Monday, November 24, 2008

Let's try it again, My love for you has no end

My inner prepubescent-self is squirming because on Wednesday night my sister and I will be crying our eyes out to this hotness:

I know, I know, you're totally thinking to yourself, "Fuck, those guys are like a fine wine!"

Or, maybe not.

Maybe you're thinking, "I hated those guys." If so, you're what I like to refer to as a "Nonbeliever". "Nonbelievers" often behave the way they do because of minimal New Kids education. I'll do my best to teach.

Many people don't know this, but Maurice Starr was the founder of the New Kids. He is also the founder of New Edition. So if you like New Edition, you basically like the New Kids. There, that was easy. If you're not sure if you like New Edition, let me educate you some more: You do.

New Edition busted out the hits "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Cool it now" and is comprised of Ralph Tresvant, BBD (aka Bel, Biv, and Devoe), Bobby Brown, and eventually Johnny Gill even joined the group. Look up their videos on Youtube and you'll realize that you don't like, but probably love, New Edition.

Just look at the similarities and you'll begin to understand how hip-to-shit the New Kids were:

And look at these:

I guess what I'm trying to get at is this: If you've ever danced to "Poison" or "My Prerogative" then don't act like you're too good for the New Kids, because you're not.

OK, so now that we're all believers, let me say this, I'm not sure what excites me more about this concert, the fact that I'll get to take revenge on my sister by screaming into her ear the entire time just like she did to me at their '91 concert in Fresno, or by proving once and for all to my mom that when I said "I love Joey McIntyre forever", I really meant it.

Anyhow, in honor of the greatness that is the New Kids, I present a small sampling of their career highlights:

1) Arsenio Hall - Everyone was talking junk about how the New Kids lip synced, and blah, blah, blah. Us true fans knew it was false, but just to prove the world wrong, they made an appearance on Arsenio. Skip to 1:46 if you want to see some Jordan falsetto Stylistics-inspired action.

2) Step by Step - Even if you were lame and a "Nonbeliever", you know this song. Don't lie. And while we're being honest, let's just put it out like it. You've hummed along to it. Hell, it's probably on your iPod as we speak.

3) This One's for the Children - There comes a point in every celebrity's career where they realize they better do something charitable lest they come off as assholes. This was the New Kids' answer to that.

4) NKOTB's Wildest Dreams - This was a TV special in which each of the New Kids got to act out their wildest dream. My sister and I obviously videotaped it and it's somewhere at my parent's house. In this clip Jordan plays one-on-one with Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

5) Natalie's Birthday Cake - This was more of a "Career Defining Moment" than it was a "Career Highlight".

Gadzooks, I can't wait for tomorrow to be "la la la la la la tonight". I already posted this on my myspace, but it's worthy of double posting. These two clips represent "Then" and "Now". When Jordan reenacts it during tomorrow's show, I may give a lil pee pee in my pants. "Every time we kiss, it always feels like this, baby I believe in you...."

That was then:

This is now:

Sorry for the epic post, but it had to be done. I leave you with two posters that adorned a certain 12 year old's bedroom walls:


NKOTB Valentine Girl, por vida

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Don't Lose Your Rhythm

I have next to zero interest in sports, but the upcoming De La Hoya Vs. Pacquiao fight? Well, that my friends, is another story.

Come fight day, I'll probably find myself surrounded by Filipinos, being the only Mexican cheering on Oscar. It's gonna be intense. I've grown up with pay-per-view fights and relentless rooting for De La Hoya, but after seeing this HBO teaser, it's difficult to not want to cheer on Pacquiao too. I mean, for heaven's sake...Jinkee is pregnant and their kids are back home in the Philippines! Not to mention how much weight being the Philippino national treasure is on this guy's shoulders.

Watching them train and push their bodies to the limit is awe inspiring and it's difficult to describe the excitement that comes with being in a room full of people who are anticipating the results that that level of training brings.

Pac Man Vs. The Golden Boy.....December 6th.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's About Time

Madonna has been looking a little rough around the edges lately. Every time I've seen her out she's wearing an old-lady black dress, her face looks like it's trying to be in its twenties and don't get me started on that poodle hairdo. So needless to say, I was excited to see this recent picture of her. Such a cute funkadelic dress, chunky jewelry, smooth silky hair, and she looks a little older in the face, which she needs to just start embracing already.


Holy fuck, I'm such a gd trendsetter, it kills.

Winter 2006:

Winter 2007:

Summer 2008:

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2008:

Coincidence? I think not.

OK, OK, I can't take credit. Let me give credit where credit is due: Levar, Roisin, Sabina.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Your one and only pleasure

Baby take a seat, Britney's new album, Circus, leaked yesterday and here's my official review:

Best Album of the Century

OK, I lie, but it's amazing nonetheless. Here's my breakdown:

1. Womanizer - You've all heard it, so I won't bother.

2. Circus - Any song that mentions a whip has my vote, but let's give it up to Britney, the circus is such a phenomenal album theme. I'm already imagining a hot ass circus ring for her tour. (Let's ignore the fact that Xtina already did a circus theme. Besides, I trust that Britney will take it to a whole new level complete with tacky outfits.)

3. Out from Under - Slow, and I usually don't do "Slow Britney" with the exception of "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" because it hits home. But I actually really like this song because she had a meltdown, and it's simply easier to listen to slow, sad Britney post-meltdown.

4. Kill the Lights - Woah, I totally stopped writing this to get up and DANCE.

5. Shattered Glass - Another sad song, but this time with a beat! This is one of those, "In your face, you're gonna be sorry and live your life regretting what you did to me so boooya" kind of songs.

6. If U Seek Amy - Probably the best song on the album (though this is battling it out with Lace and Leather). This one is gonna be talked about for sure. Basically the chorus is, "Love me, hate me, say what you want about me, but all the boys and all the girls are begging to If you seek Amy". Say it out loud and you'll see why this is gonna generate controversy and major airplay (I hope).

7. Unusual You - I love songs with crescendos, and this song has 'em.

8. Blur - Another medium tempo song about her meltdown. Sad, sad, sad. Basically she's talking about not remembering what she did last night. OK, maybe it's not about her meltdown, but I can't help but read into it. I mean, this girl reeeeeeally MELTED it down.

9. Mmm Papi - Cute swingy intro, reminds me of all those "I wanna be a retro and ironic singer" songstresses like Duffy and Amy Winehouse, but quickly transitions into pop. And she says "papi" so you can't help but like it.

10. Mannequin - This one hasn't grown on me, but I'm bound to love anything named after an Andrew McCarthy flick.

11. Lace and Leather - Ladies and gentlemen, this song signals the return of our beloved "brit brit". The strong bass evokes Gwen's "Fluorescent" and many others from "Sweet Escape". Her Apollonia-like lyrics are remarkable, "Fantasy courtesy of me, watch me apply the pressure, all decked in lace and leather". With its strong Vanity 6 feel and hints of Prince electric guitar, this is my favorite song on the album (like I said, battling for first with If U Seek Amy).

12. My Baby - Slow and simply not for me.

13. Rock Me In - I like it. I need to listen to it more to really "feel" it.

14. Amnesia - Rock-ish with a mix of old Britney a la her album "Oops!....I Did It Again". Cute.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let's face it....

We all love Unicorns.

So here's a list of Unicorn things you can do:

1) Go out and rent "Legend" so you can see Tom Cruise apologize to a Unicorn.

2) Search Google images for "Unicorn Tattoos".

3) Read the Ten Reasons It Would Rule To Date A Unicorn.

4) Listen to Giant Drag's album, "Hearts and Unicorns".

5) Rent "The Last Unicorn" featuring Mia Farrow.

6) Watch episodes of Planet Unicorn.

7) Visit this site to print "Unicorn Fantasy Coloring Pages".

8) Join the Unicorn Kingdom Club.

9) Ask yourself what NPH would do.

10) Visit wikiHow and follow the instructions for making a Unicorn pop-up card.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Express Yourself, Don't Repress Yourself

Britney made a cameo at Madonna's concert last night. I was too busy crapping my pants to focus on filming, so here is a less crappy video I found on YouTube:

Remember people, Britney is not your bitch, don't hang your shit on her.

Justin was there too:

I only had four minutes to crap my pants. (LOL - that joke just doesn't get old!)

I think Justin could tell it was good and that I liked it by the way that I moved. Ooooh, heeeey.

Sharing is Caring

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Her fashion. Her movie choices. Her sleepy-eyed look. Her "fuck you, fuck you, you're cool" attitude. What's not to love?

And now she's in a Beck video:

Beck - Gamma Ray

Bow down:

Anderson Cooper is my boo and my silverfox.

My affinity for Cooper goes back to my high school days when he was dropping Channel One knowledge on me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


As I stop to think about the four years that lie ahead, what strikes me as most significant is the new found energy generated and my hope that this energy will continue to inspire people to live as active members of their society. As Americans, we had a unique opportunity yesterday to do just that, and many of us participated in the act of making a decision that would affect our communities, society, and world. Let us not take that for granted, and let us also not fail to recognize those smaller decisions that we can make on a daily basis to become more actively involved in creating a better world. I recognize that much of these thoughts merely echo Obama's closing words last night, but the message is significant and it's my hope that my family, friends, and I will internalize them, make them real, and give them value.

Take a look at these signs of support for Obama in other countries:

When, as an American, do you remember cheering on a candidate that was running for an election in a foreign country? For the majority of people, I would argue probably never. We must start to recognize our role in the world and begin to make decisions that are not just beneficial for Americans, but for all of humanity. Perhaps last night was the first step to that, let's just hope that our subsequent steps are soon to follow.

Time has collected reactions from various world leaders/thinkers, from Malaysia to Kenya. See them here.

And for anyone that feels that last night was a demonstration of how far we have come, let the passing of Proposition 8 in California be a reminder of how far we have to go.

To those who gave support to Obama, whether it be by talking with your friends and family about the election or by crossing state lines to ensure that voters' rights were protected or by volunteering to drive people to the polls, I say thank you and let's move forward with greater energy than before.

Hello Mr. President

Tuesday, November 4, 2008