Thursday, January 26, 2006

Miscellaneous

I have been very lax in my posting lately. I have, as Nowhere Girl stated on her site, relied on several fluff posts lately. Yes, out of pure laziness, I have taken the easy way out a couple of times and I am not pleased with that. I started Born to Flock because my job can kill your creative soul and this damn thing stimulates my creativity in a way that it has not been stimulated in a very long time. So I have tried to resist fluff posts as much as possible - yet I have fallen into the trap; I have succumbed to the fluff post.

But I have a good excuse.


Since the Flavor of Love show started, I have been mesmerised. Who can break away? Wearing giant clocks around his neck and voting girls out of his life. That's pure gold. Flava Flav!!!!

Can you believe this guy was a badass with Public Enemy back in the day? From Public Enemy to Surreal Life and then to the show with Brigitte Nielsen, Flava has really shown his range.

The leap to "reality" tv is complete. If you haven't watched Flavor of Love, please stop reading this immediately and thank God that you haven't wasted those hours of your life.

TONIGHT ON OPRAH

My wife watched tonight's episode of Oprah in which she ripped James Frey a new ass. It was painful to watch.
Ok, he said it was the story of his life. Oprah believed him. Half of the country believed him. Perhaps he should have been more forthcoming in stating that parts of this book were embellished.

Who doesn't embellish the story when telling about their own lives.

Did anyone bitch at Bill Clinton after they published his book? How much of that do you think was true. Did he embellish? Did he change the facts?

You bet he did.

I read the autobiography of Malcom X and, while it was an excellent book, I am certain that it wasn't precisely honest in every instance. I believe he made every effort to make it truthful but there were portions that you tweak either to make more interesting or to make yourself feel better (look better) in the situation.

I haven't read the book, but everyone tells me it was well written. If it was well written, enjoy it and shut the hell up.

Finally, we come to rat play time.

Rat playtime has become a tradition at our house. Every night almost the entire family gathers together to play with these creepy little bastards.

There are two of them. Both are females. They don't even have real names. Sometimes they are called Babi and Zedi - but that is sort of stupid since that means grandma and grandpa in Hebrew. They are both female and we aren't Jewish.

I should have put this on my tag regarding weird habits because in my house, this has become a habit.

We now have two dogs, two cats, two rats and three kids. Now you really know why I spend all of my time on this blog.

31 Comments:

Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

Shit Man, I didnt know you had vermin living with you, and how are the rats? Kidding:)

I cant stand 2 seconds of that flava show. It was made up by the devil. I feel dumber for have watching even the commercials, but you cant help it because when ever you turn Vh1 on the stupid thing is playing. I loved Public Enemy the whole thing is so painful to see.
One last thing what happened to Brigit Neilsen, she was hot in Red Sonja, and Beverly Hills Cop 2. Now I wouldn't touch her with your DICK.

10:59 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Satan provided this enlightening comment...

i did not make up the flava show

i would rather watch alice on the brady bunch menstruate than watch flava flav

if you continue to spread false information about your dark saviour i will be forced to crush you and drop you into the fiery pit of hell

11:15 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

1) Ok, yeah today's Oprah WAS painful to watch.

2) Rats creep me out.

3) You made blogging sound so dirty and pervy Mingo. All this "stimulating" and "fluff" talk has me all hot and bothered...

11:26 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

Satan-
I would say Im sorry but I save my apologizing for J.C.
I dont want to risk the chance of meeting up you someday.

Alice was hot, but I would rather see Flo from Mels dinner, now she was a looker

11:29 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger ing provided this enlightening comment...

Alice was well beyond menstual age, but Flo had a steady flow.

If you like that James Frey, you might also like JT Leroy.

Fiction and nonfiction have been sort of melding more and more for the past ten years.

11:44 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger HighMaintenanceHussy provided this enlightening comment...

The James Frey thing is quite interesting to me. Sure, fiction and non-fiction are getting closer together, but one really shouldn't publish a memoir if it has such glaring discrepancies. I think he knew exactly what he was doing, and got caught.

Makes me want to write my own tell-all.

2:13 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Clinton published his book as memoirs.

The distinction seems to be that Frey's book was popular and well written so people believed it. Clinton's book was dull and not so well written (or so I have heard, admittedly I am talking about something I have not read).

So are these people upset because he lied or are they upset because they fell for it? I think it is more of the latter.

Quite frankly, shame on the herd of Wal-Mart shoppers who believe everything they read in the first place...and for reading Grisham novels.

7:15 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

When someone markets a book as memoir, then that is what it should be - a memoir. I haven't read A million little lies, but if I had and found out that it was widely embellished, it does take away some emotion and exitement out of you.

I'm very big on truth. When someone tells me a story, more often than not I always interject by saying, "Did you really say that or are you just saying it that way to me? What did he/she say? Okay, did he/she say it exactly like that? What did he/she say verbatim? etc. etc.

Truth is more powerful when it comes to inspiration.

7:23 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Oh, and the flava flav bit - his agent probably forced him to do it to make him/her some coin.

Perhaps. It's just a thought...

7:24 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Oh, and your little pests are cute.

Your house seems like so much fun - like an amusement park. I wish I could join in the mix...

7:26 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

Yeah, but Mingo... HUGE difference between 3 hours in jail and 86 days. That = total fabrication.

Which is fine, but he has been DEFENDING it as a MEMOIR. ALL TRUTH. Even when people questioned the sensationalism, he continued to defend himself.

Now that he's caught, he's upset that people are reaming him.

O's best point. The phrase "BASED ON" would have saved his ass.

7:28 AM, January 27, 2006  
Anonymous Farm Dog provided this enlightening comment...

small correction: they're spelled bubbe and zadie

10:49 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Thank you Farm Dog - my Hebrew instructor.

Nice to finally see you make an appearance. Have you been out there stalking me this whole time?

That is so hot.

10:55 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

NWG and PDD - I am all for the truth. Do not misunderstand that. I absolutely despise lies and falsehood especially when the truth would have sufficed.

I appreciate your response that this guy published this and marketed it as the absolute truth. My point is that we are really talking about degrees of fabrication. 3 hours v. 86 days in jail is taking substantial poetic license in his writing - it is a lie.

My wife read or described pieces of the book and we both had serious reservations about some of the claims made. I noticed last night Frey was backpeddling seriously about the root canal surgeries. That was precisely one of the items my wife questioned - that and the airplane trip with the hole in his cheek. Both seemed implausible and I don't think she entirely believed them at any point.

My question is how much of this backlash is because of our own naiveté?

The whole thing really makes him look stupid and I fully agree that he should have added "based on" to his assertioins that this was a true story.

11:05 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

Let's focus on the most important issue regarding Oprah's backlash though, Mingo...

I mean, how GREAT did her hair look yesterday?!

(I read the book too. It was good. I think that everyone is blowing it way out of proportion, but I see their point...)

11:09 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Oprah was PISSED!! And not the good Jungle Jane kind of pissed after too many Fosters. She was ripping him...and he sat there and took it.

Great television and I don't even like Oprah.

11:30 AM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Pinky?

12:35 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

That question mark is asking are you still here??

12:36 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger kellywalters provided this enlightening comment...

I cant stay away from flava either.

1:23 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger Captain Carl provided this enlightening comment...

ARRR....Oprah, now there be a true pirate.....She'll get what ever she wants.....Captain Carl made Oprah mad once and now me be a ghost......Me thinks she paid Jungle Jane ta sex me ta death.....
The Capt think it be good ta be tellin a fish story every now and then......T'be makin things interestin....
Yer not stealin unless ye get caught.......
Hello is this
J. Frey
It is......
Oprah so busted you!

1:31 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger jungle jane provided this enlightening comment...

Flamingo i have an idea. give it a moment - you might like it.

Rats are creepy and they don't do tricks. get rid of them, purchase a large cage and i will move into it to amuse your family every night.

you game?

1:45 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Why didn't I think of that. Oh please let me be the one in the cage?! Please!!

2:03 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger Forty_Two provided this enlightening comment...

Oprah is just another bloated, multimillionaire celebrity who thinks that everyone likes her. I laughed like hell when I heard that she'd been had by a fiction writer.

2:16 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Jungle Jane and PDD

that would work out beautifully. I will get two cages - one for each of you. The rats are so gone!

Can I put you on leashes and periodically swat you with a newspaper? That would be hot.

While in the cage, your wardrobes will be limited to lacy panties and pushup bras...and the collars.

Is that ok?

What sort of food should I get?

2:17 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

Calling Oprah a multi-millionaire is accurate, but doesn't do her justice. Oprah is a billionaire. With a "B".

2:35 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

That would be very hot!

As for food, and I think I can speak for Jane on this one, you will suffice.

3:48 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger MsAmber provided this enlightening comment...

Alright, All you "women" out here in Flamingo's world. I posted an original piece on my blog just to inflame you, and none of you have even taken the bait. I am soo disappointed. I expected some beautiful banter from all the women in the house.
Whassup with that?
MsAmber

6:49 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger crallspace provided this enlightening comment...

Shit... I was expecting a post about good times with Jim.

I refuse to watch that fuck Flava Flav on a reality show. Fuck him and reality TV.

HOw did oprah rip that guy a new ass? I never watch her, but would be interested to see that. I agree about the embellishment in most autobiographies.

9:44 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I'm at best buy looking for a printer to go along with our beautiful computer. We don't have it yet, but it's comming (i think)

9:22 AM, January 28, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien provided this enlightening comment...

Frey. Flava. Oprah. Rats.

Eff.

These guys are getting all my press.

10:55 AM, January 28, 2006  
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