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Politikal Culture


Here’s my latest venture. A unique forum to discuss politics and culture.  It’s also the official home of the Monster Militia, dedicated to the fun radio stations of Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando. A fun place to be you…join us at POLITIKAL CULTURE!

 

Occupy Our Town!


I recently learned that the forum I participated on for a very short time (a little less than two years) has bit the proverbial dust. That would be Muchedumbre.  At times I enjoyed sparring with the guys and gals there, other times not so much. For all the drama the Muche caused me, self-inflicted or not, I feel a sadness in it’s disappearance from the interwebs.

Friendships, or other relationships, bring a certain affinity for those who visited, and a few (if not many) true friends.  Social websites, such as Facebook, will never duplicate the closeness of family – good and bad – that the muche did. Facebook, with the identity of a corporate money-maker, doesn’t allow it’s participants the freedom to express themselves without sanction. People are wary of sharing their true feelings (and current photo) on a webpage that can be seen by everyone in the world. Recent changes to Facebook underscore this fact even more succinctly.

In this world of 140 characters and less, we find ourselves living a fast food existence. Internet forums, by nature of design, don’t work that way and are a slowly dying breed. 140 characters or less doesn’t allow for intelligent discourse, and for that matter, unintelligent discourse. Both of which were prevalent on the former Muche. Prone to pages and pages of wordy arguments in the political section, the Muche was equally well-known for up-to-the-minute news from the worlds of entertainment and religion. As well as off-the-wall humor that couldn’t be found anywhere else. And isn’t that what family is all about?

We were an eclectic group of friends who were originally brought together as fans of The Monsters in the Morning on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando (as well as The Philips Phile, SBK Live, and other radio programs) and morphed through the years to a group who found more to discuss than a radio show; sharing similar interests, pop culture in general, television (including Survivor), movies, food (everyone loves to eat!) an amazing collection of music videos, and politics. We still wish to discuss the Monsters and the Phile and addition, we’ve become the new home of the world famous Just C’s Football Picks!  As an extra bonus, our forum originally was created to discuss ABC’s LOST and is therefore a virtual treasure trove of discussion, speculation and love for the Island and it’s residents.

In the past week or so, I’ve updated my forum, and taken it in a new direction to accomodate and welcome former participants from the Muche.

Until we’re fully up and running a limited number of topics are viewable by Guests. Please visit, introduce yourself, and have fun!

Come on by, sign up, and Occupy Our Town!

Best Wishes, Sugar!


I’ve been in the hospital and wasn’t able to post this earlier.  Our friend and former Survivor runner-up, Jessica “Sugar” Kiper will face a new challenge, one more daunting than being on an island eating bugs.

Sugar will be one of the participants in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab.

The upcoming fifth season of “Celebrity Rehab” will be inhabited by Michael Lohan, Bai Ling, “Blade Runner” star Sean Young, Amy Fisher and former “Baywatch” actor Jeremy Jackson, among others.

Lohan is best known as the controversial father of troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan and last year announced his intentions to open his own rehabilitation center. Chinese actress Ling, known for her big-screen work in “The Crow,” had an unfortunate turn in the spotlight in 2008, when she was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for shoplifting two magazines and a pack of batteries. Fisher, known in tabloid circles as the Long Island Lolita, grabbed headlines in 1992 when, at the age of 17, she shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. (Fisher more recently embarked on a career as a porn star.)

Rounding out this season of celebrity rehab will be former pro baseball player Dwight “Doc” Gooden, onetime Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler and “Survivor” contestant Jessica “Sugar” Kiper.

The fifth season of “Celebrity Rehab” will premiere June 26 at 9 p.m. on VH1.

Be sure to watch and send her love and support!

Wanna Be a WINNER?


It’s easy…

Just join Our Town, a forum dedicated to civil political discussions and uncivil pop culture discussions. Every day, we talk about the fun happenings in television, movies, off the wall conspiracys, and everyday life as we know it. We also talk about the strange happenings in our political climate as we progress through BizarroAmerika 2011.

Join up! We don’t bite! (Well, actually ekg has been known to chew a few…)

You might ask, “So what’s my reward for becoming a member of this fun crowd?”

Beginning today, and for the next ten days, the management team of Our Town, myself and ekg, will be perusing the posts on the forum for a. The most insightful post; and b. The funniest post.

Winners (See!) in each category will receive an autographed poster from the one and only

 Survivor Sweetheart, Jessica (Sugar) Kiper! (To be provided once she finishes her stint Here)

Now that’s how you can be a real Winner!

Bored?


Since the departure of our beloved LOST, my little forum has gone by the wayside. In the past week or so, however, I’ve updated it and taken it in a new direction…After a recent insurrection of the people (no, not Egypt!), we’ll be having an influx of new visitors and I’d like my friends who enjoy this blog to join us.

Welcome to Our Town!

We’re an eclectic group of friends connected through the years with similar interests, including LOST, but also pop culture in general, television (including Survivor), movies, food (everyone loves to eat!) an amazing collection of music videos, and politics. (Don’t let the politics scare ya!)

Our state of the art host and server also allow posters to cross-post new topics on Facebook and Twitter.

Until we’re fully up and running a limited number of topics are viewable by Guests. Please visit, introduce yourself, and have fun!

Oh. And we still talk about LOST!

Survivor 22: Survivor: Redemption Island


UPDATE – FOLLOWING THE BREAK

Only halfway into the current season of Survivor: Nicaragua, few details of the next exciting season are being leaked to the outside world. In a stunning reversal of the past two years (when spoilers were rampant but true – and according to rumor, came from the fingers of the wife of a certain two-time recent Survivor loser), little legitimate information about the new season has been spoiled*, although a few critical details appear to be true…

Filmed back-to-back with the current season in Nicaragua, the next season will, according to rumor, bring back two of the most hated, yet loved, players in the game. Actually, make that three.

SPOILER ALERT!

Hit the break for details…

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Video: Making of The Green Hornet’s Black Beauty


(From TVOvermind)

One of the most anticipated movies coming early next year is The Green Hornet, starring funnyman Seth Rogen in his first-ever role as a superhero, with Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christopher Waltz in supporting roles.

Based upon the original ABC series, the 3-D film centers on Britt Reid, the son of a rich newspaper magnate, who finds his life turned around after meeting one of the employees of his media empire, Kato (Chou). Using the tried-and-true recipe of “bad boy makes good,” the two, with the assistance of Reid’s beautiful secretary Lenore (Diaz), debut as crimefighters taking on the underworld kingpin Chudnofsky (Waltz).

One can arguably suggest that the biggest unknown star of this action flick is The Black Beauty, a highly modified Chrysler Imperial Crown, which was one of the most luxurious (and largest) American cars of the mid-sixties. Here’s a video showing the construction of and attributes of this super car.

There were actually 29 1964-1966 Imperials used in various filming of scenes and stunts. Incredibly, in today’s world of product placement, the producers of The Green Hornet turned down deals with both BMW and General Motors for use of their vehicles (although powered by a GM engine) as the basis for the newest Black Beauty, instead deciding on the original vehicle. What a fitting tribute to the Imperial Crown!

Update: Dancing With the What?


Fresh off the success of my Twitter campaign (#boycottDWTS) is this fabulous news coming from last night’s episode.

Although I didn’t watch, the moment has been captured:

Fine. Moms?

If your kid is a B-Level “star” or just breaking out into show business, please…By all means, help pull some strings to get the kid on Dancing With the Stars, sit in the audience and applaud them while they’re Tripping all over the stage.

But, if you’re a former Mayor of a little village that was left bankrupt, losing VP Candidate, or a Half-Term Governor now working for Fox News: Why don’t you stay away? Don’t you see how obviously obvious you are?

Dancing With the What?


Let’s face it. Bristol Palin is not a star. She’s not a celebrity.

What Bristol Palin is is a stupid, spoiled little kid who had a baby while still a teenager in High School, probably while drinking, then dropped out of High School to “raise” the child with the baby daddy, himself a dropout and loser extraordinaire.

Bristol Palin is the daughter of a loser. A woman who ran the little town of Wasilla, Alaska, into the ground and left it millions and millions of dollars in debt, lost the Vice Presidency of this country, quit her job as Governor of Alaska to ostensibly work for Fox News and has made a mockery of the Republican Party and teabaggers across America with her lack of knowledge of, well everything.

A woman, who much like the daughter she raised, gave birth to her oldest son out of wedlock, admitted to smoking marijuana, dabbled with witchcraft (that seems to be popular with the right wing kooks lately :)), and has seen Russia from her front door. Quite the role model, huh? Let’s not forget the collective mother/daughter hypocricy of advocating abstinenance…unless, of course, it happens in your own family.

Bristol Palin is the daughter of Sarah Palin, Queen of the Wasilla Hillbillies.

So. What qualifies Bristol Palin to be on Dancing With the Stars? Absolutely nothing! ABC, obviously in an effort to gain viewers, has allowed Bristol Palin, not a Star, not a Celebrity, onto their program.

Why? So Sarah Palin can whore her daughter, once again, before the adoring teabagger masses!

I remember a time, two years or so ago, when I was resoundingly criticized on the Muche for even having the nerve to criticize Sarah Palin for whoring her daughter before the American public. Huh. Yet it continues…

Do me a favor, fans?

Join my Twitter campaign to #boycottDWTS.

Let’s show them this was a bad, bad mistake. I mean, hell, wasn’t one of the Salahi’s available?

UPDATE

Seems like Bristol’s quite the primadonna on set. From Canada.com:

Palin, daughter of former U.S. Republican vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, already has been dubbed this season’s Kate Gosselin, who was famously difficult at times last season. It also seems that the younger Palin has one mother of a chip on her shoulder.

“Bristol was really annoyed by all the questions about whether her mom would be in the audience to support her,” the source said. “She kept complaining about the amount of press she had to do. She is acting like this is all a big pain.”