My mind is having a hard time wrapping my head around this. I mean, so many people were deceived. I might be overreacting, but I still can't wrap my head around this. Weren't there any criminal charges pressed? I need to mention I got most of my information from Wikipedia so all that I've written down here may be fake, but who knows really. It's a sad ending that breaks my head and leaves me in a state of confusion and bewilderment.
Adding onto lip synching scandals I also need to mention other such notable incidents.
Lindsay Lohan, not only was she in the acting business, but also decided to be involved in singing. I can't remember exactly, but she lip synched at a performance promoting her debut album at some place and her lips weren't moving when lyrics kept coming out.
We all know the infamous Ashlee Simpson, sister of Jessica Simpson who was comically caught lip synching in her live performance on SNL famously saying ""I'm so sorry. My band started playing the wrong song, and I didn't know what to do, so I thought I'd do a hoedown." She basically threw her band under the bus. I then later watched a Mad tv skit parodying the lip synching event. Shortly after I saw another controversial video of her when she was booed off stage during a live performance in the super bowl where she actually used her real voice. The singing was cringe worthy and at the same time hearing booing for the first time from an audience was almost surprising.
I'm not sure what to say knowing that I live in a world of lip synchers, but there have been several lip synchers in the world who haven't been caught. Such people like Milli Vanilli, and others were just the unfortunate ones to have been caught in the act of lip synching. Maybe I'm focusing too much on lip synching. While I write this I'm going to watch that Lindsay Lohan lip synching performance where she kind smiles awkwardly after she knows she's been caught lip synching. I even remember a girl audience member change her face from happy to a look of something that looked like a mix of disappointment, disbelief, and lost fandom for the person that was Lindsay Lohan.
Also, going into the general world of celebrities it seems like Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes started off as fairly successful child actors, but all of a sudden Amanda Bynes seems to be getting into trouble with the law for several misdemeanors in driving and driving with a suspended license and she was recently caught smoking marijuana illegally tossing her bong out of her something story window. Lindsay Lohan as some of you might know did drugs, has had trouble with alcohol, and faces other such criminal charges.
Gary Coleman. Who could forget Gary Coleman, the African American child from Different Strokes who'd say "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis"? He ended up with climbing medical bills from several life threatening health related issues, and sadly died while having an epileptic seizure that caused him to go down on his flight of stairs in his home. He never wanted to hear about Different Strokes again.
I watched some musical numbers from The Book of Mormon which more or less cheered me up for the day. I can't get enough of musicals nowadays. I've also been listening to The Beatles' albums Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Cure, and other such classics.Sighhhhhh. Also comes the harsh reality that nothing good can ever last. This rings a bell about the tv show, Friends, how, why, is that even possible? Modern Family, Better Off Ted, what else! What else! The Beatles will always last.
Don't take things for granted, but I don't think I won't stop since I'd only appreciate to an unbelievably heightened level of appreciation only if I were put into a position where I didn't have a lot of things I have now. This also reminds me of the whole global warming crisis we are having right now and how Co2 levels in the atmosphere won't decrease until another thousand, million years? It's above the hundreds, that's for sure. Sure enough I can visualize a post apocalyptic world where there will be wars over water, half of the US is flooded, the Statue of Liberty will now be neck high with water, and a picture of it will be used as a powerful symbol of the environmental, financial, politically unstable, corrupt, war stricken world we live in now. Whilst all of this misery ensues, the only thing that stays alive showing proof that earth once used to live in more prosperous times is a lone stereo player buried beneath a pile of rubble playing the tune "Girl You Know It's True" silently as the camera pans over to a wide view that you think is a landscape painting of a fictional world of an apocalyptic earth with dusty winds, piles of cement that used to be people's homes and the roads, sidewalks they used to walk and drive on.
I remember certain pictures that were popular and acted as powerful symbol representing whatever hardship, nation, or whatever. There was a picture of what looked like a middle aged woman who had several kids around her who were undoubtedly her children while having her hands wrapped around a pole during the Great Depression in America. This was one of many pictures that were given to Franklin D. Roosevelt who after seeing these appalling conditions sent supplies to said locations. I keep on thinking about WW2, and WW1. What if the axis powers had won? Wouldn't those times be fearful for the allied? I know at present time the Afghanistan War is going on, and the Iraq War was ended recently, I think. These are controversial times and I can't imagine being in a war zone. Someone told me about how the United States won't last forever, maybe not in my lifetime, but it will change. They used the Roman Empire for example, which lasted several times more years than the United States has at current day. It's hard to imagine, but it might just happen.
There are protests going on in Turkey, and I'm just fortunate enough to be in the United States. Spain is having an economic depression of its own, and now a lot of things are happening! The tornado in Oklahoma? On a brighter note, a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction has proven effective on lab animals and is soon to undergo human testing. There have been arguments against using lab animals claiming that animals have such different anatomies than humans, how can we expect for animals and humans to respond the same way to the same thing? I remember a disease. I forget which one, Cholera, or something well known. Test subject monkeys have been infected by the disease, but humans were not effected by the same one. Oh, animals, don't you just love them. I enjoy looking at pictures of cats trying to squeeze into small boxes with their fur kind of slumping or squishing. It really is adorable.
Bob Ross seems like a nice guy. I saw a cultural reference on him in the animated tv show Dilbert which had one of the most superb voice actors and I still don't know why it got cancelled when it had such good material. Reminds me of Arrested Development which had won several awards, but not enough viewers, and speaking of Arrested Development, it released 26 episodes of season 4 in its reboot of 2013 on May 26. Is it May 26? Who really knows. I probably should watch an episode of The Joy of Painting and relax.
A boy in the state of California was suspended from school for stopping a knife wielding bully who was about to use it in a potentially harmful way to another student. The school apparently does not "condone heroics" and said that it would've been more appropriate for the student to inform an adult, and the school admitted that in the time it would have taken the suspended student to alert an adult about what was happening, the student in danger of getting stabbed, could have indeed gotten stabbed within that time period. Talk about a (insert corny pun here) injustice.
Shootings, it's a big problem in the US and frighteningly it seems like a "trend" now with rising numbers in mass shootings. There recently was a call for a ban on assault weapons and of course the NRA was in complete opposition to the assault weapons ban. The thing is if you're going to ban any gun, you should ban hand guns because the number of people killed by handguns dwarfs the amount of people killed by assault guns. It's all in the statistics. I'm thinking guns should be completely banned, and of course there's always that 2nd amendment argument about how civilians should be able to own a gun without having it confiscated because if the government ever turns corrupt in the next 50 or so 100 years the American public ought to be prepared.
"Everything bad that could happen to a person has happened to me."-Paris Hilton. She doesn't know what she's talking about!
Well, this post has gone on for far longer than I expected it to be, and I have no idea what I was going to do with my various thoughts, but I figured since I had a blog, I could detail my most latest thoughts of cute animals and celebrity stars suddenly crashing at a screeching stop writhing towards the satisfaction that is sleep! Write 'til you sleep!