Charlie Brown + Outkast = Cutest thing ever!!!
The choice of scenes go so well with Outkast's "Hey Ya!"
As a consumer of media, this blog explains what I know or think of the media... to new beginnings!
Recently in late November, Britney Spears was spotted by paparazzi and of course, they took pictures. Who knew she was going to panty-less?! Way to go, paparazzi! It's been a big story these past few days on VH1. Early this morning, Spears' long overdue explanation of her actions were posted on her website. She explains that she hasn't had much freedom and with the divorce with Kevin Federline going on, she might've taken it "a little too far." No kidding... Britney Spears had been partying all night long with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan lately, which has made a few heads wonder, "What is going on with her?". Spears tries to justify herself by writing, "It's been so long since I've been out on the town with friends. It's also been two years since I've even celebrated my birthday." Wow, that's no excuse to be panty-less! Unless that's how celebrities celebrate their birthday and freedom? Being a mother and an idol to young girls, Spears' excuse is just ridiculous. Every move Britney Spears has been taking since marrying Federline and divorcing him has been a disgrace to some of her fans, she says that from now she'll concentrate on making a real comeback. Hopefully she won't forget to put these on:
Trainspotting, a 1996 film directed by Danny Boyle, consists of comedy, drama, and crime. A group of friends, main character Mark Renton played by Ewan McGregor, Spud played by Ewen Bremner, Sick Boy played by Johnny Lee Miller, Begbie played by Robert Carlyle, and Dianne played by Kelly MacDonald, from Edinburgh get caught up in the drug scene. Abuse of heroin takes place and with that said, it is no shock that someone ends up dead. Sadly, it is an innocent baby which is Sick Boy's. They started to use heroin to try and escape reality and the everyday existence. As the movie progresses, it shows the life of Sick Boy, Spud, and Renton using heroin. Getting in trouble with the police, hallucinations, and withdrawal are all included in this film. Renton is the only one who goes through a withdrawal and this scene is particularly my favorite. He is in his childhood room at his parents' home, and on the ceiling appears the baby that died earlier in the movie. The baby turns its head, exorcist style and freaks out Renton. He screams and screams and screams. Though this film contains graphic images and may distrub its audience, it's not simple or dry. Danny Boyle created a masterful story. Trainspotting is daring, moving, and riveting!
Tyra Banks, once a model, now has her own television show. For those who watch the Tyra Banks Show, is it me or does she suck? Blunt, I know, but I find her to be horrible on television. She's got a great face and body, plus has personality, but it's not for television. I don't understand the meaning of her show either. She covers stories that other shows have done and I don't find hers any better. I've watched a couple of her episodes and noticed that she stumbles on her words, cuts off her guests while they speak, and acts like a fool (which makes ME feel embarrassed for her!). She seems sweet and has a good-heart, but I believe television is not for everyone. On this episode, Tyra Banks airs with no make-up on and reveals to her audience her secret: Petroleum Jelly? It is extremely ridiculous at how she acts, yet it's hilarious to watch. Check it out for yourself:
The new, reality comedy television series "Rob & Big" aired on MTV on November 2nd and has become a hit! Rob Dyrdek is a 32 year old professional skateboard rider with a bodyguard/best friend named Christopher "Big Black" Boykin (standing at 6'6 and weighing 390 lbs.). On the show, these two are inseperable. Where Dyrdek skates, Big Black is there to regulate on security guards. On the first episode, Dyrdek and Big Black fly to pick up their new English bulldog puppy, Meatybag ("Meaty"). They bring Meaty to a dog park and try to pick up lady friends: Mission accomplished. The following episodes show their lifestyle and friendship, from shaving each other's back to getting pulled over by the cops. Like any best friends, right? This show is not like The Real World or Laguna Beach; you never know what Dyrdek and Big Black plan to do next. The personalities of these two and their friendship is so entertaining and "cute" to watch. They obviously look different and have different jobs, but they get along so well, including Meaty. I can't help but to fall in love with all three of them!
Although there were complications with getting the powerpoint to work, I believe the "Sex & the City" group had an excellent presentation. From the props to the powerpoint, they're presentation showed 110%! I don't watch "Sex & the City" religiously, but I know a little about the characters and what goes on most episodes. Kelly, Jessica, Danny, Dana, and Jonathan's presentation had a lot of valuable information about the show. A good overview on what the show is about, the criticism it's gotten, and information about the places episodes have been shot at. I really enjoyed the information about SoHo and the other areas of New York because I am planning a trip there during Spring break. Born there, Brooklyn to be exact, I hardly remember anything... Another thing that I liked about their presentation is that it started off like an episode of Carrie typing on her laptop. That was genius! A different part of the presentation that caught my attention is how the group explained what the show doesn't show: the Poverty in New York. "Sex & the City" shows the glam, but we never see what's really going on behind the scenes. That was a good issue brought up. Kudos to dressing up like the characters, explaining the show, and issues that the show brought up.
Everytime you watch television, adertisements are always on. You think you're watching you're favorite show, but half of the time you're really watching ads. There's ads for almost anything, even things that aren't selling a product, just an idea. I don't recall when ads for digital cable first aired on television, but recently there's been quite a few. Comcast, for example, has their ads repeating all day long. Their ads don't directly inform the audience that they have fast service or good deals, but do it in a creative and a bit funny way. Although I dislike commercials, especially ones aired all the time, but Comcast's are witty and entertaining.
For those who are Filipino or are familiar with the culture, you must know about the television show "Wowowee!" on TFC (The Filipino Channel). And for those of you who don't, here's some insight on this popular channel that is taking America by storm! The Filipino Channel was created by ABS-CBN International in 1994 and distributed to North America. This channel originates from Manila, and allows viewers to watch Filipino news and entertainment. With over 100,000 viewers, this channel is becoming more and more popular in the states. TFC also allows other generations of Filipinos be closer to their culture. With shows like Wowowee that are sometimes spoken Tagalog-English, viewers feel like they are back home. The show Wowowee is a game show like Wheel of Fortune; however, the show mostly benefits the less fortunate. This is so because these people line up for hours just hoping to be on the show to win money to support their families or even a brand new home. I always see my mom watching Wowowee and let me tell you, she gets into it. OOH YEAH! Other shows include "TV Patrol World" which is the longest-running Filipino newscast, "Y Speak" which is about issues among the youth, and "ASAP Mania" which includes Filipino celebrities and artists performing. The Filipino Channel is probably one of the bests creations made to benefit the Filipino culture. I know for a fact that this channel brings together all Filipinos, either at work or at a family gathering. There's always something to talk about whether it's news or celebrity gossip. It's amazing of how big an impact TFC has on Filipino people.