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What's Cool Now: 2/3/20
2020-02-04 02:08:04

Okay.  Way back in November of 2019, when I was revamping the site and didn’t know what direction I would be going in, I decided this new article series be bi-weekly, but I’m going to publish it somewhere between when I can and whenever I want.  ‘Don’t like it?  Tough.’  Anyway, enough of that.  Let’s get on with the goodies, shall we?

Rico Nasty

I came across Rico Nasty looking at Doja Cat videos.  She was featured in a song with her called “Tia Tamara.”  I didn’t really like the song, and video was just odd;not even cool odd.  I guess I didn’t think their styles mixed well.

Anyway, from what I gleaned about her, her mother is Puerto Rican and her father a Black rapper from the mainland USA.  Rico Nasty has been a maverick from an early age, getting kicked out of boarding school for possession of marijuana and developing her own style of rap based on listening to her father.

What I enjoy about Rico Nasty is that her songs are filled with energy, personality, and varying styles.  I don’t get bored with her songs, and there is no gimmick to them.  Where it is the rule of female MCs to use their sexuality in some way and in varying degrees, Rico Nasty could be a man and her flows, beats, and rhymes lose no cleverness.  They also lose none from her being a woman.  I think she might be one of the best MCs in the business.

Poppy

I’m sure that most of you have heard about Poppy, but I never really wrote anything about her, and I thought it would be a good time to.  For those of you that don’t know, Poppy (originally “That Poppy) is a living meme girl that originally spread on YouTube.  She is the joint project of Moriah Rose Pereira, the person who performs as Poppy, and Titanic Sinclair (Corey Michael Mixter), and YouTube personality.

Apparently Titanic Sinclair had some falling out with a past partner, Mars Argo (Brittany Alexandria Sheets), took her image, changed it a little, and used it for Poppy’s originally template.

Looking at what Poppy’s channel has been putting out, I think that Poppy has something planned.  Her videos have seemed a little “Illuminated” lately, and forbode almost planned cryptic symbols in them.  Yeah…don’t mind me.  Sometimes I just say weird shit, but this time it’s because I saw weird shit.

***When I originally wrote this article, it was in November 2019.  Don’t ask me why, but rather than rewriting something when I find out new information, I like showing the process of thought and production, and favour amendments to articles…

 

Anyway, it appears that Titanic Sinclair has repeated past behaviours and has fallen out with Poppy as well.  Poppy has stated that Titanic Sinclair used mind games and strange tactics to get what he wanted not only in the studio and project vision, but with Poppy’s heart as well.   ‘What kind of tricks?  How about threatening suicide when he couldn’t get his way and even physical, mental, and emotional abuse? (The physical abuse is supposedly public record as he was actually arrested for it with at least Mars Argo.) 

Dr. Diablo and the Rodent Show

At first I thought Dr. Diablo and the Rodent Show might have been something cool, but the more I look and listen, it seems like a case of a famous couple that built some sort of media empire, broke up, and one of them tried to keep it up with a new partner. 

I’m not sure who Dr. Diablo is.   He’s out there for looking up. (Who am I kidding.  I’m going to look him and provide a link somewhere in all of this.  It’s what I do.) The most important part of this duo is “the Rodent,” aka Ratfink of Alien Sex Fiend, whom’s last project was something called “Vince Ripper and the Rodent Show.” (‘Seem familiar?)

Dr. Diablo almost seems forced into his position of replacement.  In promo ads and pictures, it looks like his best attempt at looking fiendish and evil is looking constipated or being fucked by a gorilla with a giant corkscrew dick.

In the end I think the imagery is pretty cool, a throwback to the great rock shows of old.

***Yeah, I looked for info on Dr. Diablo, but I couldn’t find diddley.  Who knows.  Maybe he’s the money behind this act.

Duckie L’Orange

Duckie L’Orange is a fucking weirdo, but like most weirdos, she’s also a genius.  Duckie L’Orange is a performer that not only specialises in entertaining children, but adults in adult fashion.  Hailing from Germany, she is known for her strange and unorthodox style of comedy

Recently, she gained a little attention because of a television appearance on Germany’s equivalent to “America’s Got Talent,” and her “Bumhound” skit.  There was a time when comedic geniuses like Duckie L’Orange received their due.  Now they get cult status from the few that get their humour, like Tim and Eric.

I’m going to cross my fingers and hope she performs here in The States.

Bonsai Pop

Bonsai Pop is a group of guys (Grant, Mike, Tyler, and Ryan) that write retrospectives on anime and their influences on pop culture.  Their pieces are very insightful, and the a part of the reason that I watch YouTube more than actual television and cable.

Bonsai Pop does a great job at disassembling their subject matter not only by plot, language, or other aspects of literary storytelling, but by explaining other intangible feelings that most of us felt watching these anime, as well as what the creators might have been trying to express.

Another part of their appeal is that they do not just pander to new anime, but anime from the turn of the century and before. (I find many new anime lacking in many areas.)

Other than that, I wanted to also share some new media. (Well, it was a lot newer in November, but I’m sure some of this is new to some of you.)

Midnight Pulp

Midnight Pulp is a streaming service for “All Things Strange.” Right off the bat, I gotta tell you that this reminds me a lot of the vibe I used to get from watching Night Flight late at night and being introduced to Indie films as well as the strange in Hollywood.

Well, while I don’t think that Midnight Pulp is as big on the Indie tip as Night Flight was in the day, they showcase some great gems from all cult corners of cinema, including sci-fi and kung-fu. 

Their collections are even grouped by innovators in acting, writing, and directing.

Tubi

If you do not know what Tubi is, then you are missing out.  Tubi is a streaming service that shows great movies, television series, documentaries, and mockumentaries for free.

Their video selection reminds me a lot of when Netflix was new, not featuring new movies from the last couple of years, but they do have some great ones from 3 or more years.  Tubi has a lot of horror and great B movies from the 70’s-10’s.

Tubi features movies and television from Filmrise and Full Moon Features, as well as many other film and television groups.  

I cannot stress how great a service Tubi is.  It was a huge factor in my canceling of Netflix after so many years.

Genius

Genius is s site that explores the meaning behind the lyrics of popular songs.  Sometimes they even have the artists explain the meanings of songs.  

That’s it.  I dunno.  Sometimes the idea is pretty cool.  Check Genius out to see what I mean.

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