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Katy Perry Won’t Be Kissing Jill Sobule Anytime Soon

“Fuck you, Katy Perry.”

jill4blogJill Sobule has finally weighed in on Katy Perry jacking her song title.

“As a musician I have always refrained from criticizing another artist. I was, ‘Well, good for her.’ It did bug me a little bit, however, when she said she came up with the idea for the title in a dream. In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995. I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don’t want to sound bitter or petty, because that’s not me. Okay, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and pissed off moments.”

“When her version came out I started getting tons of inquiries about what I thought. Some folks were angry and wondered why she took my title and made it into this kind of ‘girls gone wild’ thing. Others, including my mother, were excited because they thought I would somehow make some money out of it. Unfortunately you can’t copyright a title… bummer,” Jill continued, before furiously adding, “So here goes, for the first time in an interview… Fuck you Katy Perry, you fucking stupid, maybe ‘not good for the gays’, title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, fucking little slut.”

Well said Jill. I’m sure Katy doesn’t care what Jill Sobule thinks about this. If she did care she would have at the very least, given some sort of nod to Jill’s version of I Kissed a Girl when she was out promoting it. Instead Katy chose to pass it off as an original idea and hope people had forgotten Jill Sobule’s song.

I’ve been a big Jill Sobule fan since the 1990s. She is a great musician and an incredible song writer. If you only know her from I Kissed a Girl, take some time on youtube and check out some of her other songs. Here are a few to tempt you.

A happy song about global warming.

San Francisco – video by Margaret Cho

Long after Katy Perry is out of the music business and working at Hooters, having been replaced by the next young pop star to come along, Jill will still be making music and playing clubs. Longevity is the best revenge.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Culture Critic, Daily Whims, People We Love | , , | 15 Comments

Mae Dae! Mae Dae!

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Today is our beloved Mae’s birthdae.  Everybody say Happy Birthdae, Mae!

I’ll wait.

::elevator music::

As you all know, our dear Mae hates many things: Cupcakes, stupid people, and karaoke, just to name a few.  But Mae loves stuff too, and it is the objects of her love as well as the objects of her hate that make Mae one of the most amazing people that we’ve ever had the fortune to call a friend.  If you ever need a person to talk to at 4 in the morning, Mae is there.  If you have a problem, Mae has a solution.  If you need to unlock a door, Mae has the key.  If you need to breakdance, Mae has cardboard.  If you need to fight Rosie O’Donnell in the Applebee’s parking lot, Mae has a brick. If you need someone to have your back, Mae’s behind you. If you need to dispose of a body, Mae has a plan and a car with an unusually large trunk.

In celebration of Mae’s Dae, we at Thundersquee! are placing a moratorium on all things cupcakes.  So yeah, put that cupcake down.  PUT.IT.DOWN.  There will be no cupcake eating todae.  Nae!  Any citizen of the People’s Republic of Thundersquee! found eating a cupcake on this holiest of daes will meet the Hags in the Applebee’s parking lot whereupon his or her face will meet the business end of a Thundersquee! brand brick.  The only exception is a space cupcake: because SPACE CUPCAKES KILL!!!

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So, on that note, come take a journey with us as we recount:

20 Things that Mae Loves

1. The Detroit Red Wings

2. Her dogs Max and Angie  (a.k.a. her kryptonite)

3. The Dudes:

i) The Dude (#1) is her father’s dog who likes to gnaw on her toes and underwear, but Mae loves The Dude nonetheless.

ii) The Dude (#2) is El Duderino from The Big Lebowski, which Mae lub lub lubs.

4. Arby’s Big Beef and Cheddar –“Gotta get your hands on one,” Mae often cries.

5. The Detroit Tigers

6. Hammer pants

7. Doing the robot (especially with one arm)

8. PG Tips

9. Better Off Dead

10. True Blood

11. Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush

12. Jet boats (aka-go fast boats.)  One day she will buy a jet boat and name it “Suck My Wake.”

13. Chick Lit (e.g., Bridget Jones’ Diary)

14. Esquire magazine

15. Amelie

16. Trivia

17. Golf (but not putt-putt; Mae hates putt-putt)

18.  Long drives

19.  Word play

20. Stomping cupcakes

BONUS: Lamp. Mae loves Lamp.

So there you have it.  The softer side of Mae.  She’s a great friend, a great person, and we’re  lucky to have met her.  She has gotten us through good times and bad times, and for that we will always buttcone her. 

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies, People We Love | , , , , | 30 Comments

Daily Bale

Emma Bale-son

She graduated from Cambridge University where she read English Literature and was Hugh Laurie’s girlfriend (and fellow Footlighter).  She is still closest of friends with both Hugh and Stephen Fry.  She was married to Kenneth Branagh (he left her for Helena Bonham Carter, that slime), and has since married actor Gary Wise.  She is the only actress to have won Oscars for both writing and acting, aaaand she and her current husband quietly adopted a 16 year old Rwandan refugee.  (They only made his adoption a public matter when the British government tried to deport him back to Rwanda  even though his family had all been victims of genocide.) For all these reasons and many more, she’s today’s Bale.

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June 23, 2009 Posted by | Daily Bale, People We Love | , | 5 Comments

Betty White Plays Beer Pong with Jimmy Fallon

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Betty White took on Jimmy Fallon in a game of ping pong last week.  Being a former semi-professional beer pong player myself, I have to give Betty White mad respect.  My best friend in law school–Happy Birthday, B!— and I came in second at the Beer Pong Championship in Spring 2000.  We took out several teams of dudes before our short stature (we’re both 5’2″) and tiny livers got the better of us.

By the final game, we were playing two huge dudes who had drunk their weight in beer.  We too had drunk our weight in beer, which is why we were more or less passed out while throwing ping pong balls all over the room during the final game.  Good times.

[via DListed]

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Daily Whims, Found on the Internet, People We Love | , , , | 3 Comments

Thank you, Fierce and Nerdy!

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Ernessa T. Carter, founder of Fierce and Nerdy, a wonderful multi-contributor blog (like Thundersquee!) was gracious enough to write a lovely post about Thundersquee! this week.

Although she hates “when people decide that they are slashed careerists,” Ernessa describes herself as a

“novelist/playwright/screenwriter who  enjoys blogging and writing too long sentences in her spare time. Some days she’s more fierce. Some days she’s more nerdy. But she’s always fierce and nerdy…”

Thundersquee! agrees.  Ms. Carter is both fierce and nerdy, her blog is quite impressive and filled with marvelous posts from a slew of contributors from all walks of life (check out the hilarious blogumn “Single White Nerd: The Break Up Bookshelf,” by Fierce and Nerdy contributor Michael Kass).  Also, be sure to check out the first three chapters of Ernessa’s novel, 32 Candles.  (At least click the link and behold Ernessa’s gorgeous afro.)  She’s a beautiful writer and Thundersquee! is proud to call her a friend and a Squeer!

We hope our Squeers! will pop over to fierceandnerdy.com and show some Thundersquee! love.  Her blog can now be found on our blogroll.

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Daily Whims, People We Love | , | 4 Comments

Rest in Peace, Bea Arthur

Traveled Down the Road and Back Again

ts-beaIt saddens Thundersquee! to report that Bea Arthur has died.  She was 86 years old.

I’m sad.  I love the Golden Girls.  I used to watch the Golden Girls with my grandma before she passed away last year.  In high school, I’d go over to her house to spend the night, and we’d order a pizza, pick up some ice cream from Friendly’s (always mint chocolate chip), and watch the Golden Girls.  My grandma, being an old white lady herself, was very excited to see a bunch of old white ladies on the TV who were still kicking ass, getting laid, and having the time of their lives.

RIP, Bea.  You were a sassy and marvelous woman.

Here’s a clip that will surely make you laugh:

April 25, 2009 Posted by | People We Love | , , | 14 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEIMOS!

Born on This Day

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Today is the birthday of Thundersquee!’s beloved Deimos and we wish her a very Happy Birthday.  We hope you get to do everything your heart desires today including drinking beer, shooting guns, and shooting guns at beer cans.  Please, though, don’t go all Dick Cheney on us and shoot some poor sap in the face.  Unless that poor sap totally has it coming.

Also born today:

Rosie O’Donnell– Thundersquee!’s mortal enemy; her flaws include refusing to admit being an asshole to former Nine West employees, wearing crocs, and not being Deimos.

Matthew Broderick– Thundersquee! loves Matthew Broderick, but we’d rather Save Deimos than Ferris.

DJ Premier–  Born Christopher Edward Martin, hip hop legend DJ Premier may drop it like it’s hot, but he ain’t no Deimos.

Mark Williams– Born in Wales, home to Thundersquee!’s boyfriend, Christian Bale, Williams is a famous snooker player.  Yeah.  Snooker.  So, in addition to being famous for something no one’s ever heard of, Williams also suffers from Not Being Deimos.

Timothy Dalton– Actor Dalton, also born in Wales, is primarily known for being the Worst Bond Ever.  Also, much to his detriment, he is not Deimos.

Jonas Berggren– Swedish musician and founder of the craptacular band Ace of Bass, Berggren saw the sign–and it said Not Deimos.


Happy Birthday, Deimos.  You are exactly awesome.


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March 21, 2009 Posted by | Birthday Shenannies, People We Love | , , , | 13 Comments

May You Rest in Peace, Natasha

ts-natasha-richardsonActress Natasha Richardson, wife of actor Liam Neeson, daughter of Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson, and sister to Nip/Tuck‘s Joely Richardson, succumbed to injuries suffered during a tragic ski accident.  She was 45.

Her family released the following statement:

Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.

Rest in peace, Natasha.

Thundersquee! hopes the media and blogosphere can dig deep and treat the situation with the class and solemnity that such a tragedy warrants.

March 18, 2009 Posted by | People We Love | , , | 10 Comments

A Different Kind of Squee!

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Because we love you and you love Paul Rudd so much you’re willing to abduct strangers who look like him, we bring you one of our favorite Rudd moments.

 

March 10, 2009 Posted by | Daily Whims, People We Love | , | Leave a comment

10 Actresses You Won’t Mind Your Daughters Looking Up To

Or future daughters…or girls you know…or sons…or cats…

In no particular order…

Angela Bassett

angela_bassettEducation: B.A. African American Studies, Yale University; M.F.A. Yale School of Drama
Fluencies: English
Causes: Youth Arts Programs, UNICEF

Notable Awards and Accomplishments:

  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Full scholarship to Yale
  • 1993, Golden Globe Award Winner – Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, What’s Love Got to Do With It
  • 1994, Academy Award Nominee – Best Actress in a Leading Role, What’s Love Got to Do with It
  • 2002, Emmy Nominee – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-Series/Television Movie, The Rosa Parks Story
  • 2008, Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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March 9, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity Shenanigans, Culture Critic, People We Love, Wistful Lists | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments