Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Lincoln’
Before I get into Grammy coverage that will consume my life for the next 24 hours (CAN.NOT.WAIT!)…. I need to let you all know that it’s my boo Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Go shorty! It’s my birthday!
He’s going to be guest blogging the live-ish Grammy blog with me. Get ready!
He must have some sort of 45 degree angled mirror under the brim of his baseball cap, because without it… he’d be running straight into things like supermodels, tables……icebergs.
Leo is in talks to join a Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, where he will play a dirt bag slave owner, Calvin Candie (stripper name), and Christoph Waltz will play a guy who helps slaves because Waltz is tired of playing a douche bag.
This is my true test. Do I still love Leo when he is a slave owner?? Oh OPRAH!! What will Abe Lincoln think of me???
If Lee D. does not cover “Judas” or “Bad Romance”, “Poker Face” or I’m sure his personal favorite, the one about the disco stick, on his stop in NYC in June I’m just gonna start my own Lady Gaga cover concert in the back. I hope you all will join me.
I wake up this AM and see this on Twitter so I immediately click the link, because I’m a curious cat, and then I see him posing like he’s in a JC Penny catalogue.
Anyway, it’s a great little interview. You can read it HERE and I will just bastardize it below. Cool? Awesome!
Q: Do you find yourself wishing that you had judges like the Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler?
LD: Well I won, so not really. I mean it worked out well for me in my season, but, I think they’re cool, and would be great to have as judges, but, I was fine with mine.
I love this. I read this as “Umm no you moron. Why would I change my judges?? They loved me. I don’t want to hear what Steven Tyler things of me when he’s coming down from an Acid trip and I certainly don’t want to know what J Lo thinks of herself”.
Q: Do you think the new judges make it easier?
LD: I’m sure the contestants don’t think so, you know. They’ll deal with it the same way we all dealt with it. But I mean, I definitely think that the show is a little more encouraging this year than past seasons, I think the judges are… it’s very positive this year, which isn’t a bad thing, you know, being positive is never a bad thing, but, I think people, viewers like the drama, they want to see people get torn down… they want to turn it on, see people, you know… they want to see the Simon Cowell saying “You’re the worst”, that’s why people watch, you know, so, but, I think they’ve come down to the final three and they’re all really talented, and anyone of them can win, so I think that the show’s been great this year.
It’s like Lee really knows me. That’s EXACTLY why I watch this show. Why do you think my favorite part of the season was when they decided to tell Haley she sucked?? Because I like to see the contestants give the bitch face. I didn’t see the bitch face once from Lee and my one goal in life is to have him look at me that way. And then we will laugh and *high five*.
Q: Do you have a favourite?
LD: No, not really. I think that they’re all pretty talented and I think that they all going to do something in music, one way or another, whether they win or not, so, I’m just defending music and I’m a fan of all three of them.
Lee should have just said Haley because now he has the wrath of Haley coming after him.
Q: How do cope with comparisons to previous winners and does it get intimidating at times?
LD: No, and I think that the only people that make those comparisons are people that don’t really listen to the music and are just fans of the show. I mean, its one thing to sit there and watch ‘American Idol’ and write about it, but it’s another thing if you like music, and you listen to it, because if you listen to the music, there is absolutely no way in a million years you can compare any of the artist to each other. But, lots of time people don’t do that, and they just watch the show and they say “hey, that guy’s got brown hair, that guy’s got brown hair, they’re the same person!” I mean its ignorance really, for people to write that kind of stuff. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s not intimidating because I’m me, so, what Carrie Underwood does, what David Cook does, or Chris Allen does, I mean the list goes on, Kelly Clarkson does, what Taylor Hicks does. My career is my career and my music is my music, so, the common, you know, bond, between all of us is that we’re all on ‘American Idol’, we can all share in that experience. But the show is supposed to be made so once you are off of it, you can go do what you want and make the music you want to make. And it’s almost as if sometimes people love you on the show and then when you’re done they just want to get to the next season and watch the next contestants, so, you’re either a fan of ‘American Idol’ and music, or you’re a fan of ‘American Idol’. There’s two different kinds of situation there, so, but for me, it’s not intimidating at all, I love the fans, and, I think they’re great, and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I’m at, so, I mean, the success of other people coming from the show, really doesn’t mean anything to me at all.
Okay. I admit I didn’t read that answer thoroughly because its way too long (I did really awesome during the reading comprehension portion of the SAT’s don’t you worry!) but I just want to state, like I’ve done before, that I hate the “white guys with guitars” thing. And I may have called Lee D., a bear, a non-gay Gap model, and the most fun person on the planet , but I never called him WGWG. I’m not that cold hearted.
And as for his comment about the brown hair….. Lee, who really has the best head of brown hair?? I rest my case.
And then he pretty much just goes on to say how he misses friends and family, no regrets, loves writing music, hates the song “Earth Stood Stil” blah blah blah and then the mother of all questions is asked! And this photo makes so much sense now.
Q: Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, Why?
LD: That’s a really hard question… Lady Gaga… If I had to pick.
LADY GAGA?!?!? I mean Katy Perry isn’t Abe Lincoln or anything, but that’s like picking Ronald Reagan as your favorite President (I have no idea what that means… that was an awful comparison, but just go with it.)
And plus, answer the entire question dude! He didn’t say why he chose Lady Gaga. I’m gonna keep asking him that over and over if I ever meet him.
Rocco: Why did you choose Gaga over Katy Perry?
Lee D: What?
Rocco: Why? Is it because Katy Perry’s parents are bat shit crazy???
Lee D: Ummmm… do you want a picture or something??
Lee D: Security!
Linc the Sink: Yes???
Lee D: She won’t stop asking me about Lady Gaga.
*and then me and Linc the Sink fall in love and ride off into the sunset wearing the hat of all freakin’ hats*
(This all went on for way to long. Sorry)
An Abraham Lincoln cut out?!?!?! Why isn’t that in my bedroom right now?!? My friends have failed me.
That title is not funny and dumb. I’m sorry. I tried to do a play on the saying “when the cats away, the mice will play”, but it doesn’t quite work with the cast of Mad Men and beards. I’m too lazy to re-do it (and I swear to Oprah I’m watching something called The Real Abraham Lincoln, so I want to get back to that. And why I’m not apart of this documentary is beyond me.), so just deal with that title and laugh really loud so everyone comes running over, and you can all discuss how awesome that title is and how I should have my own show. Oh no?? Whatever.
Anyway, the Mad Men people are not being mad men and in a result Jon Hamm looked like this a few weeks ago. (I already showed you this picture… I’m just refreshing your memories. You’re welcome)
So, Don Draper looks like your best friends dad who is kinda hot, but you feel weird thinking about him that way, so you just focus on his ugly sneakers and pink polo shirt to get that image of you two making out, out of your head.
And John Slattery who plays someone on that show looks like this…
Remember when John Slattery was on Sex and the City and he played the politician who wanted Carrie to pee on him. Swear to Oprah that was a story line… Carrie was afraid to drink water during dinner.
SHAVE AND GET BACK TO WORK!!
Don’t even say taxes as one of the answers. You don’t need to pay those things. Trust me.
Two of my most favorite things happened on the same day, years apart, but still the same day in April. And yes they are both totally tragic, but don’t pay attention to that point… just pay attention to the big picture.
1) My poor beloved President Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 15, 1965. (big picture= Abraham Lincoln being freakin’ awesome at life)
2) My most favorite ship, the RMS Titanic, sunk on April 15, 1912. On board was Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, but that chick survived because she kicked her man off the wooden door. (And don’t tell me that their love story was fiction… I’m fully convinced it was real. It’s why I believe in love.)
(big picture= Titanic)
All of that above is true.
And now that I just depressed everyone… here is a picture that is guaranteed to make you all smile. Okay well, only the Lee D. fans… but who cares about the non Lee D. fans right??
I’m just gonna come out and say it, Steven Spielberg loves Sally Field and cast her as Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Tood, in the bio-pic, Lincoln. (Daniel Day Lewis stars as Abe. Obviously)
DONE! I agree!
She’s great. Steel Magnolias??? Mrs. Doubtfire?? Forrest Gump?!?!?! THE FLYING NUN!?!??! Need I say more about her resume to convince you she will kill it as crazy Mary Todd. Probably not.
Contrary to your belief… I had nothing to do with the making of this movie, though it has all the elements I dream of:
1) Abe Lincoln
3) Conspiracy theories
4) A bearded James McAvoy
And the fact that it’s released on April 15th is too much for my heart to handle. HOLLYWOOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME???
Do you even need to ask me what I’m doing that day??
PS I know I joke around about my love for the Presidents and history, but I do actually love this stuff. Like, me and my friends have in-depth conversations about history. We are the biggest bunch of nerds you’ll ever meet.
Rocco is going out!!
I have some big plans tonight (well it’s other people’s big night, and I’m just there to support) that are interrupting The Revolution. I’m going pretend like you are all massively devastated (And if you aren’t, don’t tell me that. Just lie and say you can’t live with out me)
(And yes… that’s a contemporary crying Dawson Leery. You’re welcome)
Oscar and Dancing Baby are holding down the fort…
Anyway.. since I won’t be able to do live-ish blog American Idol… I’m going to predict what will go down. (in no particular order):
1) Adam Lambert will wear some ridiculously fabulous outfit and whoever loves Adam Lambert will think he’s the greatest thing tonight. Earth shattering.
2) Ryan Seacrest will flirt with Adam Lambert.
3) J Lo will talk about her self, Randy Jackson, at moments will seem like the smartest man alive, and Steven Tyler will hit on under age females and be slightly tipsy.
4) P. Diddy (or whatever he is called now) will be super annoying and everyone will go fill up their wine glasses during his performance.
5) The top 13 contestants will sing and dance to some contemporary song that will make them all look like fools. (can not wait for this). I only care about this man… so here’s a picture.
“And I was going to be a dentist beforehand, before all this rock-and-roll stuff started, so I figured I need to keep my teeth decent. I’m being dead serious. I went to school for biomedical sciences and I was going to be a pediatric dentist before the rock-and-roll singer/songwriter path took off.”
I need to get on that farm.
6) Someone will go home. It better be that irritating Ashton Jones. Or pretty much anybody but Paul McDonald or Casey Abrams. I will weep at the bar if that happens. (Tweet me!)
7) Someone will weep to this song, all while they show a montage of the 2 weeks they’ve spent on Idol.
Now, I have a request of you. If anything super hilarious happens, let me know, so I can google that tomorrow. It will be as if I’ve never missed anything. (Can you tell I have anxiety about this??)
And then on the flip side of that ridiculous show… Lee bear has a show in Chi-town where he will wear the hat of all freakin’ hats, sing some J Biebs, and hang out with Abe Lincoln and Oprah. If you do not live in LINCOLNshire (or near there) fret not… go HERE to see the concert live.
I hope he doesn’t mess up “One Less Lonely Girl”….. it’s such a good pop song.
PS Oh and I almost forgot the most important thing.
Posted March 10, 2011on:
*EDIT* I want to apologize for the messy-ness of this post. It was my gem of the day and the formatting is all screwed up. This means nothing to you all… but to me, it’s giving me so much anxiety. I just spent like 47 minutes trying to fix it before breaking down in tears. I blame this on the gayest thing the Lee bear may or may not have said
I don’t even know this is real. In my search for a picture of Lee D. drinking some wine so I could pretend he was begging to hang out with me, Oprah and Abe Lincoln I came across this article.
Lee Dewyze; Italian Wine Lover; 2010 American Idol Winner
Lee, congratulations on your being voted 2010 American Idol. What was the first wine that made you realize you loved wine?
Damijan Ribolla Gialla 2002 made me change the way I look at white wine, and the first time I had Quintarelli Amarone I knew I’d never tasted anything even close to that before. However I have to say that the wine that did it for me, that truly made me realize that I love wine was Bartolo Mascarello’s 1989 Barolo (out of a magnum). Like the Quintarelli it possessed layers and depth that I could draw few comparisons to, and definitely had the “what was that?” impact on me. However the one thing that made this one truly stand out was it’s elegance. To this day if you asked me to describe my idea of “elegance” I would have to say that that wine is an example that I would use.Describe your perfect meal and the wine you’d pair with it.
Well, prior to Idol, I was in Piemonte, so how could I not mention white truffles on Tajarin with aged Barolo. But there is also something to be said about the simplicity of a white like Verdicchio from Le Marche (look for Sartarelli) that work their magic with the seafood of the Adriatic on a summer day. The zing and citrus nuances bring just about any fish back to life – no sauces needed here – just some grilled fish and lemon. A Rosso di Montalcino with some pici topped with wild boar ragu is also a nice, simple classic pair.Simon sounded sincere last night – don’t you think?He was very gracious indeed.Well, congratulations again, and thank you for your time.
It was my pleasure.
One, that would be a lot of pizza. And two, did that really happen?? I need the Lee D. geniuses to set this straight for me.
Either way…I’m going to recite this in a super serious tone at the top of the Interview Jamboree for giggles.