01 August, 2008

The Pussycat Dolls Need To Enunciate Better

"When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have boobies"


Considering what we know about the Pussycat Dolls, I think it's safe to assume that the final lyric is probably about desiring "groupies," and not "boobies."

However, I haven't ruled out that the song ("When I Grow Up") isn't meant to be some sort of empowering anthem aimed at young girls--who, as conceived in the minds of record producers, may, indeed, be desirous of boobies.

After hearing one of PCD's earlier singles ("Buttons"), I mistook the lyric "I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons baby" for "I'm telling you to loosen up my butt [uh] baby" (that's the word "butt" followed by a vague, sexual grunt). At the time, I reflected that this would be a strange thing to sing, but perhaps it was in reference to getting loose and booty-shaking on the dance floor, or at least that's what I hoped, because to loosen up a butt sounds, frankly, diarhettic.

Does anyone else have these kinds of mishearing problems? Do you blame me or the Pussycat Dolls for dirtying up their lyrics (although 'loosening up her buttons...in order to take her pants off' is, you know, already fairly dirty)? And why do I not hate the Pussycat Dolls more than I do?

30 July, 2008

New Trailer! - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

The new movie trailer for the series' sixth installment can be viewed on Moviefone.

All I can say is: YESSSSSSSSS!

The pensieve flashback, with Dumbledore visiting a young (and definitely creepy) Tom Riddle at the orphanage, is exciting stuff. And seeing Ron and Ginny in various states of, what appears to be, immediate and life-threatening danger is chillingly good. It would have been nice to see some Snape or even some Draco, but for a brief teaser, it's almost better this way.

Siskel and Ebert and Roeper and Others and the Movies

Roger Ebert is one of the most brilliant writers I've read, and that's no joke. He is, of course, my favorite movie critic (although I'll be the first to admit his writing suffered during his health battles). He is a man who is both fiercely intelligent and absolutely genuine. Roger recently wrote a journal entry (appropriately titled "The balcony is closed") about the history of his television show and specific recollections surrounding it's successes, in response to the news of it's producers taking it in a "new direction."

In that article, Roger posted a couple YouTube videos of some promo outtakes with himself and Gene Siskel. These guys are pretty awesome.