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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

RIP Poly Styrene, 53: O, Cancer, Up Yours

And a brilliant amount of context and testimony from the likes of Johnny Rotten and Billy Bragg in under four minutes:

3 Responses to “RIP Poly Styrene, 53: O, Cancer, Up Yours”

  1. Kaz marsh says:

    A massive influence to me in my angry teenage years R.I.P much love to all who had the honor of knowing her.

  2. lulu lambretta says:

    She was a true original even in the world of punk. Every song a classic.

  3. Chris Lemon says:

    It’s sad to see her go. She had such a great influence in her genre.

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“At one point in the comedy dead zone known as Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2, the title character—a stuffed toy bear voiced by Mr. MacFarlane—and his dimwitted best friend, John (Mark Wahlberg), visit a comedy club to engage in a favorite pastime: throwing bleak improv ideas at the comics onstage. So, seated in the back of the auditorium while cloaked in darkness, the friends start shouting out suggestions like 9/11, Robin Williams and Charlie Hebdo to the unnerved comics. The topics don’t mean anything to Ted and John, who, like Mr. MacFarlane, take great pleasure in making others squirm. They could have just as easily yelled gang rape, the Holocaust and dead puppies.”
Manohla Dargis on Ted 2

“You never expect a movie to hurt you. Disappoint? Dismay? Depress? Fine. But when a movie has a field day asserting the humanity of a fake toy bear at the expense of your own, it hurts. I was led to believe, in part by the posters, that I was getting a movie about a character who’d be masturbating or urinating with his back to us. They should’ve turned Ted around since the emissions are aimed at the audience… MacFarlane doesn’t appear to believe in anything. He just likes to mess around with things that still have value without seeming to get whether that value is greater than his jokes. It’s as if he doesn’t really know what he’s laughing at or care what race and sexuality and gender are. It’s as if he doesn’t know women or black people — just white comedy writers who love to make fun of them.”
~ Wesley Morris On Ted 2

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