Today’s Gen whatevers may not know what Mrs. Robinson was up to, how big a breadbox is, or why going postal refers to murder and mayhem. Younger inquiring minds want to know: Where did all those 98 pound weaklings come from, the ones who get sand kicked in their face? What exactly did Colin Powell have in mind when he described Condoleezza Rice as being “in full Nurse Ratched mode”? And who is this Cher Noble newscasters keep referring to when they discuss nuclear power plant disasters?.
They ahve pretty much everything else. Helmets, Sticks, visors, socks, shin pads, gloves, pads, skates pants, pant coverings etc etc. Its basically the whole deal except for any game worn jerseys. Can being “too honest” make a situation worse than telling a lie or a “half truth,” which is just a lie in disguise? Let’s take a look at male female relationships and the age old question, “Does this dress make me look fat?” There’s an advertisement running on television now, in Spanish, showing a beautiful woman dressed in a beautiful and body revealing black dress, who asks her boyfriend/husband whether or not the dress makes her look fat. In his mind’s eye, the man sees (and so do we through his eyes) the scenarios that will take place if he says “Yes” to the question he’s been asked. His girlfriend/wife is crying in every scene, remembering that he has told her the dress she had on days ago made her look fat.
For Tenacious D, the answer was the humbling 2006 farce Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, which sputtered after a brilliant standalone opening. The Lonely Island fares considerably better with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, perhaps because the concept isn’t limited to rap parody, but acts as a net that trawls the entire pop universe, in all its pomposity and excess and chronic eccentricity. Taking a mock documentary form that draws from This is Spinal Tap, VH 1’s Behind the Music, and promotional movies like Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Katy Perry: Part of Me, Popstar isn’t a satire so much as a warped funhouse reflection of the contemporary scene.
“Back in the ’90s, we felt like it was going to happen every year. We felt like it was our right to be in the World Series. It’s not easy and the best team doesn’t always win, which has been illustrated. State Senate, retiring in 1998. Bill most loved being with his family, and was a kind, involved and wise father/grandfather. He loved vigorous debate, politics and was as comfortable talking about sports as he was dissecting classic literature.