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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fashionable Sweet Sixteen


It's been a while since I've felt the need to share my thoughts, but so far season sixteen of Project Runway is keeping me entertained.

As usual there are fifteen designers and each week we are left with one less. There is one major change this season, and it is long overdue. This time, all of the models are of different sizes and body types.

The judges and Tim Gunn have always been critical of the designers whenever they gripe about not having a size two model. The average American woman is a size sixteen, far from what the fashion industry tends to show off. I love that the people behind this show are pushing for more variety in high fashion and stressing that real people are the clients that designers should be aiming for.

Ideals are great, but we are not living in a size-two-fits-all world.

The models are also rotated weekly so everyone will be getting a chance to test their true skills when it comes to designing for real women.

Another thing that I do feel is different this time around are the attitudes. Sweet sixteen may be very fitting for this go around. In the past it's always been a room of catty divas out to prove that they are as awesome as they claim. I feel that this season's pool has a much more chill vibe happening. The designers seem to get along with one another for the most part. Several even seem humble by nature, but don't let this calm fool you - there are still a couple over the top characters with us.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Moore Dead at 89

Sir Roger Moore, the third and longest running James Bond from the classic movie series, has passed away at age 89 from
cancer.

With the news today about the bombing in Manchester and the Russia investigation in the United States, it would be easy to miss the sad news that the legendary actor had passed.

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993, but never let the prospect of death slow him down.

In an interview with NPR in 2004, the aging actor expressed his thoughts on death what lies beyond.

"My attitude about death is, going into the next room, and it's a room that the rest of us can't get into because we don't have the key. But when we do get the key, we'll go in there and we'll see one another again, in some shape or form, or whatever."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Donald Trump - Who is He Working For?

I know, I know. You're tired of Blogzilla 1985 as a political site and you want us to go back to countdowns and stories about pretty boy animes. Well, until Lindsey gets off her butt and starts writing again, you're stuck with me and my "libtard" views.

Except, I'm not a liberal. Do I lean left? Sure. Sometimes I'm afraid of tipping over. But I like to think of myself as unbiased, and I call them like I see them.

It's just unfortunate that Donald Trump is so awful, a blind man could see him in a pumpkin patch. Cause he's orange, get it?

It would be easy to make fun of Trump's comical appearance or how "unpresidential" he carries himself. He doesn't speak very well, despite how much he likes to hear himself talk. He's the presidential equivalent of a Toby Keith song, or a Nascar race - he plays to the most red blooded Americans who pride themselves on God and country and get uncomfortable when their white supremacy is challenged by a progressing nation.

To those people he is certainly an amazing president. He promised the world to a section of this country that felt ignored for too long by President Obama and his championing of gay, transgender, and minority rights.

But now that we're over a hundred days into his presidency, what has he actually done for them? Or for you? Or for anybody?

Why are you still championing the cause of a president more concerned with being buddies with leaders of our enemies than taking care of his people?

Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Chris Cornell, lead singer of revolutionary grunge group Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead this morning after performing in Detroit on Wednesday night.

Soundgarden was a staple of 90's music, with hit "Black Hole Sun" being one of the most recognizable and beloved songs in music history. After taking a break from Soundgarden, Cornell created supergroup Audioslave with legendary Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. He eventually returned to Soundgarden, and the band was featured prominently on the soundtrack for "The Avengers," and released their last studio album "King Animal" in 2012.

Cornell had dealt with drug abuse since 13, though no evidence at this time says it had anything to do with his death, which has been ruled suicide by hanging.

Soundgarden has a special place in the hearts of many of us at Blogzilla 1985 and Podzilla 1985. Chris was an amazing singer, and his immense talent will be greatly missed in this bleak world.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Truth - Whether We Like It or Not

Our current president, Donald John Trump, is a liar, a fraud, and is leading us down the path to the destruction of the democracy that we claim to cherish so much.

Republicans in office turn their heads and look away every time Trump creates a new controversy. They make excuses for him when he does something wrong, and then have to adapt their excuses to fit whatever narrative that Trump creates when his own explanations completely contradict the alibis attributed to him.

His reality is his own, and instead of calling him out his lackeys, like the waste of a paycheck Conway and cringe inducing Sanders, spin everything to fit his reality. It doesn't make sense and no one really buys it, but he continues to be our president because no one who can make a difference chooses to.

Let that sink in, and I'm mostly speaking to Trump supporters who continue to stand with their candidate. This man and his kind lied to you for your support in getting him elected. He promised health care for everyone, and jobs for everyone, and all crime to be done away with almost immediately when he got in office. He said he had a plan to destroy ISIS and it would be so simple and easy.

Donald Trump told you exactly what you needed to hear.

So why, now that his own words condemn him as a liar, do you choose to stop listening?