Before she made a name for herself as the token crazy bitch on this season of “The Bachelor,” Courtney Robertson (or “Cuntney” as Amelia lovingly [Really! -- Editor] refers to her), appeared in this “routinely spectacular” Caesars Palace commercial. I may be interpreting the story line incorrectly, but is she supposed to be a working girl? Anyhow, on a totally unrelated note, I just realized that Courtney is from the same hometown as me and the same age as my younger brother. Hmmm. If you’ll excuse me, I have some sleuthing to do.
Seattle woman, Babylonia Aivaz, fell in love with a warehouse she met during an Occupy Seattle event and decided to marry it. But not in that romantic kind of way. Babylonia exchanged “I dos” with the 107-year-old building this Sunday (well, kind of) to save its life. “I’m doing this to show the building how much I love it, how much I love community space and how much I love this neighborhood. And I want to stop it from gentrification,” Babylonia said of her decision to wed. “If corporations can have the rights as people, so can buildings.” Sadly, demolition plans are still underway for Babylonia’s betrothed. I wonder if that means they’ll get divorced? [Oddity Central]
“[My mother] did [run a brothel] for a while … I sat in there and saw them get ready and they would ask me how they look and my mother would say, ‘You’ve looked better.’ My parents actually ran drag clubs in Australia, which is how I grew up. It was normal for me. It was my normal. I knew the other kids didn’t do it, but for me it was life and nothing was wrong with it. I would see nothing wrong with Beyonce having a drag queen nanny. And why not? Everyone needs one! And a great gay man in their life.”
– Tabatha Coffey on her unconventional upbringing and her recommendations for Blue Ivy. Well, she had to get so good at doing hair somehow. Having drag queen friends will do the trick. I cosign on drag queen nannies. Think about how much the kid would know about pop culture. But I call RuPaul. Beyonce and Jay Z will have to find someone else. [Huffington Post]
The key to not feeling poor, I’ve discovered, is choosing the right things to spend your money on. I skip cable and splurge on fancy dinners. I deny myself cab rides so I can get weekly pedicures. It’s all about making financial choices that make me feel good. If you are reading this right now, then you’ve probably surmised that I make my living as a writer. We all know what this means: (relative) poorness for life barring some stroke of financial luck. And there are none in my foreseeable future. But I’m not whining. At the start of each year, I decide on a few choice purchases that will make me feel rich. This past year, it was a duvet cover, a Mac laptop, a fancy coffee maker, a maid once a month, a weekend beach share and pair of expensive French boots. Click through to see what I’m spending my hard earned duckets on this year. Don’t worry, it’s not a horse. But a girl can dream.
Look at what we got here. This fine gentleman, 50-year-old Barry Chappell, has been collecting more than 95,000 pieces of already been chewed Nicorette gum for the last six years and fashioning them into one giant gumball. He keeps this 175 pound nicotine blob in his sauna, where the gum stays moist and supple for molding. He acknowledges that his gumball has become a bit of an obsession. I almost want to encourage Barry to take up smoking again. I believe TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” might have missed a compelling cast member. [Oddity Central]