The A&E network will roll-out a new reality show later this month that supposedly shows viewers “real life” in Southie; one of Boston’s working class, Irish enclaves that in recent years has seen an influx of young professionals.
I have no doubt many in the area will beam with pride because a cable network channel will broadcast what I assume will be stereotypical “characters” to scripted dramas manufactured more for ratings than any concern for reality. Funny, I thought shows like Real Housewives and Jersey Shore were waning in popularity – perhaps not.
My lack of interest in this latest un-reality program turned to disdain when I saw The Boston Globe had listed a series of promo ads from A&E. One of the promos meant to be a put-down to NYC “Nobody tells us how big our soda should be” sounds as if it came directly from a NYC advertising agency. Anyone who has lived their life in Southie will tell you Soda, Pop, Coke… is all called one thing in Boston — Tonic. Get your colloquialisms correct or “Póg Mo Thón”.
I don’t know how I missed this video and want to thank my friend Joe for sharing this classic. The video’s title, Single Ladies Gone Wrong, really sums this up best. I promise this will give you a good chuckle.
It is now Friday afternoon on the east coast in the United States, and I thought I’d share this post before I sign off for the day. I hope this makes you smile and gives you a good chuckle.
A few weeks ago Late Night talk show host, Jimmy Fallon, broadcast a video with his band, The Roots, and Mariah Carey singing All I Want for Christmas. Check out Alex in the UK (possibly Mariah Carey’s biggest fan) watching the performance for the first time.
If Fallon’s video made you laugh check out Alex watching the song from start to finish here. Its hilarious.
Probably the best mash up I’ve seen for pop music from 2012. Was this a good year for you? Hearing these songs will probably make you smile and remember some of those happy memories. Enjoy the mash up.
Robin Skouteris: PopLove (2012) Mashup of 24 Artists
Earlier this year Rob Wilson from Boston was selected to be the first male model for the Price is Right. I like to refer to this handsome Bostonian as “the other Rob Wilson from Boston”. Recently BuzzFeed included several outtakes from an earlier underwear photo shoot for Men’s Underwear Store.
Earlier this month BuzzFeed asked the all important question “Do you know your celebrity mustaches?”… Take their quiz and see if you are a celeb mustache connoisseur or need to go back to school and take mustache 101. BuzzFeed Celebrity Mustache Quiz
It’s that time of year when publishers trot out their “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. This year People Magazine named Channing Tatum the sexiest man alive but this is so 6 months ago. You only need to turn on the radio to know that everyone in America is cuckoo for Koreans. How else can one explain “Gagnum Style” by Korean singer, Psy?
So I have to agree with The Onion who named Kim Jong-Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea the sexiest man alive for 2012. You can read more about Kim Jong-Un on The Onion, here.
Cher and Kathy Griffin would like to talk to you for a minute.
Watch their quick video below.
Will the prequel to Sex In The City, The Carrie Diaries be a hit or a flop? The CW show will debut in January, and to drum up interest they have started to release Season Preview clips on YouTube.
The show opens in Connecticut in 1984 soon after 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw loses her mother. I can’t say that this will make it to my DVR, but I can see the appeal. The trailer recently released makes me think the show which I’d initially thought sounded terrible may have promise.
Tickets to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones 15th annual hometown throwdown are now on sale. I went to a few of these concerts back when they were hosted at the Middle East in Cambridge and I have to admit its one of the best shows in town. If you love ska – you’ll love this show.
Tickets Available On Sale Here
The Mario Testino show In Your Face at the MFA Boston includes 122 photographs. Have you already seen this show which premiered at Boston’ Museum of Fine Arts this past weekend and will run through February 3rd?
This show would seem to be a “Must See” for fashionistas and pop culture enthusiasts. What an amazing opportunity; no schlepping to the MoMA in MidTown, NYC like you had to see the Alexander McQueen show. More about this show at the MFA here.
Think Invisible turns recognizable pictures into an optical illusion. Inspired by Kanizsa, The Think Invisible website has more than 50 puzzles on their blog, thinkinvisible.com. You can also download their game for your phone here.
The President’s Rock Club in Quincy, MA mural of President Barack Obama as Jimi Hendrix has to come down after a resident took issue with it, saying the mural was a political sign.
What a pity, considering the name of the bar / club the mural was sort of appropriate. Maybe they should rename their bar as the Former President’s Rock Club then they could have a mural of Bill Clinton as John Coltrane playing the saxophone.
Despite having the same name and residing in Boston, I’d like to assure friends and family who read earlier today that “Rob Wilson” from Boston, MA would be joining the Price is Right as the first male model is not me. Shocking I know. More on this story here.
Catchy or Annoying – What do you think?
Move over Carly Rae Jepsen, your catchy pop tune from the summer Call Me Maybe has been supplanted by an equally catchy, although unlikely pop song from Korea. This unintelligible song by PSY has climbed to the top of the charts in the USA, and the rather odd dance moves from this video are inspiring many, funny spoofs.