Classic “Rock the Vote” ad from Madonna to celebrate Election Day. Her eyebrows may have changed, but her backup dancers’ outfits are still my fashion inspiration. “Freedom of speech is as good as sex” was almost my high school senior quote.
All that marble looks really cold.
Don’t mess with a snap diva, from Marlon Rigg’s 1989 documentary “Tongues Untied.” Wouldn’t the presidential debates be so much better if the candidates could refute statements with a snap-snap?
I never did marching band, and in fact, never went to a high school football game. Hell, “Hollaback Girl” was my least favorite Gwen Stefani song. But this marching band salute to video-games is incredible. Don’t miss for the segment with the horse around 6:00.
Spin Magazine released a comprehensive list of the 50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time, including Uffie’s trendsetting "Pop the Glock" and Madonna’s "American Life" rap (“I do yoga and Pilates, and the room is full of hotties, so I’m checkin’ out the bodies and you know I’m satisfied.”) But they left off one piece of 2001 kitsch.
The highlight of “Ghost World,” a bomb of a movie following two outsider girls (including a not-yet sexy Scarlett Johansson) post-high school, is the graduation rap. You’re welcome.
No more education / It’s time for celebration.
Cause this is the day of our high school graduation
Yeah we stayed for the duration / Achieved matriculation
Now we’re the newest members of the general populaTION!
At least “birth certificate” is no longer a Bingo space. Happy debate watching!
Obama’s got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one.
As a child, my family couldn’t quite place my insatiable obsession with Angela Lansbury. I adored the movie “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (Substitutiary Locomotion! Hello!) and treasured staying home from school to watch “Murder She Wrote.” Angela is a classy diva who doesn’t have any more fucks to give. The living legend, 86, is this season’s cover star of fashion magazine The Gentlewoman, sister publication to Fantastic Man and published by the makers of BUTT Magazine. Here, Angela wears pervy photographer Terry Richardson’s trademark frames. You go, Angela. You go.
FIONA APPLE = MADDY FERGUSON = CRIMINAL
Jehovah’s Witness had a simple mission: to stop deaf people from masturbating. Luckily the Internet set the clip to R. Kelly’s classic “Ignition (Remix)” to stellar results.
Above is an ad from the Swedish postal service urging people to complete change-of-address forms. Sounds boring, right? Watch the commercial and try to imagine the U.S. Postal Service creating the same type of advertisement. The end copy reads “Today Kjell lives with Britt-Marie. Don’t miss any important mail. Make sure to get forward delivery when you move.” (c/o Queerty)
Dude. I’m tripping kittens right now.
I have an inexplicable love of fragrance commercials. They’re typically bite-sized, nonsensical ruminations on sex or beauty, created by the world’s top photographers and directors and starring the industry’s most beautiful people. Imagine how much money and creative energy went into this 30-second ad that’s essentially a model walking on a treadmill in front of a green screen. This one for Kenzo’s Jungle is a favorite of mine. Jean-Baptiste Mondio directed the ad in 1996, a year after filming one of my favorite Madonna music videos, “Human Nature.” The model’s neon piss-yellow outfit is spot-on ’90s sporting a bare midriff, and the stampeding elephants are a perfect shade of gilver. The commercial is very Bjork goes on a safari.
What could be more Hollywood than tragic starlets and the Magic Kingdom? Mexican artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros Disney-fies iconic moments of popstar breakdowns in his latest exhibit “Disasterland,” opening this weekend at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Leave Cinderella Alone! And just like that, with a Disney princess’s paparazzi-hounding crotch shot, all innocence is lost. (Images by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros)