If you follow MMA, you remember last year’s epic war of words between Irish fighter Conor McGregor and Stockton, Calif., native Nate Diaz. Before the fight, McGregor landed the best blows. During the fight, Diaz choked McGregor out and quieted him down for a bit. Although Nate Diaz’s defeat of Conor McGregor at UFC 196 silenced a lot of haters, some didn’t know when to keep their mouths shut.
After the match, Justin Bieber called out Diaz on social media, saying that he still thought Conor was the better fighter.
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Here’s some life advice. Don’t ever call out a UFC fighter. You know the satisfying feeling you get when you pop bubble wrap? That’s how Diaz feels when he breaks bones. And you want to call this guy out?
Diaz playfully explained his Bieber beef to Conan O’Brien this past week.
As expected, the whole thing played out like a Taco Bell meal, which is to say the beef wasn’t entirely real. Diaz and Bieber ended up at a night club in LA, and both men — no strangers to publicity — took the opportunity to catch a photo with one another for their Instagram.
There are seldom things to get overly excited about these days but people are still trying to make us all laugh. Conan O’Brien has been doing shows from his home like so many other late show hosts and even “Saturday Night Live.” Thankfully, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently joined O’Brien and it was magic.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Conan O’Brien “collaborated” on a new song and it is already a hit.
“OK Boomer” was born out of two things: O’Brien being able to talk about his day in great detail and Miranda’s musical genius abilities and willingness to listen. At the beginning of the video, Miranda asks O’Brien to tell him about his day. O’Brien delivers a very detailed account of his day and in the end, Miranda took that information and gave us “OK Boomer.”
“OK, Boomer. When are you gonna leave home? I go to the Zoom, I enter the room,” Miranda sings. “I want to see if I look cute and if I can temporarily unmute with the space bar. So, I ask my son, ‘Hey, do I hit the f—ing space bar?’ And he says to me, ‘OK, Boomer.'”
The songs bring the two grown men to fits of laughter and it is clear why. The song is as ridiculous as you need to find some humor during these crazy times. It also shows that not even a quarantine can break the human spirit.
Fans are already loving the song because of what it is about.
The comedy of the song is enough to make people laugh and forget their issues for a short while. Who else doesn’t feel like their life has become so mundane that it is hard to find some humor? Miranda is there to show us all that there are things that will still make you smile and laugh.
Some people want to let it get them through the day.
Just listen to it once all the way through. It is a song that doesn’t get to wild and is hard to get annoyed with. It will make you laugh and smile. It truly shows the selflessness that Miranda embodies on his day-to-day.
Some people just wish they could be as comforted by Miranda.
For people isolating alone, it can be very lonely. With no one to talk to, it is easy to feel so disconnected from the world because we are all just tucked away in our spaces. Imagine being able to talk to Miranda and have him listen to you so intently that he sings you a song that captures what you said. Wouldn’t that just make you feel so seen?
Thank you, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
You are a small piece of the puzzle that helps us make sense and find peace in this whole mess.
Luna said he experienced the big earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985, and revealed that he happened to be in Mexico City this for this quake as well. Luna said due to his previous experience, he felt somewhat prepared for big earthquakes and even tried to lighten the mood by telling jokes after they had all gotten outside. It wasn’t until the earthquake was over that Luna was able to take in how much destruction was caused by the quake.
“It was so scary and devastating, and we ran out and there was a building that fell — like, half a block away from where we were,” said Luna. “The beautiful thing is you would imagine people would be running away from this cloud, you know? But here it was the opposite. Everyone running towards the cloud to trying to get there to save someone, to save a dog. to try to see if there was anything you could do to help those what were — that were there.”
Luna said he and Gael Garcia Bernal started the grassroots relief efforts because the Mexican people cannot count on the government.
Luna said watching Mexicans come together to help each other moments after the earthquake hit was a beautiful thing to witness, which some might not expect by a country infamous for crime and fraud. “It happens in such a corrupt country like ours where you know the Mexican government won’t get there, so it has to be you. Everyone is helping. Everyone has solidarity. Everyone is caring about each other… it’s the Mexico I feel proud of, it’s the Mexico that I belong to.”
Luna said the money collected through his fundraiser is going directly to the people.
Luna said they’ve created a team of people that will thoroughly investigate which organizations need the most help and make sure the money goes directly there.
“This is not a thing that ends in a week, or two, or three,” Luna said, adding, “There’s still buildings in Mexico that haven’t been rebuilt from the earthquake in 85. So it’s going to take time.” He added, “We need a lot of money, and we hope you can donate and be part of this beautiful effort to give love to those who today lost everything.”
During the interview, while Luna was talking about the corruption in Mexico, Conan O’Brien took a light-hearted jab at the Trump administration, saying: “Unlike this country, where we trust our government.”
“Should I go on one knee?” Luna asked. “I don’t want to get kicked off your show.”
This exchange prompted Luna to take a knee.
He kneeled for a while as the audience clapped, and O’Brien made a joke saying “people tuning in right now think you are proposing.” Luna quickly got up.