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28

Aug

My favorite of all the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges…

Ladies and gentlemen, I present for your viewing pleasure: Kermit the Frog.

Watching a WWII documentary…

If the Vienna Academy of Art would have accepted Hitler’s application maybe World War II would never have happened.

One small change in the world can alter the course of history.

26

Aug

My VMAs Blog

Jessie J and Ariana Grande KILLING it! Ariana is SO amazing live!

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Awkward Nicki Minaj performance and wardrobe malfunction. I’m sorry, but can everyone just stop with the twerking. I thought that was just a phase last year.

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Gwen Stefani presenting and looking good…still got it!

Katy Perry won!

Jay Pharoah…hilarious! Is he the host?

Adam Levine in the audience. You looking sexy and f-ione, man.

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Taylor Swift shook and shimmed onto the pop scene.  The whole performance had a 1920s Gatsby-ish vibe. Loved the classy glittery, flapper outfit and suited-up gentleman. The fireworks were cool too. Plus that joke about how she wasn’t going to jump down and would take the stairs was really funny! “People getting bit by snakes. This show is so dangerous!”

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If I had one lyric to describe Chelsea Handler presenting it would be: 

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Ed Sheeran won! Woop!

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Jay Pharoah doing his Jay Z impression….YEESSS.

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Ariana Grande won for best video! She even beat Iggy’s Clueless-inspired video. I mean, Yay Ariana! But, I have to say I would have expected Iggy to win because the award was about the video and not the music. 

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Sam Smith performing. So beautiful live. I love artists that can truly sing live!

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Jay Pharoah’s egotistical Kanye impression. “I’m the artist to watch! My music videos cure ALS. I don’t need to do the ice bucket challenge.” HYSTERICAL…I’m crying!!!

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Usher performance…good! I like the funkier, horns quality to this song. Anyone else think it sounds MJ-ish?

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Is Nicki Minaj in EVERY song nowadays?!…

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Commercial break…My brother and I feeling old because we are talking about the show logistics instead of gossiping about the artists…
B: “Man, I love the graphics they are using. I wanna know how they designed those.”
Me: “Dang, those fireworks Usher used were crazy! There’s so much smoke. I hope they have a good ventilation system.”

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Lincoln park was nominated. You’re still alive?!

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Lorde WON!!

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COMMERCIAL BREAK WITH BADASS ANTI-SMOKING COMMERCIALS. Calling out celebs for being unpaid tobacco sponsors because they are smoking…That was so great!! 
Eliminate smoking! Don’t do drugs kids!!!

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Ok, this is my first experience listening to 5 Seconds of Summer. I kept hearing of them and, honestly, from this performance, I’m not impressed.
The song they’re playing sounds like they stole ‘Hey There Delilah.’ Their sound: One Direction-esque copycat. And the lead singer sounds like he’s trying to be Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.

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Sam Smith should’ve won New Artist!

Robin Williams tribute? I love and dearly miss him, but that was a rather strange placement in the middle of the show. He wasn’t even a music artist. Save tributes for the Emmys and Oscars.

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JLo just said “mixtapes.” Not only is that a very old sounding sentence, but 20 bucks the younger generations of the world don’t know what mixtapes are…
Shout out to my fellow 90s kids!

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Iggy performing. I’m just not a fan of her…Sorry not sorry.

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Ewwww…Jason Derulo and Demi Lovato don’t plug your tours while introducing the next musical guest. Tacky.

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Maroon 5 and Adam Levine…FLAWLESS AS ALWAYS.

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Miley won for Video of the Year with Wrecking Ball. Could’ve guessed that… 
Miley said earlier on the red carpet: “It’s not about the twerking, it’s about the music.” And now she’s promoting charity in her acceptance speech?!
Ahhh, the difference a year makes.

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What is with these “Vine star” and “Instagram star” nobodies that they keep promoting in the commercials? You make 6 second videos and take Instagram photos…You’re not famous!

What is with this younger generation?! No talent and aspiring to nothing but being a “famous celeb.” Ugh.

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Jimmy Fallon with the Hug Cam, High-Five Cam, and Pay the Person Next To Me Five Dollars Cam…That was Awesome! 

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Beyoncé’s Vangard performance…
Honestly, after hyping it up all this time, I wasn’t impressed. Mostly breathy talking. A lot of flashy lights and smoke. And more of the same old, same old…fans blowing on her while she gyrates. Yawn. Boring.

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I also didn’t like it because she mostly performed new stuff and I wasn’t in love with her newest album. The lyrics from it aren’t that great and she needs to learn to be a little more humble… *coughBitchesBowDowncough*

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And I’m sorry, but the whole “feminism”-quote was totally overidden by the over-sexualization of women in that performance and the lyrics to her songs in general.

Also, the rest of Destiny’s Child was there tonight. Why not acknowledge her roots and invite them to sing with her like JT did last year with NSYNC?

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Meh. Not as good as JT’s Vanguard performance.

Although, the “Hold Onto Me”-Blue Ivy-tribute was very cute!! And she brought Blue Ivy up on stage. Who is Adorable. 

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But, all I kept thinking was how that peck with Jay-Z wasn’t very friendly and lasted a few seconds. I wonder if the focus on Blue Ivy is a publicity thing because divorce rumors have been flying. Time will tell.

THE END! Until next year VMAs…

23

Aug

Emily clearly didn’t listen to Buddy the Elf…

Yellow ones don’t stop.

22

Aug

"Spoilers" for the Next and Final Season of Glee

1. Even though they said the entire final season would focus on the originals/NYC and they turned the choir room into a computer lab, they are now supposedly bringing in newbs and devoting time to the Glee club in Lima again.

2. There will only be 13 episodes…total.

3. Kurt is supposedly going to Russia?

4. Karofsky is Blaine’s new love interest.

Me:

I…I mean…Huh?

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It’s so ridiculous…I can’t even…

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Seriously, though. Quick question, Glee writers:

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21

Aug

The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do, is to start over.
With all the crazy, horrifying, and tragic things happening in our world today, this just seemed fitting.

19

Aug

Taylor Swift’s new single “Shake It Off” is awesome!

It’s an energetic, I-don’t-care-what-you-think, haters-gonna-hate anthem that has a “Oh Mickey, you’re so fine!” old-school feel to it.

This is Taylor’s first official song as a classified “pop” artist and was inspired by the pop era from the year of her birth, 1989. (Also, the title of her soon to be new album!)

The video is so entertaining! I LOVE the fashion throwbacks and the use of multiple dance genres.

Also, you gotta love Taylor for always bringing the silly fun and not caring what anyone thinks about her.

Taylor proves that you may not be able to beat the haters, but you sure can have more fun than them!

Go T Swift! Can’t wait for the new album!!

YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Taylor Swift is coming out with a new album, titled ‘1989,’ on October 27th!!

12

Aug

Robin Williams, World Tragedies, and ‘The Grieving Contest’

Different things impact people in different ways. Just because something doesn’t matter to you or didn’t impact you, doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter to anyone else.

I don’t get the people in this world who don’t like something, and then feel the need to spread their anger and dislike.

People are entitled to their own opinions, ideas and perspectives.

Respect that.

You can disagree with someone, but at least respect that they have the freedom to state their piece.

11

Aug

O Captain. My Captain.

O Captain. My Captain.