Archive - June, 2010

Ready for Takeoff!

My friends, not for nothing do they call me raincoaster; where I live it is completely overcast approximately 87% of the time and 56% likely to be actively raining; thus, I am always in search of decent raingear, preferably of the stylish and waterproof kind. That they make any other kind of so-called raingear astonishes me, but they WILL insist on pimping out their cotton canvas trenchcoats (in white! I ask you) year after year, and I just sail right on by them looking for the Gore-Tex and microfibre.

twister raincoat

But this? This would stop me in my tracks.

It’s silly. It’s flashy. It’s a cultural touchstone of my generation’s coming-of-age (otherwise known as “as dirty as you were allowed to get when your friend’s dad was still in the house”). It’s not the least bit breathable.

And it’s entirely charming.

Congratulations to the devastatingly clever crafter who created this coat from her old Twister mat; she above all people is ready for the Twister season.

twister coat is about to take off, eh

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Rare Supernatural Manifestation

Cast members and celebrity fans alike flock to the screening of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse at the Crosby Hotel in NYC, NY on June 28, 2010. Pictured: Kristen Stewart  Fame Pictures, Inc

Yes, Kristen Stewart smiling. I couldn’t believe it either.

Michael Jackson, a saint for our times (TrueSlant)

Michael Jackson still dead: update at 11 (raincoaster)

Chuck Norris, designer (lolebrity)

Atheists don’t get hymns (TheManolo)

Work it out (ManoloHome)

Consolation Prize (ManoloBig)

Swaddling clothes have a LIMIT PEOPLE: Bridal Diaper myth debunked (ManoloBrides)

It’s confession time! (TeenyManolo)

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are off the market? (AllieIsWired)

Sandra is Free! (BusyBeeBlogger)

Lohan 2.0 isn’t waiting for the casting agents (CeleBitchy)

The plastic surgery double standard (CelebrityCosmeticSurgery)

Jennifer Capriati took a shot at suicide (CelebDirtyLaundry)

Amy Locane DUI Death (CelebritySmack)

Pocket celebs (CityRag)

I’m sorry, hon, Elizabeth Hurley comes along once in a lifetime (SeriouslyOMG)

Oprah on top (HaveUHeard)

Prince Harry goes down (INeedMyFix)

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Fierce Fashion

That's a punk move

via A, B

What a fashion victim. Yes,  you could say he got Punk’d.

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Bag it!

Canvas "Birkin"

via X Y Z

Looking for a trendy bag on a budget? No need to comb eBay for the now-legally-restricted Jelly Kelly (as I learned from tragic experience, that translucent plastic they’re made of sucks up dirt and will NOT let it go, so they don’t last even if they are totally waterproof). Now you can get your green on and go cheap chic at the same time with these charming, witty, probably illegal 100% canvas Birkin-printed bags. Sadly likely to go off the market soon because Hermes is NOT down with the “right to satire” statutes, and guaranteed NOT to be waterproof, so even in the realm of knockoffs, inferior to the immortal Kelly bag.

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Friday Caption Contest Results: Neil Patrick Harris Edition

Don’t forget to enter our current contest featuring the always-risible Paris Hilton.

This was one of our fiercest battles yet, but at last we have a winner:

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Max Says:
June 19th, 2010 at 2:55 am

“Your turn to find the soap Babe.”

It was a tough call between that and Jenny’s fountain joke, but the possibilities Max’s line brings to mind are pleasant indeed to dwell upon, are they not? So, yeah, the perv factor is what clinched it.

To first-time winner Max, whose quiz results say she is a High Heeled Boot and who pines for these buckled booties but had to send them back and besides, they were Jessica Simpson, we hypothetically present the imaginary trophy of these devastatingly sexy, high-heeled, buckled boots from my favorite demented Italian designer, Giuseppe Zanotti:

zanotti buckled boots YOU KNOW YOU WANT THEM

And if you’re wondering why NPH contest = shoe prize, you haven’t seen this:

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Zombie Michael Jackson Presents: Lifelike Links

Two days before the one-year anniversary of Michael Jacksons death, Madame Tussauds studio artist Morfy Gikas touches up the MJ wax figure on display with the original plaster cast of his hand in New York City, New York on June 23, 2010. Madame Tussauds around the World will pay tribute to Jackson, whose death on June 25 of last year shocked the world. Each attraction is said to create its own tribute exhibit to the King Of Pop and New York has started the process of setting up their tribute.  Fame Pictures, Inc

Still more lifelike than Mickey Rourke.

Psst: if you’re a gossip blogger who’d rather drink than link, drop me a line; I’m offering a 3-5x a week link service.

George Lazenby vs the disabled (TrueSlant)

Gwyneth Paltrow, title queen (Lolebrity)

The true secret of contemporary fashion? (TheManolo)

No honour among food bloggers (ManoloFood)

Wicked Witch of the West Hits The Disco shoes (ManoloBig)

Open new possibilities (ManoloHome)

Celebrity Dad Faceoff: Will Arnett vs Christian Bale (TeenyManolo)

Don’t sweat it, Bride (ManoloBrides)

Meeting the terrifying Nina Simone (JessicaGotlieb)

Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and me (Jasperante)

Bruce Willis’s boozeshake brings all the rummies to the yard (BusyBeeBlogger)

Short pregnancy for Alicia Keys (CeleBitchy)

Paltrow seeks penpals! (AgentBedhead)

World 25% less Kink-y (CelebDirtyLaundry)

Ew, JLoHew! (CojoStyle)

Boxers or briefs, Orlando Bloom? (PopBytes)

Emma Watson is hardcore! (Gawker)

Jason Bateman does the walk of shame (INeedMyFix)

Dakota Fanning soon to be nude (HaveUHeard)

Mickey Rourke replaced by human! (SeriouslyOMG)

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Friday Caption Contest: Paris Hilton Edition

Paris Devo Hilton

Go on and give it to her in the comments section. As always, she’s just asking for it. Best caption of the week wins a fabulous, completely imaginary prize!

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TomKat Strut

TomKat Strut right into the waiting vanO! The possibilities with this one. “Katie Holmes auditions for Flashdance 2: Bedazzled Boogaloo!” “Cruise and Holmes tape special on the tragic impact of global warming on the international ice dancing industry.” Or, my favorite, “Area man leads befuddled Twilight fan into waiting ambulance.”

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