“In the 34 years that have passed since the birth of MTV, I have grown up. I have struggled, I’ve failed, I’ve succeeded, I have partied way too much.
I have squandered, resisted, surrendered, repented, labored, begged for second chances, and literally crawled my way to the top.
I have tried to live honorably and never forget my love of the game or my friends. If a man is judged by the company that he keeps, then I must be doing something right because look at who I’m running with [looks at his fellow Avengers].
On behalf of my fellow Avengers, I invite you to dream big, work hard, keep your nose clean, and be of service, and yes because you can, define your generation.”
– Robert Downey Jr. at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards (April 12, 2015).
Trends speak louder than words. Here’s what was noisy this week:
In Palm Springs: Merrymakers pose for Valencia-tinted selfies under the desert sun at Coachella. And #reclaimthebindi, a campaign against cultural boho-priation of South Asian traditions for disposable fashion.
In entertainment: BB-8 bounced and bopped its spherical bum through the sand in the second Star Warstrailer. Hollywood glamorati hobnobbed at the 23rd (yeah) annual MTV Movie Awards. Some of them won a bucket. AndThe Royals is E!’s first scripted show, not counting their other shows.
In the news: Hillary Clinton has been driving around Iowa in a van solving mysteries.
In history:A century has passed since the Armenian genocide began.
At school: The theme for this year’s promposals is signs.
In Homestuck: Lord English’s true nature was revealed in the proximity of some horses. True fact. Look it up.
In music: The sound of hysteria: Green Day is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.