Next time you take celebrity political opinions too seriously, remember Janet Jackson’s latest wardrobe malfunction.
Before you read the rest of this post, please take this poll:
Human beings don’t flick their tongues out. Snakes do, like this garter snake:
I can honestly say I’ve never flicked my tongue out when I speak, not even to lick my lips, and I’ve done countless public speaking — as a professor lecturing in class, presenting papers at conferences, and as a lector at Mass. Nor have I ever seen anyone flick their tongue out when speaking.
The first time I noticed a public person doing what snakes do was Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House communications director from April through November 2009. While delivering a speech at a high school graduation, Dunn disconcertingly and repeatedly flicked out her tongue in lightning speed, just like a snake. Here’s a screenshot I took:
The next time I noticed a public person doing the snake-tongue thing was then secretary of state John Kerry speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on September 3, 2013, on Obama’s proposed war against Syria. Here’s a screenshot I took:
You can see the videos of Dunn and Kerry by going to “Why does John Kerry flick his tongue like a snake?
On January 8, 2017 at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Meryl Streep, 67, who endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, used the occasion of her award acceptance speech to trash then President-Elect Donald Trump.
During her speech of nearly 6 minutes, Streep repeatedly flicked out her tongue, which you can see for yourself in the video below, at the 0:18, 2:56, 3:15, 3:50 and 4:49 marks. (I recommend that you slow down the video by clicking the wheel icon in the bottom right of the video. I also muted the sound because I don’t want to subject myself to Streep’s voice.)
Here are screenshots I took from the video:
After staring at her thin-lipped mouth to catch her tongue-flicking, I’ve now developed an intense revulsion to Meryl Streep’s mouth. Yuck.
She is altogether a deeply unattractive woman. Notice how preternaturally thick her neck is. There’s a reason why she wore the deep-V neckline gown.
Reportedly, Streep moved many of the Hollyweirdos in the audience to tears. One actress actually stuck her tongue out (4:05 mark):
From their facial expressions, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn did not find Streep moving, LOL (5:10 mark):
During her trial in 2013 for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, convicted killer Jodi Arias repeatedly stuck her tongue out. Alexander died from 27 to 29 stab wounds, slit throat, and a gunshot to his head.
UPDATE (Feb. 15, 2017):
FOTM reader Lana pointed me to a very disturbing video from which I made a GIF of the late “Charismatic” Evangelical pastor Kenneth Hagin flicking his tongue. Hagin is said to be the mentor of pastor Kenneth Copeland. Here’s the GIF:
For the full video, go here.
Via NY Times: Meryl Streep,in a fiery speech criticizing President Trump on Saturday night, pledged to stand up against “brownshirts and bots” at a time when she and others are increasingly denouncing his administration’s policies and the president himself.
Ms. Streep, in New York City accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign, referred to the backlash she received after the Golden Globes in January, when she gave a speech denouncing Mr. Trump.
“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead, and it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is to feel you have to,” Ms. Streep said. “You have to. You don’t have an option. You have to.”
It was not immediately clear to whom Ms. Streep was referring in using the loaded term “brownshirts,” which was originally applied to a paramilitary group that assisted the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
The speech was an even more stinging rebuke of Mr. Trump than her Golden Globes speech. She seemed to relish a new type of role: Trump provocateur. Although this time, Ms. Streep was without a national television audience. She took a moment to respond directly to Mr. Trump, who called her “overrated” in the midst of a barrage of posts on Twitter the morning after the Golden Globes.
“I am the most overrated, overdecorated and, currently, overberated actress, who likes football, of my generation,” Ms. Streep said. The crowd applauded wildly.
Ms. Streep was receiving the National Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Near the beginning of her acceptance speech, she addressed, initially in a lighthearted way, one of the most controversial parts of her Golden Globes speech.
“I do like football,” Ms. Streep said, to a roar of laughter from the crowd at the Waldorf Astoria. At the Golden Globes, Ms. Streep said, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. If you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”
She received a torrent of criticism, particularly from conservatives, for disparaging the two sports, something she acknowledged in her speech and attempted to clarify what she meant. “It isn’t helpful to make it us versus them,” Ms. Streep said.
Referring to the film producer and director Mike Nichols, she continued, “I was making a joke, and Mike Nichols told me, ‘If you have to explain the joke, Meryl, you’re doomed.’”
Later in the speech, she returned to criticizing Mr. Trump. “If his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter, we will have much to thank this president for,” Ms. Streep said. “Because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is.”
At one point, Ms. Streep referred to Mr. Trump as a “self-dealer,” and said, “The whip of the executive can through a Twitter feed lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic irregularity and easily provoked predictability.”
This is hilarious.
Actor Alec Baldwin has been doing an impression of Donald Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Yesterday, Feb. 10, 2017, in a lead article about Trump and Israel, Dominican Republic’s oldest and most important newspaper El Nacional used a photo of Baldwin-as-Trump side-by-side with a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
El Nacional later apologized for their mistake in this statement:
El Nacional published on Friday as Donald Trump a picture of actor Alec Baldwin, who imitates on a television program the president of the United States. The picture was sent that day by Associated Press (AP) with the name of the actor and reported on the program, but was placed as if it were Trump’s, a situation that went unnoticed for all who reviewed page 19. National apologizes to the readers and all those who felt affected by the publication.
How about this Trump cat for President Trump?
We already know that the MSM, including the major TV news networks, are blatantly biased in favor of Democrats and against conservatives.
But it’s not just TV news. Studies show that Americans, especially millennials, increasingly get their news from late night TV talk shows.
What if I were to tell you that a major comedian-actor who made his reputation on Comedy Central’s popular news-parody series The Daily Show and now hosts the CBS Late Show, actually took direct orders from the Clinton Foundation?
That would be Stephen Colbert who joined The Daily Show in 1997, then had his own spun-off series The Colbert Report for 9 years, from 2005 to December 2014 when he left Comedy Central to succeed David Letterman as the host of CBS’s The Late Show.
On April 10, 2013, Craig Minassian, Chief Communications Officer of the Clinton Foundation, sent an email to John Podesta to bring attention to two special episdoes of The Colbert Report that he, Minassian, “had them do”:
I hope you got a chance to see the The Colbert Report’s two special episodes i had them do about CGI U that we taped in St. Louis this weekend. This is the link to last nights with a sketch about commitments and the monologue and WJC interview aired Monday. Hope you enjoy and looking forward to your feedback. Next will be your Colbert appearance!
Here’s the screenshot I took from WikiLeaks of the email:
Exactly how many refugees has Mr. Zimmer and his wealthy Hollyweird friends/clients let into their gated/guarded estates?
From Hollywood Reporter: United Talent Agency is scrapping its annual Oscar party in favor of hosting a rally at its L.A. office and donating to the American Civil Liberties Union, which has been on the frontlines of fighting the President’s executive order targeting travel from Muslim-majority countries.
“This is a moment that demands our generosity, awareness and restlessness,” wrote UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer to staff. “Our world is a better place for the free exchange of artists, ideas and creative expression. If our nation ceases to be the place where artists the world over can come to express themselves freely, then we cease, in my opinion, to be America.”
The agency also said it would be donating $250,000 to the ACLU, the group that has seen a temporary victor in legally challenging Trump’s travel ban, as well as the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organization.
“When fear and division get the better of a society, artists are among the first to feel the impact—and to denounce the ill winds,” Zimmer added.
Last year, UTA held its Oscar party at chairman Jim Berkus’ residence. A number of major studios and agencies hold galas and parties on the biggest awards night of the year, including CAA, WME-IMG, ICM Partners and The Weinstein Co.
It’s unclear whether UTA’s move will foreshadow any similar moves by other agencies. The same day that UTA announced the move, WME-IMG co-CEO Ari Emanuel sent a staffwide note stating that the agency plans to form a Political Action Committee and vowing to protect company diversity.
Los Angeles, like other major cities, has seen several major, peaceful protests aimed at President Trump since his election, including recent demonstrations at Los Angeles International Airport over the travel band.
Why is George still in the USA? Last November after the election of President Trump, Lopez was one of many celebrities who said they’d leave the US if Trump was elected. Lopez said, “Listen man, I’m in escrow so don’t worry about my residential status. I’m already in escrow, motherf—er. And I’m not going to tell you where I’m going to go because it will drive up real estate prices ’cause by the end of the year no one’s going to want to be here.”
Alas, he’s still working in the US. And still being a jerk.
From HuffPo: George Lopez lost it on a female audience member who evidently didn’t appreciate a racist joke the comedian told at his show in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday night.
“There are only two rules in the Latino family. Don’t marry somebody black, and don’t park in front of our house,” Lopez said during his set, which prompted a woman in the audience to put up her middle finger.
In a clip of the incident obtained by TMZ, Lopez is seen responding to the woman’s gesture by calling her a “bitch” and telling her, “Sit your fking ass down or get the fk out.”
“Sit your fking ass down,” Lopez repeated three times. “I’m talking, bitch. You paid to see a show. Sit your ass down. You can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong motherfking place. Sit your fking ass down or get the fk out of here.”
“You have two choices,” he continued. “Shut the fk up or get the fk out. I’ll tell you what. I’ll make the choice for you. Get the f**k out of here. I’ll make the choice for you. Bye. Bye. Bye.”
Eventually Lopez’s tirade against the woman became too much, and she and her friends left. “Four seats just opened up front,” Lopez said as he watched her walk away.
Lopez has yet to speak publicly on the incident, and while The Huffington Post reached out for comment from his representatives, we did not receive a response by publication time.