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King Macklemore And The Game Of Thrones

macklemoreThe #poop tag comes back with a vengeance. –Ed.

You just can’t invent stuff like this. King, a county in Washington state, released a music video imploring the public to not put anything in the toilet except “human waste.” Swoon. I may have found a new home. Their song is a parody of Macklemore’s smash hit Thrift Shop.

I admit I’d never heard the song Thrift Shop. I admit I’d never heard of anyone named Macklemore. Is that his first or last name? Or is this a single-name-situation like Madonna, Prince, Sting and Digit?

In an urge to write a post about this parody song, I turned to Google to find a suitable image to adorn my writings. What? Macklemore also did a song about toilets?

Holy shitcans! Sometimes life can be funny. Behold, Simba, the circle of life! Everything goes full circle. Like water swirling down a drain.

But wait. The circle doesn’t end there. This circle has got levels replete with layers, yo.

As far as I can tell, Macklemore is turd. Turds go in toilets. That’s exactly what King County wants you to know. Further, their parody song riffs on the word “fucking” by replacing it with “flushing.” Yes, a government did this. And, finally, to bring it all back home, in his spare time, Macklemore raps about toilets.

Circle. Full. Flush. Repeat.

No crap about it, this could amuse me all day long. And, in an ironic twist of fate, some have criticized the $123,000 spent on the music video as governmental waste. Cover Oregon had their own famous example of this. Has the King of Waste finally been dethroned? (Reportedly $2.9 million was spent on the Cover Oregon TV and radio spots.) Rocky King, the former executive director of Cover Oregon, said that urgent time frames drove the need for the expensive campaigns. They didn’t have a lot of time to get the word out. Yes, King. (No relation to the county.) I told you this was all connected.

You can’t spell “crap” without R-A-P. Kick it! It’s time to tell you busters all about it!
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I’m Joaquin yes indeed I’m Joaquin

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Joaquin Phoenix is back in the news. Finally. The trailer for his new movie I’m Still Here has been released. (You’ll find the trailer below.) The “mockumentary” is directed by Casey Affleck.

So, what is Joaquin up to? Did he pull an Andy Kaufman style stunt to create buzz for his movie? Or did he really want to jump out of the Hollywood scene and be a rapper? Perhaps this new movie will answer these kinds of questions. Then again maybe it won’t.

Will we finally get an answer to the question, “Whatever happened to Joaquin Phoenix?

Sean “Diddy” Combs said that Joaquin’s singing was “for real … if he’s not for real, he tricked me. We went in to the studio, did a record, mixed a record and everything.”

Combs also appears in the trailer and has this to say about Joaquin in reference to a drop of water: “That’s you. You’re drops of water, and you’re on top of the mountaintop of success. But one day you start sliding down the mountain and you think ‘Wait a minute, I’m a mountaintop water drop. I don’t belong in this valley, this river, this low, dark ocean with all these drops of water.’ Then one day it gets hot and you slowly evaporate in the air.”

According to the web site IMDb this is the plot summary released by Magnolia Pictures: “I’m Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.”

Sounds deep. Answers or not, Joaquin’s performance art project hits theaters on Sept. 10, 2010.

After watching the trailer I only have this to say: “Get in my belly!”

Another romantic ballad

This is brand new, hasn’t even been released yet but it’s NUMBER ONE on the charts this week and moving higher all the time … Next week it’ll be a GOLDEN OLDIE!

Stalkin Ya Mom by Wax.

Download at iTunes.

Rap sheet: Whatever happened to Joaquin Phoenix?

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I wonder from time to time: Whatever happened to Joaquin Phoenix?

He’s back in the public eye ear, sort of, as the narrator of an important new movie called Earthlings about society’s treatment of animals.

But what else is he up to? Last I heard of him he was falling off the stage as rapper and appeared like an escaped mental patient on the David Letterman show. Sure, that stuff is cool, but what has he done for me lately? (You’ll have to imagine the plaintive whine behind this sentence until my new audio blog is good to go.)

According to IMDB Joaquin is working on his next documentary that has something to do with his transition from actor to rapper. Alas, not even the name of the project is known yet. IMDB simply refers to it as “Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Documentary” and says the film is in post-production and is scheduled for release in 2010. Maybe then we’ll get some damn answers.

Part of the mystery includes a web site where Casey Affleck, director of the documentary, asks the public to submit their video footage of Joaquin.

My guess is that the crazy by Joaquin was all a guerrilla-style promotional stunt for his new movie. Guess we’ll find out soon enough. Until then, keep it real, Wacky Joaquin. (That’s not a rap name, is it?)