Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Kid in snuggie nails Beyoncé’s Countdown video

That’s one headline we never thought we’d type, but alas, it’s true. A young fan of Beyoncé took it upon himself to recreate the singer’s colorful and kinetic video for Countdown. And to make things even more interesting, he did it while wearing a snuggie. All hail the king of comfortable choreography, KKPalmer1000.

Coachella cruise to set sail in December

All hipsters aboard! Coachella is losing its land legs and heading off to the high seas with two music cruises this December. Passengers will be treated to sets by the likes of Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem as they tour the Caribbean, sip on rum runners, and get seasick all over their Urban Outfitter threads. We’re totally there.

The Bad

R. Kelly’s releases video for Feelin’ Single

R. Kelly just released the video for Feelin’ Single from his quaintly titled new album, Write Me Back. And in true Kelly fashion, things get a little wack. After spending the first two verses moping over his hard-partying girlfriend who’s out in the club, Kelly breaks into a Chicago-style song and dance number, naturally. There’s no midget, no Bridget, and no Rosie the Nosy Neighbor from his Trapped In The Closet masterpiece, but you may still crack a smile.

Pitbull sent to Alaskan hinterland

The wiseacres at Something Awful who rallied to get Pitbull sent to Alaska have prevailed. Walmart announced that the rapper will perform at its most remote store in Kodiak. Pitbull is being a good sport about the whole thing, and even offered to bring the two men behind Something Awful”David Thorpe and Jon Hendren”with him on his big trip. Check out his response below.


The Ugly

Madonna to be sued for swastika reference

Who would have thought that equating a political leader to a Nazi wouldn’t end well? Not Madonna. The material girl got slapped with a lawsuit after she flashed a video image of right wing French leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika overlaid across her face. Le Pen’s party, Front National, has filed a suit against Madonna for public insult. Maybe hydrangeas should do the same?



Joanna Newsome spends seven minutes in “heaven”

Don’t get us wrong, we love this video of Joanna Newsome spending time in a closet with SNL writer Mike O’Brien for his web series 7 Minutes in Heaven. We’re just a little freaked out by the duo’s evil clown impressions, the bowls of chili, and the keyboard-chicken debacle. Find out what we’re talking about by watching the video here.


Discourse & Dischord

The Good

SNL celebrates 100 digital shorts

Andy Samberg and his cronies at Lonely Island hit a milestone this week with 100 digital shorts for Saturday Night Live. To celebrate they created this montage of hilarity starring Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and a shirtless John Hamm with a sax. Enjoy.

Jay-Z speaks out in support of gay marriage

Hot on the heels of President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, Jay-Z came out in support of gay rights. In an interview with CNN, Hova called the President’s stance the right thing to do as a human being. Huzzah! Watch the interview below.

The Bad

Donna Summer dies

Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, died this week after a long battle with cancer. The GRAMMY-winning singer worked hard for the money, delivered lasting hits like “Last Dance,” “Love To Love You Baby,” and “MacArthur Park” throughout the ’70s and ’80s. She was sixty-three at the time of her death. R.I.P

Kids reenact Sabotage in tribute to MCA

Even in the midst of loss, people find a way to let a little light in. Let’s minimize the sadness of losing great artists like Donna Summer and Adam Yauch by watching this awesome recreation of Sabotage by some pint-sized Beastie fans.

The Ugly

Chris Brown disses Rihanna, Russell Simmons steps up

So Rihanna unfollowed Chris Brown this week, and it may have something to do with these lyrics he contributed to a remix of Kanye West’s Theraflu: Don’t fuck with my old bitch it’s like a bad fur / Every industry n**** had her / Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her / Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password. Russell Simmons came to RiRi’s defense in a blog post charmingly titled Get Off Rihanna’s Dick! Read it here.

Nancy Sinatra lashes out at stepmother

Time doesn’t heal every wound, just ask Nancy Sinatra. This week the singer lashed out at stepmother Barbara Sinatra on the fourteenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s death, claiming she was barred from her father’s deathbed. Watch out Barb, sounds like those boots were made for kicking ass, too.