“In politics nothing is contemptible.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Less Money, Mo’ Problems
Real talk for a second.
How many of ya’ll have a job that demands only 40 hours a week, offers decent benefits, didn’t make you go broke in college debt to earn, generates enough money for a comfortable living, and doesn’t stress you out to the max?
If you are one of these Americans, you are a goddamn Unicorn, sir. The rest of us salute you.
There’s nothing wrong with hard work, but there is a problem with it if it doesn’t result in success and financial stability. For years, a family of four could live comfortably with a single income and a 40-hour work week. In recent decades, that standard of living has become unachievable for most. Now, both parents have to work their butts off just to barely make ends meet.
And, according to this article, half of them aren’t even making ends meet.
You guuuuuuuuuuuuys! It’s here! It’s finally here! I’ve been preparing my whole life for this moment!
No, I’m not going into labor. No, it’s not my wedding day or the day I lose my virginity or the day I meet my long-lost birth parents or the day I try bubble tea (gross… never gonna happen).
No, the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, came out and I’m beyond pumped!
Ok, that’s a lie. The trailer for the biopic movie about the legendary band, Queen, just came out. But in my defense, I’ve been waiting for this movie since rumors of its existence surfaced in 2013, so I’ll take what I can get.
If you don’t know who Queen is, you are wrong. EVERYONE knows who Queen is, even if you don’t know you know them. Seriously, just YouTube Queen and you are bound to recognize at least one of their songs. They are a band of Gods and as soon as you recognize this, the better off you are.
Originally, Sacha Baron Cohen was offered the part of Freddie Mercury which sounded like a perfect fit. Both the actor and the musician are poetically crazy, flamboyant, and kind of look the same. However, a difference in “creative direction” resulted in Sacha Baron Cohen leaving the cast.
(And by “creative difference” I’m sure what Cohen meant was he was being a hardheaded doucher.) Blaming creative differences as the reason you didn’t do a movie is much like citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason you got divorced. Let’s be honest – it’s because one or both of you were being a pain in the ass.
It was eventually decided that actor Rami Malek would be the new “King of all Queens” and, based on the trailer, it would appear to be a perfect match.
Watch the movie teaser here. Then, get really sad that you have to wait until November to actually watch it.
Call it what you wish, but it’s hard to argue we’re living in a sensitive society where anyone at any moment can be “triggered” or “offended.” And this comedian has had enough.
Watch the clip here