Late Night: La Vida Loca Full Moon Crazies Grab Bag!


It’s a full moon! Let’s go crazy!

I don’t know where to start–celebrating idiocy or celebrating Ricky Martin.  Oh heck, let’s go Ricky! I saw El Vez, the Mexican Elvis do a great slow creepy version of Living’ La Vida Loca, and it was then I realized how utterly dark the lyrics are for this huge hit.

Anyway, thank you Ricky Martin for coming out and giving hope and inspiration to lots of your fans and their families. Hopefully your honesty will help other LGBT kids, especially in Hispanic families. And hopefully there will be a time when sexuality will be accepted simply with love, grace and ease.

Now on to the crazies: White supremacist Glenn Miller is running for U.S. Senator as a write-in candidate from Missouri and bought ad time on KMBZ-AM in Kansas City and on other stations in other Missouri media markets.  Under Federal Communications Commission rules and federal law, a “legally qualified candidate” must be given reasonable, uncensored access to broadcast airtime if he or she can pay the cost, and since Miller qualified and has the cash, the ads are running, but with a disclaimer. KMBZ program director Neil Larrimore told the Kansas City Star:

The company is required by federal law to run these spots and to do so without any edits. Our hands are tied.

If you have the stomach, you can click the links to hear the ads. They are repugnant. Ugh.

And then today Glenn Beck’s even less witty stand-in Doc Tompson tried to be like all satirical and funny by saying the tanning bed tax included in the health care reform bill is racist because “dark skinned people” don’t use tanning beds.

Yup, full moon.

88 Responses to "Late Night: La Vida Loca Full Moon Crazies Grab Bag!"
egregious | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:04 pm 1

Good evening Lisa!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:05 pm 2

A cashew and a militiaman walk into a bar. The bartender says: “Cashew, you can stay, but the guy in camo has go to go.”
The militiaman asks “Why?”
And the bartender responds “we don’t serve nuts.”

And see, botanically speaking the cashew is a seed, not a nut…


Mary McCurnin | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:05 pm 3

Could make through even half of that vid. Bleek.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:06 pm 4

Barf-worthy radio spots.
Are we still on Earth?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:06 pm 5

You mean Ricky? I tried to find the El Vez version, much more dark and creepy.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:07 pm 6

The radio ads are VILE..but FEC regs cut both ways.


Phoenix Woman | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:07 pm 7

Oh, it’s only a Libra Moon, sailing over a cardboard sea….

¡Hola, Lisa! Que pasa, muchacha?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:07 pm 8

we had a full moon full house pot luck last night, it was o much fun


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:12 pm 9

so…how about that march madness..


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:13 pm 10

It IS a full moon – I appreciate the ironies.

Ricky finally comes out, and the Obama DOJ argues against DADT.

It’s all so ’93!


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:13 pm 11
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 6

I would not argue against them on speech grounds. But a public ready and willing to tolerate bile passing for discourse both deserves what they get, and is in need of civics lessons.

The ACLU’s juju is strong with me.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:17 pm 12
In response to newtonusr @ 11

I hope hearing those ads causes some thought in Mo “like WTF?”


Oilfieldguy | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:17 pm 13
In response to newtonusr @ 11

Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you’re an idiot than to speak and remove all doubt.

Speaking about the ads, of course.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:20 pm 14
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 13

There’s a version of that in Psalms.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:21 pm 15
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 13

When baseball banned Marge Schott and John Rocker, they did us no favors. That tripe needs to be out in the open where people can smell it for what it is.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:23 pm 16

wait okay, this is horrifying..Palin’s Fux News show debuts Thursday

The show is about people who have “real-life tales of overcoming adversity.”

The premiere episode will feature a Marine who died saving his fellow soldiers and a stock broker who helps underprivileged students go to college. Palin is the host of the show, and three celebrity guests are scheduled to appear. Toby Keith will discuss his Angry American song called “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.” Rapper LL Cool J and former GE Chief Exec Jack Welch will be revealing secrets to their successes in a segment titled “In Their Own Words.”

Catch it at 7:00 pm. Pacific Time on Fox News. It will re-air on April 4 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time. A second episode has not yet been announced.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:24 pm 17
In response to newtonusr @ 15

when people hear things like Miller, I hope they cringe.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:27 pm 18
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 17

Same. Some, and we know who they are, find comfort in that trash.


Oilfieldguy | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:29 pm 19
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 17

I listened to one of them. Instead of being mad, I am truly sorry for that pathetic bastid.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:31 pm 20
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

A second episode has not yet been announced.

Faux has such confidence in its newfound snowbully sex symbol.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:32 pm 21
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 19

I think a list of his donors might be interesting….but maybe most were in the anonymous funding range,$20…


Oilfieldguy | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:32 pm 22
In response to newtonusr @ 18

Even worse are those who find neither comfort nor agreements with such ideas, but rather financial gain. Toby Keith comes to mind.


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:32 pm 23

Evening, Lisa. We are indeed living “la vida loca” these days with the wingers bringing on all the loca they can locate.


Mason | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:33 pm 24

Uhm, didn’t Glen Miller die after WWII?

Did he come back from teh dead?


Mason | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:34 pm 25

I think he starred in that Ed Wood movie about Surf Zombies.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:35 pm 26
In response to Mason @ 24

sadly, this racist’s parents named him after the great band leader


Oilfieldguy | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:35 pm 27
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 22

American history is rife with such episodic outbreaks of overt racism that coincides with economic uncertainty. The pie shrinks and some white males feel the entire pie belongs to them. Probably an oversimplification.


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:36 pm 28
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 26

And here I thought is was zombie Glenn Miller, which would explain the lack of a soul.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:37 pm 29
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 22

Natalie Maines is my hero.


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:38 pm 30
In response to Oilfieldguy @ 27

Pretty accurate assessment, though it leaves out the deliberate race (or ethnic since it was also deployed against the Irish, Italians, and Slavs in the past) baiting by the actual economic elites (see Faux Spews) to divide the working classes so that they cannot form a united front and take down the bastards at the top.


Mason | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:39 pm 31
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 26

Well, ah reckon we’re gonna have to go on a name changin mission.

“As always, Lisa. Should you or a member of your team be compromised, Rosemary Woods will disavow all knowledge of your existence.?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:41 pm 32

It is not just an American phenom–we saw it in Germany between world wars, and before that, in Europe during the witch hunts which coincided with economic upheaval: The Other is bad, The Other is at cause for all misfortune, we must destroy The Other!


Oilfieldguy | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:44 pm 33

Speaking of smug superiority, I spent the day in Harper Valley. Drove by the church and cemetery, but didn’t see a school house. I guess Jeannie’s mom shut it down.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:48 pm 34
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 32

True.

Freethinkers and people of intellect who are ‘librul’ are going to have a very hard time going forward.

One of the things I’m doing is “camouflaging” my house. We have been bumpersticker and symbol free forever (10 years). Our neighborhood is changing and I told Belch the other day “I’m buying a flag and we’re going to put it up and take it down every day/night.”

He was all “Why? you’ve never liked symbols/labels”

All I could say was “It’s for our own good.”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:51 pm 35

Okay is this wrong, or brilliant? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovMpapeCJQ


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:53 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

That is indeed delightfully twisted.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:54 pm 37
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

both


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:55 pm 38
In response to newtonusr @ 37

concur


bigbrother | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:56 pm 39
In response to newtonusr @ 4

It’s too good to be true…It’s barthworthy.

ROTFLOL


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:59 pm 40
In response to newtonusr @ 37

I think my friends are relieved I don’t have kids.

The ones from high school recall that I volunteered to head up the prom decor committee–it was an exact replica of the prom in Carrie, minus the pigs blood, so this would be ideal for little Xiomara and Xeke, if I had them.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:02 pm 41

Granted it wasn;t really a school play, it was staged to look like one, but i am all for reinterpreting the classic of modern american cinema wiht children.


EternalVigilance | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:06 pm 42

Funny thing about that record – it’s one of those classic stories of mis-heard “There’s A Bathroom On The Right” lyrics.

Apparently the real lyric is “livin’ la vida chocha.”


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:06 pm 43
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 41

Quick, the script for The Big Lebowski!


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:08 pm 44
In response to newtonusr @ 43

LOL!


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:13 pm 45

A little thing about the moon…

It’s beauty has the power to quell crowds who were previously calling for heads to roll.

Perche Trada La Luna


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:14 pm 46
In response to newtonusr @ 43

SHOWGIRLS!

I recently had the joy of uttering a classic line form that. I complimented a guy on his goofy animal print shirt, and he said “It’s Versace” to which I perkily replied “it’s Ver-sayse!”

He looked shocked and confused: “You’re the second person whose said that to me tonight….”

On the other hand, he was reading Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist, so it’s understandable if he’s not familiar with the canons of plop culture


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:20 pm 47
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 46

I didn’t fall asleep during Showgirls, but if I had, I would have missed that Palinesque beauty.


DrDick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:22 pm 48

Time for me to toddle off. Take care all.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:23 pm 49
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 45

wonderful!


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:24 pm 50
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 34

My son left Denver to move to NYC with his girlfriend. One last act of defiance was to wear his Obama tee shirt at the Denver airport. He told me that if looks could kill…


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:25 pm 51

nite doctor


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:27 pm 52

night dr!


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:30 pm 53
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 49

Heh. I need to get with Svengali. John R could have a great raucous time with the IN YOUR FACE parts of opera.

Oh, unlucky daughter…your a piece of shit for even THINKING about defying me, so how about this aria, in YER FACE!


Larue | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:31 pm 54
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

And sadly, this is FOX over the air news, not cable only? Sigh.

How far the mighty have fallen, we this nation.

Great post, Lisa, on all counts.

Thanks for all you do.

On to the comments that await!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:32 pm 55

RELEASE THE KRACKEN!

(I just had to say that–Clash of the Titans in 3D opens this weekend)


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:33 pm 56
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 53

I mean, where do you think Nina Hagen got her material from? LOL!


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:34 pm 57
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 55

I’m kind of fond of the original, hokey version.
But I am not against eye-candy that new tech brings…
Unless Cameron is behind it.


Larue | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:35 pm 58
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 32

HIstory is rife with it, from the first written chronicles.

The lessons are there, for all to see, agreed.

Damn we need some change . . .


Larue | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:36 pm 59
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 34

Good lord, it’s that bad in CO, the homophobia, where you live?
. . . . blend in as you can.

Sigh.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:37 pm 60
In response to newtonusr @ 57

I LOVED the original. I am also a fan of The Silver Chalice, a movie soooo bad that Paul Newman took out an ad in Variety asking people not to go see it.

It is awful. Natalie Wood changes into Virgina Mayo after she’s been hanging out with Simon Magus played by Jack Palance. It’s really awesomely bad.


Larue | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:38 pm 61
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 35

Gotta be unhealthy, for kids to be emulating that stuff . . . or am I just old, now. And out of tune with how things are . . . not.

Someone should be taken to task for that one.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:39 pm 62
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 60

Natalie Wood changes into Virgina Mayo…

Maybe… No, it couldn’t be. But that sounds like the inspiration behind everything everything David Lynch ever did!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:41 pm 63
In response to newtonusr @ 62

It usually airs on cable this time of year being a Jesus story and all.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:42 pm 64
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 63

Why is this movie different from all others? /ends passover snark


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:43 pm 65
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 63

And Harvey.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:45 pm 66

Also awesomely awful The Egyptian with Victor Mature

To Nefer, shameless temptress of Babylon, he surrendered his parents’ hope of immortality!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:45 pm 67
In response to newtonusr @ 65

I love Harvey.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:47 pm 68

Surfing my teevee, I land on Larry King, with both Sinead O’Connor and Bill Donohue on the same show.

My head is literally going to explode.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:47 pm 69
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 66

My friends have too little movie-watching free time on their hands to admire the terrible movies I just love.

And I am not without guilty pleasures when it comes to movies.


openhope | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:49 pm 70
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 34

Oh, yeah…good ol’ Colorado. The prairies of my childhood. Land of cowboys and shooting up mailboxes. But, bein’ children of libruls we backpacked the high country every weekend until the storms got ugly in fall. True education. There’s much of Colorado to love.
We lived in a small community amid miles of range land called Englewood. LOL !! I’m so old!!
It’s hard to imagine that the native trout are pretty close to extinction. Same with northern Idaho and Montana.
The nature is fading but the fake cowboys keep emerging!! Yahooeee.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:49 pm 71
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 68

Did you read her editorial at the Washington Post?
It made me so angry, and so sympa with her


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:49 pm 72
In response to newtonusr @ 69

Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:51 pm 73
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 71

Nope, CE, just watching this, this, insanity on Larry King now.

I’m stunned.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:54 pm 74

I indulged in Anderson Cooper today–he was covering the faith whoe name I dare not mention. His delivery is so mellifluous


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:54 pm 75
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 73

We get it out here in 2 hours.
Is Donohoe just getting skewered?


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:55 pm 76
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 73

Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:56 pm 77
In response to newtonusr @ 75

Unfortunately, no. Defiant, and CNN gave him a newbie Priest ally. One of those Legion boyz.

I cannot characterize my response adequately.


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 09:58 pm 78
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 77

It boggles the mind that anyone would have the greasy countenance to defend the church right now. But Donohoe’s brand of ugly is like a bad dream.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:00 pm 79
In response to newtonusr @ 78

Donohue is saying right now that it’s a homosexual problem, since the victim’s are POST PUBESCENT.

In other words, they’re not children. They’re men somehow and the abusers are gay.

There are no mod approved words for my reaction.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:01 pm 80

I can see the tee shirts now SINEAD WAS RIGHT!

The Irish press handled this very wisely to brew outrage. Instead of “priests molested kids and nuns beat them” which could have bene sloughed off as anecdotal they went for WHY WAS THIS COVERED UP ths showing the massive horridness of the Church as a whole.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:01 pm 81

Thanks for a fun late night! have a good evenign!!!


newtonusr | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:04 pm 82
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 81

Thank YOU, ma’am.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:06 pm 83
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 79

TheLurkingMod March 30th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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In response to clamberite @ 160 (show text)

I like “archaic poltroon”.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:08 pm 84

wahhh, why do we get left at the end of each thread. Anyway Lurking Mod, I LOVED THIS.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:08 pm 85
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 83

Sweet!

I need to just move on, and go upstairs to the LLN thread.

Thanks Chris.


TheLurkingMod | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:09 pm 86
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 84

Truly humbled.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:16 pm 87
In response to TheLurkingMod @ 86

Love ya both, you’re not in the lurch. :)


djfourmoney | Tuesday March 30, 2010 10:57 pm 88

Hope to millions of gay children, especially Hispanics? Isn’t that a stretch?

Like there was any question? If you actually thought that Ricky Martin wasn’t at the very least Metrosexual, he certainly wasn’t masculine and this is part of the overall dating/relationship problem in America and dare I say in Western Culture and why straight women like Gay men so much.

Who cares if Ricky Martin comes clean. Who actually cared beyond a few excited people in the peanut gallery?

And almost has-been Pop Star comes out of the closet big whoopie doo.

The second part of your post, yes the Reich Wing is nutty as your grandmother’s Christmas fruit cake.

Tan Salon Tax = Victimize White People (who uses these things at a frightening clip). They are overloading the system with skin cancer cases, its only fair they help pay to cover their addiction.


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