May 26, 2006
— Ace On Madonna's "courage" and "shocking" behavior:
Pity the pop star that ages unwell. What must she do to get noticed? For the 47-year-old Madonna Ciccone, known to her fans simply as Madonna, the bag of circus sideshow geek tricks looks emptier all the time.
On Monday night, fans in Los Angeles got to watch her latest attempt at outrageousness. She decided to hang from a mirrored crucifix while singing one of her oldies, "Live to Tell."
Upon hearing of Madonnas latest plea for attention, Catholic League President Bill Donohue told The Associated Press, "Poor Madonna keeps trying to shock. But all she succeeds in doing is coming across as a boring bigot."
Blaspheming the crucifixion even earned a federal subsidy once. Andres Serrano put a small plastic crucifix in a jar of his own urine, photographed it, and won an award that was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hey Madonna, that was the 1980s.
Now mocking Christian beliefs rates what? A couple of AP reporters desperately calling every Catholic organization they know looking for someone to be offended. I bet Madonna doesnt even get a mention at the MTV music awards for this stunt.
It's been my prediction -- and hope -- that Madonna would do this, more or less. Age very badly and very loudly to boot. I remember seeing Shelley Winters on Carson as a kid. Her beauty had long departed her, and she was reduced to telling about all the men she'd had sex with on books and national TV. It was sad and pitiable, trying to cling to an image of potent sexuality that almost everyone else refused to indulge.
Madonna will make Shelley Winters look like the most graceful woman who ever lived.
Cindy Sheehan's maudlin narcissism has already been extensively examined, but for those unfamiliar with her philosophy, Dear President Bush is a good primer. Was it freedom and democracy? she asks rhetorically about the purpose of her soldier son Caseys death. Bulls**t. He died for oil. This comes a few pages after her solution for problems in the Mideast: We need to be more fair with policies that way too heavily favor Israel.
But did Casey die for oil or Israel? Because if its Israel, then the obvious Peace Mom solution would be to do whatever those oil-producing, Israel-hating countries want. But if Bush only cares about oil, like she says, then why does he way too heavily favor Israel?
Saint Cindy questions that whole unilateral war-of-choice against Hitler, by the way.
Changed: I put these into their own post because posters were only discussing the Duke rape case when they were included with that story.
2. I'm convinced Casey Sheehan went to war to get away from him mother.
Posted by: shawn at May 26, 2006 08:47 AM (FB0My)
Hey ... they mostly vote Democrat, don't they?
Posted by: Anonymous Geek at May 26, 2006 08:50 AM (5npD/)
If ole Madge wants to really shock people, she should come out in her S&M gitup with Mohammed on a leash. Aint nothing more upsetting to Muslim sensibilities than a woman in power over a man.
One of the reason we should be posting that idiot Lyndie England's Abu Ghraib pics all over the Muslim world. It'll set their turbans spinning faster than Madge can simulate oral sex on a gas pump.
Posted by: Iblis at May 26, 2006 09:13 AM (9221z)
Hmm. This is the third time I've done this.
Posted by: shawn at May 26, 2006 09:14 AM (FB0My)
Re Cindy: With a mother like that, her son is better off dead.
Posted by: qdpsteve (channelling Michael Savage) at May 26, 2006 01:36 PM (gwl7T)
Posted by: spurwing plover at May 26, 2006 05:28 PM (gJhPg)
Madonna - I remember when she came onto the scene in the 80's. She was an overrated tramp then. Now she's just pathetic. What was the big deal about her anyway?? No discernable talent that I was aware of.
Posted by: nuthin2seehere at May 26, 2006 06:23 PM (blNMI)
"The little bastards betrayed us again!"
Posted by: Hunter Thompson at May 27, 2006 01:52 AM (gf5iT)
Everytime she comes up with another half-assed idea her entourage of GAY HOMO Leatherclad circus freaks all agree "thats Fabbo, go suck off a gas pump and hang on a cross".
We could just ignore her, but people like her tend to get louder and more outragous when no one it watching.
Artists who have to make "outragous and shocking art" to get attention have no talent.
Leo Da Vinici and Michaelangelo did not have to "shock" people, they amazed them. Madonna does not have the talent to "amaze" people with her "art".
Madonna will only succeed in shocking me when she finally displays some musical talent.
Posted by: GTBurns at May 27, 2006 09:00 AM (iInYK)
Consider this, seriously, for just a moment;
that so many years ago, somebody by the unlikely name of Alice Cooper came along and shocked a lot of people with his routines.
These days he doesn't get much airplay, and were he to come out with what he played an today he probably wouldn't get noticed .
I think the reason is obvious; others have come along subsequently who are far more shocking than he.
An alarming measure, I think, of the state of our entertainment industry, today.
Posted by: Bithead at May 29, 2006 03:48 AM (XFcTY)
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