Hey, kids, welcome to the Phile for a Monday. How are you? Oh my, Vin Diesel has definitely lost his mind during this pandemic. During a live interview on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," the Fast and Furious star decided to show the world what he has been up to during this COVID-19 pandemic, and has stepped out of his comfort zone. Nope, it’s not working on movies or you know, writing a memoir as most artists do, it’s a song. This man decided to release music. Yes, Vin Diesel is now a “pop star.” Well, I wouldn’t say pop star, the autotune is immaculate in this, but still, he tried, I’ll give him that. Man, 2020 just keeps getting weird and weirder, that’s for sure. The actor stated he recorded his creative outlet, "Feel Like I Do," on Norwegian DJ Kygo’s Palm Tree Records. His first single dropped on Friday on Apple Music and Spotify, and of course, Kelly Clarkson had to have the first listen. Diesel stated he gravitated towards “more emotional songs in the past,” saying that everyone knows his love for music. Apparently, the actor initially began making music for his family. Diesel stated that after recording the song, which was written and produced by Palm Tree Records’ Petey Martin, he played it for his dad, Irving. He continued, saying, “I remember my father listening to this song on the beach earlier this year. He really loved it and he said it should be the first song.” As far as what is next for the song, who knows. No word on a new album, new music, or a music video to go along with it, but my gosh, can you just imagine it? Vin Diesel just dancing along to the pop song! He really tried to pull a “Rock Johnson” and dive into the music world. Still, the Furious actor is very happy with his new song, saying that it was a new world for him and he is grateful to be able to make music. When asked how he felt along with the song, he stated, “The simple answer is…blessed.” To all the Fast & Furious fans out there, don’t worry, movie number 9 is due out April 2021. Can we get a Fast: The Musical? His former co-star, the late Paul Walker, would be proud.
This is how you do it, ladies and gents! Exotic dancers from Atlanta are going from the pole to the poles and are sharing it through their very own public service announcement. Literally. There is now a new ad that has been shared on social media numerous times, featuring exotic dancers encouraging voters to “get your booty to the poll.”
Ahead of the 2020 presidential election for President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the very colorful and thoughtful voting ad starts out with pole dancers in lingerie standing in front of a pole and quickly cuts to a dancer saying, “Did we get your attention? Good.” One dancer then states “You know it’s more than just the president on the ballot right?” While another one says, “A district attorney decides to prosecute, including whether or not to go after dirty cops.” So, yes, safe to say that well, that these exotic dancers are definitely doing their job right and using their “platform” correctly. The ad also includes a variety of dancers encouraging voters to let their voices be heard on everything from ending cash bail and subjects taught in schools. That’s when one of the dances quickly ads, “Can’t make it rain if you’re locked up on some bullshit.” As another one urges people to vote for county officials and sheriffs that feel the same way as you would. The screen then cuts to another Atlanta stripper who is twerking in a thong, with the word "vote" written on each of her butt cheeks, as you hear, “Ferguson just elected their first black mayor. You know how that happened?” The ad then focuses on the Black Live Matter Movement, as one of the pole dancers comments how black lives don’t necessarily matter to some of the current elected officials. She comments, “If they matter to you, then don’t let people decide who’s going to run your community. Get your booty to the poll!” The ad finally concludes with telling voters to go and GetYourBootyToThePoll.com for information on how and where to vote and shows details on candidates in the area. As expected, several slammed the ad as shallow, saying it was an out of touch way to engage with black voters. But, the ad was actually directed and written by a black woman who defended her work on Twitter.
Honestly, just let them be. They just want to make sure people vote. I approve of this ad, hands, and booty down. Atlanta will have a good voter turn-out on election day.
The moral of this next story should be that you should always wear protection, but I can’t really even emphasize that when it seems like no one can be trusted now. This condom factory got busted for using busted condoms, and I just feel really bad for the people who have already purchased and re-used them in their most intimate moments. Gross. In Vietnam, 32-year-old Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc allegedly had 1,000 used condoms delivered to her factory, where she cleaned, reshaped, and repackaged them to pass off and sell as new. According to the New York Post, the Vietnamese factory had already put 320,000 used condoms in the new packaging, using a wooden shaft to reshape and make them look fresh in the facility located in Tan Uyen Town. Local police officers raided the place and seized 324,000 used condoms to which thousands more had already been sold to poor unsuspecting customers. A government official told the news website VN Explorer, “Condoms are classified as medical items, so we will take a look at the several laws that the owner has broken,” giving no other details about this dangerous operation. I mean, think about it. Reusing dirty rubbers is so wrong in so many ways. Firstly, recycled condoms really shouldn’t even be something that exists. Secondly, reusing condoms that you’ve already used is obviously inefficient. Thirdly, reusing recycled condoms that had been used by someone else is just asking for diseases and is also absolutely disgusting. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention straight up says, “Washing and reusing condoms can lead to disease and infection.” We’re also going through the coronavirus pandemic that requires us to wear face masks everywhere. And if you’ve been paying attention, you would know that making sure your mask is newer and cleaner helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. So I’m laying down the hammer pretty hard on this lady, and honestly, she definitely did not care about any of this over trying to make money. So really, so much for protection, am I right?
An Oregon man is lucky to be alive after a one-man gun show at the local supermarket went horribly wrong and nearly cost him his genitals and also his life. Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas J. Ellingford was showing off his gun and how cool it was (or something) in line at a McKay’s Market grocery store in Lincoln City, Oregon... the perfect place to let people know that you’re strapped just for the fun of it... when, upon putting the 9mm Glock back into the waistband of his pants (as a responsible gun owner does) he accidentally pulled the trigger of the gun and shot himself square in the groin. The bullet that Ellingford put inside himself entered his body through his groin and exited through the thigh, narrowly missing his femoral artery. Had the bullet hit that artery he likely would have died. Quickly. Ellingford, who does not have a concealed handgun license, was taken to an area hospital first and then flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland because of the severity of his self-inflicted wound. You want to know what the best way to own a gun... a perfectly valid and reasonable thing to do... is? It’s an even quieter take on Teddy Roosevelt’s “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Instead of speaking softly just don’t speak at all. Just carry that big stick and be self-assured in the fact that you’re carrying it. If you’re a gun hobbyist and have something cool to show off on social media that’s one thing. But generally, the best gun owners are the ones who don’t have to talk about it or show it off (unless they need to, which, I assume, Ellingford did not need to given the fact that he was in line at a supermarket). If you’re going to whip your gun out next to a cash register and get shot you might as well be robbing the place.
The official 2020 presidential debates are set to begin tomorrow, between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The first debate is scheduled to take place at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland. It will mark the first time the two candidates directly face each other. The debates have been highly awaited by Americans since the presidential race has heavily been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has held several rallies on the campaign trail, while Joe Biden has kept his public appearances social distance. The first 90-minute debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace, who is the host of “Fox News Sunday.” Wallace has previously been widely praised for the tough interview of President Donald Trump back in July. The debate will air from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, with no commercials. Here is everything you need to know about all future presidential debates. After the first debate takes place there will be another debate between the vice-presidential candidates, followed by two more presidential debates. The first debate between Biden’s running mate, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, and vice president Mike Pence will be held on October 7th at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City. The debate is said to be moderated by Susan Page of USA Today who is the Washington bureau chief. The debate will be held from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. eastern time, also with no commercial breaks. The second presidential debate will be held on October 15th at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. Like other debates, it will also take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern. The moderator will be Steve Scully, who is a political editor of C-SPAN. Unlike the previous debates, it will be held in a town hall format with members of the public asking questions. The final presidential debate will be held on October 22nd at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The debate will be moderated by Kristen Welker, who is NBC News’ White House correspondent. It is said to take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. eastern with no commercial breaks. You can listen to all the debates on a live stream at WTOP.com. It’ll be available on the Big 4 networks. The debates are said to be “no-holds-barred” political battles. But like previous debates, it will likely be more focused than the debates during the Democratic presidential primaries, where there were a dozen candidates on a single stage at once. While there have been several candidates over the years that have spent quite a bit of time prepping for the presidential debate, Donald Trump has indicated that he will not prepare beforehand. The current president said that his work at the White House has prepared him for the debates. Joe Biden did state he doesn’t want to “get baited into a brawl” with President Donald Trump, but that he will be ready for tough and personal attacks all while trying to fact-check the president on his policy.
Instead of doing this blog I should be listening to this album...
Hahahaha. That's real by the way. So, it's pumpkin season but some companies are going a little bit too far with it.
See what I mean? Keeping up with the youngins and their lingo is tough. Kids these days like to use "emoji," which use small pictures to communicate how they're feeling... kind of like hyroglyphics. When using emoji, it's easy to confuse laugh-crying for just regular-crying, and some boomers and old folks made the unfortunate mistake of using the wrong face at the wrongest possible times.
RIP, Georgie. Haha. Sugar-free gummy bears might seem like a great idea in theory. But, like so many things being sold to us in a capitalist society, there is a catch. Anyone who's ever tried (or worse, binged) on sugar-free candy knows exactly what that catch is. If you're not sure, just check out this review on an Amazon listing for a 1-lb. bag of Haribo SUGAR FREE Classic Gummi Bears. While some people are clearly roasting the product, and others seem to be sharing their (very, very) real experiences, these reviews get 5-stars for hilarity... and extreme honesty.
So, are you on a dating website? You never know what some pics people are going to post...
Howard the Duck. That movie would've been great. I love Howard! Okay, in a perfect world, the expectant parents would be the first to know when there's a baby on the way. But sometimes, that's not the way it works out. A woman emailed the Phile seeking advice after she took a pregnancy test at a girls' night and ended up telling her friends she was expecting before she could tell her husband. Her husband's not happy, and she sees no reason to apologize.
"My husband and I have been together for 3 years and have been trying for a baby for 2 years with no success. I’ve never gotten a single positive pregnancy test. After a year of trying we went to the doctor and they said my eggs were of low quality. We’ve been considering IVF but it’s very expensive of course. This has been really hard on us but we've been trying to make the best of it. I hadn’t taking a pregnancy test in about 3 months. I was hanging out with a group of my close friends at my best friend’s house. Kind of a girl’s night thing we do. I was complaining that I was feeling noxious and tired. My best friend pulled me aside and asked if it was possible if I was pregnant. I said probably no but I admitted I hadn’t taken a pregnancy test in a while. She insisted I take a pregnancy test since people were drinking at our gathering and although I didn’t really want to she had a bunch of extra tests at her place so I took one. It was shockingly positive. Obviously I was super excited because I have never gotten a positive test in my life. I took another one right away that showed how many weeks along you were and it said I was over 3 weeks pregnant. I was just in a state of shock and basically crying and all my closest friends were at her house and there was no way I could keep silent so I ended up telling everyone at the gathering. Everyone was super happy for me and we spent most of the night talking about my pregnancy. I didn’t call my husband right away because I wanted to tell him to his face and he was on a short business trip so he wouldn’t be back until the next day. However, I did tell him that I have a surprise for him when he get home. So as soon as he got home from his business trip I told him I was pregnant. He was ecstatic and we celebrated for about 10 minutes but then he asked me how many people knew and I told him all the girls who I was with knew and he became angry. He said it was weird that 12 people who I’m not related to knew before he did and I should have told him first and then was angry I waited a day to tell him. I was a little put off by how angry he was as I felt he was taking away from a joyous moment for no reason. Ideally he would have been the first to know but it didn’t work out that way. He said that I should have called him immediately instead of waiting a day and should not told the other people at the party. I find this a bit ridiculous. He then got angry because I wouldn’t apologize but I honestly don’t think I did anything wrong. He thinks this is an example of how I put my friends over him. Am I wrong here? Neither you nor your husband is in the wrong. It's not like you went out with the intention of taking a pregnancy test and it's a good thing that your friend encouraged you to take one so you didn't take any unnecessary risks that night. You didn't really tell them, they just happened to be there when you found out. It seems like there's no clear right way to handle this situation. But apologies on both ends probably wouldn't hurt. If you have a problem you need advice on email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.