Tagged: Taylor Swift

The dream is still alive

Once every four years, Americans are reminded that Iowa exists.

Donald Trump lost. Now he’s a loser.

Phil Anselmo is backing Mr Trump.

Reverend Huckabee quits, will cash in with a new book and Fox News program.

No one is buying Rihanna’s new album. She’s not at the level of competitors like Beyonce, TSwizzle, Gaga, or Iggy.

I can’t imagine anyone will travel to the Rio Olympics, especially not super-rich athletes.

Girl squad

According to Camille Paglia,

[Taylor] Swift herself should retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props …

Like bell hooks (who a few years ago called Beyoncé a “terrorist“), Ms Paglia employs outlandish provocation as a means to stanch flagging books sales and to maintain her honoraria at an elevated level.

Pundit feminism, comprised of 140 character bon mots, is solely concerned with taking down celebrity women. The collateral damage of its mechanically reproduced outrage can be measured in the troubled status of academic feminism.

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Mr Trump is a Harlequinade candidate.

The pacifier and glow stick generation has grown up and is making movies.

Get back together

Forget Harry Potter. Mesut Özil is a real wizard.

There’s nothing wrong with sanctuary cities. They should have given sanctuary to Cecil the Lion though.

At the moment, Adele is the greatest pop singer not named Taylor Swift or Katy Perry.

Gaga no longer qualifies as a pop artist. She’s now reached diva status.

The best thing about the film “Back to the Future” was the thumping volume of Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love.”

Canada reached peak cool during the reign of Margaret Trudeau.

Xi Jinping is the first pirate to meet a British monarch since Walter Raleigh. Arrr!

Theremin therapy

Elián González has resurfaced, expressing a desire to visit the USA. I remember that his Miami relatives were horrendous.

Antiquities in unstable regions beset by medieval monotheist violence should be transported to, and housed in, museums in the West.

I’m glad Ms Swift embraces the role of a leading feminist. It is time to put misogyny out of business wherever it appears.

The recently discovered portrait of Shakespeare doesn’t look anything like Shakespeare.

The Republican Tea Party and far right wingnuts are off on their usual wild goose chase for a Clinton scandal where none exists. Many of these Republicans will breitbart themselves over her election. Well trolled, Ms Clinton.

 

The glamorous life

The only time Kanye West was right about fashion was when he donned the leather kilt.

The existence of Babymetal demonstrates there might yet be hope for Japan. An old Situationist like Malcolm McClaren would have enjoyed Babymetal. And tried to make money from it.

Mark Zuckerberg was upset (at 21:38) by the film The Social Network. Even billionaires get hurt.

Taylor Swift is a leading light of post-third wave feminism (joined by Lena Dunham, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson, and Beyoncé).

Straight lines

Clicquot puts the champagne in champagne socialism.

Kristin Scott Thomas is our Eleanor of Aquitaine.

The greatest British export is the English Premier League, not the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta established a new relationship between the crown and its aristocratic subjects (the Baronry). Like Guido Fawkes (Catholic Monarchist), it is a curious touchstone for would be democrats.

We are all Taylor Swift.