Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Season 3 X Factor: God it's gonna suck without Britney Spears!




While auditions for season 3 are underway I wanted to take the time and grieve the loss of one of the more entertaining judges on that show, Miss Britney Spears! Sadly she will not returning since I guess a new album and a maybe gig in vegas is more desirable than sitting next to demi lovato pretend to know what the hell she is talking about.I know Simon tried to blame her for the ratings but let's face it, this show is sinking faster than the titanic and I truly believe that it was not Britney's fault.With that said here are some of the best facial reactions from Britney on The X Factor in animated gif form! Enjoy!


P.S. Who would you want to see as a new judge this season? Are you going to even watch this terrible show? 
Sound off in the comments below!xoxox






















































     












     












                                                                                                                                                                                               




Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hip Surgery: Why Lady Gaga is a Lying Piece of Shit.

I have been trying to avoid talking about the topic of Lady Gaga for awhile on this blog but the shit she has been pulling recently truly bothers me and I am shocked nobody is calling out her bullshit! 
In February Lady Gaga had surgery for an acute labral tear on her right hip.Now like everybody else I wanted to give her the benefit of doubt of really being hurt but the more I research about labral tears in the hip the more I seriously question that anything is actually wrong with her. Here are the facts:

What is a Labral Tear? 

According to *orthopedic.com (who have not treated gaga)

"There are two general types of hip labral tears: degenerative tears and traumatic injuries.
A degenerative tear is a chronic injury that occurs as a result of repetitive use and activity. Degenerative labral tears can be seen in the early stages of hip arthritis.
A traumatic hip labral tear is usually an acute injuryas a result of a sports injury, fall, or accident. Hip labral tears can be seen in association with episodes of hip dislocation or subluxation. They are commonly associated with sudden, twisting maneuvers that cause immediate pain in the hip."

Now Gaga and her staff have gone on record saying she had an acute injury, which makes sense since that is the most common one for athletes and active people, and with all the "dancing" Gaga does on tour it makes sense.Okay, so let's assume that Gaga did in fact have acute labral tear of her right hip, let's now look at the surgery options available for somebody with that injury.

How do I treat a Labral Tear?
According to orthopedic.com
"The treatment of hip labral tears is evolving quite quickly. Only a few years ago this injury was rarely recognized. Now it is becoming increasingly common to hear of athletes having their "hip scoped" to have their labral tear treated.
In general, the treatment of a hip labral tear usually starts off with some simple steps. Typical early treatments of a hip labral tear include:
  • Rest
    The torn labrum in the hip can cause inflammation around the joint. Allowing the inflammation to settle down may alleviate the symptoms of the labral tear and allow return to activities.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
    Anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful in diminishing some of the inflammation in the joint. If the inflammation subsides, the symptoms may resolve.
  • Physical Therapy
    Physical therapists can use various techniques to improve hip function by strengthening and balancing the muscles around the hip joint.
  • Cortisone Injection
    A cortisone injection is useful not only as a treatment of the labral tear, but it can also be performed at the same time as a diagnostic injection the help determine the cause of the hip pain."
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Now here's the thing,
 Gaga said her pain was excruciating and said it was hard to even walk, which means her tear would be in an avanced stage, so here's what they say in regards to that:
"If these treatments fail to alleviate the pain associated with a hip labral tear, a hip arthroscopy procedure may be considered. During a hip arthroscopy, your surgeon places a small camera into the hip joint to see the labral tear. Your surgeon can also evaluate the cartilage of the joint, important ligaments, and other structures.
Treatment of the labral tear usually consists of shaving out the torn portion of the labrum. In some larger tears, located in an accessible area of the joint, a repair of the labrum may be attempted. Recovery from a hip arthroscopy depends on the extent of work that needs to be completed, but usually lasts 6 to 12 weeks."
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Okay, so hip arthroscopy might be the surgery Lady Gaga had. She could have had an open hip surgery but I honestly doubt her doctor would recommend that for this reason: 
It's more evasive, painful, and a very major surgery which requires 3-4 months (or longer) to recover from, which for Gaga to wait that long to do anything especially with a new album coming out this summer (supposedly) is like a death sentence  so I highly doubt her high paid doctor would recommend that choice, since most doctors always try to pick the procedure which is faster and easier to do, but like I said I can only speculate on that since obviously I do not know what really happened, but the less evasive surgery just makes more sense to me, even with it being a relativly newer procedure and with some low complications (like any surgery) it is still a better procedure than the open hip.
Now let's say she did in fact get the hip arthroscopy done, than let's look at the recovery process of this surgery and the example  timeline that orthopedic.com offers:

Sample Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol



  • Phase I - Initial phase

Goal: Regain range of motion within tolerance, decrease pain and swelling, neutralize muscle atrophy
    Day of surgery:
    • Isometric gluteal sets
    • Ankle pumps
    • Heel slides

    Post-operative days 1-7:

    • Weight bearing with crutches
    • Isometric quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings, adductors, and abductors
    • Active assist range of motion all planes
    • Hip mobilization and gentle joint distraction techniques
    • Closed chain bridging, balance drills


    Roughly almost three weeks after surgery gaga starts showing up in this:

    Now why would she show up almost three weeks after surgery in a wheelchair when she should technically be using crutches at 1-7 Days?
    Even if she did have the other kind of surgery open hip labral, which is a longer recovery process she STILL would not be in a wheelchair since according to 
    Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (who has not worked with lady gaga) While in the hospital they within days get patients using a walker or crutches since complications can occur if you don't get them up and about.
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    Phase II - Intermediate phase
    Goal: Regain and build muscle strength, focus on symmetry/core strength

    Post-operative weeks 2-3:
    • Wean crutches and normalize gait pattern
    • Increase range of motion limits
    • Gentle progressive resistive exercises
    • Closed chain single leg bridging
    • Open chain hip 4-way
    • Mobilization with movement
    • Proprioceptive/balance work
    • Stationary bike/aqua therapy


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    Phase III - Advanced phase

    Goal: Improve functional strength and endurance, core strength & stability

    Post-operative weeks 4-6:
    • Continue flexibility exercises
    • Progressively increase resistive and functional strengthening exercises
    • Initiate sport specific exercises
    • Gradual return to sport


    Note: Weight bearing may be limited after some surgical procedures with a hip arthroscopy, including:
    • Labral repair
    • Iliopsoas release
    • Microfracture
    • Capsulorraphy

    Now at 4-6 weeks she be able to walk about right? Well here's Gaga   at six weeks going to a strip club with boyfriend Taylor Kinney:



    yep....still in the wheelchair for some reason....
     Even at 2-3 weeks she should still be walking, since anybody who had surgery knows that sitting is the worst thing you can do, since blood clots and other complications can occur.
    Now I will play devils advocate and speculate what if she would have had the other surgery. 

    Would she still be in a wheelchair if she had open hip surgery?
    Here's what *Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine   Says about that on their website:
    "Expect to begin range of motion and walking exercises within two days of surgery. You should not remain sedentary because you run the risk of developing blood clots and bedsores. Your physician usually refers you to a physical therapist who can help you learn to walk after surgery. This usually takes three to six weeks."
    Okay now here is a pic of Lady Gaga from a day ago finally walking into a bikram yoga class like a normal human being:
    Heels?.....Really?....
    But wait a minute, here's a video of her leaving her yoga class just a day or so later in...a wheelchair?...wtf?
    No matter what kind of surgery she had if being in a wheelchair is bad for you than why the hell would she do this? Why not crutches or a walker? In regards to her recovery process it makes no sense whatsoever. Even if she was tired, crutches or a walker are a better option than a wheelchair at this point. 
    What is really going on Gaga?!
    Ladies and Gentleman this is what happens when you cannot sell out your last shows, you write 50 songs that interscope does not like and now you have to do PR damage control by creating a fake hip ailment so people will feel sorry for you and be on your side for when ARTPOP finally comes out, whenever that is.
    Personally her actions do not coincide with someone who is truly recovering from surgery, which just makes me believe that the only thing she suffers from might be low ticket sales, her popularity waning, Interscope pushing back ARTPOP.
    Lady gaga is nothing more than a diva with a seriously bruised ego and using a disabilty to garner sympathy is pretty low...even for Gaga.
    You might have the general masses convinced but I can see through your bullshit, I just hope your fans start to wake up as well and realize how much their kindness and love are being taken advantage of, which in my opinion is one of the worst things you can do to someone....But I would not expect anything less from lady gaga.


    *Note: orthopedic.com and Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have never treated Lady Gaga, I just used their information as a reference.xoxox*

    What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree? Sound off in the comments below! xoxox


    Update:Wow! Thank you guys for the overwhelming response to this article! Instead of answering all of your questions in the comments section (which would take the time I honestly don't have.) I am just going to try and answer the biggest question right now:

    "Lady Gaga does not have a labral tear, she had open hip surgery, which is more intrusive, hence the wheelchair for so long." 


    A:Okay first of all, Lady Gaga herself is the one who said she had a labral tear: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/lady-gaga-tour-cancelled-singer-surgery-repair-torn-18555485, But cut to a year later and she changed her story to open hip surgery:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lady-gaga-gives-graphic-details-about-hip-surgery/ 

    Why? To gain even more sympathy maybe, but the reality is if she is going to lie at least make it a little bit more convincing. Here's why she should have stuck to the first story. Anybody who has ever had to have surgery on their hip (like many of you guys apparently have on the comments section, who knew there were so many little monsters with tears in their hip.) Would tell you even with drugs how much pain you are in, let alone how limited you would be to walk around and do a show shortly before you have "surgery", like this video up above.:-)

    Honestly it would be more convincing to a "hater" like me if she would have had a labral tear since I would have been able to buy her doing the full show since the pain would have sucked but not been as bad as it is with a real hip issue. You guys see what I am saying? There is no way in hell she could have hidden the pain, let along walking around doing an entire show when you need to have REAL hip surgery. She must have one hell of a threshold for pain!!  


    My suggestion for all you guys is to be careful with what celebrities say, don't take everything at face value and always question everything! There are many artists in the music industry who will try to pull the wool over your eyes, but just know that not everything they say is true. It is all about protecting the brand, and Lady Gaga has never been an exception. So have fun listening to that new horrible album "Artpop" and enjoying that low budget edm tour! Her popularity is weaning so don't expect to for me to mention her in any future articles, I don't have time for has beens.xoxoxoxox


    ---Nerdychick83