On Saturday me and Drew went to this year’s AMF2015, it’s sixth edition. I previewed all the bands a week before going and none caught my attention. I felt basically the same way throughout the fest though I was really trying to enjoy everything. So I did what everyone does at a festival like this and took some drugs. Instead of loosing me up and making myself have a good time, I locked my brain in a shell and all I could think of was work. The only thing that was in my mind was talking shit about the show. But in reality, there can be no complains. The people of Tj just ask for way too much and the fest got overhyped. Yes, many bands were subpar and the sound did a lot of mistakes. But for the price of admission and every thing that was done, there can be no shit talking. I sent an article about it to the San Diego Reader already and I have low expectations about it, but still hoping it will get published.
– Me and Drew at AMF 2015
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According to the LA Times, on Thursday, the Wrap broke the news that McGowan’s agent, Sheila Wenzel, had parted ways with Innovative Artists on Monday. According to the outlet’s sources, once Wenzel was gone, the agency did not want to continue repping the actress.
McGowan, who has been wrapped up in the excitement around the June 21 release of her short-film directorial debut “Dawn” had gone public in a no-big-deal way with some advice that’d been included with a script for a project starring Adam Sandler.
“casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die,” she tweeted on June 17.
The note: “-Please make sure to read the attached script before coming in so you understand the context of the scenes. -Wardrobe Note: Black (or dark) form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged). And form-fitting leggings or jeans. Nothing white.”
A few days later, she tweeted an explanation of her reaction. “I was insulted by the instructions to ‘read the script for context.’ Hahaha.”
“I just got fired by my wussy acting agent,” the actress tweeted Wednesday night, “because I spoke up about the” — let’s call it the hooey — “in Hollywood. Hahaha. … #awesome #BRINGIT”
Do you think she should have been fired from her agent? Is Hollywood sexist?
My first story about Kanye involves my brother and my very early days as a paparazzo. It was probably my second week in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007 when I accompanied my brother to LAX because Kanye was on the list. My brother have heard that Kanye was a dick and that it was better just to not be seen. We were waiting at the bottom of Terminal 5 at LAX (Delta flights), when my brother spotted Kanye. He made me turn around so I could hide the camera, so I never took a look at Kanye. My brother said he was accompanied by two super slutty girls and they were going to baggage (with no assistants or help).
Then I saw Chance frolicking around LAX. This is 2007 and my college roommates loved shitty reality TV (I’m looking at you Daven). I am referring to fucking Chance from the fucking reality show “I Love New York,” the spin-off of VH1’s “Flavor of Love.” For no reason I yelled, “What about Chance?!” and he responded “WHADDUP WHITE BOYYYYYYYY!”
My brother was all nervous trying to be super sneaky to take pictures of Kanye when I finally look at who he was taking pictures of. It was none other than Chance’s brother, Real. MY FUCKING BROTHER CONFUSE KANYE WEST WITH REAL! This is not the first time my brother confused celebrities, he once thought Jason Schwartzman was Justin Long and interviewed him about his Mac commercials….
Some quick research informed me that Real died earlier this year. I never got pictures of him and I am sure my brother deleted the ones he got when he thought it was Kanye.
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On Sunday, Rowe posted a letter from one Craig P. who complained about Rowe’s “tiresome” work ethic “harping,” filling the note with stereotypes and even calling Rowe’s “Sweat Pledge” “silly” and his whole deal “right-wing propaganda”:
Your constant harping on “work ethic” is growing tiresome. Just because someone’s poor doesn’t mean they’re lazy. The unemployed want to work! And many of those who can’t find work today, didn’t have the benefit of growing up with parents like yours. How can you expect someone with no role model to qualify for one of your scholarships or sign your silly “Sweat Pledge?” Rather than accusing people of not having a work-ethic, why not drop the right-wing propaganda and help them develop one?
After setting Craig straight about the blame Democrats and Republicans share in the “never-ending dance that gets more contorted by the day” regarding sociopolitical name-calling, Rowe dug into the problem that always seems to get ignored along the way.
“No one said a word about the millions of jobs that American companies are struggling to fill right now,” he wrote.
Rowe then offered reasons why, namely what he sees simply as many people’s desire to not work, if “given the choice,” and the huge dearth of “soft skills.”
“That’s a polite way of saying that many applicants don’t tuck their shirts in, or pull their pants up, or look you in the eye, or say things like ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’” he wrote. “… this is a national crisis. We’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.”
“I don’t focus on groups. I focus on individuals who are eager to do whatever it takes to get started. People willing to retool, retrain, and relocate. That doesn’t mean I have no empathy for those less motivated. It just means I’m more inclined to subsidize the cost of training for those who are. That shouldn’t be a partisan position, but if it is, I guess I’ll just have to live with it.”
What are your thoughts on Mike’s response? Is he right? How can we solve this problem?
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