FoxNews- Will Smith joked he and wife Jada Pinkett “might have gone too far” with their hands-off parenting style. The actor was asked on BBC Radio 1Xtra whether he consciously allowed his kids “a lot of freedom of expression.” “Yeah, I think it may have been a mistake,” Smith responded with a laugh. “I think we may have gone too far.” The radio show’s host, A.Dot, then asked Smith, “How do you respond then, for example, if you encourage them to have freedom of expression and then people will start making jokes about say, Jaden modeling women’s clothes. How do you, as a dad, handle that?” Smith responded that there’s a “really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we encourage.” He added, “Jaden is 100 percent fearless, he will do anything. So as a parent it’s scary, it’s really terrifying – but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn’t concern himself with what people think.”
Oh really, Will? You think you may have made a mistake by giving your children too much freedom and therefore turned them into pretentious monsters? Yeah I’d even go as far as to say you definitely made a mistake with your parenting style seeing as your kids dress up as Batman for weddings and are writing their own book of philosophy at the wise age of 17. Those are the kinds of things that happen when kids are born with a silver spoon up their ass and you shield them from all of the bad things in the world. They start to think they’re more important than they are. They start comparing themselves to Socrates when they have zero life experiences. I’ve said it from the beginning, Will and Jada need to send their kids to a public school for a year. Just a year. Billy Madison-style. Send’em through normal school and the other kids will quite literally beat the pretentiousness out of them. Jaden will be a normal kid by 4th period on his second day. Batsuits and Aristotle quotes don’t fly in that environment.
Here’s the thing though. I actually feel bad for Will in this situation. And this is also why we all love Will Smith and will continue to love Will Smith forever and ever. He keeps it real. He’s fully aware that he fucked up his kids and is willing to admit it. 99.9% of other parents with kids like his would say, “My children are perfect the way they are. They can do no wrong. I’m happy with how I raised them and I am proud of what they’ve become.” Will isn’t doing that. He’s saying, “I fucked up. My kids are monsters and I would do it differently if I could.” I respect that. I will always love Will Smith and no demon child of his can change that.]]>
The Smoking Gun – A wheelchair-bound 74-year-old woman was the main heroin dealer for a Florida drug ring that also peddled cocaine, pot, and prescription narcotics, according to law enforcement officials who yesterday announced the arrest of the septuagenarian and her cohorts.
According to investigators, Ruth Perez-Lopez sold heroin from a fortified Orlando residence outfitted with a high-tech security system.
Perez-Lopez, seen at right, was targeted during a yearlong operation dubbed “Deals on Wheels” by state and federal agents.
Perez-Lopez is charged with heroin trafficking and conspiracy, felonies for which she is being held in the Orange County lockup in lieu of $650,000 bond, according to jail records.
It goes without saying that this is a Florida story through and through. But I think what I’m more impressed by is that this obviously isn’t the type of woman you’d expect to be heading up a drug ring. Being that old and also in a wheelchair but still being the key chick who FBI agents even have a hilarious/cool nickname for? That’s pretty fucking badass. I feel like feminist women often prop up other ladies as role models whose accomplishments are a fraction of Ruth Perez-Lopez’s here. To be a woman who rose to some level of prominence in a dangerous and male-dominated industry as a dealer and then somehow keep that power despite disabilities and seriously advanced age? That’s pretty fucking badass. Keep your Beyonces, CEOs and inventors of radium, I’m riding or dying with Deals on Wheels here (and hopefully getting some sweet ass comped drugs as a result, I assume drug nanas worry about your drug intake like regular nanas worry about you eating enough).
Also maybe too niche but seeing this story reminded me of season 2 of Justified and how great their older lady drug kingpin Mags Bennett was. Probably one of the most underrated TV villain acting performances ever (spoiler alert). Old lady drug kingpins rule:
Almost exactly one year ago, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News did a story on Prince Fielder, and how being away from the game, following his neck surgery, made him enjoy playing baseball again.
It seems like that same scenario has played out with Fielder’s Texas Rangers teammate, Yu Darvish, who hasn’t toed a major league rubber since August 9, 2014. Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015, and has been on the road to recovery ever since. But like Fielder, it seems as if though Darvish has rediscovered his love for the game of baseball after having it taken away for over a year.
“My career has been 10 years now; that’s a long time,” Darvish, 29, said. “I used to enjoy just throwing the ball. But after 10 years, sometimes it becomes routine, and you just don’t enjoy that as much. Having that time, I feel more joy now. I’m taking more time to just enjoy baseball.”
I guess I could understand how a baseball player could become jaded to all of the excitement and nervousness that a player making their major league debut feels, but it still surprises me when I hear some of these guys talk about how they need extra motivation to be passionate about the game. How do you just stop loving baseball, especially when you’ve been playing your whole life? What makes that happen? Money? Pressure? I don’t know. I couldn’t tell you, because I’ve never needed an outside force to bring my passion for baseball back. I’m also not a professional baseball player, so it’s not entirely the same thing.
But the good news for Rangers fans is that, in addition to Darvish’s passion for baseball being reignited, he also feels healthy enough to be able to light up the radar gun again.
You know what’s the worst feeling as a fan? When a team quits on you but you refuse to quit on it. That’s where we’re at with this Bulls team. If you watched last night they flat out quit. Going into the All Star break, at home, All-4-One playing at halftime (nbd), and they flat out quit. I seriously despise this team. I’ve talked about it ad nauseam, how they’re not good enough to win but just good enough to never get into the lottery, but now without Jimmy Butler they just flat out suck. It’s the perfect storm of shit. Fred Hoiberg was supposed to come and soothe the fractions in this team yet somehow they all hate each other even more. Guys were supposed to get less minutes, be fresh for the playoffs, and avoid injuries. Taj, Derrick (not saying much), Jimmy, and Jo, all injured at some point during this year. The young guys haven’t progressed whatsoever, the old guys stink (Pau has the most hollow stats in the league), and Derrick Rose still has just enough to show us flashes that get our hopes up, only to crush them with inconsistent play and soreness. I fucking hate them. I tweeted last night, what if the Bulls just didn’t come back from the All-Star game as a joke but it sort of wasn’t. They’ve sucked the fun out of basketball. If I have to watch Aaron Brooks dribble for 20 seconds only to pass it to a scared Tony Snell as he throws up an awful shot at the end of the shot clock for another 30 more games I may scoop my eyeballs out of their sockets.
And the worst part? Nothing is going to change. They’re completely stuck. Any flexibility they had with trades went out the door when Jo got injured. Derrick has another year, a bunch of young guys have no trade value because they suck, and Jimmy is the future even though he’s out for the next month. Oh and this report yesterday made me want to puke and cry at the same time.
They want to re-sign Pau! They want to re-sign a guy who is an old lumbering post player that needs constant touches to contribute, aka the exact opposite direction the entire league is headed. It fucking sucks. And I’m not going to quit because that’s just not the type of fan I am. I’ll still watch, I’ll still get excited when Derrick drops 30 or when Jimmy comes back and the Bulls win a couple in a row, I’ll even tell myself getting the 6th seed is somehow better than the lottery because anyone can get hot for a 7 game series. I’ll do all of this because I’m dumb and I have no choice. But I want it on the record that even though I’m not quitting, I fucking hate this team. I hate them.]]>
AP -Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is the latest actor to comment on a lack of diversity in the movie industry, a contentious debate that has led several celebrities to boycott the Oscars this year. Heading an all-white jury at the Berlin Film Festival, Streep dismissed questions about the lack of diversity on the panel, saying, “We’re all Africans really.” “There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we’re all from Africa originally,” Streep said.
Hey black people bitching and moaning about lack of diversity in Hollywood….boom roasted. Meryl Street just flipped the game on it’s head. Oh you think she’s just a privileged white person? Wrong she’s African as fuck. Do it. Do the math. Check her ancestry. Everybody started in Africa. So you can’t say the Oscars are racist when everybody is African. Game over.
PS – Is it even true everybody is from Africa? Like if I sign up for Ancestry.com will my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great x’s infinity great grandparents be black? It would explain my blazing speed but just doesn’t seem right. And what about Native Americans? I feel like they didn’t come from Africa. But that’s the beauty of working for Barstool Sports. I’m not gonna check anything and just assume I’m African and roll with it.]]>
The Slippery Fish looks like he’s about to go swimming again! Listen, I was thrilled when the Knicks fired Derek Fisher because he was a terrible coach. But now I’m even happier Fisher is gone, because he clearly is just a reckless person. You can’t pose for pictures before going on vacation with another dude’s wife, let alone if it’s Matt Barnes AKA the tatted up dude that already (allegedly) beat you up once. Especially if Barnes is off for the week thanks to the All Stra break. Cheesing in that picture is a worse idea than not drawing up plays for your 7’3″ unicorn in crunch time.
Now I am not saying Derek Fisher deserves to get murdered by Matt Barnes, but I am also not saying that I would completely understand if he does it. Because if you are going on vacation, everyone thinks you are going to have a fair share of freaky vacation sex. And that will not make your girl’s current/ex/estranged/whatever-Barnes-is husband happy. Gloria deleting the picture after it went up probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but the Internet is written in ink, not pencil. Now it just seems like they are trying to cover something up.
Obligatory sideboob/love triangle pic.
And obligatory Kobe eating Barnes’ ball fake Vine.
Smart move, Morgan, you big dummy. Betting against Matt Stonie is probably the dumbest thing a person can do. Even Sheila thinks Morgan is dumb. There aren’t many rules to follow in life. Double down on 11, always bet on black, and never bet against Matt Stonie. Halfway though taco number 3 Morgan knew he was in big, big trouble.
Serves Morgan right. Come at the king you best not miss. After I saw Stonie take down the 5 pound tub of banana creme weight gainer all willy nilly, I figured there wasn’t a food on this Earth that he couldn’t devour.
So 12 measly tacos after seeing that? Child please. Easiest 100 bucks of all time.]]>
Good gravy. Sooo…how’s she gonna get out? Gravity? This is the most visual Yo Mama So Fat joke in history. Personally I’d prefer hearing – Her blood type is Nutella / Had to go to Sea World to get baptized / Her porn nickname would be Krispy Kreme. But forklifts lifting fat asses into vehicles is where the line is drawn, America. I’m all for letting loose and having a Wall-E society, but we’re not exactly there yet technologically speaking. Being in the in-between stages of requiring forklifts to get into trucks and rags on sticks to wash bodies isn’t what I call living well.
The clock is ticking, lady. Skip to 2:30 here for the most full-proof diet out there. So simple, it’s genius. (Dammit do I miss the greatness that was The Man Show. Bring back skinny Carolla and fat Kimmell to do one more rodeo that will NEVER be allowed to air in today’s PC climate.)]]>
I’ll be perfectly honest, I didnt even finish Season 3 of House of Cards. It was one of those seasons of TV that I found myself watching strictly because it was what everyone was watching. The TV world goes into a frenzy when House of Cards drops and the hype and hysteria takes on a life of its own. You see which people stayed up all night long binging the first night and you got half the internet complaining about spoilers and it just takes over the entertainment world.
So I began watching season 3 with that excitement and fervor and and half way through I just realized it wasnt that good. Sitting there watching hours and hours of episodes that just arent living up to the hype aint my scene anymore. Too many other good options to make yourself watch something you dont like. It dragged, it got kinda convoluted, and it just wasnt as memorable as the previous season and nothing even close to Season 1.
But I planned on finishing it eventually just so I could give S4 a shot but now that I see my girl Neve Campbell is on board this just became a priority. My 11-14 year old self will do absolutely anything for Neve Campbell. I’ll watch anything shes in. I’ll root for any character she portrays. I’d jump off a bridge for her.
Whether she was flashing Billy in Scream:
Or dousing Denise Richards in champagne having a threesome:
Shes one of the all time greats. Not necessarily like a 10 out of 10 smoke, but the sex appeal and nostalgia factor are both through the roof. And judging by the quick scenes she was in for this trailer, she stilllll got it:
And I am praaaaying this is her:
Frank and Neve! I’m back on the House of Cards train, baby!
(Source) They have observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth. The international team says the first detection of these gravitational waves will usher in a new era for astronomy.
It is the culmination of decades of searching and could ultimately offer a window on the Big Bang. The research, by the Ligo Collaboration, has been accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters. The collaboration operates a number of labs around the world that fire lasers through long tunnels, trying to sense ripples in the fabric of space-time.
Expected signals are extremely subtle, and disturb the machines, known as interferometers, by just fractions of the width of an atom. But the black hole merger was picked up by two widely separated LIGO facilities in the US. “We have detected gravitational waves,” David Reitze, executive director of the Ligo project, told journalists at a news conference in Washington DC.
This blog is not about science, I’m sure gravitational waves will solve some big mystery on how earth was formed, yawn, call me when we have aliens. This blog instead is about how sweet it must be to be an adult nerd. Obviously growing up it probably sucked, getting stuffed into lockers and made fun of, but once you become an adult being a nerd has to be so fucking sweet. Just look at this guy’s face. Look at the way he delivered that sentence. That’s pure, unadulterated bliss.
There’s basically nothing in my life that could give me that type of happiness. Cubs winning the World Series is the closest and that’s more rare than gravitational waves. I’m so jealous of these guys. Like think about what makes you happy on a day to day basis. You may laugh with your friends, you may get drunk on the weekend and party, but I’m talking true happiness. Gravitational waves happiness. I got nothing. Fucking nerds, who knew doing math problems instead of cheating from the back of the book would end up in a lifetime of nerd happiness. Gravitational waves, a stronger drug than viagra. Ride the wave, brah.]]>