AFTER THE ELECTION: ARMAGEDDONNIE
Hillz has planned a huge party to hear the election results, taking over America High’s only auditorium with a small glass skylight in the ceiling.
“It’s the best I could do, girls.” Hillz tells her crowd. “We’ll get a bigger one to break through once we’re in the working world and really getting screwed.”
“Hillary?” Rachel Maddow from the school newspaper The Talon. “So you’re confident you’ll win the Student Body Presidency?”
“Yes, Rach, I’m going to ignore the massive crowds cheering Donnie on and the Rust Belt wing I’ve barely stepped foot in, because the…
You know how a song takes you back exactly to a moment in your life? A memory so indelible the guitar chords in the beginning can whisk you right back?
Moments with my son, Mo, do the same thing. Often they’re movie or TV moments because I was obsessed with both as a kid.
They also were an unexpected bond that helped bridge the attachment early on more than the 10s of books I read about adoption that, frankly, freaked me the f* out.
Wear your adopted baby in a Bjorn for 10 hours a day!
Don’t let anyone…
Here’s seven words we never thought we’d be saying…..”Let’s have a serious talk about blacks”.
We have answered over 40 questions on FB and a few dozen calls at our dispatch center about blacks today. It’s not the number of calls or messages that is concerning but the content of the messages.
“Can I shoot or take action against someone that is dressed up like a black person”? That’s not a simple yes or no question. It has a lot of variables to it. (Note: As Lloyd Christmas would say: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?”)
The show opens with Trump in a red leather jacket and black cigarette pants gyrating to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in front of a hoard of Muslims behind a TSA rope, belting out: “The fire’s in their eyes and their words are really clear. So beat it, just beat it”. Like Jennifer Beals in Flashdance, he slides and twirls in front of the line alternately pointing from jihadists to upstanding Muslim citizens… “It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right, just beat, just beat it”.
Then he jumps onto a massive wall moonwalking across it, mocking the Mexicans below: “So…
THE BULLY. THE UNDERDOG. AND THE CROOK.
How Reality TV Archetypes Shape Politics
Nowadays most people know how Reality TV shows work. The casting team pitches a cast to a network — and by every photo is each person’s archetype: The Redneck, the Nerd, The Girl Next Door, the Rebel, the Wallflower, the Bully, the Virgin, the Homecoming Queen, the Heartthrob. The list goes on and yes it harkens back to every high school label you hated.
This isn’t something that’s hidden from the audience. It’s usually the chyron that labels them throughout the series and, because you can’t get…
Adoptive Mom; Head of TV Unanimous Media; Former TV Exec (Sony, Katalyst, Endemol), TV Writer Teen Drama & Soaps.