Thinking of you, Carrie Fisher

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Thank you for being a firecracker.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-27/daughter-actress-and-author-carrie-fisher-dies-at-age-60

Little was off-limits in the show. She discussed the scandal that engulfed her superstar parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher (he ran off with Elizabeth Taylor); her brief marriage to singer Paul Simon; the time the father of her daughter left her for a man; and the day she woke up next to the dead body of a platonic friend who had overdosed in her bed.

“I’m a product of Hollywood inbreeding. When two celebrities mate, something like me is the result,” she said in the show. At another point, she cracked: “I don’t have a problem with drugs so much as I have a problem with sobriety.”

“She was funnier&smarter than anyone had the right to be,” Whoopi Goldberg wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Sail On Silver Girl. Condolences Debbie & Billie.”

“Hail Hail! A genius has vacated this realm-RIP Carrie Fisher,” Roseanne Barr posted on the site.

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Bird’s-Eye View

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“Got a problem? Change your view. Try standing on your head.” Me

“Everything looks upside down when you’re standing on your head.” Contrary Me

“Be nice to birds or you could be the victim of future retaliation.” Birds of the world

Missing the 1980s?

Whenever I watch a music video where there’s a crowd, I’m always scanning the faces, looking for diversity. Seems like there’s quite a distinction between black people’s music and white people’s music. Do ya’ll think it has something to do with the way we dance?

I was listening to some 80s music on YouTube, saw this video, and thought: this is a perfect example of how white people dance. Like they ain’t got no rhythm. 🙂

I admit, I don’t like a lot of rap music. Is that because I’m white? I dunno. But I do know that I like me some awesome guitar riffs, like this:

My point? I like finding things that we all have in common, like music. But it seems like even with music, there are divisions. I was listening to a Night Ranger song and saw this comment:

Richard Breedlove (3 months ago)
Ahh…The good old days: I was 15, I wore a cool black Member’s Only Jacket with stone wash jeans and an Izod shirt, I sported a mullet parted in the middle, carried my Harley Davidson leather wallet on a chain in my back pocket, Ronald Reagan was President and didn’t take s##t from nobody, Miami Vice ruled the airwaves, David Lee Roth and Van Halen were the bomb, and Night Ranger’s Sister Christian was #1 on the charts! Damn I miss those days! Damn….(sobs)

Funny, I don’t miss those days at all. Do you? To me, Reagan will always be the president who refused to deal with the AIDS epidemic. He’ll always be the president who introduced trickle-down economics, a theory that doesn’t even make sense. Didn’t take shit from anyone? I don’t agree with that, but even if it was true, is that the measurement of a great president? Oh no, now I’m thinking about Trump… Dudes, it’s gonna be a long 4 years.