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In a Just World, This Would be a Toy Line

I’m in an alien mood today, so here’s Joe Nickell’s compilation of all the different types of aliens reported over the 20th century. Hey, kids! Can you figure out when the movie Communion came out?

Did you guess 1989?

Mothman represent! He gets his own post later today.

Let’s go ahead and celebrate Sanaa Lathan right quick. I’m sure you know a lot of the things about Sanaa that make her great: Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, a Tony nominee for Raisin In the Sun, and she’s super fine and looks to stay that way forever and ever amen. But did you know she went to both Yale and Cal Berkely? Did you know that her dad is Stan Lathan? What’s that you say? You don’t know Stan Lathan? You surely will know his work: he directed the pilots of Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey Show, Amen, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Eve, and All of Us–each of which was successful in syndication. (Seriously, off the strength of Amen, Moesha, and Martin alone he deserves props.) Basically, if you watched and loved Black TV in the 90s and early 2000s, you owe a chunk of your nostalgia to Stan Lathan. He’s also directed episodes of Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Eight Is Enough, The Waltons, Falcon Crest, Remington Steele, Frank’s Place, Fame, Sanford and Son, and Roc. Stan and Russell Simmons partnered to create Def Comedy Jam. And he worked behind the scenes at PBS, something that’s near and dear to me.

So back to Sanaa, who “art” in Swahili and “brilliance” in Arabic. This is someone who would’ve been okay in life even if she didn’t become a famous actress. You begin to see the pattern: that success is no accident. Sanaa’s parents (I haven’t even gotten to her mom, Eleanor McCoy, who was an actress and dancer that performed with Eartha Kitt) set her up for greatness. Family matters…remember that, as you start thinking about what you’re setting your kids up for.


The Scene at Versace SS 2016

The industry’s top models descended onto the runway to present the latest Versace SS 2016 collection in Milan. Caroline Trentini! Raquel Zimmermann! Joan Smalls! Mariacarla Boscono! And the clothes? There was something for everyone as well – luxe menswear-inspired suits, military-style shirt dresses, and Versace’s signature bodycon feather dresses. As they say, the clothes maketh the woman and Versace was the best representation of that vision. 


the cast of django unchained laughing at christoph waltz because he said something really weird because he’s a massive dork and i love him (nb bby don’t use words like “subcutaneous” in the future) awww he’s so clueless too

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Niro, a scout sniper with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Scout Sniper Platoon and 24-year-old native of Walton Hills, Ohio, places the dog tag of fallen Pfc. Heath D. Warner on a battlefield cross following a memorial run here, June 1, 2012, to honor the sacrifices of 116 men from 3rd Marines who died during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Warner, a 19-year-old native of Canton, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 2006, while conducting combat operations with 2/3 in Al Anbar province, Iraq.