Let’s Pick An Actor (Or A Chef) To Play Rob Ford

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Obamacare has saturated the 24-hour news cycle for most of the week; seriously, we get it, the website sucks, no one trusts the President or the government, move on! You may have caught the story of the crack-smoking Toronto mayor, more like over-sized crack baby, in between the healthcare yammering. Honestly, I don’t see how this guy didn’t pop up on our radars sooner. He’s a walking dump truck of ridiculous character. Thus, a cheaply made TV movie about the salt lick of the week is almost certainly in the works.

And although the internet has lamented how if Chris Farley were alive, he would have made a perfect Ford, this all got me thinking of just who could take on the “drunken stupor” challenge.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, obviously.

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This choice is pretty much right on the button. And bonus! Hoffman has had substance abuse issues in the past. I smell an Oscar, well, it would probably be an Emmy or a Golden Globe. Hell, even if a “Funny or Die” parody is made, Hoffman is your man.

David Burke

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Yes, I know he’s a chef, but look at him! He’s jowly, full of pep, and I’m sure when he’s in a drunken stupor, it would be cinematic gold.

Rainn Wilson

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Honestly, who plays crazy and irrational better than Dwight Schrute Rainn Wilson? He would need to put on a little beer weight, but wow, he would knock it out of the park. He looks pretty sane without glasses.

Val Kilmer

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Hey Iceman! Put a suit on and you’re in! Needless to say, Kilmer has shied away from the limelight, but this role + his unfortunate weight gain? Comeback baby!

Melissa McCarthy (Wild Card)

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Why not? She’s red hot and she is a master at comedy and character work. Okay, I take it back, McCarthy is your parody choice. I am going to bank on it. Especially if and when she’s asked to host SNL again.

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So? Choose wisely.

Equality Creeps Closer And Pixie Cuts Are The New Black

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This week, Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Illinois is right in my back yard, I better watch out! This means Indiana is next, maybe. I could never imagine marriage equality would be so close to where I live. Did someone finally wake up and realize it’s 2013? I could never imagine almost a quarter of the country would recognize same-sex marriage in my lifetime. I mean the state line is literally an hour and a half from where I live. So, will the Midwest continue to fall like dominoes? I say yes, but it all depends on congressional and gubernatorial elections next year. AND what happens with the Affordable Care Act. Health care is an area where equality will be much harder to achieve.

In more breaking equality news, just Thursday, the US Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which means no LGBT prospective job candidate or existing employee can not be not hired or fired on basis of who they are. Of course, it has to pass in the House; which is always a fun time. And it’s no surprise, both KY Senators voted “no” on passage. Typical partisan bullshit. Alas, let’s remember at least one KY Senator (McConnell) will be in a fierce fight next year for his seat, and I predict KY will consider lifting its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Maybe not next year, but it will be considered again.

Moving on…

If you obsessively follow pop culture like I do, you may have noticed in the past week, several female stars have decided on new haircuts. Specifically, short ones or the pixie cut. Yours truly published a blog almost four years ago as I was considering a very short haircut. Here’s the link and from what I’ve seen on my stats, many of you are still reading it, thanks! First up, Jennifer Hudson….and I think it looks perfect on her.

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Next, someone I thought would be the last woman on Earth to cut her hair shot, Pamela Anderson, yeah.

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Another shocker, sort of, Kristin Chenoweth.

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Next, Jennifer Aniston, wait! No, she didn’t get a pixie cut, but she got it hacked off because she was “bored”. In other words, it’s the same cut she got for the last season of Friends. That’s boring.

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Last but not least, or before next week, Oscar-winning actress and KY native Jennifer Lawrence debuted her pixie cut this week at the Google headquarters.

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All of the ladies look great, however, one Bravo-lebrity decided to opine on the situation and I wasn’t quiet about it.

Yeah, Patti Stanger thinks short hair equals gay. I’m done.