MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

DIVERSITY

Paula Deen Raises More Eyebrows With Blackface Appearance On The Today Show

By HARRIET REED

No one expected immediate redemption, but Paula Deen’s latest attempt at damage control was supposed to help restore – not further tarnish – her image.  Instead, the beleaguered TV chef’s twisted and bizarre appearance demonstrating her new healthy fried chicken recipe on Today – after having admitted she used a racial slur in the past – was met with disbelief and criticism.

WHITE HOUSE

Leno Jokes About White House Drawing Unwanted Attention From White House

By HARRIET REED

Perhaps because he is in the process of being fired by NBC, Leno is seemingly the only late-night comedian that is willing to poke fun at the Obama administration.  Ironically, despite the fact that he is on the way out, Leno is besting his chief competitors David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
BOXING IN CANCER

Michael Douglas Opens Up About Cunnilingus Causing His Near Death Experience With Cancer

By EDUARDO LOPEZ-LARMO

It might have been years ago, but Michael Douglas bit off more than he could chew.  The star of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction has revealed that his throat cancer was apparently caused by performing oral sex – often referred to as cunnilingus.
WOMEN OF L.A.

D.J. Lubel Lashes Out Against L.A. Women And Moves Further Into Rocker Territory

By EDUARDO LOPEZ-LARMO

The latest release by DJ Lubel has many of his staunchest critics taking a second look.  Women of L.A. was released with little fanfare on YouTube.  Women includes the full or production of In The Wrong Hole and some of his more recent work.  This means drum machines, background vocals, overdubs and all sorts of mayhem – a true phantasmagoria of sound.  Lubel even raps through a bridge mugging and posing like a true “gangsta.”
ARTBEAT

"Fake Jan" Version Of Elton John Hit To Receive HOF Honors

By EDUARDO LOPEZ-LARMO

A much-loved but often maligned 1970s variety show will soon see the spotlight again.  The Brady Bunch Hour was an American variety television series produced by television dynamos Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on ABC between 1976 to 1977.  When the original “Jan” – actress Eve Plumb – refused to act in the BB Hour, unknown actress Geri Reischl seized the opportunity of a lifetime.  Reischl showed her singing talent in a sublime rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.”
NAZI LOVERS

HUGO BOSS AG LAUNCHES EDGY APPAREL LINE THAT REFRAMES FOUNDERS' NAZI PAST

In 2011 German fashion firm Hugo Boss AG apologized for its maltreatment of forced workers during World War II when it supplied the Nazis with uniforms.  Hugo Boss hoped its apology would bury its sordid past, but it only called more attention to it.  Now Hugo Boss seeks renewal and redemption through what it knows best: fashion.  [More]

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