‘I feel more connected to my female fan base as a single man,’ Usher says. This newfound comfort is evident throughout the heavily sensual collection. On the inventive ‘Lay You Down,’ for instance, he pledges to love his special lady in a variety of ways, from mentally to physically. ‘Hot Tottie’ is equally sexual, although with a heavier, darker bent. Produced by Polow Da Don and featuring a dazzling guest rap from Jay-Z, this thunderous, intense tune details the risqué adventures of maintaining a secret, illicit rendezvous. — I just want to applaud the person who wrote this for UsherWorld.com.
He was in an actor jail for a couple of years. We have all done it. I did ‘Batman and Robin’; trust me, I know. And just a lot of times it is how you handle yourself when things are not going particularly well. That’s what creates a career as opposed to just, you know, you had a good run. He directed his way out of this. — Cloons speaking kindly about Ben Affleck and in the process, making me want to make out with his face even more.
The Fascinator is this Saturday at 7 PM! I’m so excited for this line-up! Christopher Scott, Abbi Jacobson, Shaun Diston and Chrissie Gruebel! They are lovely and hilarious and this show is going to be a great show so you better come! Yeah! Exclamed!
Make a reservation here! Bring your whole office! Paired with Pat Baer’s 404ing It!
Always thrilled to be paired with Katey’s show! All of her awesome, plus me and MC CHRIS for $5!!!
Not counting myself, this is a night of greatness.
Counting me, it is a night of greatness and a bit of me.
I couldn’t be more excited to be on the panel for Katey’s show.
So many of my favorite performers in one place! It’s gonna be so fun!
I get it. The fact that right now is the worst time to talk about gun control is almost the point, right? It’s fresh. It’s raw. We have to do it while the nation is reeling from tragedy and hope it makes people reconsider their core beliefs and chuck their guns. We need to hold on to the gravity of this event. We need to remember what it feels like to sit at our computers/TVs and cry all day because every single one of us is thinking about a kid they know and love right now. We can’t forget how horrible it feels to be helpless and be reminded so fucking painfully that our babies are growing up in a world where they can be shot—and kids who are old enough to understand have grown up in a world where they have no reasonable expectation of safety … anywhere. ANYWHERE.
But think for a second. Why wouldn’t five hours after a terrible tragedy be the right time? Because people are grieving. Do we want to point to grieving people—whose loss cannot be even be comprehended—and say “LOOK! SEE? This is why we’re right!”
I’m worried we’re making these people who just lost their children into immediate statistics we can use in our arguments against reckless idiots with assault rifles who maybe don’t even deserve to be argued with in the first place.
And I know. I KNOW. I want to lock and load my own assault rifles … of logic. I understand the impulse to start this talk—I want to have this talk, too! So much! And maybe having this conversation rightnow feels like a way to wrest control from a situation that made us all realize (yet again) how fucking powerless we are.
I fear a lack of humanity more than I fear any weapon. And this just feels … callous. No judgement implied or intended, this is just where I’m at and no one has the right to tell another person how to respond to something like this. But I fear the impulses that fast forward the process of feeling our feelings and move us right along into immediate action. And I hate feelings, but this is necessary.
I can’t get away from the thought that “act now, feel later” is exactly what guns represent. Act now, feel later. Shoot first, ask questions later. Fast and loud.
First, can we just talk about how sad and scared we are? More than a Facebook post or a tweet. Let’s really just stop for a minute and hold these families in our hearts even though it hurts so much. It’s just too much for each of us to do it alone. It’s too big for one person.
The gun control conversation can maybe definitely happen tomorrow.
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I think maybe a tangential point of this is to just be prolific, whether you’re hitting a shitload of homeruns or free throws or just writing songs or whatever? I mean, when I see a bunch of numbers, my brain starts singing “Everybody Dance Now” and refuses to pay attention … but I think that’s kind of the gist. Rickey Henderson might have been thrown out 355 times, but he also made it a ton of times too—and when you add all that together, that’s a pretty reckless number of attempts.
If I put out 100 stories in my lifetime, maybe 3 of them will be really great (big maybe, but go with it). But what happens if I only write 3?
This post is more for me than it is for you.
That’s Numberwang? One of those sizes has to be shinty-six.