(photo via Yankee in Belgrade)
We'll be handing out the candy to the kids tonight...we only do it when Halloween falls on a weekend.
That means that I haven't seen rugrats at the door for a very long time.
I'm looking forward to seeing the costumes and cuties.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
You don’t see icons of masculinity like Donald Draper, on Mad Men, or James Bond, doing the dishes. But it’s not all fun for me either.
So why do I do it? Despite critical thinking, feminism, and some knowledge of history, I still think housework is worth doing, but I don’t want to fight about it, be the task mistress, project manager, coaxer, or nag endlessly. I’d rather clean the toilet every time, than discuss it for longer than it takes to do the job.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Kind of creepy...and ambiguous with serious icky leanings.
The kid is androgynous but actually a girl, and also Serge Gainsbourg's (the guy in the video) daughter.
This is the guy who (on live French television, no less) told Whitney Houston that he wanted to fuck her.
Read up on this guys life, and then decide in your own mind whether the video is merely a provocation or a proclamation.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
But the pangs of envy still hit very hard from time to time. But I know I'm not alone. I see the signs of envy in my friends' eyes too. A look of deep yearning as they watch their daughters' lithe, bikini-clad bodies on the beach perhaps.
Or a muttered word or two when a daughter borrows a top or dress - and looks a million times better in it.
It doesn't mean love isn't there - but that jealousy is simmering away underneath it.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1222341/I-used-turned-mens-heads-teenage-daughter--makes-SO-jealous.html#ixzz0VHTVVnKL
While the article really only covers the physical aspect of mother/daughter jealousy, there is a deeper and more poignant aspect to it.
There is no denying that things are better for younger people with every generation.
My life is better, with more choices than in my mothers' day, and better still now.
It's the life and times, no?
My grandmother spent her youth in a war. Very few choices.
My mother spent her youth on the cusp of the burning of the bra womens liberation movement. Confused and self-limiting choices because of the way that she was raised.
I don't have a daughter, so I am hard pressed to comment on it from a mother's perspective.
One of the taboos of this society is to perceive mothers as anything less than perfect.
Yet they are.
Some, very imperfect.
Mothers who are jealous of their daughters freedom of choice.
Jealous of their perceived successful marriages.
Jealous of their more prosperous lives.
The interesting thing for me is that women never seem to stop competing with one another.
From the stay at home mom who thinks the working mom is selfish.
To the vapid competition of "hotness"...to the "stealing" of men.
Motherhood doesn't seem to erase that competition.
Although, it's taboo to even think about mothers being anything but selfless.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Hasbro has devised an online, boys-against-girls Trivial Pursuit game "to see if trivia can answer the age-old question:" who's smarter, men or women? We're sure questions about golf and seventies TV shows will resolve this issue for good. [Daily Mail]
I'm hooked now.
Thanks a lot Jezebel.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Heene's on Wife Swap...the kid who wasn't in the balloon today:
(I didn't bother with part one because it's just promotion for the program)
...all I can say is that everyone lives differently.
The Heene's live differently than most, with boundaries clearly not playing a huge part in their lives.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
"Brooke Shields posed for him both as a normal young girl and in the nude, her body heavily made up and oiled, receiving a fee of $450 from Playboy Press, Gross’s partner in the project. Her mother signed a contract giving Gross full rights to exploit the images of her daughter. The series was first published in Little Women, and then in Sugar and Spice, a Playboy Press publication. Large prints were also exhibited by Charles Jourdan on 5th Avenue in New York."
There are three of the pictures attached to the article.
I'm not sure where the line is drawn between art and pedo-photos, but the photos are very uncomfortable to look at (for me).
I feel sorry for Brook Shields, whose property they surely should be.
Read the article here.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This has been the big discussion and deal today.
Frankly, I think that the police officer in the video showed infinite patience.
Most people would have lost their temper, and punched the disrespectful little snot in the head.
I understand through the info provided by the YouTube poster, that some of the insults included "Fuckin' Paki"...yeah, I'd say that the officer involved showed restraint.
Context people. Context.
These shoes are from the runway of Alexander McQueen's collection
I imagine designers demanding that the runways are waxed and polished like ice, and then giggling, and mocking their models with ridiculous shoes, placing bets on who makes it without breaking their colty legs.
Watch models who barely make it, or not.