Monday, September 29, 2008

Real or Fake?

This couple celebrated their nuptials with their idealized version of a wedding cake — a ginormous cheeseburger. I seriously doubt she made any changes to her diet for the "big" day.

Bullet Points For What Happened To Our Economy/Financial Market Today

So... just in case you've been hiding under a rock, here are the basics.
  • That compromise bailout plan intended to save the economy? Yeah, it failed.

  • The Dow proceeded to drop 778 points, the largest one-day loss in nearly 2 decades. Many people just kissed their asses and life savings goodbye.

  • Republicans blame Nancy Pelosi for giving an offensive speech before the vote, which included partisan remarks like recognizing that Bush inherited surpluses and now the economy sucks.

  • Citigroup just bought out Wachovia's banking sector, eliminating more competition.

2-For-1 Sweet Tomatoes Coupons!

I can't attach "pdf" files to this blog. So, if you want a "2-for-1" coupon for Sweet Tomatoes, e-mail me. Offer good until October 9, 2008.

4pm DUI? Who Knew Heather Was Such A Party Animal?

As if you haven't turned on the news, but just had to write that Heather Locklear was arrested at 4:30 p.m. for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. She was picked up in Montecito after someone called 911 to report an erratic driver.
The LA Times reports: "Locklear showed bizarre behavior, driving back and forth over a pair of sunglasses on the pavement and revving her engine. After leaving the parking lot, she stopped her car on the street and stumbled into the traffic lane, according to the caller, who followed Locklear out of concern, Marshall said.When the CHP officer arrived, Locklear's car was parked on State Route 192 partially blocking a lane, Marshall said. The officer talked to her and determined that she was disoriented and "under the influence of something." She was taken to the CHP's Santa Barbara-area office to be tested for alcohol and drugs.Locklear tested negative for alcohol. Other drug tests will be returned in a few days, Marshall said."

Judging by her mugshot, there's no way Heather Locklear will even realize she's been arrested until at least Wednesday - of next week. I mean- can her pupils get BIGGER?!?

Friday, September 26, 2008

I Need Halloween Costume Ideas??!



Anyone have anything awesome-ly original?!?! "Couple" costumes are encouraged...but I will take anything at this point!! My top two above....

You Oughta Know

For my little history buffs! To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the U.S. Mint is redesigning the penny and releasing four new designs.

The designs show milestones in the life of the 16th president: 1) the Kentucky log cabin of his birth; 2) his youth working as an Indiana rail splitter; 3) his service at the State Capitol in Illinois; and 4) his effort to preserve the union during the Civil War as depicted by a half-finished image of the U.S. Capitol dome. The first of the coins debuts Feb. 12, with the others following in three-month intervals. The release date, besides being Lincoln's birthday, comes a century after the production of the original Lincoln cent in 1909.

This Person Makes Money?!?!?


Of course, there comes a time in every child's life when they want a unicorn... And now you can get them one thanks to the $80 Plushkill Forest Unicorn mount! If unicorns aren't your kid's thing, don't fret -- they also come in deer, rabbit, moose and pony varieties. Collect them all! Why not Rudolph, too? Kill the Santa dream in one swift move! Remember, nothing teaches children about the preciousness of life better than a dead animal's head. This is just disturbing on all levels. I can't believe someone manufactured this... must be made in China. :)

I KNEW IT!!!

Thinking makes you fat. It turns out that performing mental tasks, like trying to solve problems while working at a computer, stimulates the appetite SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much that people tend to eat significantly more calories than they burned while performing the "knowledge-based" tasks. Apparently, mental work "destabilizes" the levels of insulin and glucose, two critical components in the body's regulatory and energy machinery, thus stimulating the appetite.


So, now I just need a job where no thinking is required... it makes so much sense now!!! And ABC News is telling me -- so it must be true!
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/SmartHome/story?id=5763150&page=1

Britney Spears "Womanizer"



Love it or hate it? Spears new song just debuted today... eh. Processed as usual, but you know every club is going to give it some play.

More Controversial Art...

Artist Nina Westerberg has made a "Teen Pregnancy Barbie," which is a "multimedia art project" that surely was intended to address ideas of objectification, societal exploitation and growing up too fast.

Thing is, Barbie art just doesn't feel very provocative anymore.... it's like Madonna showing me her boob. Big deal. Who hasn't heard about, "If Barbie were a real woman, she would have a 19" waist." It's like, it's been so long since we've actually seen a Barbie in a non-ironic context that it's kind of lost its punch. The fact that this could totally be a real doll probably says a lot about our society, I'll give it that. Movies like Juno, shows like the "Secret Lives of Teenagers" have brought the whole issue to the forefront, and of course Spears and Palin's teenage pregnancies have really brought this issue to our attention.

http://www.feministing.com/archives/011190.html

Paris In Porn Again (But It's Not What You May Think)

Artist Jonathan Yeo created this portrait of Paris Hilton (purchased by uber-cool artist Damien Hirst!) using nothing but old porn magazines. You may have heard about the "other" work he is currently exhibiting in the London art gallery -- a portrait of George W. Bush using the same medium.

This Yeo fellow clearly has a knack for knowing when not to waste paint. FOX News reports: "He got the idea for the collages following the cancellation of a commission by the White House to paint Bush in 2004. He made the portrait, anyway, but in the form of a collage using pieces of pornographic magazines.Barrett said posters of the Hilton portrait, titled "Paris, 2008," will be sold for $20 each at the gallery. She said Yeo was offering Hilton proceeds from the sale of the posters as a "lighthearted" gesture because the hotel heiress has said she didn't receive any money from the notorious 2004 sex video that starred her and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon." Aww...Yeo is into charity too! Artists with a heart... I love it!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,428263,00.html

Tattoo: Not Taboo!

Did you hear? Tattoos are totes no big deal now! Even neck tattoos are becoming less "edgy," and the New York Times wants you to know that, as televised stars like Prodge Run's Jeffery Sebelia brought an etched neck to the soccer mom set. Thanks NYT for telling this to us... Over and over and over and over again. They want to make sure we know that moms and dads and heartbroken doctors and heartbroken writers and even the Jews are getting inked. Here are some passages - from six articles this year ALONE - from these "taboo" busting articles that show, once and for all, that getting a tattoo is about as transgressive as eating a donut (think of the transfats!).

1. From today's Tattoos Gain Even More Visibility: "Watching a show like Project Runway, where the guy who won Season 3 had his son’s name tattooed on his neck," Ms. Handelman added, referring to Jeffrey Sebelia, "I was, like, 'Whoa.' It wasn’t a prison tattoo. It wasn’t sailors or criminals. It was this real-life person that you saw being creative and successful, and it really affected your perception about who gets tattooed."


2. From September 14, 2008, With This Tattoo, I Thee Wed: "We live in a heavily inked Brooklyn neighborhood, but I’d never seen a wedding ring tattoo. I liked the dare. If we actually made it to the altar, I said, I would… My spouse was shocked, but pleased. One of my daughters hated it, the other at least pretended not to. There was clearly one bit of genius in that — nothing makes a tattoo as unappealing to a teenager as seeing her father get one."


3. From July 17, 2008, For Some Jews, It Only Sounds Like 'Taboo': Nicki Carnes and her sister, Rebecca, who now also has a tattoo, say that being permanently marked was just something they wanted. Others say they were tattooed to rebel or, surprisingly, that they wanted a Jewish tattoo as a way of connecting with their religious and cultural identity…Todd Weinberger, the creative director of Inked Magazine, grew up in a family that kept kosher, and recently got his first tattoo with his girlfriend, Jennifer Goldstein, an editor at CosmoGirl magazine.


Does the NY Times have no other topics to talk about?!?!?

Novels On Your Cell Phone?

Japan's best-known Buddhist nun, Jakucho Setouchi, 86, is attempting to reach a new audience by writing a cellphone novel. Apparently, "cellphone novels" are a growing trend in Japan, where subscribers (usually young women) sign up to receive short fiction via text messages. Setouchi's story, called "Tomorrow's Rainbow" focuses on a young girl who meets the love of her life after the trauma of her parents' divorce... is this serious? Like a telenovela via text message? Well... people watch TV on their cellphones now, so why not? YPandBored novel coming to a cellphone near you!

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE48P12I20080926?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Fight...For Your Right...To Wear Makeup!


As if being a teenager in America were not hard enough: Matt Allsup, 13, was confronted by administrators at Garfield Middle School in Hamilton, Ohio, because he showed up for classes wearing black eye makeup, lipstick and fingernail polish. Matt's eyeliner is not as heavy handed Robert Smith; more Pete Wentz-esque — but the school has a rule against "extreme or distracting" makeup. Matt, of course, argues, "I do not find this distracting. At all."

Anyway, Matt is now banned from wearing makeup to school. Matt's mom, Mindy Ball, is behind her son 100%. She thinks the administrators would never scold a female student for her makeup and says: "They're gender stereotyping. He's being sexually discriminated against. Nowhere in the rules does it say that males can't wear makeup." Here's the strange thing: Every student in the school has to wear a badge, which reads: "Respect. Personal Responsibility. Honesty. Compassion. Acceptance." And on the back: "Do you value the uniqueness of others?"

What is this school teaching? Hypocrisy? That what you look like when you show up is more important than whether you're ready to learn?



A Few Years Later, This Could Be A Different Story

Happy Friday! Too cute for words... animals get me every time. Seriously.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Willis Sisters... Those Genes Are Strong!

I'm not really into Rumer's new red hair color... but wanted to really post this picture to show how much Rumer and the sister on the far left look so much alike!

Still Fabulous

What is it? Her complete diva attitude? I love it! Looking as impeccable as ever... I have officially decided- if I had unlimited funds, Jennifer Lopez would likely be the star who's wardrobe I would steal.

Sad News In Bunnyland

My favorite of Hugh Hefner's "Girls Next Door", Kendra Wilkinson, is reportedly dating Hank Baskett of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Page Six...are we really that shocked? And then also confirms the rumors of Holly Madison and Criss Angel hooking up as true. What is the attraction to Criss Angel? SERIOUSLY. That guy looks like a goth strung out drug addict!




http://www.nypost.com/seven/09242008/gossip/pagesix/hefners_crumbling_harem_130432.htm

Interesting "Vintage" Cigarette Ads



























And for you little history buffs (or just find this interesting), that is our dear President Ronald ‘Ronnie' Reagan in 1951, when he was a struggling Hollywood actor and endorsing a brand of cigarettes was a way to line his pockets without feeling guilty about it... especially at Christmas time when, if we are to believe this, Mr. President-To-Be would gleefully send all his buddies out a large pack of cancer sticks. Naughty, naughty.

Monday, September 22, 2008

What Is Going On?

I thought that she had them REDUCED... Did she have ANOTHER boob job? Stop the insanity already! Not to mention the fact that she had that weird all white mannequin date...

RUN!!! Don't WALK To Purchase This Product

I just had the pleasure of being the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding this weekend- which was spectacular! Besides you know the whole awesome-ness of seeing your best friend become a married woman... I have to say, that she hired the best makeup artist ever. In any event, she used this Makeup Forever HD Primer and Powder that made everyone look AMAZING close up and in photos. You must buy it -- it completely evens out your skin tone and makes you look like you're glowing!!



I know she's an expert... but I just can't help thinking that this product had something to do with it. The proof is in the pictures. Ignore the underwear...

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P210400&categoryId=C13402 (the powder)


http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P217906&categoryId=C13402 (the primer)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Think She's Had Much Work Done?

This is just frightening on all levels. Whatever happened to age gracefully?

So... What Do You Get From This Commercial?



There's a new McDonald's commercial called "Intellectuals." It begins with two women "reading" newspapers in an upscale, Starbucksian-establishment. The first woman says, "You know, I heard McDonald's is making lattes now." The other woman says: "McDonald's? Well that's just…it's fantastic!" Woman 1 replies: "Now we don't have to listen to jazz all day long!" Woman 2 concurs: "I can start wearing heels again!" Eventually, one woman admits, "I don't know where Paraguay is!" Get it? They're sick of pretending to be classy, cafĂ©-loving intellectual ladies. They want to be "regular" American women! In other words, they want to be idiots that can coffee through the drive through!!

http://jezebel.com/5050721/mcdonalds-commercial-paints-women-as-dumb-poseurs

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fun Facts!

Who knew??? Where's Waldo? ranks #88 on the 100 Most Frequently Banned Books list because there's a topless chick in the upper right corner of the "On The Beach" scene.

"Where's Waldo?" is banned more frequently than titles such as, "Sex Education,""The Drowning," and "The Terrorist." SERIOUSLY?



http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.cfm

Nice! Lunch Protection

This sandwich bag will guarantee that no one at the office or at school will ever steal your B.L.T. again. The apparent mold is printed directly on the bag. The downside: Instead of stealing it, people might just throw your food directly into the trash.

Random or Not?

To commemorate the 2009 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, the woman with the world’s longest legs got together with Pingping, the world’s shortest man, for a photo op. This photo is just strange. Does he have to wear a costume? And does she have to wear heels??

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hudson Must Want A Reality Show...

There is no other explanation for Jennifer Hudson, dating, much less being engaged to David Otunga. Hudson just got engaged Friday night -- on her birthday -- to her boyfriend (of less than a year) David Otunga, also a reality TV star. Of sorts.

You may recall David Otunga, or you may not, from his appearance last year as "Punk" in the VH1 reality show "I Love New York 2." YES - Otunga was a contestant on "I Love New York."

Now, if you watched the show, then you know that the Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" actress is going to marry a guy who was rejected on the show by a woman named New York who was also rejected -- twice -- by Flavor Flav on his own reality love show called "Flavor of Love."

Seriously?

Anything for a Buck...

A new entry into the "bottled" water business is New York City tap water. They do say it’s the best tasting city water in the U.S., and I guess this is really no better than what Coca-Cola is doing with Dasani.... so, thumbs up to the enterprising jerk who thought of this one. Hmmm... I wonder if I use it to make my pizza dough if it will taste better!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This Is NOT Child Friendly

PERFECT! For Halloween...or If You Want To Go Blind

Designer Anthony Mallier from India has created contact lenses fused with tiny Swarovski crystals in a circle around the edges of the lenses. Yeah, this is something I desperately need - bling for your eyeballs!

Who Would Buy This??!? SERIOUSLY



This is just flat out disturbing. If these people make money, then I'm in the wrong line of business.

iPod Nano 4G...Looks Like Candy!


I can't wait! I need a new iPod too... the new Nano is tall like the original nano, but it's also curved like the iPhone and going to be available in 8 colors (silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink.). It's going to have a voice recorder - not sure if I really need that feature, but will also have the "landscape" mode...

Storage/Pricing: Starting at only $150 for 8GB and $199 for 16 GB.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Kind Of Obsessing...

I love being tan. It's true. However, my job just doesn't really afford me the luxury of laying out every so often. For many special occassions, I will usually get a "spray tan"...admittedly, they are kind of expensive, but a necessary evil in my books. Anyways, I was in Baltimore this weekend and wandered into Blue Mercury and discovered these "Tan Towels". AMAZING. Got me basically the same color, easy to apply, no streaking, doesn't smell... and it's only $5.50!!! They also have "half" towels that are perfect for just your face or legs/arms. I'm stocking up...



http://www.bluemercury.com/product/category3/self-tanners/tan+towel+classic+full+body+medium-dark.do?search=basic&keyword=tan+&sortby=newArrivals&page=1

Ocho Cinco

Wide receiver Chad Johnson legally changed his name to “OchoCinco” - the rough Spanish translation of his jersey number 85. WTF? Why? Apparently, the NFL has some issue with it... but Reebok is even more pissed because they have a bunch of old jerseys that say "Johnson" that they're now stuck with. What would really possess someone to do this?



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AizI_onxfCTRh9Lc_KYbD105nYcB?slug=ap-bengals-ochocinco&prov=ap&type=lgns

Friday, September 5, 2008

Black doesn't always slim....


but I think Hot pink does.... 

Does this suit make my ass look fat?

Well at least she's firm... but DAMN I can't help but sing it... APPLE BOTTOM JEANS... BOOTS WITH THE FUUUUR.... 

I Guess Winning 8 Gold Medals Allows You to Touch

Michael Phelps touching the goods at a club in Las Vegas.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/09/michael-phelps-playboy-club-strippers.php

That's It? SOOO Cheap, EVERY Child Should Have One

What is thought to be the world's most expensive Barbie was recently unveiled in Mexico City. The doll has over 300 real diamonds and is valued at one million Mexican pesos - which translates to roughly $100,000.

Who Would Pay For This Issue?


Lindsay Lohan apparently turned down $700,000 to do an eight-page spread for Playboy. She doesn't want to do the whole nude thing again , Page Six reports:

"If there's nudity, then the answer's no . . . She's not going down the [New York] magazine road again," Lohan's rep told Playboy's creative consultant, Hal Lifson, referring to Lindsay's naked Marilyn Monroe tribute last winter. Lifson said he hoped to have Lohan do a tribute to '60s sex kitten Ann-Margret and her film "Kitten With a Whip."

I guess Lindsay is content with her freckle-laded Marilyn Monroe shoot and doesn't want to look, I dunno, awesome and airbrushed.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mr. Happiness

Meet Mr. Happiness, America’s most patriotic dog and "rising star" at the Republican National Convention. Is your dog this patriotic? I doubt it, but Ling is sooooo ready for Halloween. Not that I'm trying to cover the RNC- but this dog and the video before this is really cute! How can you not love a dog that is just red, white and blue!



http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/blogpost/3465735/

A Sweet Moment...



Just in case you missed it live at the RNC... here is Piper Palin licking her hand to get some spit to smooth out baby sister, Trig Palin’s hair. Great live TV moment at the Republican convention.