Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Stacey Dash Is Losing It

Stacey Dash, AKA Dionne of Clueless, is maybe losing her mind. No, screw maybe, her endorsement of Mitt Romney proved that she’s well gone. It’s not so much that she endorsed him, it was her bizarre reasoning. Continuing on her merry path of odd adventures, she’s starring in her own web series titled, Stacey Dash Is Normal. I think they’re going for that “Hey, she’s ‘just like us’ she does weird stuff too!” with a touch of irony considering that in this episode, “The Dip”, she is not completely normal. Totally get it. But it is sadly not very funny. She’s a beautiful and talented woman. And this web series isn’t doing her any favors.

Case in point, skip to 1:43 seconds in the video where she masturbates in front of her dog in what is supposed to be a comedic scene but is just awkward and weird. I get that’s supposed to be the point, but there’s Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm awkward and there’s “What the eff am I watching?” awkward. However, most of the YouTube commenters disagree and think the show is “hilarious.”

So tell me: what do you think? Am I wrong here?

Viral Video: The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

This video is really blowing up! (Pun intended? But it really is going viral. It appeared on The Daily What, Laughing Squid, and Neatorama almost simultaneously.)

You know that famous line in Apocalypse Now, right, kids? “I love the smell of napalm in the morning,” that’s how the movie’s most memorable sentence goes.


Kilgore’s quote “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” (written by Milius) was number 12 on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes list and was also voted the fourth greatest movie speech of all time in a 2004 poll.

…In a 2004 poll of UK film fans, Blockbuster listed Kilgore’s eulogy to napalm as the best movie speech. The helicopter attack scene with the Ride of the Valkyries soundtrack was chosen as the most memorable film scene ever by Empire magazine (although the same track was used earlier in 1915 to similar effect in The Birth of a Nation).

Indeed, something about Robert Duvall’s speech—and that one line in particular—must have plucked a chord in the popular consciousness, because variations on that sentiment have shown up again and again. The line crops up in everything from kids’ cartoons to crime procedurals.

But at this point, it isn’t even a great punchline; it isn’t clever. The reference is just lazy writing, a type of Mad-Lib from the guys in a sitcom’s writing room.

Still, it’s fascinating, isn’t it? That so many fictional people would seize on that line to reiterate unto perpetuity? Hmm. I’ll be waiting for the “You complete me” supercut next.

Watch This: The Best Rick Perry Parody Ad Yet

Hey! Come over here! I want you to meet someone.

Reader, this is a friend of mine. His name is The Best Video on the Whole Internet.

I know, I know, it’s kind of audacious of me, but I thought you two would really hit it off. Video, meet Reader. I’ve heard Reader is super into those Funny or Die videos, which are all the rage. You two are gonna have a lot to talk about, I just know it.

(You can watch the original Rick Perry “Strong” campaign ad here; meanwhile, six great parodies are embedded here.)