Heh.

Deep.

  • V the K

    Garrett Wang and Boy George on the same day? My idiot moonbat celebrity has been cup runneth over. Find a tweet from Morrissey and complete the trifecta. He must have said something iodtic today.

    • World B. Free

      At least we have been spared from any insights from Cher and Bette Midler.

      But then again, we had to put up with some insanity from Ellen Barkin, so there’s that.

      • Jake Bradford

        Cher gets drunk and screams like a street preacher about how the Tea Party should be killed.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          I guess that means Georgie Porgie has a point then.

    • JD Son

      If they would have added Wham (George Michael) you could have short circuited.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        They must have go-goed before they woke him up.

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    I see he’s dropped some serious weight. It must be good to fit into a size 6 junior miss again.
    Alcohol only intensifies your personality. It can only turn you into a [insert expletive] if you are one deep down.

    • Jake Bradford

      This made me laugh. And I agree with you 2nd paragraph.

  • frozeninbemidji

    One thing’s for sure, Boy George doesn’t like twats.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    Seeing the facial hair I’m thinking that “Boy” George is just as much of a “boy” as are the illegal, bearded gangbangers who are storming our southern border as we type.

    BTW who is Boy George and why should I care?

    • JD Son

      He was labeled as a g*y metrosexual punk singer from the 80s with music that had a lot of “emotion” according to some insiders in the day.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        I was on a deployment when BG hit the “pop scene”. Back then we were pretty much cut off from what was happening back here so I’d never heard of him…her…it.

        First morning back in Norfolk I’m walking past the TV in the berthing compartment and he was on it. I stood there for a good minute staring and wondering WTF is that?

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          Having now seen this video I’m wondering the same. I thought that the “hair” bands of the late 70s and 80s had effeminate men in them but this guy takes the cake.

    • JD Son
      • drw

        You really didn’t have to include that, some memories are best forgotten.

      • Finrod Felagund

        If you watch the Pop-Up Video version of that video, it tells you about how the entire shoot for that video was a complete disaster. People passing out from the heat, people eating spoiled food and getting sick, etc.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          The Mississippi ain’t for pansies!

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        I’ve heard of this song but I didn’t know about the weirdness of the lead singer. Wow.

    • Jake Bradford

      Dude, he’s more manly than our Commander in Chief.

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        Is that saying all that much? When you aim at the ground it is hard to miss :)

  • TroubleAtTheMine

    I don’t care what a rapist thinks about alcohol or anything else.

  • drw

    I had no desire to hear from/of this being in the 80’s, when it was “fresh”, at least some things haven’t changed.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Remember back when you thought he couldn’t be any weirder than he already was? Yeah, me neither.

      • drw

        The immediate answer to “do you really want to hurt me” was a resounding yes followed as quickly as possible by a change of station. It amazed me how popular it (not sure gender applies) became, I knew* no one who was ever a fan.
        Edit * was know, thanks, Michelle.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          I was a huge fan. He’s one of my top faves from the 80’s.

          • drw

            Michelle, from every indication you’re a very intelligent person and I truly enjoy your posts so, here’s what I’m going to do. (fingers in ears) LALALALALALALALA. 😉
            Naw, I won’t hold your questionable taste in music against you after all, my wife listens to country and my kids have been known to play rap on occasion…..

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Bwahahaha, thank you friend. What can I say, I’m a product of the 80’s and loved all the music of my generation. Put your fingers back in your ears for this part: I also love country music and some rap!

            You are one of my faves around here. Even when we disagree, we do so with respect and civility, that’s solid gold in my book.

          • drw

            My youngest is weird too, I never knew from day to day what he’d be listening to. From about ten on he’s always had eclectic taste in music (even classical and I don’t mean rock). I never held it against him either.
            Thanks, and right back atcha. You’ve earned my respect and that’s not always an easy thing to do. :)

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I know how that goes – not easy to earn mine either, but you definitely have it. :-)

            My musical tastes are all over the place – pretty much like bits and pieces from all genres over the decades with the exception classical and that electric club crap. I could listen to Glen Campbell one min, then enjoy John Denver, move onto Ozzy Osborne, then Louis Armstrong and then Eminem, followed by George Strait. I love it all, even Boy George (LALALALALALA).

          • drw

            Mid – Late seventies sound for me, Boston to ZZ Topp with a side trip to Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet and lately Michael Buble (I know, right?). Gotta be clean and the lyrics should make some sense and have a little variety.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I love all those you mentioned! My very first concert as a wee kid was Neil Diamond. How dorky is that? Most my age can claim really super cool first concerts of whatever Top 10 band hit the scene at the time, but not me! My first concert at the age of 12 was Neil Diamond and I still remember every awesome moment of it. ZZ Top – hands down one of my all time faves, especially Thug.

          • drw

            Neil was too big to play Podunk during my concert years or I would have definitely gone. My first concert was Styx (right after their first album) and my last (and best) was Ted Nugent right around the time Cat Scratch Fever came out. Tickets soared to over 20 buck apiece after that (damn, now I really feel old). My part-time gas station attendant job wouldn’t buy 2 tickets in a week and leave enough for parking and a couple of cokes so we had to find other ways of passing the time.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            One of the few blessings of growing up in Los Angeles, all the big (and even small) acts played here. How funny is this – my most recent concert was Ted Nugent/REO Speedwagon/Styx who toured together two summers ago? They ALL are still amazing and I LOVED Ted’s political rants between songs. Styx still amazes me – love me some Tommy Shaw. A month before that concert, I sat next to Kevin Cronin (vocals for REO) during a flight, he was delightful company. Up for me next month is Foreigner/Styx concert.

            Speaking of ticket prices, I recently found this gem in my keepsakes. Duran Duran was THE number concert tour of 1984. The LA Forum was THE place to see a concert – the biggest band playing in the biggest venue of Los Angeles…LOOK at the ticket price! And as a matter of reference, seats were in the Loge section of the Forum – the section just above the floor, always considered the best place in the house because you had the closest, unobstructed view of the stage. See that price? Talk about feeling old….

          • drw

            Tommy Shaw, yeah I remember that guy, I think he got ahold of one of my High School Yearbook pictures and had himself “redone”. My girl at the time couldn’t figure out how I was on stage and standing right next to her at the same time (we might’ve been drinking a little though and I never played a guitar in my life).
            We all used to bitch about all the excitement we missed but, there’s something to be said for being able to take a walk and duck into a convenient woods or cornfield or jump into a pond or small lake on a warm summer night. Looking back, I don’t think I’d trade but not knowing what I missed makes it easier.
            We did get to see Don McClean a few years ago at a small outdoor venue. He was great, first time I saw him live, that he stayed true to his roots made it even better.
            I can’t imagine wanting to see (hear) Duran Duran but, an act that size around here at that time would have been at least twice as much, maybe more. But by 84′ I was married with child and had another on the way. Damn, that means he’ll be thirty this year.
            Okay, this little walk down memory lane’s been fun but, I think I need to go out in the garage and find a cane or something. Now where’d I put my hearing aid…………..

          • Michelle ✓classified

            OK, last bit of input – for what it’s worth, this big city born/raised girl often wonders how amazing life would have been growing up in a smaller town, with woods and ponds. I’m glad for the exposure and experiences of life growing up in the Big City, but am also convinced I’d have been just as happy and content growing up tucked away in Oklahoma or Texas. I feel like I really missed out on something mighty special.

          • drw

            You did but, so did I. The grass may always be greener etc. but, brown grass doesn’t need to be cut as often.
            We both seem to have turned out alright.
            Have a great weekend!

        • Ryan Schneider.

          I actually could’nt help feeling sorry for him when a documentary on brittish music explained w hat a horrible cad Georgei was patheticly in love with. That creep was a world class user, and a bi one at that. Georgei’s “hurt me” song was him emoting about that. If it had actually been written by a genuine girl, I think I could have liked it for it’s pityfulness. If the poetry of a sad song is good enough, I will like it even if I normally hate the genra as a whole. I like a few odd rap songs that fit that catagory.

          • drw

            Lyrics and music can’t make whiny lead vocals any better. I dislike Duran Duran and a Flock of Seaguls for the same reason. They reminded me of Lucy’s Waaaaaaaa. That noise gets on my nerves something fierce.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Yeah, I have a similar issue with swoopers. Whitney Huston sometimes did, sometimes didn’t. I liked her when she didn’t, primarily her fast paced songs that didn’t have a lot of long notes needing to be held. Swooping is a lazy way to hold a note. I get your issue with DD, it doesn’t bother me as much as you, but some pretty good Cover versions that are arguably better versions are available on YouTube.
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  • Adam Wood

    I’m guessing that I’m not exactly endearing myself to it.

    https://twitter.com/nashvltravelguy/status/479978493657108481

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Wow. Are you a Christian?

      • Adam Wood

        What on earth does that have to do with anything?

        • Michelle ✓classified

          Was just curious.

          All he did was say drunks folks are annoying. Why such a nasty tweet to him when he did really nothing.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            Oh the irony.

          • Adam Wood

            That “nasty thing” is called “the truth.” I’m sorry if that’s uncomfortable, but the truth often is uncomfortable.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I hope things get better for you.

          • Adam Wood

            Things are just fine for me. You do understand what “truth” means, right? You do understand that the guy IS a heroin addict, that he DID imprison and rape a male prostitute, and went to prison for it, right?

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Yep, I get all that. Still not sure what makes it OK to attack him about all that when all he did was make a comment that drunks are unpleasant to sit next to. You do know he’s sober these days, RIGHT?

          • Adam Wood

            So he says. If “heroin addict” bothers you so terribly, then cast that one out. He’s still a cross-dressing rapist.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            You do understand that the guy IS WAS a heroin addict.

            FIFY.

          • Adam Wood

            Not was, is. Once an addict, always an addict. Ask anyone in AA.

  • SQL DBA

    I did not know this [email protected]@$$ was still around, what happened to comma comma chameleon

  • Heather Atkinson

    He’s in recovery and been clean and sober for quite some time. Say what you will about him, but that’s pretty damned awesome. Especially considering how low he sank before getting his sh** together.

  • Jake Bradford

    What makes me more nervous on a plane? Someone a little drunk or someone loudly praying to Allah?

  • Jake Bradford

    Alcohol only turns you into a tw-at if you have the tw-at gene to start with.
    But then, I drink fairly often. With friends… not alone sitting in my underwear listening to sad songs.
    I saw an interview with this guy and he was pretty funny, considering it must be hard to go from such lofty fame heights to now flying economy. At one point wasn’t he up there with Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Ehh….I don’t think Culture Club was ever THAT big. I remember him on a talk show (mighta been Carson) during their day. That was when it was still a little dangerous to be out of the closet, but he wasn’t even really trying to keep the door shut, he made a joke about how –for real– his first job was at a warehouse “packing fruit”.

      But speaking of those who have fallen — remember the melon-smashing comedian Gallagher? Used to have specials on TV in huge packed theaters? Took my boys to see him a couple of years ago in a little theater in New Hampshire, and a couple remarks he made, it sounded like he was driving himself around from gig to gig, and buying all his props himself at whatever local supermarket was around!

  • Jake Bradford

    It must be hard to be 1 of the biggest stars on the planet in the 80’s to now flying economy. I guess you need a sense of humor about it.

  • GaryTheBrave

    When it comes to Jet Blue only the pilots should have alcohol.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    Stewardess: “Would you like a little of our TWA coffee. sir?”
    Passenger: “I’d like a little of your TWA tea!”