Saturday, September 7, 2013

Then and Now


   The recent hysteria over Miley Cyrus' gyrations on the MTV Music Awards grabbed the attention of the media and prompted outrage from millions of Facebook users who are convinced that what they write actually makes a difference.  Charges of "slut," "ho," and "creepy ass cracker" were flung about as quickly as Rosie O'Donnell shoves cheeseburgers in her mouth.  

    I would have attached the video, but it's kind of gross.  But, I'm sure you can find if you look on You Tube.  

   Or you can just Google "skank."

I couldn't get a picture of a pig sticking her tongue out,
so this will have to do.

NOTE:  All of this frenzied concern over important news was taking place as the President of the United States deliberated whether to lob a couple of cruise missiles into Syria to kill Syrians who killed other Syrians.  Which, as of this writing, hasn't happened yet.  By the time you read this, Damascus may in fact have been leveled.  And World War III may have started.  Which would kinda make Penwasser Place irrelevant.

  Anyway, I went looking to see just how far some of the stars of today have fallen in the face of fame and fortune.  I wasn't really surprised.


Madonna

THEN
NOW
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Amanda Bynes


THEN

NOW

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Lindsay Lohan

THEN
NOW

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How could I forget.....
Miley Cyrus
THEN

NOW
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And so you don't think I'm just picking on the girls......



Macaulay Culkin

THEN

NOW
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Gary Coleman

THEN

NOW

And, yes, I realize that was in very poor taste, but how do ya like this...?

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Michael Jackson
THEN
NOW...well, THEN...but closer to NOW than THEN

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And, as if it couldn't get any worse...

Al Penwasser
THEN

NOW
Cooler don't look so bad now, huh?


Keep your fingers crossed with that whole Syria thing,  okay?

And, while you're at it,  hug your kids and pray they don't end up like any of the above.

Especially that Penwasser guy.

39 comments:

  1. It is amazing how much people can be taken away from the real issues and how easily it can happen. Though not quite as amazing as how far some people can fall. Not that I really care about them. I'm far too busy caring about people wanting to stop the killing of children by killing children.

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  2. I will say that there are other young stars (like Taylor Swift) who don't end up with mug shots. She gets made fun of a lot and I've always wondered why. At least she's never been in any trouble like the others! Just my two cents. I almost wonder if some of these young stars do a lot of this stuff to keep their name in the papers? Just something I've always wondered.

    As far as Syria...I have so many conflicting opinions. I change my mind like twice per day.

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    1. I agree with you on both counts.
      As far as child stars, I think of Drew Barrymore and Robert Downey Jr (although not technically a "child" star).
      Famous-crash and burn-then like phoenixes, they rose from their ashes (well as far as I know).

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  3. Is that a flapper over yer dapper?
    Does Syria have WMD? They better hope not!
    We should just bomb Detroit. Then we can make a nice park out of it! Think of the fuel we'll save not launching rockets all the way to the Middle East (which is just south east of the north west corner of.....why the hell is it called middle east again?)

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  4. I thought Detroit was already bombed...?

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    1. Oh, as to your other question....
      The Middle East is called that to differentiate between it and the Far East.
      But, if there is a "Middle" and a "Far," shouldn't there be a "Near"?
      Well, there was. It was what the "Middle" East used to be called.
      Whacky, huh?
      I wonder if the Japanese call England the Far West?
      If you knew all this and was just posing a rhetorical question, I apologize.
      On a related issue, I only recently learned that the term "Oriental" does not technically apply to Japan, China, and those other folks in the "Far." It derives from a Greek word (I think. I don't feel like looking it up) meaning "East" (or something like that. Once again, don't feel like looking it up). It mostly applied to the Middle East and not as far east as the "Far." Or so I think.
      Confused? Well, yeah, me too. I'm going to get more coffee then go cut the grass.

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    2. are you going to start cutting the grass on the far east side of the yard or the near-mid east side?

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  5. I think the only thing noteworthy about the Hollywood people getting older is my amusement at their attempts and failures to prevent it.

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    1. Absolutely. I used to think Madonna was attractive. Now she looks like Gollum.

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  6. Miley Cyrus has lost her mind

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    1. The cynical person in me thinks, maybe not. Here's a "celebrity" who was drifting into being a non-entity. Yet everyone is now talking about her. Bingo, back in the headlines.
      The sane person in me says, "Miley Cyrus has lost her mind."

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  7. Celebrity Now and Then's are the scariest!

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    1. You got that right. I hope to have someone take a picture me in an urn at my funeral service and then post it along with my "potty" picture.

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  8. Lol they have to know what stupid things they are doing. I think they just do it to try and stay in the headlines. Or all the drugs has just screwed them up. Maybe Hollywood should be the one to get bombed, then we might actually get news other than Honey Boo Boo eats a goat and Lohan drunk again. But with all that plastic they'd probably just melt into a pile of goo and still find a way to yap. Can't win.

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    1. I think they do it because some people are actually interested in what these idiots do.
      Sad and demented.

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  9. Miley Cyrus was quoted to say that she "wanted to make history" regarding her performance at the Kids Choice Awards. Well, she succeeded. But making history isn't necessarily a good thing. Take Hitler, for instance.

    Don't you think she has an extremely long tongue, by the way?

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    1. When I first saw the picture of her tongue, that's exactly what I thought (hence the picture of the giraffe).

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  10. Al,
    Well, look at you. You were always adorable on a potty chair. Haha

    I don't give a dippity-doo what these stars show, don't show or where they put their hands. BUT it does distress me that they sold their soul (or something) and use their fame for political cheerleading to put out a political message when they have no idea what they're taking about. Many of those stupid so-called stars have blood on their hands.

    Of course we're on the brink of WW3 because the name of the game is "natural resources."
    What good does it do to say more? I could, you know but I'm going to stay away from all news and try to write comedy like you do.... but mine isn't funny. Maybe I should try making funny videos like those old British vids with lots of pratfalls. You keep doing what you're doing. We need lots of laughter.

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    1. Funny is always the way to go. There's nothing we can about things, anyway, so we may as well laugh.

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  11. I literally wanted to shout out "ohhhh Al you went there!" with the Gary Coleman bit haha, he was always a funny guy though, I reckon he'd have had a laugh at that, awesome post Al. The thing that sickens me about Miley's performance is that bum of hers, it's quite unpleasant to look at no offence to the poor girl. I don't understand Obama's logic in the Syria thing, or why he wants to send out soldiers to another war or why he even wants to go to war but I hope he changes his mind and stays away, the least thing we need is losing good lives in another war, America (and everywhere else) has lost enough of their sons and daughters in war already.

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    1. Too many people have died and many of them were good people. It makes me very sad.

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  12. Hmmm, methinks it's an epidemic. It isn't just celebrities who are saddled with shocking "then" and "now" pictures. Some old lady has taken over my lithe young body, too.

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    1. And I don't remember when it happened, but look at me.

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  13. Al, yes that Gary Coleman one is in very poor taste. He never looked good in red. You should've gone with a blue cooler.

    I vote for this as your most hilarious post yet. Thank you for starting my day off with hearty laughter.

    xoRobyn

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    1. But, I figured Gary would be able to nicely fit.

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    2. Yeah, he and his stunt double.
      Oh, I'm so mean too. I used to love him. He was such a cutie. Sad story, really.

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    3. He was a cutie. Then he got wayyyyyyy whacky.

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  14. Now that I have quit laughing (it took me awhile) I can honestly say you fooled me. When I saw the picture of the potty chair, I figured the next picture when I scrolled down would be your cover picture on the toilet!! hahaha. You do crack me up. What happens to these people? Is it money? Is it pressure? What is it?

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    1. I considered using that, but I figured that, since you see that one everyday, the picture I chose would be more effective (and, like you indicated) a surprise.
      They surround themselves with toadies who give them an inflated sense of themselves.

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  15. Thank you for the before and after............photos they made me laugh

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    1. Some cute kids got way whacky crazy looking, huh?

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  16. Were you a baby Ken doll?! On second thought you were more of the GI Joe type! These photos were all great, and of course you saved the best for last! Sadly, I just got the Gary COLEMAN joke now.

    Julie

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    1. I may have been a GI Joe. I developed a Kung Fu grip when I reached puberty because then I would take the Sears catalog into the...oops, I've said too much already.

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  17. It's hilarious how upset you Yanks get over sexy dancing on TV. When Janet Jackson flashed her boob at the Superbowl we thought America was going to have a heart attack.

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    1. I thought that Janet Jackson thing was some of the funniest stuff I'd seen on TV.
      Miley? Ewwwww......gross skanky stuff.

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  18. Ah, age is a terrible thing. Evil, no less, the way it makes things sag or shrivel.

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  19. And drags your testicles down around your ankles.
    Or so I've been told,

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