Sunday, August 11, 2013

In Defense of Rap






















If you have read my books, you know that I was into hair bands when I was a teenager- like, Motley Crue and Poison and that sort of thing. When those days ended, kids like me had two ways to turn: Grunge or Rap.

You would think that I would have went toward Grunge, being that at least there were still guitars and long hair, but no- I thought it was too depressing, too down. I did dig some of Nirvana's stuff, when I wanted to revel in my misery (like Lithium for instance, and In Bloom, my two favorites), but I also started to like some rap songs.



 












RAP!? WHAT?! Pimps and ho's and gunshots? Well, yes.

I lived with a dancer at the time, and she was super hip, so she always had dibs on what music to play. The stuff varied from Jane's Addiction to Blondie to Suicidal Tendencies to Snoop Dogg, the new rapper of the moment. We initially just liked the beats to dance to, they were really funky and sort of seventies- all of the Dr. Dre beats were the same, lots of funk influences and samples from many great songs. Good beats were good beats, we were sold. But then I remember her playing a song called "Deeper" by a female rapper named Boss. Amongst much slang and cursing, this chick was talking about something that really struck me:

She didn't have any skills to make a living and she was scared. She was a“second away” from going back to dealing drugs. She couldn't sleep, she’s was getting gray hairs. She felt herself tipping over to the dark side. She didn't want to deal drugs and do shady shit, but she didn't know how else to make a living, to make that kind of money- she was trapped.

That was her reality. I felt it.

A rapper named Tupac Shakur, who was a backup dancer for Digital Underground I believe, came out a year or so later with a song that also struck me. It was called So Many Tears and it sampled a Stevie Wonder song. He also spoke of his life, real true stuff, his reality, his struggles.





"
Painting a picture of my enemies killing me, in my sleep
Will I survive 'til the mornin' to see the sun?
Please Lord forgive me for my sins, cause here I come
"

And of course, this guy was literally gunned down and killed in Vegas, not too long later.

I do not like songs about going to the strip club and nailing strippers, or songs about shakin' it like a salt shaker or shorties gettin' low. Those songs can kiss my ass. Autotuned songs with no originality can also kiss my ass. If you are going to sample someone else's music as the background beat, that is fine, but give us something real in the way of lyrics, tell us your story, be original, make a contribution. Is it art? Yes. I think it is if you can give us something real.

There are also some interesting kids out there doing things that are going in the opposite way of all of the Cristal and Rolex rap songs- I have mentioned
Kreayshawn in previous posts, and I like the fact that she likes to make her own stuff from thrift stores and she is not interested in Gucci and Prada. It appears to be the same with Lil Debbie- they have their own style, they are not trying to be label whores and I respect that portion of them.

 


Rap got off track. It was about stories of peoples lives...and then it got bloated and ugly and turned into tacky consumption of luxury goods and greed.I heard a song today by this Macklemore character that made me laugh my ass off: Thrift Shop! THANK YOU!!! He basically said that fifty dollars is too much to spend on a Gucci T-shirt and that he goes to the thrift shop with 20 bucks and buys grandpa clothes and wears them out to party and looks fly as hell in them. That is turning the whole landscape of Rap right on its' ear, right there.


Here are those Thrift Shop lyrics:

"One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come up
Thank your granddad for donating that plaid button-
Up shirt,
cause right now, I’m up in here stuntin'
I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the bins
I
’m not, I’m not stuck on searchin' in that section (Mens)

Your grammy, your aunty, your momma, your mammy
I’ll take those flannel zebra jammies, second hand and I’ll rock that motherfuck*r;


I’m like “Yo, that’s fifty dollars for a t-shirt”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a t-shirt, that’s just some ignorant b*tch sh*t
I call that getting swindled and pimped, sh*t
I call that getting tricked by business
That shirt’s hella dough

And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Trying to get girls from a brand?
Man you hella won’t, man you hel
la won't"

Here is the video-it is hilarious



And this guy has also done a great song on marriage equality that actually made me get a little misty-eyed.
What do you guys think of Rap these days? Still relevant?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

80's Teenagers: So Bitchen

I was a kid in the 80's, as you guys know. I always wondered what it would be like to be a TEENAGER in the 80's- and now I can: There is a book out called The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager! that I am about to read, because 1) I love anything 80's and 2) The author, Tom Harvey, is very funny and very cool. I had the chance to interview him, and he let me ask him everything I have wanted to know about being a teen in the coolest decade like, ever:

Q: Who was the biggest sex symbol to you and your buddies in the 80's?

A: In terms of pure smoldering lustness (is that a word?), I definitely have to go with Kelly LeBrock. She was in The Woman In Red (1984), Weird Science (1985) and, later, the Steven Segal movie Hard To Kill (1990). With her full pouty lips and English accent, she was definitely the babe of her time! I also thought Rosanna Arquette was cute and loved her in 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) and The Big Blue (1988). She had a more girl-next-door look and I thought she was mighty cute.

Q:What clothing signified COOL in your teen years? For both guys and girls?

A: In terms of fashion statements, the New Wave click definitely lead the way. Even in Central California, the people who listened to Oingo Boingo, Devo, Depeche Mode, Adam and the Ants, and The B-52s stood out. Pants with zippers all over the place, black leather jackets with zippers all over the place. Girls wore tight mini-skirts with bright stripes. The Preppies, on the other hand, wore Izod polo shirts, Levi 501s, and Sperry Topsiders. I eventually morphed from being a “stoner” (long hair, Van Halen-concert-shirt-wearing) to a Prep when I got a job and was able to buy a pair of Sperrys (they were $54 and that was a lot of money).

Q:What TV shows did you love? What were some that you couldn't stand and why?

A: Early on in the decade, we watched That’s Incredible! and Real People. We also loved the HBO show, Not Necessarily The News. As I progressed into my teens, I didn’t have a lot of time to watch TV so shows like Miami Vice, Cheers, and The Wonder Years passed me by.

Q:What are your top five movies of the 80s?

A: REALLY tough question! REALLY tough, but to honor your question and answer it literally, here’s my list: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), The Goonies (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), To Live and Die in LA (1985), Top Gun (1986). I could easily come up with 2 dozen more!

Q:What is the main thing that you consider different now as far as teenagers?

A: Easily, technology. Back in the early 80s, the phone industry was regulated so we only had one phone in the house! If you wanted another phone, you had to go to PacBell and buy a brick of a phone for something completely outrageous (something like $100 to $200, and that was A TON of money at the time), then the phone company had to come out and activate another phone jack at your residence. By 1984, phones were available at the drug store and my 16th birthday present was a phone for my bedroom – still on the same one phone line we had – but that was monumental! My brother used to quietly pick up the kitchen phone and listen to me talking to girls. He’d then critique my conversation afterward! Argh!

        Or course social media keeps everyone connected all the time now so there isn’t the separation anxiety today that we felt at high school graduation back then. Once we graduated from high school, our lives REALLY changed. People went their separate ways and we never saw each other again.

Q:If you had to choose one music video to sum up the 80s in a nut shell, what would it be?

A: In my college speech class at Cal State Northridge (1988), a girl got up and talked about how music videos stifle peoples imaginations. After you watch a video and hear the song, you immediately think of the video. She was very persuasive so I tried very hard NOT to watch music videos so I could picture the music in my own mind. Having said that, My MOST FAVORITE video of all time is easily Herbie Hancock’s Rockit.

Q:What was the most overrated thing about the 80s? Underrated?

A: Overrated, wow that’s a hard one. I may get some flak for this but Mike Tyson comes to mind. The guy was just a pure fearless machine starting out. They’d ring the bell and he’d literally run across the ring swinging knockout punches until his opponent crashed to the canvas. I remember going to class (my first year at Cal State Sacramento) and talking to some guys who had gone to Arco Arena to watch the Mike Tyson/Marvis Frazier fight (1986) on the big screen. They were in line for beer when the bell rang and missed the fight! It was over after the first punch landed on poor Frazier’s nose! Of course Tyson resorted to biting poor Evander Holyfield’s ears later in his career when he actually needed strategy over pure strength (and, obviously, didn’t know anything about strategy).

        As for underrated, the better word may be misunderstood (at least on my part) and the tie goes to Metallica and U2. The mullets on both of these bands threw me for a loop! In 1986, Metallica appeared on a flatbed truck in the parking lot of Tower Records in Sacramento for an unannounced show and I remember thinking, Big deal! Buncha hardcore Metal Heads! (They’ve since become one of my favorite bands and they are EPIC in concert!) U2, prior to The Joshua Tree, didn’t do anything for me either. I guess I took notice when Bono cut the mullet and stopped tucking his jeans into his cowboy boots!

Q:What were your thoughts on the New Romantic guys, like Duran Duran and such? Was there a certain group at school that liked this style of music and did they dress a certain way?

A: The introduction of what we called “New Wave” was definitely an alternative to “heavy metal/rock.” As I fell in the latter category, we listened to individual songs (ie, I remember liking Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” and Depeche Mode’s “People Are People”) but couldn’t (or more likely, wouldn’t) admit to being a fan of these “punk rock” bands. The B-52s “Rock Lobster” was a huge hit in the early 80s and when the “punks” danced to that song, most people watched from the sidelines unsure of what to think. They were definitely their own group – the New Wavers – via zippered clothing, Converse hightops, cropped hairdos. The dudes with Mohawks and Butthole Surfer t-shirts were VERY hardcore. They’d come to school with clothes covered in random words written from permanent markers. Really “out there” for the more conservative times!

Q:What did you think of the 80's rock bands, like Van Halen, Def Leppard and such? Was there a certain group at school that liked this style of music and did they dress a certain way?

A: I took my musical cues from my brother who was two years older than me. The first concert we went to was After The Fire opening for Van Halen (now there’s a pairing) and then Night Ranger (Dawn Patrol tour) opening for Sammy Hagar (Three Lock Box tour). We definitely fell into the “heavy metal/stoner” group with our long hair, moustaches, and concert shirts with the ¾ sleeves. Since you mentioned Def Leppard, they’re one of my all-time favorites! Saw their Hysteria show front row at Arco Arena in 1988 and, 25 years later, saw their Viva Hysteria show at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. They still rock hard!

Q:I was a big WHAM! fan, but I was only a kid. What did the teenagers think of them back then?

A: George Michael of WHAM! really was a big hit. Their songs “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” and “Careless Whisper were great songs to dance to. They were definitely considered “pop” – not heavy metal and not New Wave. I didn’t know anyone who didn’t like WHAM! When George Michael went solo, I used his song, “I Want Your Sex” in my stripping mix-tape. Let’s just say it worked well!

Q:What movie really got it right, as far as portraying 80's teenagers?

A: When you think of 80s teenager movies, you have to think of John Hughes and his trilogy: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink. And while I love those three, the two movies I can watch over and over are Matthew Modine’s Vision Quest (1985) and Tom Cruise’s All The Right Moves (1983). These are clearly “guy” movies with sports and coming-of-age as central themes.

Q:What was the best 80's junk food in your eyes?

A: Back when I had an 18 year old stomach, I loved Big Macs and anything from Burger King. Also loved green burritos from Del Taco (green as opposed to red burritos, also available). As for candy, Pixie Sticks were little tubes of brightly colored pure sugar. I loved the cigar-sized Chick-a-Stick but absolutely could not stand Pop Rocks. Pop Rocks gave me a raging headache but they were a big hit when they came out. There was an urban legend about a kid’s head exploding after eating Pop Rocks and downing a soda!

Q:What were the top ten songs of the 80's in your eyes?

A: Yet ANOTHER nearly impossible question to answer! So I’m going to give you the ten that immediately come to mind in no particular order: Back in Black (AC/DC – 1980), Lucky Star (Madonna – 1984), Relax (Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 1984), Fascination (The Human League – 1983), Need You Tonight (INXS – 1987), Keep On Loving You (REO Speedwagon – 1981), Open Arms (Journey – 1981), Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) (Def Leppard – 1983), Beat It (Michael Jackson – 1982), Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds – 1985). So many good songs! I couldn’t even squeeze in Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Lionel Ritchie, Air Supply, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, etc., etc.!

Thank you Tom for answering my questions and for giving us some insight into your brain!

Buy his book here on Amazon- Again, it is called  The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager! A Memoir by Tom Harvey. Here is the description below- doesn't it sound awesome?

The decade of the 1980s has been called the Decade of Decadence. Decadence is defined as "the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay" or my favorite, "unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence." For a decade that brought us Cabbage Patch Kids, Garbage Pail Kids, leg-warmers and New Wave, was it really a state of deterioration?! For one kid growing up in the Central Valley of California, it was a time of self-discovery . . . a transformation from a kid, to a teenager, to a young adult . . . his growing up years. At times utterly hilarious, at times poignant and powerful, Tom relives his teenage years in this true-to-the-last-word memoir. Where were you when John Lennon died? When the Space Shuttle blew up? When Lawrence Taylor ended Joe Theisman's career on live TV? When the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked Game 3 of the 1989 World Series? Tom will tell you where he was and what it meant to him. You'll also hear about first kisses, first loves, a joke about your Uranus, avoiding fistfights, the joys of minimum-wage jobs, college roommates, and WHOLE LOT MORE. If you're one of the 70 million Americans who can claim at least one teen year in the decade, you can relate to the era . . . if your kids can't understand your fondness for your Breakfast Club and Princess Bride DVDs, this book may teach them a thing or two about YOUR growing up years. Go ahead, say the word "bitchen" outloud. Yeah, it was a bitchen time, the Eighties . .

Til next time, folks!
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stop Your Whining: Barbie isn't Supposed to Be Human. She's a FRICKIN DOLL.


I just saw a segment on The View. It was yet another study on what Barbie would look like if she were human with those proportions of hers. She would have to crawl on the floor because her feet are so small, she wouldn't be able to stand, etc etc etc. Guess what, you f*ckheads? She is a DOLL. She wasn't created to be a replica of a human for a medical class.


Most dolls are exaggerated- almost ALL of them are! What if Cabbage Patch Kids were human!? They would have gigantic heads that would be so heavy that their faces would hit the floor. What if La La Loopsy were real?! People would be blind because their eyes would be motherf-ing buttons. What if Strawberry Shortcake were real? She would be three feet f-ing tall and the constant smell of berries would bring her nausea.

Barbie is a fantasy doll. A doll who fits into cool clothes and who has cool hair. I didn't want to stretch her gold sparkly dress over wide mom hips. I didn't want to put on her metallic pink bikini on an A-cup. I wanted the bitch to look good! Not like ME, or anyone I knew. I wanted her to look fantastic. And she did.

Did Barbie cause my teenage eating disorders? Possibly. I don't know. Will have to visit a shrink. Did I think my body should look like hers in my twenties? I wished it would. But let's get real- anyone who thinks they should look like a doll is nuts in the head. Me included.

Keep Barbie the fantasy doll. She looks great in her clothes. She has waist long princess hair and feet bent to fit into pumps. Let's not be haters.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Barbies in 1985



 I loved 1985 and I loved Barbie. But I don't remember having these Barbies from 1985! The one above is Magic Moves Barbie (thank you to flickriver, where I got these pics). Did I already do a post on her? I can't remember. Anyway, her big thing was that she moved all by herself, people! And she wore this ice blue outfit and had super frosted hair!

 The back of the box is hilarious- it shows all of the "moves" she can do- which consist of her in 20 poses with her boa/cape. She could have taken those same pictures without the special "moves" feature! But we didn't care- we wanted the new outfit and the slightly different hairstyles of these Barbies!

 Have I already mentioned Dream Glow Barbie? She has a cute ponytail that we tried to leave in, but then we HAD to brush her hair so we removed the little clear rubberbands. Dream Glow Barbie had stars on her dress that GLOWED people. If you had a black light, you could see them better than the rest of us, who had to go in a closet.



 And if that wasn't enough, you could get a Dream Glow BED! Fancy!!

 Speaking of fancy, here is a little hair accessories kit from 1985. Curlers (that didn't work but were cute), a tiara (always necessary in my world) and some other stuff that I can't tell what it is, are all included in this kick ass kit. That extra braid of hair was always good for up dos and general fanciness!
 Wha wha wha whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! A little fashion mall? I believe this is from the 70's, but I had to throw it in here. It looks like a little vinyl carrying case that opens into a FASHION PLAZA! With a little bridal salon! So cool. Loving the escalator.

 
And lastly, another 1985 Barbie I do not remember: FUN TIME Barbie, who came with a real watch, to capitalize on the SWATCH fad of the mid 80's. She came with a real watch, that of course looked like a Swatch. And there was a frickin watch on her shirt! That is hilarious. She looks really cute though- cute earrings and hair!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

And then there was my teen years...

Soooooo...you guys know I love all of these toys and candy and colors and crazy things. Let me tell you why: I didn't get to finish being a kid. Boo hoo! I am bringing this up because I thought I would let y'all know that I wrote a book on my teenage years called The Sunset Strip Diaries (on Amazon and B & N.com) that explains my story! If you feel like escaping by reading a true crazy story of life on The Sunset Strip with the hair bands of Hollywood, you might be interested in my story. Here is an interview from Kickin It Old School: 80's Pop Culture Blog

"I also had the opportunity for an interview with Amy Asbury, the author of The Sunset Strip Diaries. After reading her first book, I had so many questions for her. Her memoir chronicles some of the awesomeness of the 80s, so I say that (among other reasons) makes her pretty awesome herself. Here are some selections from my interview with Amy Asbury...

Q: Why did you decide to write The Sunset Strip Diaries? How long did it take to get it published? What reaction have you received since it has been published?

Amy: I had journals from my teen years in a box- when I was writing them back 20 years ago, I knew they would be a book one day. But as I matured, I thought, "These stories are too personal- I could never put them out to the world."  Then I got breast cancer three and a half years ago (at age 35) and, as they say, sometimes it takes thinking you are going to die to start living. After going through strong chemo, losing my hair and all of that, suddenly I thought, "What am I waiting for?" Nothing really scared me after that- I was more brave. I took out the journals and typed up the rest of the story while going through chemo. I thought, I could die and these stories would never be told. Who cares what people think? It didn't take long to get it published- it took about a year. The reaction I have had has been great. A lot of people absolutely love it and appreciate the honesty- but there are some people who think I was a total jerk in the book and they can't believe I behaved the way I did. I tell them, "You're right! I was a total jerk." I am not disagreeing! *laughs*

Q: Was it a painful experience or was it therapeutic and/or cathartic? Were you ever hesitant about sharing so much and letting people in at such a personal level? Did you ever consider not sharing so much personal experience and focus more on what was going on around you?

Amy: It was both painful and cathartic at the same time. I considered not sharing so much, but when you're doing a memoir, you have to go big or go home; you have to be honest about your life. Well, that's how I feel anyway. It's funny, I have heard the opposite also: That I was only talking about what was going on around me and not enough about how I felt about it (once I got to Hollywood). I guess people see it in different ways.

Q: Who do you feel will enjoy reading this book and why?

Amy: I think anyone who had a tough time being a teenager will like it, or anyone who wants to be entertained reading about a life completely different from theirs. And there is a certain part of the population who like the 80s hair bands- I did a lot of name dropping, so that should be fun for them.

Q: Give us a quick description of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip area during the late-80s and early-90s which is when most of your book takes place. It sounds like it was not only a rockin' excessively good time, but was also quite chaotic and even dangerous. This line seems to capture it for me, "things like that were just normal in that town".

Amy: Yes- a lot of very bizarre things happened every time I was there. It was a huge street party underneath the backlit marquees of the Hollywood clubs. Violent, colorful, glittery, aggressive, over the top. Eight by ten pieces of neon paper were stapled to every phone pole and littered the ground like huge chunks of confetti in hot pink, acid green, lemon yellow and bright turquoise blue. Fights were breaking out, people were making out, rock stars would wander by... It was a freak show combined with a rock video combined with a beauty pageant. I had never laid eyes on so many creative, extraordinary people doing so many strange and crazy things.

Q: Who were some of the biggest bands that 80s fans will recognize that you saw live back then and partied with? Any that you saw before they hit it big? Any bands you saw that you are surprised that never did make it big time that should have or could have?

Amy: I saw a lot of 80s band members randomly partying around town: the guys from Guns n Roses, Motley Crue (There is a crazy story about Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson in the sequel, Confetti Covered Quicksand), the guys in Poison- either my friends were dating them or I ran into them at The Rainbow. I saw the guys from Sugar Ray all over the place back then (they were called the Shrinky Dinx) and I partied a lot with Buckcherry, who were called Slamhound back then. As far as who should have made it big time: Swingin' Thing and Glamour Punks- both of who just played a reunion show at The Roxy this June, with another great band called Blackboard Jungle. And they still had it- they sounded awesome.
Q: Sounds like Riki Rachtman (and his girlfriend) were crucial in your infusion to the Strip. I remember him as he became a MTV personality (around 1990 I think) on Headbangers Ball. What can you tell us about Rachtman? Also, what were your feelings about Headbangers Ball back in the day?

Amy: He was a scene maker initially- the person who dictated what was cool and what wasn't, the person who led the flock, the host of the party. He reminds me of Steve Rubell from Studio 54, he was kind of handpicking a scene and making it into something big. I liked that he was bringing the rock scene, my scene, to MTV. I wasn't really too into Headbangers Ball though because it was too heavy for me; I think I was more about the party, a little fickle maybe.

Q: What was your preferred brand of hair spray? Aqua Net? How high would you get your hair back then?

Amy: You know what? I actually didn't have big hair! I had long straight hair- I was before my time! *laughs* I stopped the hairspray around age 14- but when I did use hairspray it was Aqua Net all the way, baby.

Q: It sounds like you had at least one Motley Crue poster on your wall growing up. Am I right? What other posters were on your wall back in the 80s?

Amy: Of course! Well let's see, I had a Ratt poster too, and my sister had tons of Poison, Cinderella and Bon Jovi posters- she had dibs on them so I couldn't put up their pictures! She used to make out with her life-size Bon Jovi poster.

Q: You obviously loved the hair bands back then (after you got over Wham! breaking up). Do you still like that same music today or music from the 80s in general?

Amy: I am not into the rock stuff anymore really- but I still love my general 80s music! All of it! Duran Duran, the Go-Go's, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, New Edition, Bruce Springsteen- I love all of those old songs. I even love the one hit wonders.

Q: You did a sequel to The Sunset Strip Diaries called Confetti Covered Quicksand. What can we expect from the sequel? Do we find out how you pull off becoming normal?

Amy: YES! You find out how I pull off becoming normal, but before you do, you hear even wilder stories than in The Sunset Strip Diaries. You go with me to the VIP rooms of the 90s L.A. clubs, you go with me to Aspen, the coke capital of the universe, and you listen to me name drop about twenty more 80s/90s stars' names (I am so obnoxious). It is a completely wild book, all true. It is also out on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com now."

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dolphin Shorts and Fingerless Gloves

Yayyyyy! Glee did a version of Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!

You guys know I LOVE Wham, so I was all excited! At first, they were wearing those Choose Life shirts, and then the whole thing turned into a remake of the video! The guys were even in shorts and those fingerless gloves!
 But no one can really beat THIS *laughs*

 Here is the original version- the shorts were wayyyy shorter!

Here are the longer version of the shorts- they couldn't make them too much like Male Hustlers in downtown Hollywood.

 They still sell neon Wham stuff. *sigh* And I always have to stop myself from buying it!

Here is the little neon shout-out that they did on Glee. I was lovin it =)

Im Still Obsessed: Lil Debbie

Okay, you guys know I have a fascination with Lil Debbie. Here she is in "Michelle Obama." Oh, you didn't know there was a song called Michelle Obama? Oh yes. Yes, there is. "Presidental TIIIIIINT...Michelle Obama!"
If you are like me and had no damn idea what Presidental Tint was- it is the darkest tint you can get on your windows. *shrugs* Here is the video if you are curious.


 Lil Debbie is suuuuper skinny, not even tryin to have boobs nor a butt- she doesn't care- and I like that. And I have never seen a white girl with a grill, so that is where part of my fascination comes in.
 
Here is little Debbie a few years ago- she just looked like a hipster.
 
Now she looks like this, which is cute- great make up and big old doorknocker earrings.
She is constantly high, which makes me sad, but what can you do.
 

and here she is with the White Girl Mob
 
























And here she is telling us she doesn't like heels: