we give carte blanche to our influencers and icons to ask us this:

And then do this? (Warning: This video is rated R.)

What do you think?

Paper Bark Camp

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We took a little jaunt two hours south of Sydney to visit Paper Bark Camp in Jervis Bay.  You stay in a tent, but it’s a tent with a king size bed and a claw foot bathtub.  So you don’t really camp…you glamp.  When G fell asleep M and I sat out on the tent terrace (?!) with a bit of bourbon when we suddenly heard the air slice in half.  We both froze for quite a few seconds as neither of us had ever heard a sound like that before outside the comfort of surround sound speakers.

That wasn’t a bird was it?

No.  It was a GIANT fruit bat or flying fox, harmless, but nonetheless GIANT.  It does not hover in the breeze on its fluffy feathers, it pushes the air out of its way with wings made of skin and sounds like…wait for it…Batman.

We finished our drinks inside the little tent zipper enclosure thingy.

Playing House

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Back in the olden days when I fancied myself a producer of cutting edge, avant guard theatre, bla dee bla, a great college friend of mine asked me if I’d help her produce a sketch comedy show.

I said yes, because who wouldn’t, especially when all the performers were rolling out of Amy Poehler’s newly formed Upright Citizens Brigade?

Newly formed?  Like I said, olden days.

We got the show into the Fringe Festival and to this day there is one actress from that production who burned herself into my brain.

Lennon Parham

She was so funny, I can still see the exact skit she performed from 15 years ago as clearly as I can see my own hand in front of my face today.

Over those 15 years, Lennon busted her pa-tootsie.  She managed all kinds of ups and downs but she did. not. give. up, I tell you.  And now, she and her best friend have their own show on USA called Playing House. Not only do they star in it, they write it too.  Yes they do.  !!!

We can’t watch it down here dag nabbit, but if you’re in the States you can, so please do. It’s on at 10pm Friday nights. DVR it and tell me all about it.

So proud of all the sistas doin’ it for themselves.

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