Am I the only one who was annoyed with Ms. Morello while watching this show? I was watching an episode today and she said “There’s nothing worse than racial stereotypes,” but doesn’t EVER realize she uses those stereotypes on Chris (the only black kid in his school) ALL THE TIME. I just wanted to slap her so hard. 😂
So I had the opportunity to watch a very illegal recording of the JoJo live action movie and figured I’d let you know some facts about the movie to help you decide whether you want to watch it or not, as well as to dispel a very particular rumour that’s been going around. So spoilers under the cut.
’ This is… this is great news! ’
’ Hey, get away from the ledge, you’re gonna get hurt. ’
’ This one has the “S”. For “Super”, just like your cousin. ’
’ I just can’t hear you over the loud color of your cheap pants. ’
’ I’m the hero. ’
’ Oh, God. Is that smell you? ’
’ I see you share your cousin’s appetite for wanton destruction. ’
’ Three showers and I still smell of reek oil. ’
’ I went from superhero to eco-terrorist in a single bound. ’
’ I am not doing that interview. ’
’ How can you be so sure? ’
‘ I watched it happen for years with your cousin. ’
’ Reading glasses and a good slouch? ’
’ I see a city full of people who need help. Who need a hero. ’
’ Oh, no. I’m sorry. I meant to say who are you? ’
’ Trademark pending. ’
’ Have you lost your mind? ’
’ What were you thinking giving interviews? ’
’ It was more of a private conversation that’s being published. ’
’ What’s next? A book deal? A reality show? “Keeping Up with the Kryptonians”? ’
’ When did you even call him/her? The second I left? ’
’ I made a promise to your cousin. If anything ever happened to you… ’
’ I’m just trying to keep you safe. ’
’ It wasn’t supposed to be this way. ’
’ Your story… Your story is just starting. ’
’ I’m just dealing with an escaped alien prisoner. ’
’ You’ve spent more time in the Friend Zone than the Phantom Zone. ’
’ I am not in the Friend Zone. ’
’ Well… did you notice any of her/his other attributes? ’
’ Tell me, what do you think makes her/him a hero? ’
’ What can I get you? Or are you not allowed to drink and fly? ’
’ I was surprised, you’re usually a little more glib. ’
’ You said, tonight, you always build in fail safes. ’
’ I would never barter a child’s life. ’
’ I just can’t figure out why you did it. ’
’ For the record, I care about everyone. ’
’ You may have fooled this city, but I know you were behind this. ’
’ Finally, something we can agree on. ’
’ The fun is just beginning. ’
’ Can you hack into hospital records? ’
’ Easy-peasy, fresh and squeezy… ’
’ You were really mad, at something else. ’
’ You need to find, find that anger behind the anger. ’
’ You let that thing get away. I thought you were on our side. ’
’ It fought harder this time, harder. Faster. ’
’ It’s like it knew you’d choose to save those people. ’
’ Would you like me to call your mother a car? ’
’ I am the sole survivor of my planet. ’
’ You never get sick. That’s the best part about you. ’
’ Bow your head when you approach me! ’
’ Are you sure you want to do this? ’
’ It’s time for us to be a family again. ’
’ You’re gonna wish I’d died with the rest of them! ’
’ But can you look me in the eye and tell me that you are prepared to kill? ’
’ I’m very boring and really normal. ’
’ So, um, I’ll just get out of your hair. ’
’ You know, you guys could have told me. I can keep a secret. ’
’ I know there’s nothing anyone can say to make you feel better right now. ’
’ We are going to bring this thing in together. ’
’ I’m not leaving you alone with that thing. ’
’ That is not some anonymous alien you’ve brought in. ’
’ You’re compromising the security of this entire operation. ’
’ I would think you’d understand that better than anyone. ’
’ It is what makes you a hero! ’
’ That’s the difference between soldiers and heroes. ’
’ You waisted your ammo. ’
’ Without you, the world is a better place! ’
’ Without me, you’d be dead! ’
’ Please remember I would never try and hurt you. ’
’ I hate a generic sports metaphor, but that interview was a touchdown. ’
’ You wanna fight about it? ’
‘ I have too much self-esteem to kill myself. ’
’ I’m making stupid mistakes, like today. ’
’ The public will forgive you, I promise. ’
’ Ah, you do have a cell phone? Can I get that number, please? ’
’ You think I wanna do this? It’s the only way to win. ’
‘ I mean, that was terrible, but it was awesome. ’
’ We’ve never saved anything together. ’
’ I’ve dreamt of this moment. The two of us teaming up. ’
’ Um, not exactly sure you have to tell them that. ’
’ I can’t believe I didn’t see it before. ’
’ This is it for me, this is my calling. ’
’ The enemy has come in the guise of heroes. ’
’ You don’t get a chair ‘cause you don’t work here. ’
’ They have not left you, even in the face of death. ’
’ You ever spend time inside a foster home? ’
’ So just chill with the attitude, okay? ’
’ How can you, of all people, say that? ’
’ I know what you’re gonna say. I should have waited for you. ’
’ You didn’t give me a story, you gave me a half-baked idea. ’
’ I got the impression you didn’t want to spend time with me. ’
’ So, I memorized that fake ID for nothing? ’
’ I was shooting some hoops last night and hurt some ribs. ’
’ My whole life, I have been a sidekick. ’
’ I hate to break it to you, dude, but you don’t have superpowers. ’
’ I have a black belt and you’re right, I don’t have powers. ’
’ What do you have against a good old romantic comedy? ’
’ Yeah, your punk rock phase was very strange. ’
’ Are you slurring your words? ’
This has been due for some time: here’s the second part of my Italian music recs! The disclaimer stays the same: I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to contemporary Italian music (so I’ve also added artists I don’t personally listen to). Hope you’ll enjoy it!
PS: If you can’t find someone that I can’t possibly have forgotten (say, Mina), they’re probably in part 1. Should it not be the case, feel free to tell me!
Elio e le Storie Tese– comedy/progressive rock. Great music and wacky lyrics. Actual legends. Listen to La terra dei cachi [x], Cara ti amo [x] and Il vitello dai piedi di balsa [x].
Lucio Battisti– pop, soft rock. Had his big breakout in the Seventies. You’ll have a hard time finding an Italian that does not know at least one of his songs. Start with La canzone del Sole [x] (universally remembered as the first song in the repertoire of those learning how to play the guitar), Emozioni [x] and I giardini di marzo [x].
Giorgia– technically speaking, one of the greatest female voices we have. Pop, influenced by jazz and soul. Try Di Sole e d’azzurro [x], Gocce di memoria [x] and Come saprei [x].
Antonello Venditti – forever linked to the city of Rome (and particularly one of its football teams). Started out in the Seventies with De Gregori, another famous Roman songwriter (who was featured in part 1). Listen to Roma capoccia [x], Lilly [x] and Notte prima degli esami [x].
Levante– thanks to anyone who suggested I’d check her music out, I actually live on Mars and had never heard about her. Indie pop/rock. I like Non me ne frega niente [x], Pezzo di me [x] and Le lacrime non macchiano [x].
883– since you guys nearly killed me for not including them anche se insisto che gli anni io ce l’avevo messa, the not-so-guilty pleasure of every true 80′s/90′s kid, who created masterpieces like La regola dell’amico [x], Hanno ucciso l’uomo ragno [x] and Nord Sud Ovest Est [x].
Ligabue– mostly rock. One of my best friends’ favorites. Listen to Certe notti [x], Una vita da mediano [x] and Ho messo via [x].
Vinicio Capossela– world music, kinda. Cool lyrics with many references. Listen to Che coss’è l’amor [x], Il ballo di san Vito [x] and Scivola vai via [x].
Marco Mengoni – pop-rock, pop. Found fame with X Factor. Check out Guerriero [x], L’essenziale [x] and Ti ho voluto bene veramente [x].
Edoardo Bennato – left many a generation dreaming with his evocative pictures straight out of fairytales (namely, Pinocchio and Peter Pan). Listen to L’isola che non c’è [x], Il gatto e la volpe [x] and Sono solo canzonette [x].
Carmen Consoli– rock, folk, alternative pop. A singer-songwriter with a distinctive voice and haunting lyrics. L’ultimo bacio [x], Parole di burro [x] and Amore di plastica [x] are definitely worth mentioning.
Luigi Tenco – wonderful songwriter, sadly immortalized by his suicide, which he committed in 1967 after his song was excluded from the Sanremo festival. The song in question is Ciao amore, ciao [x]; I’d also recommend Vedrai, vedrai [x] and Mi sono innamorato di te [x].
Franco Battiato– an icon that hardly finds a place under a specific genre (generally, progressive pop/new wave). In keeping with a honored Italian tradition, cryptic lyrics everywhere! Check out Centro di gravità permanente [x], Cuccuruccucu [x] and Alexander Platz [x].
Motta – indie rock. Listen to Del tempo che passa la felicità [x], Sei bella davvero [x] and La fine dei vent’anni [x].
TheGiornalisti – indie-pop group. Riccione [x], Completamente [x] and Il tuo maglione mio [x].
I cani– I think being from Rome or not might play a part in how much you can like their lyrics and relate to them. They were pretty big when I was in high school. Indie-rock. Listen to Le coppie [x], Hipsteria [x] and Lexotan [x].
Frankie Hi-Nrg Mc– rapper and songwriter, active since the early Nineties. Great lyricist, often confronting social or political themes. Have a look at Quelli che benpensano [x], Pugni in tasca [x] (this is ft. Paola Cortellesi, Italian comedian who’s also a great singer) and Autodafè [x].
Regà lo so che ne mancano tanti ma c’abbiamo un sacco di musica, mi sono impegnata, chi vuole aggiunga
Two absolutely chaotic, odes to guerrilla filmmaking, aueterism, and pushing boundaries. Cecil B. DeMented is a joyously silly, subversive, punk rock styled comedy from John Waters. Whereas, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? by Sion Sono is absurd, visually stunning, and ultra-violent.