Thursday, March 29, 2007

TGIF, Mate

Is "TGIF, Mate" from something, or just from my head? I feel like some Australian guy says it in a movie. I'm probably making the whole thing up. Oh well.

Some tasty tidbits to up the fun factor of your Friday:
  • My friend Amy from UCLA is working on this neat journalism project at NYU, and I thought I'd share.
  • Today, Daily Candy sent me something that I feel bad laughing at. But I mean, come on. These models look way too happy to be wearing the spandex equivalent of a potato sack; maybe they're all Mormons. That would make sense. I'd say Orthodox Jews, but I think the colors are too bright. The reason they created this line of swimwear is to have swimwear that "highlights the face, rather than the body." That could only come from a conservative religious group if you ask me. Oh, and one of the colors of the spandex undersuit thing is called "night song." That's not even a color, but who am I to judge? Either way, Daily Candy's description of the dress-version says that "the Slimming Swimmer creates that sleek killer-whale silhouette you've been coveting." Sleek killer-whale silhouette? I don't know 'bout you, but I sure don't want to look like a beached whale this summer. This comment makes me think they don't take this product seriously either--or at least that they don't have the good taste to advertise it without mocking it. I don't know, man. I don't want to wear Wholesome Wear to the beach. Think of the Wholesome Tan you'd end up with! Oy. Also, check out the picture Daily Candy used as the image for their Wholesome Wear article--can we say anorexic girl in teeny weeny bikini? There's something wrong here...
  • "Doin' the dance, the Karl Rove dance." For the love of all that is holy, watch this.
  • Sara Bareilles has a concert on my birthday at the Fillmore in San Francisco. So exciting. May 10, 2007. If you're in the Bay Area, you should be there. Tickets go on sale April 1st - that's this Sunday. Go here for information. Tickets are only $18.50 and you can order from the box office on Sundays and avoid fees.
  • Just read an article about this new caffeinated alcohol stuff that is causing some controversy, since it appears to be marketed towards teens. The company, Spyke (an Anheuser-Busch company), says they're promoting it to "contemporary adult comsumers," and say you have to be 21 to even look at their website. Um, here's the do you prove you're 21? Oh, you type in your birthday? Gee, nobody under the age of 21 is smart enough to do the math and type in a fake birthday. Certainly not the underage poster on their message board who boasts "Look at me under 21!!! And logged in! What security!!" I agree with another poster, that it's not totally different from the mini bottles of other kinds of hard liquor sold at stores, with the exception that this alcohol is packaged like candy, with bright colors and sugary names like Hot Chocolate and Spicy Lime. Underage drinking will probably always be an issue, and I don't think it's going to skyrocket because of these 2 0z. bottles, however appealing they are to teens. I mean, these teenagers are already doing vodka and tequila shots and chugging beer. It's not like this is the first product of its kind. And as an over-21 year old, I have to say, while I won't be toting these things around in my purse, at $0.75-$1.00 each, I'd probably pick them up for a party.
  • In somewhat unrelated news, Paris Hilton might go to jail for reckless driving. (if it had been drunk driving, that would have been an almost-lovely transition there...) Driving with a suspended license? I'm pretty sure she'll weasel her way out of jail time...
  • Mae Laborde might just be the coolest 97 year old lady there is.
That's all for now, folks. Happy Weekend -- and be on the lookout for Awesome Passover Blogging: coming soon to a blog near you...

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