"You've changed your face, you've changed your scent
You've even changed your fingerprint
Image is anything
But with all this electricity
You can't change your publicity
The lies the many sing"
—T. Bone Burnett, "The Rat Age"
"Words with venom, words that bind
Words used like weapons to cloud my mind!
I'm a person. I'm a man, but no matter how hard I try,
People just say 'Hey! There goes that 'nigger' guy'
Everywhere I go, it's always the same
I can't get away from that terrible name!
'Hey Nigger Guy! Nigger Guy! Nigger Guy!'
Stop! Now go. Call me Nigger Guy!
Fill me with your hate!
Try to bring me down— Oop up, you're too late
Someone just beat you to it
But my dream will not die
To be thought of as more... than just 'Nigger Guy'"
, South Park
("With Apologies to Jesse Jackson")
The reader also knows that everyone poos. But if the first thing a character does
is poo in front of the reader, the reader will think of him as the Pooing Character forevermore.
If a man builds a thousand bridges and sucks one dick, they don't call him a bridge-builder — they call him a cocksucker.
—Vince Boudreau, Play it to the Bone
: And I always confuse Monet and Manet. Now which one married his mistress? Tess
: Monet. Danny
: Right, and then Manet had syphilis. Tess
: They also painted occasionally.
You make the front page today only if you screw up. They only know your name if youíre the unlucky S.O.B. sitting on 500 tons of dynamite. Thatís what theyíre really waiting for.
Then let's just say, I don't care what people think of me anymore. Bart:
You mean up until now you did care? Then why did you wear that tutu to school last week? Milhouse:
What about all the times I didn't
wear a tutu? Nobody ever brings those
No one every lets me forget the time I wouldn't come out of a tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint.
, "Percy Takes The Plunge"
Mickey, she took our puppies! Cruella:
One movie and you're labelled for life!
Ever since you called me a 'freaky fish guy', I haven't been able to escape it! All over the world people see me and shout, "Hey, it's that freaky fish guy! Wanna throw a harpoon at us, Freaky Fish Guy?". And all because I ONCE threw a harpoon at somebody. Does that mean that I DESERVE being labelled a 'Freaky Fish Guy'!?...It's not like I make a habit out of it.
"I spilled wasabi on my shirt one time, people, ONE TIME!"
Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
— John Kenneth Galbraith
When I make a mistake, it's a beaut.
—Fiorello La Guardia
I'd been a Serial Killer
for four years, but they'd never given me a nickname. Then you bite one guy
on the arse, and suddenly you're 'The Buttmuncher.'
doing "Unlikely Lines in a Thriller Movie", Mock the Week
You are remembered for the rules you break.
Last time I was here, I said I was a (referring to his penis) "Magnum"
. Now people are always screaming 'Magnum' at me...I really shouldn't have said it.
I had no protection against the sex jokes and changed attitudes that the Bunny article brought with it; and my heart sank whenever I was introduced as a former Playboy Bunny or found my employee photograph published with little explanation in Playboy
Alistair loves cheese like Sten loves cookies. Which is to say they mention those things maybe twice, period.
Wait, I forgot to do some 'Paul Reubens
wanked in a porno theater' jokes. Have ... have you noticed how 'Pee-wee' could refer to both his character and his penis?
Yeah. (Aced it.)
, dressed in head-to-toe black, looming over a cowering Oprah as he jumps up and down on the buttermilk-colored couch like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Cruise bouncing on that couch is one of the touchstones of the last decade
, the punchline every time someone writes about his career.
OK, if youíre going to use one story to form the impression of your new Doctor then you at the very least have to actually show what your new Doctor is like... they do so by having him try to strangle Peri.
In the best of circumstances this would be an unwise way to introduce a new lead character. In these circumstances it is difficult to understand how the idea even got approved...The show treats this man as its hero and expects the audience to tune in nine months later to watch his continuing adventures.
Of course they declined to. (Colin) Bakerís
Doctor is completely poisoned
here. Thereís nothing whatsoever that can be done to make this character watchable to anyone who has seen this. And I speak from experience here. This is the story that killed my parentsí interest in Doctor Who
. To this day my mother refuses to accept the possibility that Baker might be good on the audios
simply because of how much this story made her hate him.
Iím not sure that opening on this character smiling in the face of somebody being diagnosed with Leukaemia
is the best idea Davies
has ever had. I get that he is a hard nosed CIA operative but I still donít buy that any human being could be quite so cold as to laugh in the face of a terminal illness because it would mean promotion.
Last year, I posted my thoughts about the first six episodes of Marvelís Agents of SHIELD
, and to be honest, I assumed that would be all Iíd ever have to say about it. I was so turned off by those episodes that I had no intention of ever watching the show again. But towards the end of the season, I started to hear murmurings that things had finally improved
, and with the second season premiere coming up this Tuesday, I decided to give it another go....underneath the big plot twists, the show still had all the same fundamental flaws; they were just less obvious when the characters were actually, you know, doing
stuff. The show is still severely limited by not being allowed to upstage the movies, and most of the cast is still too young and devoid of charisma
. And spending two-thirds of the season watching them act like hormonal, sullen, mopey teenagers
made it that much harder to take these characters seriously
when things finally started to get real.
Quick, name the first WWF personality to pose for a porno mag. Youíre thinking of Sable
Nope! It was Shawn Michaels
, who posed for Playgirl
magazine in 1996, three years before Rena Mero. And unfortunately for him, he ended up getting a lot of crap for it backstage...And so Shawn Michaels, WWFís resident Sexy Boy, gradually evolved from a narcissistic pretty boy to a stripper
: Play the video in 3... 2... 1... and play. [video starts]
So fake cancer, you fell for that, really? ProtonJon: Oh, for fuck's sake!
"Steve Gerrard, Gerrard,
He slipped from 40 yards!
He gave it to Demba Ba!
Steve Gerrard, Gerrard."
— Everton fans
, making fun of Steven Gerrard slipping and allowing Demba Ba to score during Liverpool's 2-0 loss to Chelsea on April 27, 2014.