GAY ANNOUNCER JOINS MAJOR LEAGUE WRESTLING Mark Adam Haggerty signing makes him the first out gay ring announcer for a nationally-televised American wrestling promotion reports Out Sports.
COACHELLA has announced their 2020 line-up. According to Variety, “the lineup is strong and reflects a keen awareness of popularity and near-impeccable musical taste. Hip-hop and R&B dominate, with rappers Scott, 21 Savage, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Swae Lee, Big Sean, Lil Uzi Vert, Run The Jewels, City Girls, Denzel Curry, Rex Orange County, Brockhampton and YBN Cordae, while Ocean, Summer Walker, Amber Mark, Ari Lennox, Daniel Caesar and Pink Sweat$ hold it down for soul.”
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2020
LIZZO’s New Year’s Eve Tweet is everything. We’re not crying, you are!
AKIRA is still our most vivid portrait of adolescent male rage says Mel Magazine.“Akira landed in the U.S. 30 years ago, a year after its release in Japan, and its impact on both animation and the sci-fi genre cannot be overstated. It was the first time that a full-length animated feature dared to depict violence and despair with genuine intensity, caking scenes in blood and the grime of urban decay. While it only made a modest amount at the Japanese and U.S. box offices, it has blossomed as an international cult hit, standing next to films like Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey as some of the most influential of the 20th century. Everyone from Rian Johnson to Hype Williams name-checks Akira as a source of inspiration. As Kambole Campbell wrote for Birth.Movies.Death.: “If you’ve watched a sci-fi film made after 1988, you’ve probably interacted with something inspired by Akira.”
MOOD FOR 2020: UNBOTHERED Writer Brian Keith Jackson captures our feelings perfectly, “Mood: For 2020. “Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky…” I feel more me than ever. That has always been the goal.”#feelinggoodagain
AUSTRALIA This is the latest sad photograph out of the nation state that is literally on fire. According to 7 News Australia, “Fleeing for its life, this tiny kangaroo joey had nowhere left to run. As a ferocious blaze tore through Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, the roo became trapped in a wire fence as flames closed in.”
CHARTS show the shocking size of the Australian wild fires. According to Statista, “The devastating California wildfires of 2018 and last year’s fires in the Amazon rainforest made international headlines and shocked the world, but in terms of size they are far smaller than the current bushfire crisis in Australia, where approximately 12 million acres have been burned to date. Fires in remote parts of northern Russia burned 6.7 million acres last year, but most of the regions were sparsely populated and no casualties were reported.The bushfires grew more severe amidst a heatwave that saw Australia record its hottest day and simultaneously driest spring on record, according to The New York Times. New South Wales has been affected disproportionally, plunging Sydney into dark smoke in mid-December. Around 10 of the 12 million burned acres are located in the state.”
DRAFT DODGER? Kenyth Mogan says, “James Charles is trash.” The internet “celebrity” recently posted photos of him in Drag with the captain reading “me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft.” With over 100K likes and 7K re-tweets, the post is fucked up and shows that Charles truly is nothing more than a brainless piece of trash desperate for attention. Also, he’s kind of sexist and has zero respect for the men and women who serve this country. He needs to be canceled. Also, he can join President Bone Spurs on the list of people we never should’ve made famous. Also, women could be drafted too.”
GIRL BYE Trump troll Jacob Wohl says he’ll enlist if the US goes to war with Iran. According to The Daily Beast, “Wohl’s hypothetical future platoon-mates might want to be aware that Wohl has a reputation for failing spectacularly. Last year, he teamed up with lobbyist Jack Burkman to smear Special Counsel Robert Mueller with a sexual assault allegation that completely collapsed when the alleged victim failed to show, then accused Wohl of making it all up. In April, The Daily Beast caught Wohl and Burkman trying to manufacture a similar allegation against Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.”
Have no fear, America. This summer, America's bravest warrior said he was ready to raise freedom's torch high. https://t.co/NiNP4hEXgm
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) January 3, 2020
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI‘s poem ‘Pity the Nation Whose Leaders Are Liars’ is making the rounds on social media following the United States assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleiman in Baghdad yesterday. Identified with the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco as well as the poets of the Beat Generation, the 100-year-old Ferlinghetti is still active as a poet.
Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherds mislead them
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars
Whose sages are silenced
And whose bigots haunt the airwaves
Pity the nation that raises not its voice
Except to praise conquerers
And acclaim the bully as hero
And aims to rule the world
With force and by torture
Pity the nation that knows
No other language but its own
And no other culture but its own
Pity the nation whose breath is money
And sleeps the sleep of the too well fed
Pity the nation oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away
My country, tears of thee
Sweet land of liberty“
(After Khalil Gibran)
You can watch him read the poem below.
BOY CULTURE’s Matthew Rettenmund posted on Facebook, “Trump chose to strike after 1/1/2020 to let us know he is dragging endless wars into a new decade, without a care in the world, and will do anything and kill anyone (including Americans, who will surely die in the wake of his order to assassinate Iran’s #2 man) to win. I am going to donate to Sanders, Biden, Warren and Buttigieg. One of them will be the nominee and none of them scares me in the slightest. If you’re saying you’ll NEVER vote for one of them, you’re Team Trump, whether you want to believe it or not.”
P.S. Here is Geraldo Rivera — GERALDO RIVERA — being 100% right on Trump and his Apoc-teasing assassination.
GERALDO: “Don’t for a minute start cheering this on. Why about the TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD IRAQIS SINCE 2003? What are we doing in Baghdad? I am blaming PRESIDENT BUSH for those fake weapons of mass destruction.”@GeraldoRivera drops a TRUTH BOMB on Fox. 💣 🚨 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/m1MVcBBnAI
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 3, 2020
NYC is on high alert to a possible terrorist attack in retaliation from Iran. “The mayor of New York City has ordered the NYPD to take immediate steps to protect key locations across the city after a U.S. airstrike killed Iran’s top general. At a news briefing on Friday morning Mayor Bill de Blasio warning that the city faces a reality that it has not faced before.”
DID TRUMP’S SON DELETE THIS TWEET because he knew of the assassination in advance? According to The Hill, “The airstrike from the U.S. came about just days after protests erupted at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. American officials claimed earlier in the week that those protests were instigated by Tehran. Those protests broke out on December 31 of last year, according to the New York Times. On that same date, Eric Trump sent out a tweet, which has since been deleted. Twitter user @realTuckFrumper had a screengrab of the tweet, which suggested military action was coming forth.”
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) January 3, 2020
TESLA sold more electric cars in 2019 than ever. According to Digital Trends, “Tesla took a big step closer to becoming a mainstream automaker in 2019. The automaker said it delivered 367,500 electric cars — 50 percent more than the previous year. That still makes Tesla a relatively small player in the auto industry — Toyota said it delivered more than 2 million cars in North America alone in 2019 — but shows that the company is making progress in scaling up car production.”
Read Car and Driver’s review of the 2020 Tesla Model X.
TRUER WORDS have never been so hysterically said in the Tweet o’ the Day:
“I wish pokemon was real” bro u dont even take care of ur dog. fck u finna do wit a dragonite
— 📿 (@paperdragun) December 31, 2019
JUSTIN BIEBER is “Yummy” in the eponymous new song (below).
DEMARCO MAJORS wrote on Instagram, “Many people dream, many people make New Years resolutions. Who cares about memes that make fun of new year new me…if that’s what’s in your heart make a plan and commit to your future! Your first responsibility is to you and to love yourself. Not all goals or dreams expire but you have to be willing to sacrifice friendships, time, negative mental chatter! You have to improve your work ethic! Happy 2020 you got this!”
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Good Morning and Happy New Year! Many people dream, many people make New Years resolutions. Who cares about memes that make fun of new year new me…if that’s what’s in your heart make a plan and commit to your future! Your first responsibility is to you and to love yourself. Not all goals or dreams expire but you have to be willing to sacrifice friendships, time, negative mental chatter! You have to improve your work ethic! Happy 2020 you got this! #happynewyear #faith #sacrifice #hope #dream @trainingloft #losangeles #fitnessmotivation #model
MAN OF STEEL It’s times like these we could use a Superman, but for now, he’ll do.