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Posts Tagged ‘2010’

I heart trashy club music

In Music on 10/12/2010 at 2:17 pm

I’m one of the biggest suckers for songs with a good beat, bad lyrics, and a talentless artist. One of my latest favorites is Evacuate the Dancefloor, who the hell Cascada is a mystery in itself (though she does look like Carrie Underwood’s long lost club loving twin).

Another one is G6, which is probably one of the more repetitive songs out there, but it’s got an addictive beat… and I can’t get it out of my head after listening to it.

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Hatez this/Lovez that.

In fashion, Hatez this/Lovez that, Music on 08/30/2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m not sure I understand this… either this is archival footage from the days when humans were hunters and gathers… or Chanel decided to produce one of the more heinously bulky and uncreative lines I have ever seen.  Unfortunately, early humans didn’t have access to digital technologies and modern techno.

Hatez it…

However, lovez this.

Philip Treacy

In fashion on 04/25/2010 at 10:43 am

Sorry it has been taking me so long to post, I’ve just been re-adjusting to having dialup internet… ugh.

Anyways, Philip Treacy is one of the world’s most famous hat designers, designing for American fashion icons Sarah Jessica Parker (ew, but she is a fashion icon), Lady Gaga, and etc. I really enjoy his campy-couture aesthetic as there probably isn’t an random meaningless object he hasn’t somehow sewed onto a hat.

Hats are one of the more unpopular aspects of fashion that I wish would pick up in mainstream fashion (hair too, when did people forget about decorating their heads?!).

Buh-Bye V-Necks, Hello Crewnecks

In fashion, Marlon Brando on 03/30/2010 at 1:34 pm

My beloved v-necks are not making the cut as crewnecks are back in style and glorifying their the former 1950’s condition (I will really miss v-necks, who doesn’t love a nice deep v?). Marlon Brando was the example given in this month’s Details Magazine of how this summer’s crewnecks should look on the everyday American male. Sleeve length is supposed to end at the beginning of the bicep to glorify male form and the bottom of the shirt is supposed hang just over the belt line (not too long, not too short).

While we’re on the topic of Marlon Brando, has anyone seen the picture of him (or picture rumored to be him) giving head? Click here to see the image.

Healthcare

In Politics on 03/22/2010 at 7:55 am

I was pleased to read today that the House (finally) passed the Healthcare bill (read the article on NPR here), however, I was very DISpleased (though not surprised) to read FOX News’ article discussing this historical political achievement… believe me the last thing I want to do is offer free publicity to this assholes but here’s the link (click here). I honestly cannot believe they can call themselves ‘fair and balanced,’ when they have two of the candidates from the 2008 Presidential Election working as anchors (Huckabee and Palin). Anyways, congratulations Democrats on your fine work in Washington!

TELEPHONE

In Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Music on 03/12/2010 at 2:13 am

Lady Gaga’s latest music video Telephone ft. Beyonce is now on Youtube! Click here to watch!

A Rumored Remake

In Film on 03/11/2010 at 4:36 pm

… when I found this out, I got really upset, Sunset Boulevard? Why touch that??? Gloria Swanson and William Holden (and of course, who could forget Erich Von Stroheim) are probably the only people to look and play the parts. Swanson as the reclusive silent film star, Norma Desmond, is definitely a performance to remember. Swanson was nominated for a Oscar in the 1951 Academy Awards, but lost to Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (however, I don’t think she would have won even if she was not up against Holliday, because both Bette Davis and Anne Baxter were nominated for their roles in All About Eve).

Anyways, this new supposed Sunset Boulevard is to be released this year starring Liza Minnelli… so I guess if you’re going to replace a Hollywood legend you should do them the favor by re-casting them with another big star, right? Too bad that didn’t happen for Faye Dunaway as the remake for Bonnie and Clyde is featuring D-list Disney star, Hillary Duff. Yes, remakes are an unfortunate cash cow (along with the dreaded ‘sequel’) Hollywood just loves to make old films shiny, modern, and characterized by a voice of today, thankfully, we always have the original.

Alice in Wonderland

In Film on 03/11/2010 at 5:29 am

So, I saw Alice in Wonderland… another example of the most recent cinematic wave “3-D.” I find 3-D annoying, it’s basically a ride, a quarter billion dollar ride that is dispersed across the country and the world. Though I thought many of the scenes in Alice in Wonderland were important to it’s story… I couldn’t help but find that there were a handful of unnecessary scenes placed amongst the film to show of the most recent advancements in 3-D and digital manipulation technology.  I’m not surprised that more and more films are coming out in 3-D as film has always moved towards being more and more realistic and representative of a functional space. Film has come a long way from silent black and white pictures where it was continuously being advanced upon, sound, color, digital manipulation, and now 3-D. But anyways, Tim Burton’s latest film is worth seeing as he did express his own unique flavor to the story, but overall, the 3-D is unnecessary, it’s really just a bunch of extra fat.

Sunglasses by Carrera for summer 2010?

In fashion, Lady Gaga, Rihanna on 03/08/2010 at 9:13 pm

Featured in Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and Rihanna’s Rude Boy music videos both artists are wearing ‘sunglasses by Carrera,’ which is an Italian sports sunglasses company. Just a thought, but maybe these music videos are secretly telling us that over sized aviators are in for summer ’10?

Men’s Fashion Advice from Details Magazine for Summer 2010 Pt. III

In fashion on 02/21/2010 at 9:24 pm

We have come a long way from the Caesar haircut,  (you know, the one where guys gelled their hair spiked the front? Maybe even got frosted tips? Well, if not you, I know the look all to well…) the current trend upwards! Guys are trimming the sides of their head while allowing the top to grow ‘skyward’ as Details puts it calling it ‘the postmodern.’

THE HAIR

This hairstyle for men is not one that should look ‘tidy,’ the sides are supposed to be cropped to about half an inch while the top is no more than four inches. I’ve had a hairstyle similar to this one for about a year and have found it suits me well because I have a ’rounder’ face, which now looks semi-elongated since my hair isn’t laying flat on my head.

Suggested products-

Grooming Cream from Bumble and Bumble ($25)

Sleek Finish Texture Cream  by Jack Black ($16)