Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This makes me ashamed to be human.

Cows Left to Suffer
for Land O' Lakes.

A new PETA undercover investigation inside a Land O'Lakes supplier facility in Pennsylvania has revealed routine neglect and cruelty to cows who are milked for the Fortune 250 company's products. Over the course of several months, the investigation documented deplorable, filthy conditions for cows on the farm, such as pens that were filled with deep excrement (see video and photos), and cows who suffered from ailments and conditions so severe that they collapsed and became "downers" but were not put out of their misery or given veterinary care in a timely manner, if at all.
Land O'Lakes "inspected" the farm as recently as June 2009 and even noted that there were areas in need of cleaning (including the milking parlor walls!) but approved the facility nonetheless.  
Cows on dairy factory farms are not given much more than the numbered tag that is punched through their ears to identify them. Read more about what happened to a few of the cows who lived and died miserably at one such farm. 

The farm's owner and one of his sons were caught on video electro-shocking cows who were in too much pain to stand up. One of the farmer's sons kicked a cow and jabbed her with the blade of a pocket knife. Both the father and son have now been charged with cruelty to animals.
The dairy industry's standard forms of cruelty also led to suffering for these cows. In order to make milking easier, cows' tails were amputated by tightly binding them with elastic bands, causing the skin and tissue to slowly die and slough off and leaving the animals unable to swat away flies, which, in addition to tormenting the cows, also led to the spread of disease. Tail-docking is unnecessary and cruel, which is why it has been condemned by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dairy farmers don’t allow cows―whose pregnancies last for nine months, just like human pregnancies―to spend any significant time with their calves, who are taken from their mothers shortly after birth. Cows are intelligent animals who can remember things for a long time, and they have the capacity to worry about the future.

PETA's investigation also reveals cows and calves who were kept in pens and barns whose floors were covered with deep excrement, which caused foot and hoof problems and fostered the spread of disease. Calves rescued from the farm had pneumonia, "manure scald," ringworm, pinkeye, and parasites. Some cows suffered respiratory distress and had pus-filled nasal discharge streaming down their faces. Abscesses were common on the farm—some of them burst and oozed pus, even as cows were being milked, as can be seen in our video.

World-renowned meat and dairy industry expert Dr. Temple Grandin, after reviewing the footage, said, "The conditions are absolutely atrocious. ... It was obvious that the place was seldom cleaned and ... that many sick animals were not receiving veterinary treatment. ... The dairy manager totally NEGLECTED his animals. ... Many animals suffer greatly." 

PETA is calling on Land O'Lakes to implement and enforce a 12-point animal welfare plan to govern all cooperative members' dairy-farming operations, which will eliminate some of the worst abuses to cows raised for their milk. Write to Land O'Lakes President Christopher Policinski now and urge him to implement the plan today. Of course, the best way for you to help prevent cows from suffering these abuses is to go vegan and stop consuming dairy products. Explore our "Vegetarian Starter Kit" for recipes and tips to get started today.

 Please go to this link, watch the video and send out a letter saying how appalled you are:

Friday, September 25, 2009

I *heart* glee

I really, really love FOX's new show GLEE!  I think it's clever, fun and so much fun to watch.  Jane Lynch is genius in everything she does.  That said, I think the entire cast is fantastic!  If you haven't watched the show yet you've got to check it out. 

Here's a scene from this week's episode:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shake Weight!

Every once in awhile a true gem is introduced into the marketing world.  Now it is time to witness the product of 2009.  It is the SHAKE WEIGHT!  I'm not really sure what the hell they were thinking when they made this commercial but it is simply priceless.  Do you think some pervy guys were sitting around getting quite a chuckle over this one?  Or perhaps they wanted their lady-friends to be able to give a more powerful reach-around.

The best is Ellen's take on the Shake Weight!  I love her.  Just watch:

Posh Spice IS a Sleestack!

Separated at birth?? 

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mysterious Panama Creature!

I think I've seen this creature perform in Rochester before.

The video Miley should have made...

So this video actually makes me like this song... a little.  It ranks up there as one of the gayest videos ever and I love it!  It's actually shot well and the boys are hot :)  What more do you need?  Hot boys running around, shirtless singing Miley Cirus' "Party in the USA," I think that makes for a great day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Potter Puppet Pals

If you haven't seen the Potter Puppet Pals on YouTube yet then you need to.  I think they are really quite clever and really funny! 

If you like it then you shoulda put a nipple ring on it...

I guess everyone HAS done a video for this song!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Leslie Hall and HBO?

Leslie Hall is in talks with HBO for her own show! I will definitely have to watch it. I can't even imagine what it would be like. I can only think it would be some like "Just Say Julie" (MTV) on lots and lots of crack and some acid thrown in.

Check out the CNN article!

I mean Leslie is pure crazy ass genius. Who else would make a song about Willow? Yes the character from the 80's movie "Willow."

Don't forget her classic, GEM SWEATER!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Partners in Crime

No I'm not talking about George Bush and the Oil Industry, I'm talking about the cheesy TV show starring Lynda Carter and Loni Anderson!

I just found this and boy what a gem!  I do remember this show and I think I was totally into it.  How did anyone think I was straight?  Ever.  They don't make them like this anymore!  And that may be a good thing.

First of all the intro alone is like a minute and a half.  The also linger on the puzzle piece "special effect" for quite awhile, though I guess in the day that was cutting edge.

I'm sorry but don't you think these two are completely believable crime solvers?  I know I do.  Loni Anderson totally blends in when she's out snooping around.  Come on, ducking behind the corner of that building.  I'm sure no one noticed her at all.

Here's a classic episode called "Is He or Isn't She."  It's about a wealthy man's son getting kidnapped and our crime solving gals look to the kidnapped man's "friend" for help.  Only that "friend" is a drag queen!  Holla!  Serena is played by Christopher Morley and he really does a great job playing a woman.  He played quite a few "female" roles in the 80's according to his IMDB page.  Enjoy!

This part is the best of the whole episode because this is where they stumble upon a drag club and get mistaken for drag queens.  Fabulous!

PS I love the dub over of "Serena's" voice. So subtle!!!

She's the Sheriff

Maybe not THE worst shows in television history but it's up there!  I actually think it's so terrible that it is fabulous.  When is it coming out on DVD?


I love the movie CLUE!  It is one of my all time favorite movies.  It was definitely an influence on my new play THE LIPSTICK MASSACRE which will debut November 2009 at MuCCC in Rochester.  My play has three different endings (a la CLUE) in which the audience will decide who the killer is!

Make sure to check out my new play THE LIPSTICK MASSACRE on Nov. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at MuCCC!

And check out these classic scenes from CLUE!

Madeline Kahn is one of my absolute favorite comedians.  She is missed!

And my personal fav, I just love, love Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock.  Genius!

Farewell Patrick Swayze

I'm sad that Patrick Swayze lost his battle to cancer.  It's such a horrible disease and to see him look as gaunt as he was is just crushing.  No one should have to watch themselves deteriorate.  I think he was a good actor and will leave behind some great films.  My personal favs are of course Ghost, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing and Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar.

The Dark Crystal Rap Style, yo!

I love the movie "The Dark Crystal" and was excited that they possibly, maybe, but-who-knows now are making a sequel.  This video about that "sequel" is fucking hysterical!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Best VMA interview I've ever seen!

Why can't celebrities today take some notes from past VMA moments.  Don't interrupt someone's speech and be a douche, interrupt their interview and be a fabulous, goddamn, messy rock star.  I live for this Madonna interview where Courtney Love throws her compact at Madge during the interview.  Then takes over the interview to leave Kurt Loder with this "what the hell is going on" look on his face.  C-Love ends her show by passing out.  Thankfully she was wearing panties, which she shows as many times as possible.  I will say Madonna handle this with class and looks A-mazing!

So many douchebags, so little time...

Kayne West is a douchbag.  I already thought this but after last nights' VMAs, he unequivocally proved it.  Who the hell has the audacity to go on stage and interrupt someone winning an award to say someone else should have won it.  Oh, yeah that would be King Douche, Kayne West.  I don't even really like Taylor Swift all that much.  I think she's a complete dullard but come on.  Let the poor, frail gal accept her award so she can go eat some Styrofoam packing chips to celebrate. 

Thankfully, everyone else seems to think Kayne was a douche too.  MTV was flooded with tweets and floggings and twats after his little "stunt."  Katy Perry and Pink had some great twats about it, mostly something like "Fuck Kayne West, you can quote me" and that was of course from Pink.  I mean who really goes to the VMAs thinking that it's about who deserves the award the most?  Come on.  It's the fucking VMAs for fuck's sake.  (On a side note, is Russell Brand completely the opposite of funny or am I really missing something?  Didn't he tank last year as a host?  I just think he needs to take a bath and stop wearing pants that only go up to his balls.  I mean, come on, that ass in those pants looked like the ass of an 80 year-old man.)

What disturbs me about this whole situation is how much everyone was all in an uproar, well probably everyone under the age of 20, but what about when the Supreme Emperor of Douchbags, Joe Wilson, shouts out at President Obama calling him a liar.  I don't think people are outraged enough at this.   Who does that? Would he have done that to Bush(whacked), I think not! I mean, yes, Bush was booed but that's booing not screaming out, "You lie!"  Give the man some respect!  Look at the mess he was handed and now he's trying to fix things that have been broken a long, long time and we've got morons like Wilson being a douchbag.  Wilson should be either caned or stoned. I think if we went back to old fashion stoning, people would commit less douchery. I've started collecting stones in my backyard just in case we do.

Down with douchery.  

PS I think you should try and use douchery in a sentence today.

PPS This video cleverly mocks both situations and makes me giggle.  Come on, we still need to laugh about people's acts of douchery.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just Say Julie!

I loved "Just Say Julie!"  It was such fun and you could never do this type of show on MTV again, sadly.  I got to interview Julie awhile back and it was so amazing.  They basically told her she could do whatever she wanted as long as she played videos!  A-mazing!  I think she's hysterical.  I'll have to get my interview with her online again, it's a fun piece.

So here, enjoy a clip from one of my favorite episodes: How to be a Model

And make sure to check out Julie Brown at juliebrown.com

Jermaine Jackson & The Tin Man from 'The Wiz' (Nipsey Russell), Separated at Birth??

Jenna Saisquoi shared this scary as picture of Jermaine Jackson with me today and all I could think was that he looks like Nipsey Russell in The Wiz!  Am I right, or am I right? 

Speaking of Nipsey, where the hell is he?  And why aren't there more Nipseys in the world?  Nipsey is a great name.  Or something.

She's got that Boom Boom Pow, or something.

Local commercials are terrible... usually.  I never knew why until I started working for a local TV station.  Now I know.  Clients want them.  They like them.  Most of the time they want SO much information in them you can't do anything creative.  Every once in awhile, a true gem is created.  Something that is so bad, it's brilliant!

Check out Bang Bang & Boom Boom!!

I live for Carol Channing!

I simply adore Carol.  She is just so zany and a unique character.  There will never be another Carol (and yes she is still alive and was on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)!!!

So here she is with The Muppets!  I think it's hard to figure out which ones are The Muppets sometimes! ;-)

Ever wonder why the country is in the state it is?

Ok, well I think most intelligent people know why.  It's not too hard to figure out.  Stupid people are taking over the country and maybe the world.  Ignorance and misinformation run rampant in this country.  It's showing no signs of slowing down.  Speaking of signs, here is a collection of true gems.  Come on people, if you are going to make a protest sign, at least make sure it's spelled correctly (even more true when you are protesting about speaking English).


Even more are at:

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Goldie & Liza Together!

 I had no idea this existed!  Here is Part 1 of Goldie Hawn & Liza Minelli's TV special!  It is simply Fabulously Cheese-tastic!!!

*Sniff sniff* I smell a brand new blog!

My brand new blog! Smell that new blog smell!!!