Life as I know it… plus commentary

Three feuds, broken down…

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If you’ve been away from the news lately, it’s pretty contentious out there.  People are striking and striking back.  Feuds are brewing or just recently ended.  (Sure there’s a war on and we’re after terrorists and the economy is in the tank but hey… sometimes you need a break.  Haha)  Here they are from most current on back:

Perez Hilton vs the Black Eyed Peas
Perez Hilton has a celebrity (bashing) website and he had some pretty unkind words about the Black Eyed Peas.  First Fergie went up to Hilton at some venue and asked if he had a problem with her.  He says He didn’t like the album.  The BEPs felt it was right to have an opinion but not to be so blatantly rude about it.  Later at another club, band member and the BEP manager ran into Hilton, words were exchanged and apparently Hilton got hit.

Arnoldcam reaction: Haha.

Hilton says: If he were a woman, the outcry of violence done by one person to another would be overwhelming.  Violence never has a place in civil society.

BEPs: Basically… he had it coming.

Arnoldcam bottom line: Hilton is right.  Violence has no place in civil society.  What complicates things is the victim of violence is not usually the provoker.  Verdict:  Draw…  Harm and foul.

Sarah Palin vs David Letterman
First off, Sarah Palin goes to New York, sees a baseball game with a daughter and David Letterman jokes “One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game. During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez” .  The joke, in our opinion, was kinda funny but not a big deal.  Dave’s a comedian and he makes jokes about people in the news… Alex Rodriguez has been involved in a lot of how you say… extra curricular activities other than baseball and there’s only one Palin daughter that’s famous for getting knocked up.  Trouble is, Sarah actually brought her 14 year old daughter.  The Palins say Dave was advocating underage rape (Their word).  Dave apologizes.  Sarah accepts but she/various others say it wasn’t enough and he should be fired.

Arnoldcam reaction: Oh come on.

Bottom line: Dave, it was a chuckle but not a great joke.  Sarah, you’ve been pissed at Dave for a campaign season’s worth of jokes and playing the rape card was an attempt at payback.  Basically, no watcher of the feud changed sides and both involved benefited from the publicity.  Another draw.

Clay Aiken vs Adam Lambert
Clay Aiken has a blog.  Adam Lambert wails. Clay Aiken says Adam’s singing makes his ears bleed.

“The former American Idol contestant said that listening to this season’s runner-up made him think that his “ears would bleed”, Access Hollywood reports.
“I happened to turn it on during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing ‘Ring Of Fire’…Contrived, awful and slightly frightening,” Aiken wrote on his website.” – E online

Arnoldcam reaction: (spoken like Jack MacFarland) Listen to her!
Bottom line: What can I say? Aiken’s right.


Written by arnold

June 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Posted in Entertainment

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  1. Perez Hilton needs to not be such a sissy boy and I still maintain that you need to switch your party registration-this time I’ll say Libertarian if you like pot. 🙂 David Letterman shouldn’t have been so stupid.


    June 24, 2009 at 10:18 pm

  2. Haha. ANYBODY without a political bias would have known that joke was not about rape. You could have waterboarded me and I’d still have no idea Palin was in NY with the 14 year old and not Bristol… I’d have assumed the joke was about the daughter that has been up and down the press first as a news item then as a spokesperson for abstinence. Comedians make jokes about people in the news and if Sarah hadn’t paraded her kids like props everywhere she went, they wouldn’t be in the public eye.


    June 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm

  3. Feuds? None of these were feuds. The media and the bloggers were the ones who stirred up the dust.
    1.Perez is lucky somebody hasn’t already knocked the crap out of him. He’s a cyber bully. I’m surprised there isn’t a line waiting to take a swing. Clay Aiken should get the first shot. But Clay has ignored him.
    2. Speaking of Clay, his comment about Adam was no big deal and was made on a private site for his fans only. His notorious stalker guy gave it to Perez who did his usual nasty thing. Adam responded when asked. Clay apologized, although I still don’t know why he needed to. It should have stopped there.
    3. Letterman makes jokes about everyone. His jokes are tame compared to what Perez does. Sarah Palin used it to get attention and keep her name out there. Dave didn’t take the bait when Sarah ranted on and on and finally offered an apology, although I still don’t know why he needed to.


    June 25, 2009 at 5:56 am

  4. Violence is not the answer BUT…Perez Hilton has pushed some of these celebrities to their limits. He got right in WILLiam’s face, called him a homophobic slur and told him he was not an F’in artist. People will react to that. He is finding out just how hated amongst the celebrity community he is. As Whoopi Goldberg said, the pen can be a weopon too.

    David Letterman, well, he should leave children out of his jokes and none of this would have happened. Jokes.about.children.Just.Not.Funny.


    June 25, 2009 at 7:51 am

  5. Great feedback from the new guys!

    I think I change my mind though about Palin/Letterman. I think it’s bad form for a politician to go after a comedian. She should have let fans or someone else get incensed. You didn’t see Bush go after Dana Carvey.


    June 25, 2009 at 8:04 am

  6. lol. those Bush skits were pretty funny. not gonna do it. read my lips: no more new taxes. no. more. new. taxes. Carvey was great in his prime.


    June 25, 2009 at 8:14 am

  7. I can see the meetings behind closed doors where Palin and her people are strategizing how to get maximum exposure and victimization from a single joke (that they had to rework). I thought liberals were supposed to be the victims.

    the kyle

    June 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm

  8. Palin has a new target…an Alaskan blogger photoshopped a radio show host’s face over a picture of her kid, Trig, in an effort to ridicule the talk show host. She called it “desecration”…apparently her children are holy relics now. (Where’s that rolling eye emoticon when you need it?)

    I’m with Arnold on the Letterman joke…it was OBVIOUSLY geared at the now-adult daughter who Palin pushed into the spotlight…you can’t expect people to not talk about her, or comedians to refrain from making jokes at her expense when you force her into such a public position.

    It’s entirely Gov. Palin’s own doing that she made Bristol a figure for public ridicule. If she had not forced her to go on the abstinence tour, she would be off-limits, but now she is a public figure in her own right, and as such is subject to the same digs that all other public figures are subject to.

    And it was a JOKE! That joke was OBVIOUSLY aimed at Bristol, not Willow. OMG, it is killing me how hyper-sensitive this culture is to every possible tiny insult. You definitely should not be in politics if you can’t handle that. Remember how much Chelsea Clinton was mocked for being so awkward and unattractive when she was young?

    Peggy C

    June 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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