Friday, January 31, 2014

Mirren Mimics Miley

Call me a prude if you want, but I think it is indecent and gross:

"Helen Mirren headlines Hasty Pudding parade" by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein |  Globe Staff, January 30, 2014

At the roast that followed, the 68-year-old Dame Helen Mirren was a great sport even as she was teased about her ample bosom (“Helen has bigger boobs than Dame Judy Dench,” one of the Pudding players announced from the stage)….

But the actress played her part with aplomb. Asked at one point to twerk, Mirren had a moment’s hesitation — “Oh, [expletive],” she muttered — before getting down to it, to the great delight of the audience….

Just having that image in my head makes Miley's moment pale in comparison, never mind the reaction of the crowd. No longer the picture of royalty.

She then made a peace sign and, like Miley Cyrus, stuck out her tongue. The crowd roared its approval….

The more I think about it the more the peace sign has turned into a meaningless symbol of marketing. It's on clothing and messages all over the place, a stark juxtaposition to the war-searching empire of global conquest.

If you want to you can "bat" your eye at the other "catty" winners in what seems like a very strange focus or theme for the award.


You can keep the kiss because someone is giving up the love for Beiber:

"Celebrity news: Rob Ford backs Justin Bieber" Associated Press, January 31, 2014

Toronto’s favorite black sheep, Mayor Rob Ford, is rising to the defense of fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, who was charged with assault Wednesday for allegedly hitting a Toronto limousine driver several times in the back of the head last month. The news broke a few hours after the teenage pop star’s attorney entered a separate not guilty plea in Florida to drunken-driving and other charges. Ford, who has admitted smoking crack while in a drunken stupor and is being sued for supposedly orchestrating the jailhouse beating of his sister’s ex-boyfriend, defended Bieber when a US radio host called Bieber ‘‘Canada’s worst export.’’

No, that would have been Terrance and Philip.         


Also seeHow to manage a crisis

Just ask Rob Ford because he has done it.