Posts tagged ‘Osama Bin Laden:’

July 2, 2011

Welcome To The Dollhouse: Looking Back At The Films Of Todd Solondz

by Accidental Bear

“Dawn, Are you a lesbian?”

A screening of Welcome to the Dollhouse at the Book Club last week prompted Yasmeen Khan at to reflect on Todd Solondz‘s unique and compelling body of work.

“Fuck family. Fuck motherhood. Fuck the kids. I just don’t care any more,” says Alison Janney’s Trish, holding a post-coital cigarette two-thirds of the way through Todd Solondz’s 2009 film Life During Wartime. As soon as she has her clothes back on, though, she retracts the statement. “Love really can change a person,” she tells her new boyfriend. It’s a typical Solondz moment. You have to keep up.

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July 1, 2011

‘Kiss Our American Ass’ By Ted Alexandro & Hollis James Kicks Your 4th Of July Weekend Off Right

by Accidental Bear

This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word “ass,” like, a lot.

Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response to the death of Bin Laden. But there’s a grain of earnestness here that is unusual for a parody video. Alongside ridiculous lines like, “Kiss our American ass, an ass that doesn’t run,” the video makes a subtle acknowledgement of what life in America is like now: families separated while a parent goes off to war, economic strife, feelings of disassociation and aimlessness, and the desire for “America” to be simple and good, the way we think it used to be.

Plus, it’s catchy. And did we mention that they say “ass” a lot. Cause they do. So watch this, learn the words, and sing it loudly at your 4th of July barbecue. Remember, your ass is always free. (via

May 4, 2011

New’s Gods Rachel Maddow & Jon Stewart K-I-S-S-I-N-G… Osama Death Talk

by Accidental Bear

Daily Show: Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow thinks the media needs to be humble and not get too far ahead of the facts when reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 2, 2011

FBI Updates Wanted List, Osama Bin Laden: Deceased

by Accidental Bear

This image sums it up.

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