Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blander

Holy Schmoly! Blender magazine has bitten the dust, leaving only two, Spin and Rolling Stone, vying for the spot as mainstream music's most shameful. I can't tell you how many times I applied for a job at this rag with this no response. Oh whelp! I suppose the saddest part is that their final cover has American Idol's Kelly Clarkson on the cover.



Being the first American Idol winner, Clarkson represented that even a small town gal from where-ever-the-eff-she-was-from could be a star, and live the American Dream. With her face gracing the cover of Blender's last issue, one could go as far to say that perhaps the American Dream is dying-- or maybe just shitty over-produced music fueled by reality TV shows is dying. Let's hope it's the latter.

For all those unhappy now-jobless pups who wouldn't hire me at Blender, I recently found this really cool artist, Richard Perez who can empathize:


CHECK MORE OF HIS WORK ON HIS FLICKR

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

All The Boys And All The Girls Are Dying To

I've always loved Britney Spears. I even dressed as her my sophomore year of college along with my dormmates for Halloween. (See below. Hit Me Baby One More Time Brit, Stronger Brit, and ME! Slave 4 U Brit.) I was always rooting for her in those crazy shavin' head times, through the weight gain, the K-Fed years, the Brit Brit, and the crotch flashin' party times. I look on her lovingly as I do Drew Barrymore, Liza Minelli, Lindsay Lohan, and Corey Feldman-- Hey, Dream a Little Dream was a great film!!

Now after hearing the new single off of her latest album CIRCUS, If You Seek Amy, I know my love will never die. Britney Forever!

MAD STYLE

I don't know much about these fashion-y fashion blogs. I look at 'em, but I'm not much of a participant. They often bore the living daylights out of me, but one person that has definitely caught my attention is THIS GUY:

Arlo is the son of none other than Mad Men creator, Matt Weiner, so who can blame him for having such great style?

Check out more pics of his daily steez HERE, and maybe learn a thing or two!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And Their Eyes Were (Making) God's (Eyes)

As noted the other day by Keren Richter, this puny economy has certainly encouraged me, and many of my comrades to pinch pennies and find new more cost-conscious ways of entertaining ourselves. I've always enjoyed entertaining in my home, and recently Leti inspired me to host a craft night, which I hope will be followed with more.

How to have a CRAFT NIGHT:

1.) Make some snacks!


2.) Have everyone bring work materials/refreshments; Set up work area with materials, refreshments, and example.


3.) Get to work!



**Some people might want to make costumes. This is okay.


** And some people may want to work on other projects. This is also allowed.

4.) Show off your work in an exhibition.

5.) OPTIONAL- Go to a party afterward to celebrate your hard work!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Friend of Dorothy

Today, Callie posted on the Bust blog about the TV movie version of Alice in Wonderland which, like her, I remember loving as a child-- but also being a bit freaked out by. In fact, I think the scary aspect helped heighten my intrigue. 

This reminded me of another movie in that category: RETURN TO OZ

Oh yeah. That's a little Fairuza Balk as Dorothy!

This came out in 1985 (as did Alice in Wonderland!), and is something of a sequel to the The Wizard of Oz (starring Judy Garland, of course). It's actually based on the novels "The Land of Oz" and "Ozma of Oz" which were the second and third books in the Oz series begun by L.Frank Baum. There were fourteen in all! This one has a much darker spin from the beginning in comparison to its predecessor starting with when Dorothy is taken to a mental hospital by Aunt Em to treat her insomnia and for the crazy stories she tells about the Land of Oz! The doctor in the hospital is said to work miracles with electricity AKA gives SHOCK TREATMENTS! Dorothy escapes with the help of a mysterious girl who helps her back to Oz. Unfortunately Oz has become a terrible place due to the Gnome King's rule and she must rescue all her friends, and save Oz! 

By the movies that I liked as I kid, I think I was just destined to do drugs. There was no way around it. Watch the movie in its entirety HERE, you'll see what I mean.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Stuffed Cabbage

I mean, I always  thought basil was pretty good-- but then again maybe I'm just lame?


Ashley is totally Juliette Lewis if she were a comic book character! I hope she wins!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Is That Depression In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Unhappy To See Me?

INTERNSHIPS FOR THE JOBLESS
Lois Draegin, 55, lost a six-figure editing job. She now works unpaid for a start-up website, trading her knowledge for new online skills.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Do You Have Tickets To The Gun Show?

Michelle Obama does-- and it seems like the rest of country has something to say about it. After wearing sleeveless dresses four times (GASP!) in one week, one time during the State of the Union Address, and for her Official White House Portrait, people (with too much time on their hands) were in an uproar. According to Salon.com, "The Washington Post reports that it has received hundreds of reader complaints on the subject." Wow. HUNDREDS of people have found time in their days to write and complain about arms. ARMS! What's next? Pants? Ankles? Doubtful, but come on. In The Huffington Post's coverage on the subject, the First Lady responded to the talk via Social Secretary Desiree Rogers stating, "If I want to wear no sleeves to hear my husband speak, that's what I'm going to do." HA!

My favorite comparison photo in the Salon article is the one below of Jackie Kennedy at JFK's State of the Union Address. She's surrounded by shrewd old ladies with her own arms shining! That's right, Jackie, flaunt those biceps, you dirty girl!

With that I say-- Show off those pythons Michelle! GRRRR.