Results tagged “Tasha Paradise”

R. Crumb Keeps on Truckin' at Royce Hall 10/29/09

Thursday night at Royce hall in UCLA was like the face melting "Stoned Again" poster. A great start, but it ended badly. It was hard to guess which R. Crumb would be on stage, the self-loathing, misogynistic misanthropic, insensitive curmudgeon or the boyishly endearing, insightful artist.

Found in LA: The Mayor's Weiner

We have Pink's Hot Dogs to thank for this one. We get it, OK? Jalapeno dog. Chili. Onions. Guacamole. Villaraigosa is spicy. Caliente. You will probably have really bad breath after chomping on the mayor's weiner. But what's up with lettuce? Lettuce doesn't belong on a hot dog. It's so wrong. And where's the cheese? This dog should definitely be cheesy. What's most amazing is that this hotdog doesn't come with ham. In fact,...

God Hates Fred Phelps: Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Jackson Memorial on Tuesday

The beyond ironically-named "Love Crusades" of Westboro Baptist Church is on its way to Los Angeles to demonstrate at Michael Jackson's memorial. The crusades are part of a hate-based mission started in Kansas by the WBC and Fred Phelps in order to picket the funerals of people who had died of AIDS, demonstrate against the "fag lifestyle" and other loving Christian activities. It appears their main beef is well, Michael Jackson's very existence, his death, and any mourning by anybody. If you are still unclear, here is the official announcement from the website's picket schedule. I am intentionally not linking to their site, because this is probably more attention than they deserve already.

Is it Wrong to Vote on Hallowed Ground?

Other than elementary schools, it seems like all of our nation's polling places are in church halls. Is this a violation of church and state? Is it Christian hubris? On one level it is insulting to people of other faiths who may not feel comfortable in such close proximity to Jesus. How would many of these Christians feel if they had to go vote inside a Wiccan circle? Or at the Church of Satan?...

Play Nice or I Swear to God I am Going to Steal a Tank and Mow You Down One by One

I hardly ever drive, and it amazes me that in the short time since I last traversed our city's freeways, lane merging is no longer standard practice. In fact, it is not even allowed. Our city's drivers have decided en masse to never let anyone merge. Ever again. Remember merging from driver's ed? Or at least traffic school? Right-of-way does not make you invincible. Right-of-way does not give you the right to kill me....

Ze Need More of Ze Punishment

Politicians, world leaders, and monied mac daddies - beware. If you like your sex rough, if you like it superfreaky, make sure to keep it in your own home, with partners you trust. Having kinky sex with paid prostitiutes in an uncontrolled place that could be chock full o' hidden cameras is just stupid. Because the media loves headlines that include the words: NAZI INSPIRED SEX ORGY In fact, I can't think of another phrase...

Charges Dropped Against Anonymous Member Sean Carasov

SoCal Anonymous has announced that the DA has decided not to proceed with prosecution in the case of Anonymous member Sean Crasov, who was arrested on Saturday, March 15th, for a charge of "Criminal Threats." Total bail was set at $50,000. Sean "Rorschach" Carasov's arraignment was scheduled for April 9th, at 8:30am. Anonymous is providing a videotape of the incident to authorities, which they believe may contain enough evidence to charge the CoS with...

Church of Scientology Strikes Back - Anonymous Responds

I have examined a large file of this picture, and only the blurred-out address appears to be photoshopped. The rest of the poster looks legit. -Tasha For months, a group calling itself Anonymous has been running giggling circles around the Church of Scientology. At the same time, caution is always advised - masks are worn, everyone is named Anonymous. People are advised to park far away or take public transit, and use the buddy...

Anonymous Pwns Scientology

Scientology centers around the world were targeted by a mass protest yesterday organized by an anonymous group called, simply enough, "Anonymous". Members refer to themselves only as "Anon" or "Legion". Protests were reported in Boston, Toronto, Europe and Australia. Here is an LAist photo essay of the protest at the Celebrity Center. Blogger Bandergrove has provided additional photographs and a first-hand account of the events in Hollywood yesterday. People showed up in droves --...

Getting Laid the Tasha Paradise Way

A looming Valentine's Day is like the last few strains of musical chairs. Everyone is in a hurry to partner up. Women get a lot of advice on picking up men, but there is not much out there for the average man. Most of the advice I read for men seems like so much bullshit. It's usually just a guide for getting laid, and even that is opportunistic bullshit. The Tasha Paradise guide for getting...

LAist Cookie Exchange: Snowballs

These are known by many names. Here in Los Angeles, they are usually called Mexican Wedding Cookies or Cakes, but we always called them Snowballs. You have to be careful not to inhale the powdered sugar, but this light, nutty cookie is worth a little white powder up the nose. SNOWBALLS 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar, plus more for coating the cookies 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup finely...

Blue Christmases

Ahhh, Christmas, carols fill the air along with the aroma of baking cookies. hearts are filled with joy, and Santa sends out obscene mail to good little girls and boys. Here are some stories of holidays gone bad, including some from holidays past. Ho ho ho!!!Author of nasty letters from Santa sought Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:39am ET OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's post office and police are trying to track down a "rogue elf" who...

Bad, Bad, Thoughts about Celebrity Chefs

It all started with Anthony Bourdain's Mexican border episode of his show No Reservations. At one point he picks up a riding crop in a leather shop. He slaps it confidently against the palm of his hand, and says, "Yeah, this is coming home with me." I've always been attracted to his superior punk New York attitude. But the "whack" of that riding crop took it somewhere new. I confessed to my boyfriend, "I'm sorry...

Men and their Porn - Hide and Seek

One day I came back from vacation to a stack of bills and paperwork. As I was going through them, I found a video rental receipt with titles like, "C*m on my T*ts." I held the receipt up to my boyfriend, "Do we need to have a talk?" "I just don't even know what to say." "Because I would watch them with you if that's what you want. It's OK." "No, you were just...

5 Things I am Thankful For

1. I can go to work in my pajama bottoms 2. I can find any song in the world on the internet 3. There are three different CSI-s, plus about four other shows that are exactly like CSI 4. The miracle of modern pharmaceuticals 5. I can hear my boyfriend coming home right now and he is going to cook me dinner Picture by Ofelaine, via Flickr...

Scam Baiting

Once again, I have just received a slew of emails notifying me that I have won a contest, inherited a large sum of money, been chosen as a trustee for a wealthy gentleman, or that I am needed to assist someone in moving large sums of money out of a foreign country. Welcome to the era of the internet scam artists, who ruthlessly cheat elderly, disabled, and just plain gullible people out of their...

When Boys Wear Panties

Great things can happen. But somehow, he always ends up getting kicked in the nads. Anime was always a bit much for me, but in 2-minute clips, it's the best. Click on the image or go to the jump to watch the movie (It's on auto-play)....

The McDaniels @ Secret Location 10/31/07

Last week, we headed over to a really cool club (whose name I will not disclose, because I don't want to get it shut down). We were saddened to discover that we had missed the band we had come to see. They were already over by 11pm; I had assumed they would be the headliners. But the crowd was a fun mix of 20-40 year-olds. And while the next band, the McDaniels, did not...

Where are Manson's Children Now?

A friend of mine stopped at a convenience store while driving across the California desert in the late 80s. As he turned the aisle, he almost had a heart attack. He was staring right into the face of Charlie Manson! He quickly realized this short teenager was too young, and of course Manson was locked up. Still, the resemblance was uncanny. The teen's mother protectively came over and gave my friend a dirty look....

Mad Monster Party

I love this movie! How can you resist Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller? At a young age, Francesca became my ideal of beauty and I have spent my entire life trying to look exactly like her. This scene features Francesca (Gale Garnett) teaching me my first lessons in vamping....

The Bachelor's Hillary is a Naughty Nurse!

Sometimes it's great being able to lipread. Like back on Average Joe, when Jen said, "Do you think it's because I gave him a ...BLEEEEP?" She later tried to pass it off as "kiss" but she very clearly said, "Do you think it's because I gave him a blowjob?" Last night, bachelorette Hillary went all Girls Gone Wild. Even though they blurred out part of what she was saying, there was enough left to get...

Fat Albert sings Gangsta Gangsta

If you are offended by NWA, move on. There's nothing for you here. If you are offended by Fat Albert, you are too easily offended. The lip-synching lines up so perfectly, I'm not sure if there wasn't a little computer animation help. But sometimes timing is just on your side....

Scary Movies: Hard Candy and other Tales of Revenge

Whether or not the movie Hard Candy frightens you is going to depend entirely on whether or not you have testicles. My male friends cringed throughout this movie and tell me it scared the hell out of them. I had an entirely different experience. It was the first thriller I have ever watched without being frightened. The entirety of the film is based on the interplay between two characters alone together in an isolated house....

Tila Tequila Brings Bisexuality Out of the Closet

Most Gay and Lesbian literature uses the initials LGBT to describe the community. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. But the bisexual part doesn't usually get a lot of attention. MTV's new dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, has made bisexuality public. I normally would not have watched a show with some random Myspace chick, but this set-up, with straight guys and lesbians duking it out for the same...

Cab Calloway in the Underworld with Betty Boop

People seem to have the misconception that Betty Boop was a lighthearted bit of fluff. But Max Fleischer was a master of animation. Combined with jazz great Cab Calloway singing St James Infirmary Blues, the creativity and the dark side of this cartoon were really able to come out....

Scary Stories: Staring Down the Night Stalker

There are some people, mostly retirees, who haunt the halls of the downtown LA courthouses, attending trials for entertainment. High-profile trials are mobbed, but the regulars know the secret is to attend the preliminary hearings instead. When the hearings were held for the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez, the courtroom was practically empty. I only worked half-days, and I had graduated from taking acid to pills, so I had a lot of patience for just hanging...

Scary Stories: Spahn Ranch

When people trade scary stories, it's usually something that happened to them; a ghost they saw, a voice they heard. Unfortunately, most of my scary stories are things I brought upon myself. When I was a teenager, I hung around with a group of people who took a lot of acid. We would just take some acid, then decide where to go. The woods or the beach were usually good places to fry. 7-11...

Scary Poppins

This goes to show that it's all about the editing. I believe there have been other versions of this "trailer", but this is the original and greatest....

Gee, Your Balls Smell Terrific!

In honor of our recent interview with Jay Louis from Hot Chicks with Douchebags, we would like to present a new scent that will compliment the man with the fake orange tan....

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