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Jason Mecier, Portrait of Honey Boo Boo, created entirely from trash.
Welcome to the debut of The Hour, the new BBC2 six-part drama set in mid-1950’s London. Although the show is being compared to a British Mad Men, we’re certain they would never want to be compared to another television show. Some similarities can be drawn though. First, it’s about the golden age of media, except this one is about the development of a weekly news show from the early days of TV broadcasting. The main lead is a handsome dark figure that’s also a “playah” with other women. The Hour is a bit more of a political thriller writes The Luxe Chronicles — so set your TIVO’s and decide for yourself. In any case, we’re fans of a well styled cast dressed to the nines.
Life is good. We’re counting the days ‘til Shark Week rears it’s wonderfully ugly head our way. The Tumblr community is rumbling as well. Beginning July 29 at 9pm, expect a marathon session of shark culture from all parts of the world. For a complete listing of shows, check out Discovery.com/SharkWeek.
Lots of James Franco updates this week… First off, the Oscar nominated actor quit Twitter according to New York Magazine so the weekly mag won’t be posting any more of his doodles or cat photos. We suppose he got sick of all the Oscar cracks that dissed his performance, which leads us to our second thought — Franco’s recent chat with David Letterman. The man explains it all himself. Check it out.
Today’s graphic is just a silly walk down memory lane. Before Will Smith was doing blockbuster Summer films, he truly cut his teeth every week with slapstick jokes like this on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Is that Don Cheadle?
Whoa. We bumped into this piece of 1980 rare clip found on a channel called Fab TV. The clip has Bea Arthur (otherwise known as the genius comedian in Maude) on a variety show with Melba Moore and the old dirty lady puppet you always saw on The Love Boat called Madame.
There’s alot of undertones here with Rock Hudson obviously. It’s a parody of the fundamentalism against gay culture with Bea giving a sermon “There are men in this town who lustful and oversexed!”. Anyway, they have a riot here… a big funky soulful riot with a laugh.
The show Maude had another episode called The Gay Bar, which addresses all sorts of other issues including illegal aliens too, starring, none other than the actor who played the father on Different Strokes. It’s like one big 80’s mash-up. Enjoy.