Hey, gang! Here’s my recap of LAST week’s Community, on Laughspin.com. So grab some chips and a sixer like the dean over there and please check it out! I’ll get around to posting the latest recap probably when you no longer care about it. Thanks for reading!!!
Head on over to Laughspin.com to check out my latest recap of Community, won’t you?
Hi there! So last night I did something I have never done before–I got up onstage in a roomful of strangers and told a story about a threesome. It was AMAZING.
Don’t know if you guys have been to The Moth before, but if there’s one in your city, go, go, go. The premise is simple: There’s a theme (last night’s was “duped”), and anyone wanting to tell a story on the topic puts her name in a bag. If your name is called, you have 5 minutes to tell your story, after which three teams of judges score you.
I had the germ of an idea–a threesome that wasn’t (i.e. that I’d been duped about)–but didn’t give much more thought to things before tossing my name in the hat…erm…bag. Then I sat back and tried not to vom. Anyway, long story short, my name got called–right after the dude who ultimately won (he was awesome). Just picture it: The crowd is ROARING about some guy’s hilarious tale about being mistaken for Rick Moranis his whole life (the dupe? He bedded a woman on the claim that he was actually RM’s son), and then, there it is: “Next we’d like to welcome to the stage Carla Sosenko.” Oh, you’re fucking KIDDING me, was all I could think, but it was actually totally rad, a total rush. Is 35 too late to be discovered? DISCOVER ME, SOMEONE!!!
Sometime soon I’ll post the whole story here, but meantime, here’s a photo that my dear friend Cindy took. (The stage isn’t as enormous and grand as it looks, but I really dig it. Seems like I’m performing at Radio City or something. Delightful!)
And PS: Yes, I am wearing a floral onesie. Jealous?
Hey guys, Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika! And she says so in her new (awesome, dancey, super-fun) track “Starships.” I’ll admit, the first time I heard the song, when I got to the lyric in question (“My name is Onika/You can call me Nicki”), I paused for a moment. Nicki’s fierce rapping can be hard to understand, and for a hot minute, I thought she was *maybe* using a racial slur. Have a listen (lyric comes up around minute 1:40):
Even listening hard, I still couldn’t tell. That word (the one the lyric sounds like) makes me exceedingly uncomfortable (even though it’s de rigueur for loads of great rappers to use it), so I did some research. (This Google contraption makes it really easy!) And guess what! (Well…you already know, because I’m telling this story terribly.): Nicki Minaj’s name is Onika. So that’s what she’s saying. Mystery solved!
I have now heard the song on both Z100 and WKTU (100.3 and 103.5, respectively, in NYC), and BOTH stations BLEEP OUT THE MOTHERFUCKING LYRIC. I honestly can’t believe it. They are bleeping out her name. Why? Because they are lazy and apparently have no access to Google. This is the absolute worst side of PC. I can’t even call it PC, I think they’re just pussies who heard a word they thought was bad (been there) but didn’t take the time to find out if they were right. Just bleep it out–problem solved! So now stations that happily play Chris Brown (censor that asshat, why don’t you) are now bleeping NICKI MINAJ’S NAME. Nice job, radio stations.
I hate people.
PS: I like to imagine that photo of Nicki up there adequately illustrating her horror upon finding out about the egregious bleeping of her name via this post. Don’t worry, Nicki! It’ll be okay! Don’t mess up your hair!
Shalom! Head on over to Heeb magazine to check out my latest piece–on being a Jew who kind of doesn’t seem like one–won’t you? Shalom! (That means both hello and goodbye, see?) xo c. (PS: This cover of Heeb is not new, but it’s my absolute favorite.) Shalom! (I meant it as peace there. Keep up, you guys!)