I caught a most fascinating program on National Geographic about car accidents and the way car design/safety has improved in the last few decades to try and protect the driver and passengers. Ya know, we get into our cars daily, and yet we rarely stop to think how really freakin' dangerous vehicles are! As much as many hate flying (including yours truly), it is still the safest way to travel, because you rarely hear of planes crashing; they make big headlines however, and scare people to death because it's so rare a plane explodes or crashes. Car accidents on the other hand, happen all the damn time! A scary thought, but for someone like me living in car capital Los Angeles, I have no choice but to get into that death trap and pray for my safety going to work and coming back home. Thank God for seatbelts and airbags nowadays, but even they cannot guarantee you complete safety. Airbags can actually hurt people more than protect them sometimes! On the show I was watching, they mentioned that sex symbol actress Jane Mansfield. She was in some Buick with two other people in the front and they hit the back of a truck. The car's roof was sliced off and the top of Mansfield's skull came right off! OH HOW GROTESQUE! Oh we are fragile little creatures aren't we? All three in the front of the vehicle were killed; Jane's kids were in the back apparently and they survived, including that now famous TV star Mariska Hargitay. Reckless driving and human error are to blame for all this crap, and I pray we are all spared any and all car accidents!
OH. MY. GOD. As I write this post, I'm watching this most ridiculous laughable new reality show on VH1 called Viva Hollywood! with aspiring young Latino actors and actresses living in the same house who want to win the grand prize of $100,000 and a role in a Telemundo telenovela, which are Spanish-speaking soap operas, and very popular around the world. They're put through the usual dumbass contests and challenges, and of course I can already see there'll be conflicts and drama galore! María Conchita Alonso and Carlos Ponce are the hosts; Carlos is good looking I suppose, but a bore! He's like a Ryan Seacrest on Telemundo, and has even put out shitty sappy music albums, but WHATEVER! María was quite a beauty in her youth, has recorded albums, and even crossed over into English-speaking films like The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colors with Sean Penn. She looks very face lifted now however! YIKES! And this very famous Hispanic UBER GAY hilariously bad astrologer Walter Mercado also makes a casual cameo on the show. JESUS IT'S JUST AWFUL! LOLOLOL! Ya know something, the young competing dudes are quite hot. DAMN! And not everyone in the house can speak very good English. I've watched my fair share of telenovelas in the past, but the same formula of poor girl meets rich dude, then loses him, then gets him back is so tired and overdone, that I gave up on them years ago! They're certainly much more over-the-top and actually have an end, unlike American soap operas.
Quick music news: Mariah Carey's new album is already selling big and she was a big part of American Idol this past week. She honestly looks like a man in drag as of late! Thanks to Marko, I got a chance to listen to a preview of Madonna's new album, and I think it sounds really good! That music artist Moby's great-great-great-great uncle was Herman Melville, the author of course of Moby Dick! WHO KNEW?! I just found that fact out, and it's kind of cool. And tomorrow night, as I have mentioned ad nauseam already, I get to go see Sir Elton live!
My excitement is almost too much to bear.