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I'm exhausted by all the talk about Miley Cyrus' performance on the VMA's last Sunday. I don't have the video posted here. I really didn't feel like taking the 30 seconds to do it. I assume you've already seen it because you have a television and/or the internet. Just in case, here's a quick sum-up: during Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Miley Cyrus came out dressed like the above picture and started Twerking.
According to Urban Dictionary, Twerking is:
Also known as dirty dancing. When a woman slams her bottom on a mans pelvic area while dancing. The man can also lunge his pelvic area forward for a harder bang. This usually performed in a dance club along with upbeat music.
A few weeks/months/whatever ago Miley Cyrus posted a video of her Twerking online. It got a lot of attention and it kind of became "a thing" for her. I'm pretty sure MTV knows about this and asked her to do it on stage; the people who gave this a lot of attention online are the people who watch MTV. And for the producers, Hannah Montana twerking with the most popular artist of the Summer is a good "get." There was no way this wasn't going to get a lot of play. This performance was not for the people who watch MTV once a year just to see this award show, or for the people who didn't even watch it live and knowingly clicked on a link in an email from a friend titled, "Miley Cyrus whoring in it up!!" or something like that. Yet, those are the people outraged.
I kind of feel like I'm getting a taste of social history looking back at what happened after Elvis shook his hips on Milton Berle's show. His performance was referred to by people in the media at the time as movements meant for strippers and whores.
I've also heard people say they feel bad for Miley Cyrus. Uh, the chick is rich beyond all comprehension for the majority of humankind. She doesn't have to do a god damn thing she doesn't want to. She probably did this because she thought it would be fun. And it does look like she was having a great time...
One more thing: this was on MTV, the channel that aired Jack Ass, Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom. But people are all inflamed that a 20-something girl in a bikini gyrated around on their stage? Ha.
Dude decided to test his skills while drunk and then while high, which is an idea that was probably thought up whilst high.
Is that my bike..? - Photo by Cory
Saw this... Uh... Homeless mansion? Mobile hoarder? Disgruntled Safeway employee? Whatever. It was cruising down the Embarcadero this morning. I wasn't able to get a picture of the owner, but it's interesting to note that she was way more put together than I expected.
Is having a bike on top of your shopping cart the homeless version of having a helicopter on your yacht?
As Giants fans were telling me a month ago, the season is over for their team. It seemed a little premature, but they were right. As San Francisco was down seven runs to nuthin' in the ninth inning last Monday night, a pop-fly carried passed the foul line right on top of what the TV announcer calls a "Ball Babe." No, it's not sexist, it's sports, get over it, have some fun for once.
At this point in their season, and losing so badly in this game, why not let her try to catch it. Give whatever fans decided to stay on a Monday night at least something to leave smiling about. And if she misses it, it's still a just a foul ball. But no, ol' glory-hog Arias had to swoop in and take away her moment.
Yes, I am a Dodgers fan. But I was born and raised in in LA, so it's okay, or so I've been told more than a couple times by drunken Giants fans initially very confused and angered by my allegiance.
This is an anti-"Stand Your Ground Law" PSA from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence recreates the night Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman using pieces from the 911 calls made that night from Zimmerman and nearby residents.
It's powerful enough to get their message across, but probably only to people who already agree that Stand Your Ground Laws are stupid. Since their call-to-action is for people sign an online petition against these laws, it's a good way to let people know that the petition exists; I have a feeling this will get a lot of attention.
For people who defend the Stand Your Ground Laws, they'll most likely find this PSA to be enflamatory, and then continue to site self-defense. Whatever. It will give the media something to talk about for a few days which is why the organization spent what seems to be a decent amount on production value.
Does the thought of cable news networks talking about this PSA and Stand Your Ground make anyone else want to slowly slice their nose off with a cheese-peeler?