Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"How Often Do You Walk Your Dog, Huh?"

JOEY: You know what I mean! What time of day? How many times a week?

"I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders plays in the background.

Joey makes her first, but not last ladder escape. Dawson bangs his head on a Spielberg poster. He runs to his window and scream after her.

Usually in the morning, with Katie Couric.

As of late, I have had a serious urge to watch Dawson's Creek, beginning with the pilot from which the above is excerpted. And now that its creator Kevin Williamson and its star James Van Der Beek are having a Twitter exchange, I can hardly keep my circa 1998 American Eagle Outfitters chinos on in excitement.

This is me right now (but slightly less creepy):

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'll Drink to That

My only gripe with Rihanna's "Cheers" is that it wasn't released as a single early enough in the summer for me to complete abuse it my T.G.I.F.-enthused anthem. (Note: I had yet to find one that matched the lyrics of R. Kelly's remix to "Ignition:" "Sippin' on coke and rum/ I'm like, 'So what, I'm drunk?' / It's the freakin' weekend, baby/ I'm about to have me some fun.")

Really though, Rihannald McDonald's song (and its recently-released accompanying video) is amazing for many reasons:

1) She mentions not only the glory of the 2000 LeAnn Rimes cinematic vehicle, but also it's forgotten smizing star: "It's getting Coyote Ugly up in here/ No Tyra."
b) She subtly references one of Jersey Shore's favorite vocabulary words and the cast's tendency to quickly turn fist pumping into a less friendly use of a clenched hand: "Everybody's vibin' so don't nobody start a fight."
III) The fact that she's able to turn Avril Lavigne's "I'm With You" into something listenable allows me to ignore the song's not-so "hella cool" Ray-Ban product placement.
Quatro) She understands the unfortunate liquidly courageous act of opening a tab: "Put it all on my card tonight, yeah/ Might be mad in the morning, but you know we goin' hard tonight."
5) The video is the perfect illustration of her ability to be incredibly personable and appreciative of her fans in a genuine way.

This brings me to something I've noticed throughout the summer as my favorite site has been posting pictures from touring pop stars' meet-and-greets with fans.

RiRi is clearly comfortable getting close with her fans on her "Loud" tour:

Arguably, too close:

Britney Spears, on the other hand, who is currently on the "Femme Fatale" tour, isn't quite so keen on the touchy-feely photos because, as her song "Hot As Ice" states, she's a "living legend/ You can look, but don't touch."

Still, no one handles the fandamonium quite like Luke Perry...

I have just one question, Dylan... "Are we having fun yet?"

Segregation Never, Integration Now

Considering how much shit Hollywood gets for poor (or no) representation of minorities on screen, I could not help but notice this obvious racial split in the advertising for ABC's upcoming Charlie's Angels.

Where are Hairspray's Lil' Inez, Seaweed, Tracy Turnblad, and, of course, Motormouth Maybelle when you need them?

"Two, four, six, eight. TV's got to integrate!"