I’m usually not someone to call out a company for crossing the line of political correctness. But sometimes, we all just have to speak up.
It was announced this week that the latest set of Lego toys will have a controversial new character. Ramp Requiring Randy, an original creation from the Lego corporation, has a bit of an offensive backstory.
According to the official Lego website, Randy “sat in the wheelchair once as a joke, but noticed that it got him a lot of action. He now rides it everywhere despite being in good health.”
Wow. Just wow.
While I believe it’s important that people in wheelchairs are represented in our media, this just isn’t the way to do it. Some will find it offensive and possibly even vaguely threaten to stop purchasing products from the company.
After weeks of speculating, former elite quarterback and current decent quarterback Peyton Manning has announced his retirement. After two Super Bowl championships, numerous MVP awards, and immeasurable forehead growth, Manning gave a tear-filled message to his brands earlier today:
“You guys have been with me since the beginning. Bengay pain relief cream helped sooth my sore muscles my rookie year. American Airlines always made sure I got to the game on time. And who could forget the KFC Double Down, which gave me the protein and energy needed to get back on top.”
Manning, whose suit was adorned with advertisements for TurboTax and Pandora Internet Radio, paused for a moment, clearly overcome with emotion.
“A lot of people have been asking me what I’m going to do now that my playing career is over. Well, I wouldn’t say no to the great selection of the Sonic Drive Thru, now serving Green Mountain Coffee.”
Manning ended the annnouncement, shook hands with a tearful Hamburglar, and shouted “you can’t beat the roomy interior of a 2016 Ford Explorer” before stepping into his 2016 Ford Explorer.
We were all huge fans of the 2007 comedy classic Norbit. An instant hit, the film is a tale of a young man caught in a hazardous relationship, there were laughs aplenty to be had.
However, that movie came out nearly ten years ago. Many of us are curious where the cast of Norbit is now. Well, the answer is here.
The entire cast got together for a quick interview with AnthonyEliOhYeah.com:
Anthony: Hello Mr. Murphy. I’d like to talk to you about Norbit.
Eddie Murphy: *whispering* Excuse me?
Anthony: Did you really play every part in the film?
Eddie Murphy: Please get that camera away from me. This is a funeral.
Anthony: When will we see Norbit 2?
Murphy: Please quiet down. This is very serious.
Anthony: Was there any inspiration for the character of Norb-
While our site’s field reporter was mistakenly taken away by security, it’s always interesting to get together with the cast of a film to relive the glory days. And, while details are apparently pretty hush-hush from the film’s star, could Norbit 2 be on the horizon? I guess we’ll just have to keep waiting.
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For those unaware, it was just the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a writer and illustrator of over three books. Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel and The Midnight Luchador, was originally born some time before this article was written. While not actually a doctor in the traditional sense, Seuss did have a firm belief that diseases are bad. Let’s take a look at a few interesting facts:
Notable Works: Hop On Pop 2: Burying The Evidence, The Vagoosle Monologues, The Mystery Of The Whoville Strangler
Book You May Not Know About: His little known erotica novel “Dr. Seuss Loves A Nice Caboose”.
Interesting Fact: Whenever anybody asked “is anyone here a doctor?” he would giggle uncontrollably, ignoring the emergency at hand.
Biggest Regret: Not living long enough to see more episodes of Home Improvement.
Notable Quote: “I’m going to say it one more time. The Cat In The Hat was not hiding a list of Communist Party members under his hat. I’m not going to address this ever again.”
CC Photo By Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c16956, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1385486
The confetti has dropped, the statues are given out, and Leonardo Decaprio can finally use the trophy case he built twenty years ago.
However, joy was not felt throughout on Oscar Sunday. Partway through the evening, in a particularly rare instance, social media was a hotbed of outrage. As the In Memoriam reel rolled, many online socialites saw something they thought may be a problem that possibly should be commented on.
Immediately, social media areas such as Facebook, Twitter, and Overstock.com message boards were addressing the complete lack of diversity in the memorial section of the event.
“Wow. Can’t believe the total lack of variety in this section”, a blogger commented. “Didn’t the Oscars make sure some people of color passed away this year? Shameful.”
President of the Academy Awards Cheryl Boone addressed these issues immediately.
“We want to make sure that our Hollywood mortuaries aren’t simply relegated to one type of person. However, we can work to change this by the next awards ceremony. It’s our duty to make sure more diverse people pass away within the next year.”
With the hastag #GraveyardsSoWhite trending immediately, it looks like social change will be the talk of Hollywood for another hour or so.
For those not in the know, barely in the know, or simply stuck in a bubble of blissful ignorance, today is the official 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. To celebrate, let’s take an in-depth look at the history of the franchise.