I get Lady Gaga, I do. She’s a wacky girl with a heart of gold. That’s fine, that’s whatever, she can do her thing, I don’t care. But this is where I draw the line. ”This” being talking sincerely about the dream of Japan while keeping her eyes shut tight so you can check out her crazy makeup. Because she’s so out there, you guys, did you get that? No one else has done what she’s doing. Totally original, totally fresh. And totally sincere about the tragedies that happened in Japan. Ugh.
On a purely superficial level though, how weird are her anime eyes right here? So creepy, right?
June 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm by Emily
I stopped listening to “Weird Al” Yankovic when I was about 15, and lately I’m beginning to really regret it. I’m not sure when Weird Al suddenly turned into a grown-up, but his irreverently relevant satire seems way more intelligent and in-touch now than it did in the 1990s.
Why my change of heart, you ask? Last month I saw Weird Al on his Alpocalypse Tour, live in concert—he does a lot of costume changes, just like Cher!—where he sang his Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” dressed as a giant peacock.
No live performance, however bizarre, could have prepared me for the music video, in which Al’s head is digitally, disturbingly composited onto the body of a half-naked hot chick. The entire video is destined to hit the Internet on Monday, but the HuffPo has this sneak peek:
Weird Al’s album, Alpocalypse, is out Tuesday. Until then, here’s 25 Things You Don’t Know About Weird Al.
June 19, 2011 at 6:00 am by Jenn
And something about it makes me think of Michael Jackson‘s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’ The whole song, obviously, is way 80s, which – believe it or not – I can kind of appreciate. The video, however, at least in comparison to other Gaga videos, is actually kind of boring.
Compare it to MJs ‘WYMMF’:
Well, alright. I guess they’re not really all that similar unless you consider the alleyway and the ambiance and the ATTITUDE.
Anyway, best part of the video? The appearance by the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons. He’ll be the one playing the BADASS SAXOPHONE.
What do you think of the Lady’s latest?
June 17, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
“I’m not afraid to talk about sex. Sex is not wrong. Sex is real life. I don’t see sex to be a bad thing. Sex is an inspiration for everyone and I don’t think there is one song that’s ever been written that sex wasn’t part of it. So that’s what makes the world go round. I don’t know if threesomes make the world go round, but I suppose, they’re fun.”
Seriously, Lady Gaga is finally good for something, because I have a new catchphrase: “sex is real life.” I’m going to use it everywhere, so get used to it. When I go to my niece’s birthday party in a few weeks, I’m going to clasp a hand on her shoulder, congratulate her on turning 13, and then let her know: “sex is real life.” When I bring my boyfriend to my grandmother’s house for the first time for Sunday dinner next week, I’m going to interrupt grace by throwing out a well-placed “sex is real life,” or perhaps a more fitting “sex is real life, amen.”
So what did you guys pull from Lady Gaga’s bit of wisdom?
June 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Are you simultaneously appalled and amused by Lady Gaga? Is it difficult to reconcile your conflicting feelings? You aren’t alone.
Each week, for their “Kids React!” video series, the Fine Brothers™ tape children’s reactions to viral videos on the Internet. And every week, of course, I watch, because nothing is more adorable than precocity.
In the series’ most recent installment, a ragtag gaggle of lovable scamps watches Lady Gaga’s hilarious Letterman interview, which aired late last month.
Spoiler! When asked to estimate her age, the kids guess Lady Gaga is in her 40s or 50s. (She’s 25.)
June 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
“I’d love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked. [Madonna and GaGa are] the perfect fit. I’m as outrageous as they are. I was gaudy before they were gaudy.”
You know, I never thought about this before, but I think Dolly Parton is onto something here. If you look at Dolly throughout the years, of course she’s always been outrageous and gaudy – that’s her charm. However, I absolutely love Dolly Parton, and I obviously don’t feel the same way about Lady Gaga or Madonna, and I think a lot of you are in that same boat.
Is it Dolly’s country charm that makes her more likable? Maybe it’s because she has a magical theme park a couple of hours down the road from me. Or maybe it’s because she’s done songs like “Jolene” and “Coat of Many Colors” instead of nonsense like “Judas” and whatever Madonna does nowadays.
How do you guys feel? Is Dolly better than Gaga and Madonna (of course), did she pave the way for these ladies (maybe), and should she do a duet with either of them (definitely not at all, not even a little. Stick to Kenny Rogers, Dolly. Don’t be gross)?