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Rudolph Valentino’s Ring

Rudolph Valentino was considered one of the greatest silent film actors in Hollywood. In the 1920s, during the peak of his success, he bough a ring from a jeweler that ended up changing his life. Legend has it that Valentino showed the ring to one of his friends, his friend had a vision of Valentino as pale and lifeless.

The next few movies that he did, all flopped in the box office and 6 years later he died. Valentino’s lover became ill after wearing the ring, which derailed her career for years to come. Russ Colombo, who played Valentino in a biography about his life, wore the ring and died in a shooting accident just a few days later. Finally, a man named Joe Casino bought the ring but decided not to wear it until he thought the curse was lifted. But even after waiting several years to put it on, the curse remained. Casino died within a week of putting on the ring. 

Today, the whereabouts of the cursed ring are unknown.

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28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory

Black history lessons in classrooms shouldn’t be limited to the names of men and only a few women. Especially when there are countless women who’ve made enormous strides for the black community, too.

The revolutionary words Angela Davis spoke, the record-breaking feats of Wilma Rudolph and the glass ceiling-shattering efforts of Shirley Chisolm paved the way for black women and girls across the country to dream big and act courageously.

Here are 28 phenomenal women everyone should acquaint themselves with this black history month.

Very short list of Black female who hosts on SNL since 1975:

Cicely Tyson (1979) 

Oprah Winfrey (1986) 

Queen Latifah (2003, 2004) 

Halle Berry (2003) 

Janet Jackson (2004) 

Rosario Dawson (2009) 

Gabourey Sidibe (2010) 

Maya Rudolph (2012) 

Kerry Washington (2013) 

Taraji P. Henson (2015) 

Octavia Spencer (2017)

Tiffany Haddish (2017)

Big Mouth is controversial? HERE? Really??

Look, I could see the pearl-clutching, Christian mothers and other conservative midwestern types thinking that the wonderfully unrestrained show “Big Mouth” is child porn, but TUMBLR? Really, y’all? Really?

It’s an adult show made by adults for adults with an adult cast, and there is no child nudity depicted. There is a broadly-drawn, anthropomorphized vulva with Kristen Wiig’s voice, but it’s not exactly a spank-worthy scene. There’s sex depicted with a talking pillow, but again, no child nudity. It handles teenage sexual issues frankly and with humor, but there’s never any graphic visual depictions of children humping each other. Even if the characters WERE nude, the character design is humorous and not titillating. 

This kind of public reaction is a perfect illustration of why an frank and sincere show like “Big Mouth” is needed. It handles burgeoning teenage sexuality with honesty and compassion. It’s sex positive and progressive. The female characters aren’t just there to be generic, attractive prizes that the teen boys get for going through a rite of passage. It shows how awkward and weird sexual urges and desires can be for every kid, especially when you’re trying to figure out what you like. I would like any future seasons to expand the focus to handle what it’s like to be a lgbt+ or disabled kid going through puberty, but otherwise I have no complaints. I personally found the humor to be high quality, like early South Park or Seth MacFarlane (minus the misogyny), and the stories to be sweet and enlightening. It’s a 10/10 for me.