Tag Archives: opinion

BILLY JOEL: STILETTO

Another installment of Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead with Billy Joel as the subject. Here’s his 1978 anthem to wicked women – Stiletto.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under opinion

SUBURBAN SASQUATCH (2004): TO REVIEW OR NOT REVIEW?

Suburban SasquatchRecently I’ve gotten several requests to review Suburban Sasquatch, written and directed by Dave Wascavage.  I’ve watched some of Wascavage’s flicks in response to those requests and I began to suspect that he is one of the faux-badfilm figures out there.

I like films which are bad UN-intentionally. Suburban Sasquatch further convinced me that Wascavage and his team set out to artificially harness the kind of Midnight Movie notoriety that The Room had organically earned the previous year. The documentary on The Making of Suburban Sasquatch sealed it for me.

In that documentary Wascavage spouts what sound to me like intentionally absurd profundities about the obviously awful movie, and I get a vibe from his behavior that he’s just furthering the illusion that he was trying to make a serious film. Fakeness oozes from the screen, especially when the female costume designer straight-facedly talks about her excitement in working on “a Dave Wascavage film.”

So I won’t be reviewing any of the man’s movies. I’m not trying to dissuade other people from watching his low-budget efforts, though. By all means check them out if you’re so inclined, but I get no enjoyment out of being played like this. I like straight-up parodies of bad movies or failed film efforts which are truly bad but I can’t even force myself to sit through quasi-Andy Kaufman style put-ons. 

I’m not saying any of this in anger, it’s just my usual “Give me Troma or give me Ed Wood” philosophy. 

2 Comments

Filed under Bad and weird movies, opinion

TRANSGRESS WITH ME: JANUARY 29th

Mascot with demo and repub headsBalladeer’s Blog presents another edition of Transgress With Me.

*** NEVER LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO TRY TO DISSUADE YOU FROM READING ALL THE MATERIAL YOU WANT. THEY’RE IMPLYING YOU AREN’T CAPABLE OF SIFTING THROUGH THE INFORMATION YOURSELF.

*** POLITICAL ZEALOTS REVISE THEIR MYTHS ABOUT HISTORY EVEN MORE FREQUENTLY THAN RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS REVISE THE MYTHS OF THEIR RELIGION.

*** PEOPLE WITH CLOSED MINDS MISTAKE SUCCESSFUL CENSORSHIP FOR “BEING IN THE RIGHT.”

*** THE ” AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY” (LMAO) HAS PROVEN TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN THE ENFORCEMENT ARM OF BLOATED RICH PIGS AND ONE PERCENTERS. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES, opinion

TRANSGRESS WITH ME: NOVEMBER 18th

Mascot with demo and repub headsBalladeer’s Blog presents another edition of Transgress With Me. Like I always say, following the path of MOST resistance is the preferable path. I don’t advocate insincere contrarianism, I mean that there’s not much point in publicly proclaiming safe viewpoints.

For instance, I was an early proponent of gay marriage. In fact I openly supported it YEARS before the weak, inept, crooked and hate-filled Barack Obama decided it was safe enough to change from opposing gay marriage – the punk even voted for the Defense of Marriage Act (LMAO) as a Senator – to supporting it.  

Free speech 6I still support gay marriage because I think marriage is anything that a society decides that marriage is, but I no longer bother spouting off that I support it because it’s no longer daring to do so. Considering the fact that people actually get in trouble for OPPOSING gay marriage now means we’ve reached the point where it’s mere virtue signaling to drone on and on about supporting it.

Going around saying “LOOK AT ME! I SUPPORT THE SAFE POSITION!” is not being transgressive. Plus the political left now invokes absurd notions about “morality” to justify supporting gay marriage the same way the political right used to invoke absurd notions about “morality” to justify OPPOSING it.   

For more examples:

*** I support Donald Trump, our de facto Third Party President. At the present time this is a transgressive position to hold because the conformist forces opposing President Trump are fascistic, close-minded hatemongers who try to inflict all manner of harm on anyone who supports him.   

*** I  have always despised George W Bush but that is NOT a transgressive position to hold. I could loudly proclaim my contempt for George W Bush all day long and there would be no risk involved.   Continue reading

16 Comments

Filed under LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES

NO DOUBT: SPIDERWEBS

Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with this shoutout to No Doubt’s song Spiderwebs.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under opinion

I’M ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS: MUSICAL SHOUTOUT

Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with this nod to this song by Garbage.

Leave a comment

Filed under opinion

BOB SEGER: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NEVER FORGETS

Balladeer’s Blog’s segment Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead has proven incredibly popular so here’s another round. This shoutout is for what I consider to be the most overlooked hit song from Bob Seger: Rock ‘N’ Roll Never Forgets.

2 Comments

Filed under opinion