Archives for November 2015

A presidential candidate’s way to end lookism.

While my dog Monte Blue–the Anti-bully Warrior—shared a link to this story on a couple of social media outlets, I think it's funny (or sick) enough to share here.Lookism?Admittedly, the "lookism" referred to here is different from the lookism I blog about, the problems the would-be presidential candidate addresses interconnect with  bullying and discrimination which I do write about. Here is the story which came in the form of a letter to TribLive– part of a Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Tribune … [Read more...]

Insulting comedy film features five cleft lip brothers.

In my blogs I try to flag those cultural outputs like jokes, quotes, movies, and the like that cross the line with regard to oral facial disorders. Judge for yourself. Read this promo blurb for the dark comedy coming your way called "Men & Chickens." "Sexy “Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen (“The Hunt,” “A Royal Affair”) plays radically against type in “Men & Chicken.” The Danish film is a riotous and zany satire that every Mikkelsen fan needs to see. Wearing a prosthetic nose and a cleft … [Read more...]

Two stars battle bullying & cyberbullying.

Singer Josh Groban.In this report, Groban recalls being bullied for his early interest in musical theatre:"Josh Groban was barely 10 when his parents ignited his love of musical theatre, needing only a VHS copy of "Sunday in the Park with George" and a ticket to "Cats."If only the kids at school had been so supportive."Something happens in that summer between sixth and seventh grades where kids all of a sudden grow way the hell up or not at all," Groban reminisced during a recent interview in … [Read more...]

“Heroes and villains” & Brian Wilson’s psychological disorders.

 The overall theme of this website is Heroes, Villains and Fools, tho admittedly I concentrate on the heroics of kids (and their helpers) who overcome bullying and facial differences stemming from, say, a cleft lip and palate. So, it's no wonder that I've been intrigued by the Beach Boys' song "Heroes and villains" over the years. Turns out it's got a complex history, not unlike that of Brian Wilson whose battle against mental illness was told in the biopic "Love & Mercy" which hit theaters … [Read more...]

Boy hassled by bullies in film has new life.

   Bullies got more than they bargained for when Alex Libby, one of the students in the 2001 "Bully" documentary, flowered and began to thrive in a new school. Tho Alex still has the flattened nose and Asperger's that triggered much of his earlier bullying, he's a confident happy kid these days.Columnist Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register wrote this follow-up story on Alex recently. Here it is in its entirety: Bullies find unintended consequences of their acts. Alex Libby, who was featured in … [Read more...]