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Beyoncé Turns 38! Here are 7 of Her Fiercest Lyrics!

Today, September 4th, is Beyoncé’s 38th birthday!

While Beyoncé is not an author, her lyrics have had an immense impact on the culture we live in. Back when Lemonade dropped you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a reference to hot sauce or sneezing on the beat, and an impact like that is worth celebrating.

 

 

Here are seven Beyoncé lyrics that get the club jumpin’ jumpin’!

 

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I am the dragon breathing fire/Beautiful mane I’m the lion/Beautiful man I know you’re lying/I am not broken, I’m not crying, I’m not crying – Don’t Hurt Yourself

 

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Now you want to say you’re sorry/Now you want to call me crying/Now you gotta see me wilding/Now I’m the one that’s lying/And I don’t feel bad about it/It’s exactly what you get/Stop interrupting my grinding/I ain’t thinking ’bout you. – Sorry

 

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Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice/Channel nine news tell me I’m movin’ backwards/Eight blocks left, death is around the corner/Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona/Six headlights wavin’ in my direction/Five-o askin’ me what’s in my possession/Yeah I keep runnin,’ jump in the aqueducts/Fire hydrants and hazardous/Smoke alarms on the back of us/But mama don’t cry for me, ride for me/Try for me, live for me. – Freedom

 

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Drop the bass, mane, the bass get lower/Radio say speed it up I just go slower/High like treble, pumping on them mids/Ya man ain’t never seen a booty like this/And why you think ya keep my name rollin’ off your tongue/’Cause when you want a smash, I’ll just write another one/I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker/Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor. – Yoncé

 

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My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana/You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma/I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils/Earned all this money but they never take the country out me/I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag. – Formation

 

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Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying/But nine times outta ten, I know you’re trying/So I’m trying to be fair/And you’re trying to be there and to care/And you’re caught up in your permanent emotions/All the loving I’ve been giving goes unnoticed. – Love Drought

 

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Diva’s y’all help me sing the next verse?/Here we go/Since 15 in my stillettos, been struttin’ in this game/’What’s yo age?’ was the question they ask when I hit the stage/I’m a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin’ paid? – Diva

 

 

 

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Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

I wanted an excuse to think about Lizzo, okay? I’m only human.

Here are six fabulous book covers, and the Lizzo looks that match!

 

 

 

1. The Great Gatsby

 

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Lizzo in the music video for Tempo/Image via essence

 

2. Catcher in the Rye

 

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Lizzo for Playboy/Image via Brandy Source

 

3. Brave New World

 

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Lizzo during her performance at the 2019 MTV TV and Movie Awards/ Image via Spin

 

4. Clockwork Orange

 

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5. 1984

 

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Lizzo in her album art for Truth Hurts/Image via Out

 

 

6. Fahrenheit 451

 

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Lizzo as Ron Burgundy/Image via Youtube

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Literary “bad guys” in Honor of Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish’s “bad guy,” the smash hit from her new album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? recently overtook Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” as the number one song on Hot 100. In honor of Eilish’s success, we’ve made a list of the 9 baddest bad guys in literature.

 

 

9 – Captain hook

Captain Hook

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Who can forget this one-handed pirate who terrorized Peter Pan and the Lost Boys during all their adventures!?

 

8 – Grendel

Beowulf

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You might recognize this Old English baddie from Beowulf, one of the oldest epic poems. Talk about a blast from the past.

 

7 – Iago

Iago

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No, not the parrot from Aladdin. This one’s another oldie-but-goodie. Iago’s the main antagonist of Shakespeare’s Othello who plots to deceive and destroy the play’s title character.

 

 

6 – Sauron

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This guy’s the actual factual lord of the rings. ‘Nuff said.

 

5 – Moriarty

Moriarty

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Described as “the Napoleon of Crime” by Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem, Moriarty’s one of the few people to ever give Holmes any real trouble (the other being, of course, Irene Adler in all her awesomeness).

 

4 – Hannibal Lecter

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Made all the more terrifying by Anthony Hopkins’ performance in the adaptation, this serial killer and cannibal is the horrific focal point of Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs. 

 

 

3 – Patrick Bateman

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Another villain made all the more famous by his theatrical adaptation, this psychotic murderer terrorizes the shallow, corporate world of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho.

 

2 – Lord voldemort

Lord Voldemort

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One of the most bone-chilling villains of all time. I doubt many book-lovers have forgotten about the most evil wizard of all time!

 

1 – Pennywise

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While the source material for this adaptation may have been quite a bit…stranger than the theatrical release showed, I think we can agree the 2017 film really captured what makes this creepy clown so downright terrifying.

 

 

Did we miss any of your favorite villains? Or are these really the baddest of them all?

 

 

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Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.

 

 

Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.

 

 

Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing it this Friday?

 

 

 

Some people appreciate attitude

 

 

I mean, he’s already in love with her by that point, but you get the idea. He’s always talking about how mean she is, and then boom, marry me! Of course, the same could be said of her. What a stressful ship. Still though, you know, I’m on it.

 

 

 

Want to delay your problems forever?

 

 

Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it sure killed Dorian Gray. Still, he lived a while looking fresh and evil in stead of old and evil, so if you’ve got the attic space, why not? In this economy though? The thing’s going under the bed.

 

 

 

Do You haunt an old building? Then you need…

 

 

 

Sure, you might not be the most conventionally attractive, but your secret underground hideaway is second to none, and isn’t it what’s on the inside that matters? What’s under the surface? (What’s directly  under the opera house?)

 

 

 

People can’t know we sit! And… murder!

 

 

Maybe not as relatable as the original video, but definitely a strong mood, and just as futile. The body stays right under the floorboards after all. If only there’d been seashells on the doorknobs, maybe things would have gone better.

 

 

 

Hindsight is… Ah man I botched it.

 

 

Don’t look back in anger (or at all). Going to the depths of hell is a nice gesture, and who doesn’t like musicians, but you’ve gotta stick the landing by actually fulfilling the deal. Just one opinion, but if both of you don’t come back alive, that’s a bad date.

 

 

 

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Marilyn Manson Cast in Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

The dark prince of industrial metal has announced he will be acting in the upcoming mini-series based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand.

 

 

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Cover for Stephen King’s Novel | Image via Amazon

 

Marilyn Manson will be been busy on tour this summer, but not busy enough to neglecr his acting career. While interviewing with music and culture magazine Revolver, he not only discussed the “Twins Of Evil” tour, but also revealed his part in the adapted mini-series.

 

[Country rocker Shooter Jennings] and I also did a cover of “The End” by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in. I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things.

 

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Photo of Marilyn Manson Image via Vulture

 

The article continues focusing on the tour and Manson’s music and experience. Sadly, Manson’s role is unknown, though it won’t be the first time the singer, songwriter, and producer, has acted before.

 

Marilyn Manson has had roles in a number of television series such as Eastbound & DownOnce Upon A Time, and more recently Sons Of Anarchy. Manson has also done a great deal of work on the soundtracks for television as well as films – e.g., Luther, Preacher, The Matrix, and John Wick. For The Stand, it looks as though Manson will be combining his acting with helping to make the soundtrack.

 

 

 

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