Among the many celebrities we've lost this year already, guitarist Lonnie Mack, actress Doris Roberts, country singer Merle Haggard, wrestling star Chyna, and director of four James Bond movies Guy Hamilton all passed away. And as much as I feel sad for their friends and families, none of them even comes close to having the impact on me that the loss of Prince has.
I first became aware of Prince's music back around the time 1999 was released. I had heard some of his previous songs before, but, being about eleven or so, I had no idea who it was. But when 1999 came out...Holy cow. Songs like "Delirious", "Little Red Corvette", "D.M.S.R.", and the title track were getting regular rotation on the radio. It was hard not to hear him. And then Purple Rain landed and moved him into the stratosphere, from which he continued to release amazing music, including forming different bands to put out even more music (Prince was a prolific songwriter), because record companies tend to think that releasing a new album every fifteen minutes might cut into the sales of the ones from the previous hour.
When I heard about his passing, it was from a friend's post on Facebook, and I was shocked. I still am. The guy was only twelve years older than me. If Prince can't live forever, what the heck kind of chance do any of us regular people have?!
Anyway, the point is, it sucks and I'm not happy about it. But in tribute to a great artist, all of this week's graphics are of him. He's going to be missed like crazy.
F'rinstance, it was announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $20 bill.
I love and respect Harriet Tubman and I know she will smile down on me from Heaven every time I slip her into an oiled up dude's thong— your daddy (@Kappa_Kappa) April 20, 2016
Naturally, tons of racist and misogynist dickbags came to bitch about the decision, and they were promptly mocked. (I chose not to share any of those because, quite frankly, those asshats don't need more attention.)
|No, they do not.|
Anyway, somebody got creative and posted information about a secret Limp Bizkit show at a Sunoco station in Dayton, Ohio, on 4/20, despite the fact that such a show was never scheduled.
BE AWARE: There is NO Limp Bizkit concert Wed. 4/20 at Sunoco station at Keowee St. & Wayne Ave. These ads FALSE. pic.twitter.com/wMo7bYxa9p— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) April 19, 2016
Like with marijuana, I'm no fan of Limp Bizkit, either. And largely for the same reasons. (Makes you act stupid, the unpleasant skunky smell.) But this is a pretty funny joke.
|You what now?|
And that's all I have to say about it.
|Did he just...? He did, didn't he?|
So it wasn't all bad last week. Just mostly.
|A girl?! Hide the comic books!|
Why don't taco trucks drive around neighborhoods like the ice cream man does?— Kris V (@krisv_723) November 8, 2015
Memory Foam never forgets 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VJwko9026i— Dastardly_Pants (@Dastardly_Pants) April 11, 2016
I tried to get a booger off my touchscreen and I followed 7 people by mistake and sent a porno pic to Mom.— C'est la vie (@Robert_Beau) April 20, 2016
Cement your reputation as the office Romeo by committing suicide over an underage girl you've been seeing for less than a week.— Frank Whitehouse (@WheelTod) April 15, 2016
What bugs me most about Return of the Jedi is that Leia spends half the movie at Coachella pic.twitter.com/QeoBpIwrpg— inanimate object (@czechtwice) April 18, 2016
No matter how long you live in Iowa you never get used to the haunting cries of the corn orangutans.— All Hail Jerry (@jerryRenek) April 21, 2016
Atheist: Do you want mayo?— gerry hall (@gerryhallcomedy) April 19, 2016
Son: No, Miracle Whip!
Son: *looks down* Plausible Scientific Explanation Whip...
Important new poster I stuck up in town today. Please help me find my beloved dog Alan. pic.twitter.com/0tlWb1rpfe— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) April 21, 2016
Riding an elephant is like riding a couch made of elbow skin.— Jesse Fernandez (@JesseFernandez) April 22, 2016
If you borrow someone's shoes, never return them empty. It's proper etiquette to return them filled with soup.— beth likes cake, so (@bourgeoisalien) April 23, 2016
And there you have it! Now get out there and have a better week, will you? And to get it happening, here's a commercial about a restaurant that took a terrible situation and turned it around into something funny. (H/t to Kris Silva for the link. Again.)
All the best,
Derek and Bosco