Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

(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.

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.

(Thanks Juan)

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:

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" 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


Her future husband must be a dick too...

Click on image to see Jezebel's links.

"Poor Pebbles. She was such a nice girl. Then she started dancing at the Spearmint Triceratops and everything went to hell."

Lots more via Regretsy .
Thanks DillyDallian

I Laughed...

Small town teenagers around here have Tim Hortons to hang around...Villagers have to make their own fun. LOL.

via I have seeen the whole of the internet

Saturday, October 17, 2009

World's Ugliest Buildings

I'm disappointed that The Ontario College of Art & Design isn't in well as The Royal Ontario Museum...they both should be on that list.

Click on the image to see the rest of the buildings

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)

Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

...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.

Remember when TV used to "sign off" for the night?

I do.

via Popcorn and Sticky Floors

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When Oprah does it, it isn't sensationalizing. Right?

Jezebel has Oprah interviewing Mike Tyson.

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.

What men are really thinking:

via bits and pieces

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Next door to a strip bar...uh, thanks.

(Jacqueline, and Tat; you know where this is...)

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.

Police confirmed the student was insulting the officer in the lead-up to the incident.

The officer tried to identify the student because there was some speculation he was a trespasser in the school, Drummond said.

When the student refused to identify himself, the officer initiated the arrest.

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.

Fashion Libra

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.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009