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Hair by Janelle Chaplin
In a rare appearance on the Today Show, Brad and Angelina were interviewed together by Tom Brokaw about their upcoming drama By the Sea, and Angelina's multiple medical procedures to stave off the likely threat of cancer.
Looking characteristically luminous, the married demigods confirmed, once again, that the gorgeously turbulent marriage they're bringing to life in By the Sea -- which was written and directed by Jolie -- is NOT autobiographical, as many assumed.
"I'm counting on the audience to know that if [the movie] was close to us at all, we could never make this film," Angelina said, laughing.
****"FOOLS!" Angelina yells, throwing a slab of raw meat at us*****
The couple also touched on Angelina's double mastectomy in 2013 to reduce the 87% chance she had of developing breast cancer; her 50% chance of Ovarian cancer was diminished by having her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed this past March.
Of his wife's ordeal, Brad gushed on her bravery, saying, "There was no vanity to her decision," and how all of her decisions were brought on by the desire to be present for their six children; "It trumps everything," he added.
"This wasn't going to be something that made me feel like less of a woman; my husband wouldn't let that happen," Jolie said of Pitt's dedication.
Jolie's cancer concerns stemmed from the death of her grandmother, and her own mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who tragically died from ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 57.
But her mother seemed to have prescient instincts, and during her own struggle, made her doctor (who is now Angelina's doctor) promise that she would remove Angie's ovaries someday.
Feel free to upload that Zip drive of emotion, and let those tears flow.
Watch the interview below.
Actress and fashion illustrator Amy Davis dreams up her favorite mix-and-match looks this month.
ADDY (girl on left):
Sweater with jeweled owl by MANISH ARORA (FW 2015-16)
Skirt by SIBLING (SS 2016)
Thigh-high boots by CHRISTIAN DIOR (FW 2015-16)
Bag by PEANUTS X LeSPORTSAC (collabo)
Bangles by COCO'S BANGLES
Solid Sterling Silver Thick Needle Ring by Jennifer Tull Westberg
STANLEY (boy on right):
Cap by HIGH PONY
Sequin jacket by YSL (SS 2016)
Knit shirt by GUCCI (SS 2016)
Pants by AU JOUR LE JOUR (SS 2016)
Face bag by YUSUKE TAKAHASHI for ISSEY MIYAKE (FW 2015-16)
Shoes JOHN ELLIOTT (SS 2016)
Up-and-coming star Tinashe will soon release Joyride, her follow-up to last year's enormously successful Aquarius, and last night she dropped a video for one of the new album's tracks. Titled "Player," it's an enjoyable song that transforms a romantic dance into a video game, with several rounds of highly stylized combat in love. The video and song are both fun enough, except that Chris Brown has to show up and make everything squicky and gross. Maybe there'll be an edit at some point where he vanishes and never comes back? Watch the video for "Player" below.
Brooklyn-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells took to Twitter to call out Demi Lovato (and her production team) for illegally sampling two singles from their blistering 2010 debut Treatsin her song "Stars" from her latest album, Confident.
Derek Miller, the guitarist and producer for the popular indie band, very politely suggested that Lovato borrowed the beats from "Riot Rhythm" and a few moments from "Infinity Guitars."
Upon hearing "Stars," the sonic plagiarism is undeniable.
Lovato has not commented yet, but of course, her blood-thirsty militia of Lovatics have set out to vanquish Sleigh Bells, and all those who defend them, on Twitter.
This summer, Lovato was also questioned for possibly ripping off Katy "I HATE NUNS!" Perry's classic "Kissed a Girl," and also Jessie J's "Domino" in her addictive hit "Cool for the Summer."
Demi tweeted this somewhat "Girl, what?" response.
Waiting for Demi to tweet "I've never even heard of Crystal Castles."
Fetty Wap has been having a pretty excellent year -- in addition to the beaten-into-oblivion "Trap Queen," he had an enormous number of hit singles, led the Kansas City Royals to World Series victory through the power of positive thinking and the number 1738, and won the heart of Queen Bey. Now, even though he was recently in a serious motorcycle accident, Fetty is recovering nicely and has somehow announced he has a new project coming, full of fresh material.
Droppin a Ep soon all songs nobody ever heard 🔥 real soon 💯-- FettyWap1738 (@fettywap) November 3, 2015
For those looking for a little something on extra on Halloween, Overthrow Boxing Club, the boxing gym in Soho started by model-photographer-boxer Charlie Himmelstein, hosted a bash on Friday night that featured attractive guests decked out in costumes and, yep, boxing matches. The crowd could go back-and-forth between two floors for drinks and to hear a live performance by rapper Le1f and towards the end of the night, some good-looking fighters stepped into the ring for a throwdown. Take a look at photos by Rebecca Smeyne below.
Charlie Himmelstein and Ashley Smith
Today, Kendall Jenner turns 20.
Like most 20-year-olds, Kendall is a millionaire.
So, to celebrate her passage into non-teendom, Kenny threw a birthday party last night in Los Angeles, featuring a host of fellow famous millionaires, including her very-much-still-a-teen sister, Kylie, who wore a wig.
Some of the roster of players: Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kourtney/Khloe, Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Cory Gamble, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gigi Hadid, Tyler the Creator, Tyga, Justin Bieber, Drake, Ruby Rose, Gary Busey, Jean Claude Van Damme, the 1996 US Olympic Gymnastics Team, Sophie B Hawkins, The "Mambo #5" music video, Tiffany, Phil Spector (on Furlough), Suri Cruise, Princess Anne, Julia from that Model UN conference in high school who you haven't spoken to since 2007, a crow, Vera Farmiga, my mom texting "How do you copy and paste?", the state of Delaware, a fully in-tact Blockbuster video.
In true Kardashian fashion, there was a photo booth.
There is always a photo booth...
...and always black and white photos, and always "Silly take from a class Yearbook picture" faces.
Always, always, always; dozens, if not thousands, crammed inside.
Here are some highlights from last night's festivities:
Kylie Jenner, serving Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface
"I'm gonna go wait in the car after this"-Kanye
"You girls want to come over and check out my Criterion DVD collection later?"-Drake
Good for them.
Here are some other unreleased photo booth snaps from Kenny Turns 10+10:
Happy birthday, Kendall!
Two skeletons emerge from a car parked on a street in the Bywater, a popular New Orleans neighborhood so close to the French Quarter the sounds of brass bands can be heard in the breeze. Near the car, a group of ghouls congregate by a bar. A pedicab, full of gold-wigged partiers, races off into the rain. Halloween night in Nola is a big deal, so people all around the city are on the hunt for the best party.
But inside Jon Moody's shared shotgun-house-turned-studio space, the 23-year-old artist is at work. In the past few months, he's had "splash style" portraits commissioned by Future, Trey Songz, and Lil Wayne. Oh, and one of his prints was recently hung in the White House's east ballroom.
"Growing up in New Orleans encouraged me to be an artist," he says. "There wasn't a doubt in my mind that I could do this."
Although Moody now gets commissioned by famous rappers, he started his art life like a lot of kids: by drawing cartoons. He'd watch Mickey Mouse and draw the Disney character in crayon (which he says was "terrible"). In high school, Moody would get in trouble for drawing in class rather than paying attention -- he remembers getting called out for illustrating one of his teachers with gum falling out of his mouth.
During this time, he also played football and basketball. The word "artist" isn't often paired with "athlete," but Moody embodies both. He gets artistic inspiration from athletes and watches their training programs, motivational videos, and interviews with people such as boxer Floyd Mayweather.
"A lot of things go hand-in-hand in the two fields," he says. "Definitely discipline is the main thing. I looked at art as something very competitive."
In college, Moody ran track at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received an undergrad degree in visual effects and a masters in painting. He returned to his home city and it wasn't long before the Likquid Art and Pepsi Creator team found him through his Instagram account and tapped him to create a painting in their Pepsi Art Dome at Voodoo Fest. The painting shows a young, black boy with blood trickling down his face. His background in visual effects made the Voodoo Fest animated installation especially appealing to him.
"For me, it was the future of how movies are going to be played," Moody says of the installation. "You're surrounded by the work, so it's more impactful on you -- it feels like you're moving."
Moody is interested in animation, but right now he's more drawn to creating murals and painting by hand. His paintings are often large-scale and focus on the human form. They combine vivid colors and raw emotion to tell a story.
"My work is not just about a pretty image," he says. "My personal work has to have some type of meaning. There has to be some purpose behind it."
Fox's Empire co-creator Lee Daniels noticed the impact of Moody's art. One of his paintings can be found hanging in middle son Jamal's bedroom on the second season of the hit show. Daniels liked the work so much, he sent Moody a video message, which the artist saved on his phone.
"I'm so in love with this artist," Daniels said in the video. "He's a fucking amazing artist."
All of Moody's success has come before his first actual show. He hopes to have his official debut in January at his shared studio space, 622 Elysian Fields. The space is called "draw and jrink," because in the front room people can pay to drink wine and paint (Moody's large paintings stay mostly in the back room). He wants his first show to be a nontraditional experience that will get people talking for the weeks that follow. Until then, he'll be busy working.
"There's like this 'starving artists' idea, or that it's not going to pay bills," he said. "But growing up in New Orleans, I never felt like I couldn't live off being an artist."
Trouble with love? Work problems? Mercury retrograde? Don't worry. Rapper, author of the forthcoming novel O.K. (Sorry House), and expert astrological navigator, Kool A.D. will safely guide you through the coming month.
Every woman on earth is somebody's daughter. I know u know this but think about it and consider it more, truly sit with that knowledge and meditate on it. If ur a dude, consider how male privilege has benefited u and/or enabled u to hurt, further oppress, or otherwise impede the success or freedom of women. Apologize to all of the women in ur life u may have harmed, whether consciously or unconsciously and apologize to urself for damaging ur own karma in doing so. Consider any bad luck in ur life to be karma for things u may not have considered transgressions. We create our universes but our universes also create us so be kind to urself. Being kind to other people is another means of being kind to urself being that we're all one cosmic supersoul. If ur a woman, think about how every man on earth is somebody's son. Consider forgiveness conceptually but still fight for justice, which is a higher form of forgiveness. Evil and wrongdoing is not at the root of human beings, it occurs when human beings forget or lose sight of the love that is at their root. Consider the constructs of gender and also the biological oddities of sex, the hermaphrodites, the extra chromosomal beings, the eunuchs, stigmatization of human hairs in various forms, combinations and contexts, sweat-shaming, slut-shaming and body weight. Run thru the encyclopedia of gender studies issues then listen to Drake and read some Rumi or something, I don't know, literally do whatever u want. Think about how sex and gender play into race and class and society and how these and all other concepts are inextricably interrelated. Consider the billions of human hearts and minds on this planet and consider the hundreds of billions of planets in our universe. What's the difference between a hundred billion and infinity? Infinity. Consider human consciousness as merely one specific version of a greater cosmic consciousness. Love is a positive force that binds and fear is a negative force that destroys. The positive and the negative are created and informed by each other. Consider the physicality of the male orgasm and the metaphysicality of the female organism. Consider the woman's physicality in growing a human body within hers and the the man's metaphysicality manifested in his seed ripening into a human fruit. Consider abortion as a woman's right, being that possession is nine tenths of the law and that the universe is a mother spirit. Consider the metaphysicality of the physical realm, laying just above, behind, below, around it. Consider how the physical realm is a reflection of the metaphysical realm. Imagine a world of happiness, love and equality and then be that.
Bernie Sanders is a real one but astrologically speaking I'ma have to call it like this: 2016 to 2024 is Hillary (she may be crooked but that's the old school way and she "earned" it), 2024 to 2032 is Kanye, 2032 to 2040 is Michelle Obama, 2040 is u and then after that there's no presidents. But sure, throw Bernie in as veep on all of those.
Listen to Radkey, they're tight. Also listen to Brian Eno, MGMT, The Rolling Stones, Blind Boy Fuller, Radiohead, The Specials, Special Forces, Intrepid A.A.F., Tricky, Bjork, Primal Scream, Party Animal(particularly the new album Avant Garbage), Younger Lovers, Chest Full of Arrows, Unlocking the Truth, Cerebral Ballzy, Trash Talk, Death, Stoned Vengeance and Hirax. Sagittarius is a very Bad Brains-oriented sign, so keep em in the ro. Watch The Motivation and The Motivation 2. Do an ollie.
Kick it with a Scorpio. Listen to KOOL A.D. Get ur bars up. Dust off the MPC and make a slapper. Record a fire 16. Tweet at Thom Yorke. Hit the gym. Bench press 300. Tweet at Salman Rushdie. Learn to play the harp. The stars are aligned for u this month fam. Get active, go out and do the thang. Ante up. Yap dem fools. Ante up. Kidnap dem fools. Listen to Black Uhuru and Burning Spear. The world is full up of living contradictions, all we have is our convictions. That's Junior Murvin, I think. Consistency is key. Never worry urself with what could have been but rather think of what is and what will be. Live poetically. If u live poetically, any insult to ur character is automatically unpoetic and cannot move u. Poetry compliments the universe mane, poetry is not dead. Buy an Aztec calendar, throw on some Santana, smoke a doob and just gaze at the thang. A wise man by the name of Lao-Tze once said, AND I QUOTE:
"PEACE ALLAH JAH RASTAFARI CHANGO
PEACE ALLAH KINETIC PEACE
LOVE IS ACTUAL
LOVE IS THE TRUTH
FORGIVE URSELF AND EVERYBODY ELSE
HELP URSELF TO THE DELIGHTS OF THE EARTH
THE EARTH HAS MANY NATURAL BEAUTIES AND DELIGHTS
PEEP THE FLOWERS, THE OCEANS AND ITS WAVES
LOOK AT THE MOUNTAINS AND PEEP GAME
PEEP THE RIVERS
MY EYES HAVE PEEPED RIVERS AND MY SOUL HAS GROWN DEEP LIKE THE RIVERS
I HAVE BEEN UGLY AND I HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFUL
I NOW CHOOSE BEAUTY
BEAUTY OVER ALL ELSE
BEAUTY OVER EVERYTHING
THE REAL AND TRUE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH
I CAN'T HANDLE ANYTHING LESS IT MAKES ME TOO WEAK TO CONSIDER THOSE
OTHER OPTIONS NOW
I WISH TO GROW INTO A STRONGER ME
7 STORIES HIGH
UNFILTERED AND RAW BEAUTIFUL LOVE
LIFE MAN LOOK AT LIFE AND HOW IT FINDS US
WE ARE THE UNIVERSE GAZING AT ITSELF
SAY WOW NOW
THIS IS NOW
THIS IS THE MOMENT AND THE MOMENT IS NOW
UR HEARING THIS MOMENT IN UR EARS RIGHT NOW AND WHAT IS THAT DOING TO U
UR SEEING THIS MOMENT IN UR EYES
UR THINKING THIS MOMENT IN UR THOUGHTS
IS THIS THE NOISE OR THE MUSIC THAT U CUT THRU THE NOISE TO FIND?
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN UR MIND
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN U AND ME
WHEN I RESIDE IN UR MIND I AM U AND U ARE ME
THESE ARE OUR VOICES AND VISAGES FOR OURSELVES TO HEAR AND SEE
IF U LIVE COMPLETELY FOR NOW THEN U LIVE ALSO FOR THEN AND ALSO FOR WHAT IS NEXT
NOW IS WHAT IS NEXT AND WHAT'S NEXT CONTAINS NOW AND WHAT WAS
TOMORROW IS THE SHADOW OF TODAY AND TODAY IS THE SHADOW OF YESTERDAY
PEACE SUN RA
PEACE TO THE SUPER BLOOD MOON AND THE BLOOD AND THE BILLIONS OF
EARTHLY MAMMALIAN UTERNE LININGS SHED WITH HER FULL TWIST
THE SUN TOO THE SUN
POETRY AINT DEAD MY NEGUS
IM AT FLOWERLAND WITH A MOCHA AND A CHOCOLATE COCONUT DONUT
TWO WHITE HIPPIES ARE UNLOADING A TRUCKLOAD OF FLOWERS
"BILLIONS OF TINY PURPLE BLUE THINGS" IS THE PULL QUOTE
THE LITTLE HILL
THE ANT HILL
IM A BACHELOR OF ENGLISH LETTERS BUT I FEEL LIKE A DOCTOR OR AT LEAST A MASTER
I HAVE RECITED POETRY AT IMPORTANT SCHOOLS AND PARLORS THRU OUT THE WORLD
BUT WHO CARES
MY SINS INCLUDE LUST, GREED, PRIDE, JEALOUSY, WRATH, THE OCCASIONAL GLUTTONY,
A REAL BIBLICAL MILIEU
PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING BUT ENVY
I GUESS I ENVY THE GOOD
SO YEA ENVY TOO
WILL I ENTER THE KINGDOM OF EVERLASTING LIFE OR NAH?
DO HEAVEN AND HELL EXIST AS OTHER WORLDS ARE THEY MERELY ATTITUDES ON
THIS EARTHLY PLANE?
WE ARE ALREADY IN PARADISE
LOVE AND FORGIVE EVERYONE INCLUDING URSELF
ASK FOR LOVE AND FORGIVENESS AND PATIENCE
MOVE WITH CONVICTION
BREATHE IN AND OUT
SOME ADVICE IS TOO SIMPLE AND GOES UNHEARD
SOME ADVICE IS TOO COMPLEX AND UNFOLDS ITS PETALS AT A RATE THAT
NOBODY BOTHERS TO EXAMINE WITH PATIENCE
ALL THINGS COME TO AN END MANE, ALL THINGS ARRIVE AT THEY CONCLUSIONS
NO WORDS CAN EVER SAY ANYTHING
WE TRY TO BE GOOD I THINK WE ALL DO
I TRY TO BE GOOD
I WISH I COULD BE BETTER
I TRY EVERY DAY I REALLY DO
LO K ERES ERES
NO HAY MAS
NO HAY NADA, NADA
I DO NOT WANT!
I HAVE NO TIME 4 LANGUAGE
2 CATCH UP 2
POETIX AINT DEAD
ITZ ALIVE N WELL IN THE COMPUTERZ & ON THE MARQUEEZ ETC
ON THA RADIO
ON NETFLIX N CHURL
ON THE HURLY BURLY SHOULDERS OF 8 BILLION SHRUGGIN ATLI
BUT HOOZ COUNTIN
LET UR DESIRE EVAPORATE
LET UR EGO DISSOLVE
TRU POETIX X-IST EN SILENCIO
THE TRUEST WORD IS NOT WRIT NOT EVN SPAKE
THE TRUIST DRAWERLING IZNT DRAW'D
TRUIST THOT UNTHUNK
JUST BREEZIN BEELZEBUB BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE CHANGO
ALLAH HU AKBAR JAH RASTAFARI YEMAYA YEMAYA AYE BABALU AYE CHANGO JAH
JAH ALLAH JAH RASTA PEACE ALLAH JESUS DIOS LAS DIOSAS LA
MAMMASANTISIMA YEMAYA YEMAYA CHANGO BABALU AYE
THE MOON AND UR HEART ARE IN LEO RN
PEACE ALLAH ZARATHUSTRA JAH RASTA CHANGO.
Feliz Dia de los Muertes. How come when black people loot and riot after senseless police violence that's all u see on TV but when hella black people peacefully marched on Washington in remembrance of the Million Man March, there was little to no coverage by any major TV news outlets? Dog, not to mention the USA bombed a hospital in Afghanistan last month and nobody seemed to want to talk about that either. Bernie won the debate but CNN said Hillary did and erased hella comments saying otherwise because they're owned by Time Warner who backs Hillary. The Bush family stole at least two elections in order to perpetuate war in the oil rich Middle East. The electoral college is a sophist scam to undermine popular democracy. And if that's just the news we heard about, who knows about all the foul shit that happened that we haven't heard about. Bruh we're basically living in Nazi Germany rn. The laundry list of atrocities committed ostensibly in our names is sickening. U feel like leaving the country but where to go? The world is fucked. The American problem is a global problem. U can't really run away from it. It just boils down, I think, to a matter of making every aspect of ur life an act of dissent and protest. And not like constantly screaming and breaking shit (while occasionally effective at key moments, it's a tiring and ultimately unsustainable way of living) so much as calmly asking urself what is needed of u in any given situation and generally just being a better and kinder person who thinks critically and compassionately. And also actively communicating with those around u about what collective actions can be made to change things. That being said, leaving America is not a bad symbolic gesture of protest if u can afford it. Move to Bahrain like Michael Jackson did or Cuba like Assata did or Paris like Josephine Baker or Richard Wright or Nina Simone too I think I don't know. Or whatever, do u. U have been doing a lot of introspection, lately and that's all good and healthy and whatnot and u have been concerned about ur selfish, hurtful and/or unrighteous actions in the past but it's time to turn ur attention to the present and its unfolding future. No matter how fucked up u may have been as a person at whatever points in ur life u can't go back and change that but u can always decide right now that u want to change for the better. The fucked up nature of the world manifests in the fucked up nature of the self and vice versa. Kill the cop inside of u. If ur actually a cop at the very least I guess just quit ur job.
Sell some of ur stuff, Pare down to the essentials. Live like a solider of love. Listen to that Sade song "Soldier of Love" matterfact listen all the other Sade songs. Kick it with another Pisces and compare notes. Walk into every building like u own it but ur looking to sell it to the first prospective buyer then taking that money and burning it. Consider light and shadow as substantive creatures delivering the universal truth to ur person. Record a based freestyle mixtape and distribute it to friends and family. Who is Albert Einstein? Think about that. Watch that NWA movie. Listen to that Ice Cube album The Predator while watching the Arnold Schwartzenegger movie The Predator. Listen to All Eyez on Me by 2-Pac.
U have been shedding excess spiritual baggage all year and this period of time is no different. Ur becoming newer with each breath. Ur a tour de force. Much of the world can't keep up with ur pace so u need to remember patience. Someone new is entering ur stage, ur dialog with them will greatly advance the plot. It's a studious time for u and that's pretty moon orientated but don't forget the sun in these times, feel me? I feel like I told u to listen to John and Alice Coltrane last month, right? I'd say stay on that kick. Also throw some Pharaoh Sanders on that list. Return a library book and check out a new one, literally or metaphorically. Change all of ur passwords. Listen to "The First Verse of the Tao Te Ching" by Party Animal.
Renovate and expand ur dream architecture. Perform an elaborate opera in ur dreamz. The opera house is seven stories high with a nine-story wine cellar. Heaven and hell are both earthly and attitudinal in nature. Write something for urself this month. Death is unnecessary. Life is eternal once the eternal is realized within the mind as a possible concept. Death is a game. To play it is to lose it. Life is a game too, to play that is to win it. Ceaseless game, baby, it's hot or cold, baby, it's ages and stages, feel me. It's all this plus that and the other. Build a bigger table, not a higher fence feel me a house not built is better never built at all or mayhaps ever built. Google "aeronaut." Do an ollie. Grind that rail. Hit a bump of molly out of somebody's bellybutton.
Think critically about ur political position in the world. Ask what u can do for ur people but also ask what ur people can do for u. We're all in it together but u don't have to go full martyr to be a compassionate person. Go watch somebody speak to a large group of people using a microphone. Maybe do that urself too. The trouble with imagining Utopias is that the radical changes in these worlds can often enough pan out as dystopic from another point of view. Gandhi once said "Be the change u want to see in the world" and he ain't never lie. What can one person do? Perhaps a better question is what can't one person do? Research how much it would cost to convert to solar energy. It's probably worth it considering all the money u would save cutting out ur energy bill. Couldn't hurt am I right. Convert ur car so it runs on biodiesel. There's so much dookie in the world why haven't we figured out how to fertilize all our crops with it and make energy out of whatever's leftover? But we know how to make hella different bombs and firearms to kill each other? That's crazy. Speaking of which, however, I think that "gun control" as implemented by our obviously racist, classist, pseudo-democratic, hyper-corporatized, terroristic, colonialist, imperialist government would in effect be more concerned with limiting the means of the people to defend themselves from and rise up against their oppressive government than it would be about saving innocent lives. Mass shootings, like the excessive rash of police brutality in our culture, bespeak deep rooted systemic problems with society that go beyond the mere physicality of guns. Moreover, until the cops put down their guns I think it's unfair to ask civilians to do so. And in order to do all that, I feel like the gun factories would have to close and that would require a major cosmic shift in human consciousness much larger than that last super blood moon. Prob have something to do with Mars, the Sun and maybe Pluto if u axe me. Be wary of the presence of insects around u in this season. Refrain from eating anywhere that has flies.
We live on display as much as life is displayed to us. Existence is a fashion show, life is a zoovie. Pain is an illusion. Get a tattoo. Fear is a joke. Get "FEAR IS A JOKE" tattooed on ur neck. Take a long drive. Drive til the tank is empty. On the drive listen to nothing but classic KOOL A.D. songs. Like Leo, u should also listen to Sonic Youth, Equipto and Frank Zappa. Also Andre Nickatina. And Romantic Gorilla. Watch Doraemon in Spanish. Run on the beach. Watch the first episode of Pokemon. Watch Winter Soldier (not the Captain America one), watch the documentary on Vietnam vets testifying before congress. Spray paint "kill whitey" on the door of the Hotsy Totsy on San Pablo.
Deface a symbol of gentrification on the night of the full moon. Listen to Sonic Youth. Like I told Capricorn last month, listen to Equipto. The broad strokes do the heavy lifting, the details happen along the way, pure gesture is free of effort. Apply ur effort to follow-thru in lieu of trying to force gesture. Commit to the accident of the gesture. Some have said that gesture is meaningless. I would say gesture is pure meaning. Embrace mistakes. Change is better than erasure. U can perform subtraction using addition. Apply this theory across the board. Casualize ur mind. Can u perform addition with subtraction? Probably. Try that too. Try some multiplication, that's probably the main thing. Stop at nothing short of total freedom. Pure and total freedom of the self includes and in fact actually requires freedom of all others.
An ideal society has no crime and no police, no money and no poverty, universal leadership without formal government, no laws and no outlaws, no inequality, etc. I'd say short of that, or rather, on the way to that, here's a lil #obamabasedgod based freestyle with some novel ideas that u can think on and take or leave: abolish the death penalty, gardens and solar panels on every roof, trees lining every street, less (or no) money in foreign oil, fracking and coal, and more in solar, wind, biodiesel, more money and research in converting human waste into fuel and fertilizer, more electric cars and water powered engines, free all drug offenders and political prisoners, fuck, maybe even just free everybody, free universal health care and mental health care, more counseling, less prisons, or no prisons, legalize all drugs, prostitution and gambling, outlaw pesticides and/or subsidize or otherwise incentivize organic farming, raise minimum wage and instate maximum wage/salary caps, turn all corporations/businesses/factories into shared equity co-ops, forgive all student loans and make colleges free, forgive all credit debt, abolish rent and fill all foreclosed homes with the homeless, withdraw all troops on foreign soil and send diplomats, food, clothing, teachers and goods, open all borders, turn swords into plowshares and let guns dissolve back into the earth's mineral beds, allow citizens to vote on where their tax dollars go by making voting day and tax day occur on the same day and make that day a national holiday, maybe make it a week long or month long annual event with various public forums and town hall debates, make voting as comprehensive as taxing, or fuck it, ideally there's no voting or taxes because everybody is already working for the betterment of each other anyway right? I don't know man, do whatever I guess. To quote KOOL A.D. "Everybody love everybody." DO YOU FEEL ME?
U recently had a disappointment that was a blessing in disguise. Let go of whatever negative emotions u may have harbored whether consciously or unconsciously and move forward with new energy and vigor for the projects at hand. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Like Sagittarius, u should be listening to Brian Eno. Also listen toArt Blakey, Johnny Cash, Augustus Pablo and Selda Bagcan. Give 20 bucks to the next homeless person u see. There are about 5 times as many vacant houses in this country as there are homeless people. There is enough food on earth right now to feed everybody twice but 795 million people (one in nine people) on earth are starving. Think about the collective abstractions of the minds of the rich and powerful (and everybody else for that matter) that must occur to allow these injustices to stand and what can be done to fix this thinking and these issues. Understand also that ultimately we are a tiny speck in an effectively endless universe and that if our collective consciousness was extinguished by like an asteroid or whatever other cosmic harbinger of destruction nobody would really miss us. These nihilistic truths withstanding, it doesn't mean give up, it just means like "rage, rage against the dying of the light," that's from that Matt McConaughey movie Interstellar. It's actually a quote from Dylan Thomas, a prominent white dude of earth. Bob Dylan named himself after dude. U saw that IBM commercial where Bob Dylan is talking to a computer? Prob the best piece of filmmaking I've seen in years, tied with the Steve Jobs movie and Top Five. Write, direct and star in a movie called Three Way Tie about how if u had to pick if u were a better writer, director or actor it would be a three-way tie.
Oh, it's Good Char-lit -- Alternative Press reports that the band is getting back together after a four-year hiatus. This is great news for everyone who ever had a phase of listening to "The Anthem" on repeat while using a Sharpie to draw the tattoos they would get if their parents would only stop being old fogies (which means me, you, and everyone we know). The break was Madden-ing, but we're ready to get back to it, with the best poppy emo-adjacent salve for the winter Seasonal Affective Disorder that will probably start to ail you in just a couple of days (you're young and hopeless, we get you). And prepare to tear down the lifestyles of the rich and famous with this video behind the scenes of our cover shoot with the band from the long-ago time of... 2007.
Positive vibes and PMA!"
In theory, Spike Lee's Chi-raq should be a total disaster. It's a movie named after "Chiraq," a term generally used to refer to Chicago's gun violence by people who don't live in Chicago in a way that is often reductive, shrill, and downright offensive. It's based on Lysistrata, a Greek play in which women withhold sex in order to end a war, which is both an interesting basis for a movie and the possible root of hundreds of bad "men are like this!" jokes. And, uh, what was the last Spike Lee joint to which you attach fond memories? (Is it Miracle at St. Anna? Don't lie -- did you really see that movie?)
Late last Thursday, rapper The Game, offered up an Insta-feast of his massive member, thinly disguised by his skin-tight briefs.
But more than that, the MC brought the entire Internet on a guided sexual odyssey, in the form of salaciously-worded hashtags.
Fortunately, the web responded exactly how he wanted, and Jayceon Terrell Taylor gifted us with the SECOND installment of his Big Dick Saga last night.
Game begins by telling the reader "I love you and you deserve to...#GetWetOnYourWayHomeFromWork."
#PropThemPillowsSoYoureComfortable (so chivalrous!)
But nothing compares to the greatest sentence ever written:
He also confirms his dietary restrictions:
See you at Whole Foods!
Behind Zola's story: No one actually tried to jump off a fourth-floor balcony, and no one ever got shot in the face. https://t.co/LbfuY5t0Cz-- Suzette Hackney (@suzyscribe) November 2, 2015
@britttanyx3😂😂💀💀 I'm done with all the lies-- wow wtf (@Monifaa_xo) November 3, 2015
Ha. So "Zola" IS a liar, eh? Knew that story was too good to be true.-- ⚡Brandy (@Mc_Screamy) October 30, 2015
So Zola is a liar and used a specific case in the news to make it seem real. She's really a mastermind 😂-- Preme (@PremeWestend) October 30, 2015
Zola's story is probably mostly lies. Fine. You know what else is a lie? Everything Shonda Rhimes writes.-- Robert! (@RPinHD) October 29, 2015
wait...people really thought the zola story was true???-- Sarah Bellum (@tlw83) November 3, 2015
The Washington Post will not make me feel bad about reading & laughing at the Zola story.-- MEAGY MEAG (@MeagyMeagOnAir) November 3, 2015
As "Josephine," a co-editor for sex worker blog Tits & Sass, said, "every sex worker I know has a horror story. We get robbed, arrested, beaten, humiliated. The majority of our horror stories blur the line between 'awful' and 'hilarious.' At least, mine do" -- which is why, she speculates, Zola turned to humor (and some accompanying plot twists) to defuse the grim realities of her situation. It doesn't mean she's a liar or made up the parts about her getting kidnapped and trafficked, it just means she got a bit carried away in her tweeted retelling. Which, is a tad questionable, sure, but it doesn't make the meat of her story and the stories of other sex workers any less valid. This woman went through a horrible, traumatizing nightmare, and the fact that the Internet has the gall to even question her when it comes to the way she retells a life-threatening experience is bleak to say the least.