by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
I’m a huge fan of
locally-produced commercials-gone-viral. Cincinnati’s Fick Chiropractic Centers
current ad might not be up there with Jamie Casino, but it does feature a killer beat that
deserves some attention.
Is anyone else just tickled
by the concept of a local doctor employing a beatmaker for a commercial? It totally
caught me off guard while watching Fox 19 Morning News (aka the Jacki Jing
Variety Hour — bitch has more devoted fans than Lady Gaga, just peep their
posts on her Facebook page.
Locals — including my boyfriend — are totally enamored by her beautiful glamour
shots, bubbly attitude and penchant for cosplay.
How are the rest of us supposed to compete, Jacki?!).
Are you sick of Beyoncé
yet? Trick question: If you answered “Yes,” please get out of here immediately.
NO ONE is sick of Beyoncé ever, in fact, parody videos
and choreographed routines to her songs
are still pouring out of the woodwork
four months after the release of her self-titled album. The latest tribute of
note comes from self-proclaimed “star on the rise” Chanel Carroll,
who’s serving up student loan realness in her take on “Partition” called
“Tuition.” ‘Cause we all just want live
that debt-free life.
Everything about this is
from her JLo-circa-2000 vibe to the clip art to the cameo by Ashley from Sallie
Mae. I would crown her as winner of the Internet for the week, but she shares
the title with this dude who’s been reviewing
fast food and other grub from his car since 2012. Check out one of Daym Drops’
most popular videos, featuring Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
I want this guy to narrate
my life or at least read my eulogy because dude describes a plain drive-thru
burger with the eloquence of a poetic preacher. And of course there’s a musical remix. OH MY DAYUM!
Avril Lavigne continues her
assault on our earholes with the confusing, excruciating “Hello Kitty.”
The Canadian singer responsible for 80 percent of ties bought by young women in
2002 apparently has a massive Asian following, but the Japanime-style video is
more of a cringe-worthy misstep than cultural tribute. Hey white pop stars, stop using Asian women (or any women for that matter) as props!
Lily Allen, another 2000s
pop relic, is also coming out with new music and a record that automatically
gets my support by taking a dig at Kanye West. Sheezus drops next month; the album’s titular new single is a total
lady anthem with praise for the Lorde and rhymes about…periods. Whatever, I’m
This week in movie remake
fuckery: A Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is
in the works, because nothing from your childhood is sacred!
Mara Wilson, who starred as the youngest child in the film (as well as Matilda
in the ‘90s Roald Dahl film adaptation) revealed on social media that she
wouldn’t be a part of it, as she’s been out of the acting game for several
years — which, according to over-each headlines, translated into Wilson
“slamming” the sequel, making the private former child actor a trending topic.
While we may never see a grown-up Natalie Hillard
or Matilda 2 (thank sheezus), you can
enjoy Wilson’s musings on her blog. And just because: Mrs. Doubtfire as a horror film.
Also, Goonies 2 is also officially a go. Thanks, Spielberg.
Hey, that’s not Pit Bull,
it’s Amy Poehler!
Orange Is The New Black is back on
Netflix for a second season June 6 and the new trailer is here. The whole gang’s back,
with a few additions, but the lingering question remains: Where is Pennsatucky?!
It was recently reported
that Laura Prepon signed on for Season Three as rumors circulate about her
being the future ex-wife of Tom Cruise. This is what I like to call Scientology
Sads: When you think you like someone — a famous person, obviously, because the
group might as well be called Celebentology — but it turns out they’re a
Scientologist. Such a shame.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Pit bulls can legally put their paws on
Cincinnati ground for the first time in nine years. After a long,
arduous battle for dog lovers and Cincinnati animal welfare advocates,
Cincinnati City Council on May 16 voted 8-1 to officially repeal the
breed-specific language in Cincinnati’s vicious dog ordinance, which
previously made ownership of pit bulls within city limits illegal.
Why new state legislation removing a breed-discriminatory clause doesn't matter to Cincinnati pit bull owners
17 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I wander through all three dog kennels at
the Sharonville SPCA. Perry, Zyr, Rocky, Lance, Goldie, Sage, Sugar,
Boomer, Buddy, Macho. Pit bull, pit bull mix, pit bull, pit bull, pit
bull, pit bull mix. The list goes on. The shelter, only miles from the Hamilton
County border, is ridden with pits because it’s just outside the
Cincinnati city limits, where it’s still illegal to own a dog designated
as a pit bull or pit bull mix.