- Some things on social media I just stay away from because they freak me out and I’m impressionable. I tried to ignore the #charliecharliechallenge, but it’s freakin’ everywhere and I felt like I had to investigate. So basically, it seems to be the kind of game that youngsters have been playing since the concept of the devil was invented to scare themselves. All you need is a piece of paper, two pencils and a device to record yourself taking the challenge because why scare yourself if you can’t later share it on social media?Here’s an example of the #charliecharliechallenge!
The end with the door slamming adds to the drama, no? So will I be taking on the challenge myself? No effin’ way! I don’t want to be terrified of pencils for the rest of my life! What about you? Have you taken the challenge or will you?
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- Caitlyn Cannon, a 17-year-old brand spankin’ new graduate from Oak Hills High School in California modified a quote she found on Tumblr and used it as her yearbook quote. A friend of hers liked the quote so much that she took a picture of it and tweeted it.
this is all I honestly care about right now pic.twitter.com/5J0YauhezN — lil snowball (@casualnosebleed) May 26, 2015
Well, that pic-quote has been re-tweeted like crazy.
The quote reads, “I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cents for every dollar a man makes. ” Of course, there are trolls out there who are denying the whole pay wage gap even exists so they are dissing the quote and all I can say to them is PHOOEY. And to Caitlyn Cannon who describes herself on Twitter as a “feminist” and “really gay” I want to say, “Go on with your bad self. I wish I had been as confident, articulate and outspoken as you when I was 17.”
- I’ve always been a fan of Jimmy Smits, but I became a super-fan after watching him play the multilayered and all too easy to care about pimp Nero Padilla in FX’s Sons of Anarchy. I mean I loved him so much as that character that I wish they would have done a spin off just to keep Nero/Jimmy in my television-watching life after the show’s final season.
The world simply needs more Smits talent and now thanks to Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s collaboration on The Get Down scheduled to debut on Netflix in 2016, I will get to binge-watch Jimmy Smits as Francisco Cruz, AKA “Papa Fuerte.”
The 13 episode series has to do with the music scene in the 1970s in the South Bronx. As to why Jimmy Smits was cast, Luhrmann says, “The Puerto Rican culture of the ’70’s Bronx plays such a large role in the story we are telling that the character of Papa Fuerte had to be played by an actor who could bring experience, gravitas and authenticity to the role.” Bring on the GRAVITAS! I can’t wait.
Okay, my lovely Chancleros, that’s all my flying chancla has time for this week. Remember, spread love, not chanclazos!