The irony of a medical TV show with the word “anatomy” in its title being unable to use an anatomical term for a sexual organ is wild, but true.
This was 2005, not 1955. Even more bizarre.
“And that’s why … That’s where the term ‘va-jay-jay’ came from. [Creator Shonda Rhimes] made up ‘va-jay-jay’ because standards and practices would not let us say ‘vagina.’ And Shonda’s argument was like, ‘We said “penis” in that episode 97 times. You can say “penis” 97 times but you can’t say “vagina”?’ “
Maybe they should have called the show “Grey’s Va-jay-jay” lol. The standards and practices censors must have some goofy playbook to go by. I remember that word very early in school. It’s a medical term. What are they censoring”
I’m pretty sure in 2020 you can now safely say “vagina” 97 times to go along with “penis.” You might even be able to use the word “pussy” because, well, it also refers to a cat.
This should be a movie where neighbors go to war, something like The War With Grandpa, except titled War With TV Show Theme Songs.
Billionaire Bill Gross, according to the story from CNN below, became embroiled in a neighbor battle over some out of code sculpture and lighting on his property. Instead of doing what most civil, reasonable neighbors would do: work out the dispute amicably, he apparently resorted to blaring the theme song to Gilligan’s Island as some sort of psychic torture.
Shortly after, Towfiq and Nakahara allege Gross began retaliating against them by harassing and disturbing them with “loud music and bizarre audio recordings at excessive levels” during various hours of the day and night — including pop or rap music, and often a series of television theme songs, according to the lawsuit, including the “Gilligan’s Island” theme on a loop.
Seth Brundle for Vice President? Who needs the Republicans and Democrats, a new mutant cross-pollination of human and insect should be put in power.
(come on, you know I’m joking)
David Cronenberg outdid himself with the remake of The Fly. I know, recently I said harsh things about remakes. I hate most of them, yes I do, but they aren’t all bad. This is one of a small few exceptions. Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum, that movie is just off the charts good.
And then there’s the Vice Presidential debate last night and the star wasn’t Mike Pence or Kamala Harris, it’s the fly that buzzed in and landed on Pence’s head for an inordinate amount of time. I mean, really, politics aside, this was spellbinding TV.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who I haven’t seen in Veep yet (but hated her in Downhill) makes an astute observation below. I’m now more interested in Veep, the show has risen up my watchlist, purely because she put spotlight on the genius of the fly.
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reacted to a moment in the Vice Presidential debate when a fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head: “I really wish we had thought of this.”
The fly on Pence’s head has gone viral and, thank you for a good laugh!
A lot of things make this funny. When you think about politics, pretty much everybody agrees it’s a dirty racket. Flies are filthy, nasty creatures and you usually notice a fly landing on you, particularly on your head. Vice President Pence doesn’t seem to notice or care as he’s talking in the debate. It just lands on his head and steals the screentime and focus of viewers while he just keeps talking.
Flies are disgusting, indeed. They literally reproduce in excrement, rotting food and garbage.
“are flies dangerous?” They seem innocuous enough and flies themselves don’t physically harm you; very few flies will bite or sting, especially not the flies we come into contact on a regular basis here in Wisconsin. But cluster flies, house flies and stable flies (among others) are known for spreading at least 200 known pathogens and parasites to humans; so the answer is yes – flies are dangerous!
Talk about serious violation of the no kiss and tell covenant.
Stone worked with De Niro in the movie Martin Scorsese’s epic Casino as a whale (large gambler) hustler who earns De Niro’s eye and affection.
“It was the actor that I admired the most and had, my whole career, was like, ‘I just want to sit across the table from Robert De Niro and hold my own.’ And maybe because I just held him in such extraordinary, high regard, and it was the pinnacle of the kissing moment for me. There was so much attached to it,” Stone said. “But I was just so madly in love with him as an actress to start with, that, you know, he probably could have hit me in the head with a hammer and I would have been like, ‘Oh, yeah!’ You know, but it was pretty fabulous.”
Considering Stone’s history as a sex symbol and the amount of lips she’s kissed throughout her busy career in Hollywood, this is a curious admission.
Then again, it seems like she was more in awe of De Niro’s talent than other many other actors she’s worked with. Almost like student meets idolized teacher. In that sense, maybe this isn’t a fair comparison.
Saw another story this past week about Gene Kelly deep french kissing Debbie Reynolds to her horror in the famous movie Singing In The Rain.
“The camera closed in. Gene took me tightly in his arms…and shoved his tongue down my throat. ‘Eeew! What was that?,’ I screeched, breaking free of his grasp and spitting.
I ran around frantic, yelling for some Coca-Cola to cleanse my mouth. It was the early 1950s, and I was an innocent kid who had never been French-kissed. It felt like an assault. I was stunned that this 39-year-old man would do this to me.”
Haven’t said that much about how cool Drew Barrymore is, but she’s working currently on a talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which could be a counter to Ellen and put her a bit in the Howard Stern realm for shock value. The show starts airing September 14, 2020.
In a recent interview on a YouTube show called Hot Ones (part of the First We Feast channel with 9.2+ million subscribers) where she eats increasingly spicier hot wings and takes tougher questions, she confirms a rumor that her grandfather’s body was stolen from the morgue.
She admitted that John’s three friends — Errol Flynn, W.C. Fields, and Sadakichi Hartmann — took his body and actually propped it up at a poker table.
What’s awesome about Drew’s response, which you can watch below at the 289 second mark, is how she embraces the idea of celebrating death rather than being sad for it.
Drew has been in some good, bad and ugly films, but she’s one of the very small few actors that successfully transitioned from child actor to adult without a career that spiraled into the dirt. I don’t know if this is because she wisely chose better roles, but Drew has been in everything from E.T sci-fi family alien film to The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates romcom opposite Adam Sandler and a bunch of movies in different genres.
My most recent watch of Drew’s talent came with Santa Clarita Diet, see pictured atop, and if you have Netflix — sure you do! — then watching the first few episodes of that crazy show is entertaining. I got a little bored with it after that, but it puts a humorous spin on zombies and showcases Drew’s often eclectic and bizarre sense of humor.
What’s your favorite Drew Barrymore film?
Barrymore is on my shortlist of actresses that I look forward to seeing in movies, whatever she’s doing. Do you also dig Drew? What’s your favorite film of hers? You can look over Drew’s filmography on Wikipedia. Seems hard to believe she’s been starring in films for 40 years?!?! That’s what starting out young in the business will do…