Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The New York Times ran an incredibly frustrating, heartbreaking piece about a segregated prom in Georgia today, which included an audio slide show wherein students and parents voice their opinions on the segregation and "tradition."
The first student interviewed, a white student named Harley Boone, is quick to point out that the segregated prom isn't racist, in her opinion, it's just "what we know and what our parents have done for so many years." Harley insists that she eats with black students in the cafeteria and that she attends classes with black students, and that the prom is just not a big deal, comparatively. Her mother, Anita Williamson says "this community and this school system is fine the way it is..why change something that has worked, it's not broken?" Kera Nobles, a black student, disagrees, calling the segregation "hurtful," and noting that "I sit beside you at graduation but I can't go to prom with you for one night?"
The prom itself isn't a school sponsored function; the proms are private functions that are thrown by the students. The idea of "it's just the way it's always been" seems to be an overriding theme in why such a backwards tradition is allowed to continue; Terra Fountain, an 18-year-old white student, blames the parents for the continual separation: "Most of the students do want to have a prom together," she says, "But it's the white parents who say no. … They're like, if you're going with the black people, I'm not going to pay for it."
The segregated proms have also forced friends to take a second look at their relationships; many black students feel betrayed by their white friends who have neglected to stand up for them and insist upon an integrated prom. "My best friend is white," one girl tells the New York Times, "She's in there. She's real cool, but I don't understand. If they can be in there, why can't everybody else?" Says another: "You're 18 years old! You're old enough to smoke, drive, do whatever else you want to. Why aren't you able to step up and say, ‘I want to have my senior prom with the people I'm graduating with?'"
"The prom is the least of our problems," says Angel Howard, a black student, "We can't fix the prom until we fix the school. And then when the school comes together and no longer sees color, then the prom can come together and no longer see color."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Some bride, in a bid to be the classiest and "different" bride of all time, had a dress made with 300 LEDs sewn into the bottom poofy part. And let me tell you, the applause when she turns it on during her first dance is deafening. And how about that song from Armageddon? I'm not sure if you've seen the movie BUT THEY ALL DIE IN THE END. I'm just sayin', you can't put a price on looking like a Christmas tree at your own wedding.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It took farmer Iroichi Kimura, and his wife three years to create the perfectly heart shaped watermelon. 20 were shipped, and five sold for $162.00 exclusively at Fukuoka's Iwataya Department Store. Would anyone really cut into it? And can I preserve it like that forever? So cute!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This photo of a DIY tank top made from men's briefs was taken in front of a Walmart in Gardendale, Alabama. Okay, at least she isn't wearing them as a DIY swine flu mask. There can't possibly exist a circumstance under which a lady lacks a tank top and needs one so very badly that she cuts a hole in the crotch of her boyfriend's manties — her only resource — and wears them as a shirt. We hope the manties pictured here were at least laundered prior to their massacre.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Walk of Shame Kit. While a reader submitted this little gem to me, I recently read that the W Hotel South Beach will be an "exclusive" item sold in the rooms. The Walk of Shame Kit is EXACTLY what it sounds like...
This kit consists of :~ one Dress ( "morning after coverall which also serves as a great beach/pool cover-up...")~ one pair of flip-flops ("because you can't run away fast enough in the heels from last night...")~ a backpack ("to be able to make a quick getaway with all your belongings...")~ one pair of sunglasses (" red-eye hiding black out sunglasses...")~ one pre-pasted toothbrush (this is an ultimate savior because "4/5 dentists remind you that you may not remember where your mouth has been...")~ hypo-allergenic wipes ("safe for you face and anywhere below...")~ one Call/Don't Call card ("in case you want him to remember you.."- OR NOT")~ one breast cancer awareness bracelet - no clue why that is there.
Now, the real question is- if you're not staying at the W Hotel in Miami-- then how are you lugging this thing around? Answers are welcome!
Get yours for $34.99 at: http://walkofshamekit.com/
“Pasta Dude,” the rapping noodle, WAS at the center of a series of new ads for Domino's - but apparently is being pulled from air because it kind of looks like he's buttf'ing.
AND... Is he saying “Pasta Dude” or “prostitute?” Eh, who cares? And the mom is kind of violent with the little "Pasta Dude" don't you think? Who even thought of this commercial??